2016 Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville!

The Nashville Antiques & Garden Show just may be one of my favorite events of the year. While the weather outside is probably frightful, the Nashville Convention Center transforms into a visual heaven. Antiques, art, fabric and flowers all collide together in one smashing spectacle that has garnered national recognition.

A view from above of the massive antique and garden spectacle on the show floor.

And if that isn't enough, the bustling three-day event is always filled with prestigious speakers to educate and inspire those that come to listen.

Me standing with Diane Keaton (a featured speaker) at last year's Antiques & Garden Show

She's back! One of my favorites, Bunny Williams, will be speaking with Brian McCarthy and David Kleinberg about their newest book, "Parish Hadley: Tree of Life." (Here we are at the 2013 Antiques & Garden Show)

 I had more fun interviewing these three one year for Interior Canvas. Good news! David Kleinberg (left) and Brian J. McCarthy (middle) will be back this year! (Thomas Hamel on far right)


Every year I wonder, "how will they top last year's show??" But every time I am beyond impressed with the incredible assembly of talent that comes. This year's event doesn't hold back any stops, with an impressive line-up that would make any jaw drop. Here's an itinerary for this weekend:

February 12-14, 2016
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Thursday, February 11
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Preview Party
Book signing of The Romance of Flowers with Clinton Smith, Editor in Chief of VERANDA (for ticketed guests)

Friday, February 12
11:00 a.m.
Keynote Program:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Goop, with Windsor Smith
Book signing after the lecture

2:00 p.m.
Lecture: Bunny Williams with Brian McCarthy: Parish Hadley: Tree of Life and special guest David Kleinberg
Book signing after the lecture

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Book signing of The Southerner’s Cookbook with David DiBenedetto,
Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief of Garden & Gun*

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
The Bourbon Party
*David DiBenedetto book signing continues from 7:00-7:30 p.m. during The Bourbon Party for ticketed guests

Saturday, February 13
10:30 a.m.
Lecture & Demonstration: Shane Connolly, Royal florist from London
Book signing after the lecture

1:00 p.m.
Lecture: Louis Benech, Renowned landscape designer from Paris
Book signing after the lecture

2:30 p.m.
Saturday Design Panel: Suzanne Rheinstein, Mark D. Sikes, Windsor Smith and Brian Murphy with moderator Stacey Bewkes
Book signing after the lecture

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Music in the Gardens

Sunday, February 14
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

I can't wait to hear all of these amazing speakers and take advantage of some shopping at all of the impressive vendor booths. I hope to see you there---this is one event not to be missed!

For all information related to the 2016 Antiques & Garden Show, go to their website at: www.antiquesandgarden.com










(All images by Interior Canvas except for first logo, from the 2016 Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville)