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STOREYOLOGY ~ HALL H 515 March 24, 2014

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Does your home decor tell your story?

Storyology-A New Chapter in Home Decor has taken to heart interior designer and author Becky Dietrich’s philosophy, “Great interior design has nothing to do with the amount of money you spend. It has to do with how well your home tells your story. Successful design inspires curiosity and makes your family and guests feel nurtured. It makes them want to say, ‘Because I’ve been here, I feel I know you in a whole new way.'” This is where Storyology comes in.

Turning two antique dolls into the down payment on their first home made a believer out of Jan Agnello’s husband, Steve. He’s now a “Shark Tank” investor in her business! They travel from Florida to California in search of unique treasures to save you money and crack the mold of monotony. She uses traditional Italian restoration and old world techniques to add gold and silver leaf to deserving pieces. She also applies her reupholstering talent to revive pieces with classic or unusual lines. Other conversation pieces include one-of-a-kind lighting, custom folded books, and original artisan plates.

You want to check out this talented Dealer in Hall H 515… Because we all have a story to tell.

Website: http://www.storyology.com

Original Artisan Plate

Original Artisan Plate

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COUTURE CARLOTTA ~ Hall H 503 March 11, 2014

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Carlotta Stapleton

Carlotta Stapleton

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

“Downton Abbey” Style

"Hunger Games" Style

“Hunger Games” Style



VELVET’S VINTAGE ~ HALL B 47 March 3, 2014

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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.
Email: velvetsvintage@yahoo.com
Website: www.velvetsvintage.com

Facebook: Velvet’s Vintage


REUSE, RECYCLE, REPURPOSE – John Collier, Collier Custom Designs ~ Veranda January 15, 2014

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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.
100_5470One 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.
Email: JoBeLeAs@aol.com
See more on John’s WebPage on the Lakewood 400 website:

ANNE HATHAWAY DESIGNS ~ HALL C 132-133 January 11, 2014

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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
Email: ahathpaint@aol.com
Website: www.annehathawaydesigns.com


THE PACKRAT’S DAUGHTER ~ HALL G 420 November 13, 2013

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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.
Email: Packratsdaughter@gmail.com
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Monty Howard loves to laugh. According to Monty, “Sometimes too loud. Sometimes like a hyena from the plains of Africa, but that’s my thing!”    What a great outlook. His reclaimed furniture reflects his joy of life. Most of his furniture is painted white or beautiful current colors, and easy to live with. And you will find a large collection from which to choose.
Monty loves sailing but especially his family. He has two children, Grant 16.5 and Shaun 15 who has a song on iTunes!   Check out Monty’s shop out front on the Veranda. He’s sure to provide you a laugh or two.

Email: mlhoward88@att.net
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i’klektic kollektions ~ Hall C 110-112 October 31, 2013

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If you love a true treasure hunt, Jeff Miller’s shop is for you!

Jeff developed a passion for antiques from his grandmothers and parents where he learned the importance of the past and gained an appreciation of antiques’ simple beauty. He acquired a large collection of McCoy pottery over the years. He didn’t become a dealer until 1994. He sold at historic Lakewood for 6 years and has been at Lakewood 400 for 3 years.
Jeff’s passion is and always has been pottery, porcelain and glassware, but that is a small part of the treasures in his shop today. If you are searching for something unique, you may find it here although you may have to dig a little to uncover it! Fun! You’ll find decoratives both artistic and functional, lamps and chandeliers, linens, mid-century modern … you name it … it’s there, even a old portable fireplace perfect for your holiday setting! He offers “affordable” art (originals and one of a kind). But one thing he enjoys the most is mixing different elements, styles and eras.
Jeff grew up on a farm in Rome. Outside, he seems a quiet man, but inside he feels he should have been a comedian. Just get him talking! He loves gardening, the piano, and music, and refers to Lakewood 400 dealers as his closest friends and family.
Be sure to check out this shop in Hall C. It’s full of treasures!

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LAURI EVANS DESIGNS ~ Hall C 30 October 15, 2013

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You will recognize Lauri Evan’s flair for design as soon as you see her shop. She travels extensively from Georgia to Texas to collect furniture and home decor for the shabby chic enthusiast. Twice a year, she scours the Marburger Farm Show in Texas for treasures including lots of repurposed “junk”, as she calls it. She is a sales representative for Magnolia Pearl Beautiful Wear which you will find displayed in her vintage setting. In addition, Lauri offers design and decorating services for the home and office. 
   Originally from Ball Ground, Lauri moved to Cumming 20 years ago. She is married to her best friend, Quentin, and has a son, daughter-in-law, and 2 precious grand babies.
   This is a great shop to check out!
Email: laurievans74@yahoo.com
Blog: laurievansdesigns.blogspot.com
Facebook: Laurie Evans Designs

HAWAIIAN CONNECTION ~ HALL F 318-371 September 17, 2013

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Richard Brown grew up with Aunts and his Mom as cheap labor picking up and restoring treasures back to life. Fifty years later, he is still doing it!
     Richard has traveled extensively around the world, especially the Orient … Japan, Taiwan and Hawaii. He lived in Hawaii for 25 years, raised his family and had a saw mill where he worked with the rare Koa wood pictured to the right. He has hand crafted more than 500 of these incredible rockers over the years.
     As a custom builder in both Hawaii and the US, Richard has building materials and hardware in his extensive shop which covers the back third of Hall F. You’ll find slab lumber in Walnut, Cherry, Ash and Hickory from Missouri. But that’s just the start of this collection which started small and grew. There’s tons of antiques and collectibles from all over the world.
     Richard has 7 children, 12 grandchildren (plus two more on the way) and 4 great grandchildren. He and his wife Angela (with Richard above) love to travel cross country their “boys” Rex and Snoopy.
    Going to the back of Hall F is a fun true treasure hunt where you might uncover just about anything! Be sure to stop and chat with Richard and Angela. He has so many stories to tell!
Hall F 318-371
Email: koarocker@gmail.com