Sunday, August 17, 2014

City Farmhouse Pop Up Show!!

it's been a while...i know!!  i almost forgot how to post!  it's not because i haven't anything to post about...but more that i have sooooo many things happening...i have been posting an image on Instagram almost every day and LOVE iT!!  it's well...just so instant and simple and i am amazed at the quality of photos that my smart phone please follow me there, if you wish to.....

so, i suppose by now you have heard of the

 City Farmhouse Pop-up Sale

coming this October 17-18??
hosted by my friends

Kim and David Leggett
owners of one of my favorite stores here in Franklin, Tn.
City Farmhouse

this years pop up sale (the second annual) will be held on the grounds of the Buddy Killen Mansion,
in Leipers Fork, TN...
a cool old decrepid, unlived in mansion that feels stuck in time (1960-80)...used to be owned by a big wig music publisher named Buddy Killen...a grand 17,000 square foot home that was uber sheik back in its day....see that picture above .....of me and Kim and David (center back) and other designers ...we are standing in front of the mansion and those magical rainbow beams just appeared above us in the photo!  pretty cool huh?
the grounds surrounding the mansion have been untouched and overgrown for years and have a "Grey Gardens" feel about them which i find magical....

years of wisteria vines have taken over the back pergolas....

here's Kim (big chicken) scared to venture into the overgrown alee of vines and boxwood...a secret three tiered fountain is hidden inside...
she wasn't really scared just cautious....ha ha.
i feel honored that Kim has asked me and my friend Anna Anderson to partake in this super inspiring and creative project called 
Folk and Folly
during the pop up barn sale,
here is a description i lifted off of the site.....
and check out that room above where we will be displaying our art/antique installation!!!!

Folk & Folly
What is Folk & Folly? Folk & Folly, sponsored by Social Marmalade, is a creative and collaborative design showcase presented as part of the “Dream Team” events at the City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show. Folk & Folly will showcase local talent (interior designers, artists, creative directors, photographers, etc.) and the revered qualities that set apart creativity in the Southern milieu: elbow grease, resourcefulness, storytelling, and play.
A group of selected artists and creative industry professionals will team up with the challenge of creating installations that will generate curiosity and connection, using “found objects” — or more aptly, “picked” items — in the creation. Think “Alice in Wonderland”, “Where the Wild Things Are”, “Avant Garde”.
During the two day event, show attendees will be given the liberty to follow their curiosity into the "lost in time" plantation home of Buddy Killen. Inside they will find a space that captures their attention, inspires them to share what they’ve seen, and engages them into looking further at the individual artists who have creatively presented their “outside the box way of creating and presenting design”. This unique showcase is sure to pleasantly surprise all of those who wander through.

so this old mansion.....
has a chandelier in every room...wowza!
and here is just a
of what is to appear in our room....

and another tease....
stay tuned,
because this is going to be so cool and avant-garde
and right up my artsy-fartsy alley!
we are so excited to be included in this
 first of its kind
yep, that is the space we will be decorating!!
(that's Jason Counce, one of the other designers and photo bomber, who will be decorating another room)
did i mention that 
Matthew Mead
Nina Hartmann
will be there!!!
more info
and teasers to come....

stay well, my friends!



Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Awesome ... and congrats. That is one mighty big house. And a big space to decorate. Have fun! Best wishes, Tammy P.S. I love Instagram, too ... glad to find you there

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How exciting for you, Erin!!! I sure wish I lived close enough to attend. I hope you share all the creative things you do to the space!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty place for the big event. Wishing you much success in the big event. Be sure and share pics on your blog, as I am not on instagram - yet. LOL
I am past due for a visit to Franklin, but don't see a trip in the near future.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Erin, how very exciting! Wow, the rooms are beautiful.. I sure wish I was close, I would be there to see it all.. Wishing you much success..

Debbie Nolan said...

Oh Erin - congratulations. This sounds like it will be fabulous. I can feel your excitement too. That old lovely house sounds like a dream to see. Take care and have a great week.

Art and Sand said...

How fun to have a show you are working toward.

My husband just removed 30 paintings from his studio and our house to be in a 2 month solo show. The house looks so empty and we have to find replacement pieces for the walls.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Totally cool! Can't wait to see more, Erin!

Rhonda said...

Hi Erin - it's Rhonda from Blue Creek Home - My sister and I (2nd Crop Sisters) will also have a tent at the City Farmhouse Pop up Tent Show
I am excited - it's our first show!
Hope to see you there.

KarenB said...

I can't wait to see how it all turns out!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Erin,
Sending you warm wishes for Thanksgiving. I hope you are doing well.

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Xhianna Brown said...

What a fantastic view! Love to visit it.

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