thomasville antique show
Thomasville, Georgia, hosts the 28th annual Thomasville Antiques Show February 23-26 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds. The event includes renowned speakers, events, and dealers.
Thirty of the country’s most prestigious antiques dealers will offer the opportunity to view and purchase exquisite antique furniture, paintings, rugs, jewelry, tableware, accessories, and collectibles to suit the taste of the casual and the serious collector.
A gala black tie event kicks off the Thomasville Antiques Show & Sale with a benefactors preview, giving patrons an early opportunity to view and shop dealer booths for gifts and personal treasures during an elegant seated gourmet dinner.
The event will include several highly acclaimed speakers: Paula Pryke, Amanda Lindroth, and Mark Gessler.
Paula Pryke has been one of London’s top florists for nearly 30 years; her work is known throughout the world. Today, Pryke runs a booming flower business and heads a floral school. A best-selling author of books on floral design, she has made numerous television appearances in Britain and the U.S.
Finding inspiration in the outdoors, she says, “My floral art finds inspiration in many different forms, but nature is by far the biggest influence and the best teacher.”
Pryke began her flower school in 1994 following the publication of her first book, The New Floral Artist. With her background in education, she brings a professional perspective to her classes. “I have an enthusiasm for sharing our knowledge,” she explains. “I hope in some small way I might have elevated floral design as a discipline.”
Featured in leading magazines, Pryke now contributes regularly to Sainsbury’s Magazine and English Garden.
Originally from Florida and now a resident of Nassau, Amanda Lindroth has gained an international reputation for her interior design in resort areas. With an early career including stints at Women’s Wear Daily and Gucci, her eye was always drawn to fashion and interiors.
Upon moving to Nassau from Europe, Lindroth focused on interior design, imbuing the spirit of island life into her projects. Island homes are all about romance, she says.
Signature favorites, such as the use of island motifs, hand-painted palm trees, and awning stripes, led to such demand for her style and decorative pieces that her Palm Beach location, Lindroth Design, was born.
Lindroth has been widely published in House Beautiful, Southern Living, Veranda, and Coastal Living.
Washington, D.C., based automotive historian and storyteller Mark Gessler is founder of the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA). It is the world’s largest historic vehicle owners group with over 400,000 members. He focuses his work on sharing America’s automotive heritage with the American people.
Gessler developed a passion for automobiles at a very young age and has unearthed, documented, and preserved multiple important historic cars. His areas of interest stretch from the dawn of the automobile industry to leading-edge designs of the future.
Gessler’s leadership has been pivotal in the establishment of the National Historic Vehicle Register program with the U.S. Department of the Interior and Library of Congress (in 2014); National Mall exhibitions (in 2014 and 2016); and UNESCO patronage of the FIVA World Motoring Heritage Year (in 2016).
Admission to the event is $15 per day. Each lecture requires its own ticket to attend. Lecture ticket price includes admission to the show. Proceeds from the Thomasville Antiques Show benefit local Thomas County children’s charities.
For information, call 229/ 225-9354 or visit www.ThomasvilleAntiquesShow.com.