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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


ETHELYN’S ~ Hall H 507 January 30, 2014

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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.
Email: ethelyns.calhoun@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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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

STUFF LIKE THAT ~ HALL B 57-58 October 2, 2013

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Dollie Caruthers has been with Lakewood for years with her fun and somewhat historical shop. For sure you will enjoy the tunes playing on the “record player”.Stuff Like That features a great collection of Vinyl Records, all RPM’s including children’s and sound tracks.
     Packed in there are license plates, toys and books, ephemera from the early 1900’s through the 1970’s, vintage wine bottles, advertisements and textiles, to start. Plan to spent some time and peek in the corners. You might be surprised at what you find here.
     Dollie relocated to Georgia from Mineola (Long Island), NY in 1994. She is pictured with partner Willie Bell. Don’t forget to ask Dollie the historical significance of her pieces.
Email: dolliecaruthers@bellsouth.net

MY FAVORITE ANTIQUES ~ HALL H 524 September 17, 2013

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Angie Abercrombie’s great shop runs the gambit from English Antiques, Art Deco, Unique Finds, Vintage, Rustic, and Retro … all displayed beautifully. With Angie’s design talents, you can see how to fuse all of these different styles together for the perfect setting in your home. Don’t be afraid to ask for her advice. Angie is more than happy to share her expertise.
Angie is a retired school teacher with a passion for antiques which started very early in life. Check her shop in Hall H 524, 537, 538.

Email: asc42@msn.com

Facebook Page: My Favorite Antiques


UNEXPECTED FINDS ~ Hall B 49 . 50 August 1, 2013

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Seagrass Rugs   .   Vintage   .   Cool Stuff
“I do not consider what I do a business. It is just a fun hobby that allows me to sell my ‘unexpected finds’ for others to enjoy.”
     Karin Melvin started collecting several years ago with her sisters and found they were drawn to anything wood or metal. “As we collect together, we laugh because if there is wood or metal there, we usually buy it,” says Karin. But there is a lot more in Karin’s shop. It’s a joy to stand there and admire her collection of vintage and fun items. You are sure to find a few things you want to make your own.
     One thing you will always find in her shop is seagrass rugs, her specialty. The ever popular and durable rugs come in several sizes and color selections. Karin invites you to “come check out the rugs at prices that can’t be beaten!”
     Karin is happily married with 2 grown boys and 2 precious granddaughters. Purchases in Karin’s shop go to support her loving grandmotherly splurging of her beloved granddaughters!
Email: unexpectedfindsga@gmail.com

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HALL H 522 & 540
image002 copyRandy and Janet Hamblen, owners of Once Upon A Time, Furnishings with a Past, provide a variety of vintage, antique and custom made furnishings, both painted and in their natural reclaimed and barn wood finishes. Randy repurposes architectural pieces and builds custom furnishings including media cabinets, mantles, wine cooler console tables, tin tile bookcases, jelly cupboards, bed swings, kitchen cabinetry and more. Janet uses a variety of mediums in the finishing process including chalk paint, Country Living textured base, powder pigments, paint/stain combo, dry brush, waxes, crackled, stenciled and more. They provide custom order furnishings and cabinet refinishing. Janet also teaches paint technique classes using the commercial finishing system (Fujitsu).

Randy and Janet built and managed a wood products manufacturing company for 18 years providing custom closets, cabinets, custom designed moldings and furnishings for national and international resellers as well as direct clients including Embassy Suites, Hampton Inns, the Federal Government, various large builders, designers and architects. Randy as a Six Sigma engineering and operations background and developed automation equipment that is still widely used today. Janet has a business administration, accounting, human resource management background with training in National Kitchen and Bath Design.

See their designs in Hall H midway in the back!
Email: janetsinbox@yahoo.com
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