Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Clothing, Collectibles, Design, Fashion, Home Decor, Jewelry, Personal Style, Weddings.
Of all fashion accessories, the hat is by far the most significant. You might even say each decade can be defined by the style of hat popular at that time. One shop at Lakewood 400,Couture Carlotta, is like walking into a quality lady’s store from days gone bye featuring more hats than you can imagine.
As a child, owner Carlotta Stapleton idolized Melly fromGone With The Wind, wanting to be just like her. She grew up just as gracious, and loving all the accessories a Southern lady employs. Her career as a Flight Attendant with American Airlines afforded her many opportunities to collect the treasures all over the world which now fill her beautiful shop.
Carlotta secretly desires to be a milliner and can design or enhance a hat just for you.
The film industry regularly shops with Carlotta for movies since they are sure to find all styles needed. She might be enticed to “rent” a hat as well.
In addition to all the accessories for an elegant lady from hat pins to china teacups to glamorous vanities, Carlotta offers styling tips and will gladly search for specific fashions for you.
With Easter just around the corner, April 20, this is one shop you want to check out … Hall H 503. Carlotta will make you make you feel right at home.
“Downton Abbey” Style
“Hunger Games” Style
Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Decor, Home Decor, Primitives, Signs, Vintage.
This husband and wife team, Velvet and Craig Walker, met in elementary school and have been sweethearts ever since!
Specializing in antiques, primitives, architectural salvage, and funky, rusty, crusty, finds, they turned their passion of picking into a full time business. They opened a retail antique shop in 2002 in Cleveland, Georgia, which is open Monday through Saturday, 10-5.
They offer many services including searching high and low for anything you are looking for; buying as well as selling; and estate liquidations.
Velvet and Craig have three grown sons … a Software Engineer, a 1st Lt. Infantry US Army, and an Auctioneer.
You will love the treasure hunt you will find in Velvet’s Vintage! Check them out in Hall B 47.
Facebook: Velvet’s Vintage
Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Art.
Patrice Brunet was born in 1963 in Normandy, France. He discovered the joy of painting when he was given a painting set on his eighth birthday. It was love at first sight!
Patrice worked as a guide on a Seine riverboat before his stint in the army. Afterwards he worked as an antiques dealer, traveling throughout Europe buying art and antiques. During this time, he continued to paint with passion and studied under Belgium artists.
In 1990, Patrice opened an antiques and art store at the Paris flea market and in 1995 an antiques and art gallery in Paris. He visited the United States on business for the first time in 1996 and moved to Pensacola, Florida, in 2001 working as an antiques and art dealer, and to Birmingham, Alabama in 2003, where he lives today. He became a full time artist in 2006, and became a listed artist in 2007
Patrice also paints beautiful portraits of your beloved pets!
Meet Patrice in Hall A.
Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Garden, Vintage.
Donna Liberatore’s love for the outdoors greatly influences each piece that she gravitates to and further inspires her love for earthy colors, unusual lines, pieces with texture and architectural elements. Her shop is filled with unusual furniture, farm like objects, and anything related to gardening.
Donna grew up in Connecticut where she loves the beautiful landscapes and rich history. She enjoys gardening, hiking and spending time with friends and family, and is especially appreciative of the
support of her husband and two sons.
See Donna’s eclectic collection in Hall H.
Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Architectural Salvage, Home Decor, Other.
Everyone is more aware of the environment than ever before. In the last few years, many new words have been introduced into the English language that refer to the process of reusing existing materials rather than simply cutting more trees or sending more to the landfill. Lakewood 400 Dealers have long been known for being uniquely creative and on the cutting edge when it comes to design ideas and what’s going on in the world. That’s why you will find items throughout the show that have been repurposed … brought from outdated to highly sought after, and made useful in todays homes and businesses.
One Dealer who takes this to the highest level is John Collier
of Collier Custom Designs
, who comes to Lakewood from Altona, PA. John deals in architectural salvage, the real deal, and actually goes into incredible historic buildings that are being demolished, mostly up north, and removes anything that can be reused. He then turns tin ceiling panels into frames for mirrors, signs, art panels and more. He builds tables of every size out of banister parts and old flooring, as well as massive counters, bars and shelving units and wall shelves. John is well known in the US and can locate items you are seeking. He welcomes custom orders.
John is located out front on the Veranda just as you come in.
See more on John’s WebPage on the Lakewood 400 website:
Posted by comeintomygarden in Weddings.
For everyone who received engagement rings over the holidays, Lakewood 400 is Wedding Central, especially if you’re planning a wedding in a rustic barn or other venue. Many Dealers have items perfect to set the stage, but did you know that many Dealers will also rent items for your big day?
These doors from an old hotel were rented for the perfect nuptial backdrop. Old doors, arbors, fern stands, all kinds of vintage items and furnishings can create the look you desire. And Lakewood Dealers are full of creative ideas to help you plan!
Your first stop may be Grosgrain Annie’s Ribbon Emporium for some of their 1920′s hand dyed silk ribbon No shortage of ideas in this shop.
Need special signage?
Custom Invitations and Jewelry for Bridesmaids and the Bride!
The final tribute might be a custom painting of the wedding dress by Patricia DiBona of DiBona Designs in Hall G.
No matter what you need, talk to the Dealers at Lakewood 400!
If they don’t have it, they will know where you can get it … anything you need!
Posted by comeintomygarden in Art, Home Decor.
Tags: custom made furniture
Most people know Anne Hathaway as an incredible artist who had a well known shop on Bennett Street in downtown Atlanta, and specialized in her prints, original artwork and pottery. Anne was a Lakewood 400 dealer for two years when it opened, but left to handle the busy traffic at her shop. With the shop now closed, she is back at Lakewood 400!
Meanwhile, Anne’s husband, Eric Lee, sold his restaurant to become a stay-at-home Dad. Children grown, Eric then became the craftsman at Anne Hathaway Designs who builds wonderful furniture from reclaimed wood including Farm Tables. They provide the history of the wood with each piece, such as wood from an old three story plantation house built in Jackson, GA, in 1833. They have been working on for awhile that wood for quite a while.
Anne is a self-taught artist, inspired by famed artist Georgia O-Keefe, and known first by her botanical watercolors and then for her colorful depictions of animals, fish and birds. Her artwork has been described as sophisticated whimsy and has been depicted on original watercolors, prints and dinnerware. Her artwork has universal appeal and inspires smiles around the world. Indeed, her art is featured in such places as the London wine merchant, Justerini and Brooks LTD, and on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships.
Eric’s hobby is tracing the genealogical history of his family which goes back to 320 AD. Anne’s family came over on the Mayflower.
You will enjoy checking out these beautiful works of art and talking with Anne and Eric.
Hall C 132-133
Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Coins, Collectibles, Glassware.
Allen Shrewsbury negotiates and buys antiques like most antique dealers. Actually, he may be even a little more shrewd than a lot of dealers when it comes to getting the best price. He’s knowledgable about the products he carries and can rattle off the history of each one. What makes him unique is that he is only 12 years old, and he has his own booth at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming.
“I believe that I just had an old soul,” says Allen who didn’t come from a family of antique enthusiasts. He started with vintage 60′s matchbox cars and hot wheels and before he knew it, he was hooked. He progressed to old coins and from there to old currency, glassware, police badges, football and baseball cards, coke collectibles, fishing lures, license plates and more. And then something really interesting happened. A friend gave Allen her Coke collectibles to put on ebay. The bids were substantial, his commissions exciting, and another venue of antiques selling began.
Allen enjoys meeting customers and sharing the stories of the items he sells. He was born in Gwinnett County and moved to Forsyth when he was 4. He attends Riverwatch Middle School where he is active with the Drama Club, on the Green Cascade Swim Team, and won the Timothy Award in the AWANA Program. Allen is also very active with Boy Scout Troop 62 which is raising money to send Popcorn to the Troops. Even though he is very busy, according to his mother he would be antiquing “all day every day” if possible. “Actually” says Pam, “buying and selling is how I taught him Math. He saves 20%, gives 10% to the church, and the rest goes to buy more to sell!”
Allen has been coming to Lakewood 400 Antiques Market for over 5 years, since he was 7 years old. You can meet this remarkable young man in Hall C space 136.
Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Art, Books, Collectibles, Glassware, Home Decor, Rugs.
Doug and Cherylin Cutter have traveled the world over to bring fascinating items to their shoppe along with items from their own collections. They started at Lakewood 400 and Historic Lakewood in 2005 and continue to enjoy it.
Cherylin started very young going to auctions, estate sales and antique shows with her parents. Both parents were educators and every event became a teaching experience. Her mother dreamed that she and Cherylin’s Dad would retire and travel in their motor home selling and collecting antiques while seeing all of the United States. Sadly, her mother passed away prior to retiring. Cherylin introduced Doug to antique shows and the business. He owned a nice collection of antique pieces through his family and personal acquisitions. They enjoyed meeting new people and adding to their own collections. They soon ran out of room at home and that’s when The Packrat’s Daughter began. It is a tribute to Cherylin’s parents and living her mother’s dream.
Doug specializes in antique and collectible books, Life magazines from 1936 through the 1980s, and furniture. Cherylin loves European linens, ironstone, transfer ware, majolica and art. Their home is a blend of European and American antiques which carries over in their shoppe. In 2006, they added a sidekick, Bandit, a Jack Russell Terrier, who maintains his presence in their office area at all times. You can find the Cutters and Bandit in their huge shoppe in the back of Hall G.
Posted by comeintomygarden in Antiques, Collectibles, Glassware.
Jim, Lita and Vickie come to Lakewood 400 from their store, Loletta’s at Runts Place, on Highway 20 in Cumming. They have a great variety of merchandise including true antiques, glassware, coins, jewelry, vintage holiday items and metal, as they put it … the gambit, Antique to Unique.
Lakewood 400 is special to them not only for being able to sell their merchandise, but because of the friendships they have made over the past 5 years. The staff, other dealers and customers have become like family.
Jim and Lita have been married 52 years and antiquing for about 28 years. Vickie came into their lives 12 years ago and they turned her into an antique Junkie. According to Lita, “If we could have chosen a daughter it would have been Vickie.” After all these years they still get excited when they find that special item to bring to the show or to take to their store.
Vickie and Lita love Southern Gospel music and enjoy listening to their favorite southern gospel groups. They all love to fish, so when they have the time they are on the lake.
Be sure to check out their collection in Hall D.