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Alabama’s premiere antique show reinvigorated


Our Mission

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens promotes public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment and receives, raises and administers resources for these purposes.

Our Vision

The vision of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is to be one of the nation’s preeminent botanical gardens.

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Last year, more than 44,000 children and adults benefited from educational programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.* Over 10,500 were schoolchildren that experienced free hands-on science curriculum-based field trips. * based on the 2011/2012 academic year.

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Meet our Tastemakers Antiques at The Gardens features Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and garden designers. Each designer will curate themed areas with goods selected from the best of Birmingham and other sources around the country. Come, shop and be inspired!

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Gala in the gardens Sterne Agee presents Gala in The Gardens. This black tie affair features a special preview of the show, hors d’oeuvres and live music.

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Antiques Dealers

This year the Red Diamond Lecture Series will feature Bobby McAlpine. Architect & author of The Home Within Us.

The show includes antiques dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry.

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More Than Beauty Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum, providing educational programming to tens of thousands of children and adults each year.

Honoring Fay Ireland • 2 Committee • 2 Schedule of Events • 3 Mayor’s Welcome • 4 Executive Director & President’s Welcome • 4 2012 Photo Album • 8 Sponsors • 12 B irmingham B otanical G ardens

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Honoring Fay B. Ireland

Gladiolus 'Wine & Roses' hybrid gladiolus Ireland Iris Garden

Fay has been pivotal in the growth and establishment of the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, serving seven years (1982-1989) on the Master Plan Committee and six years on the Board of Directors (1999-2004). She helped The Gardens grow into a nationally known botanical garden and one of the most visited sites in Alabama. She was also the President of the Birmingham Botanical Society Auxiliary (1983-1985) and founded the Fall Fiesta fundraiser which began in 1993. Her perennial group, which propagates and grows perennial plants for The Gardens, is one of the strongest volunteer forces at The Gardens. It has recently renamed itself in her honor (The F.B.I. Perennial Group). Fay initially imported perennial plant stock from England and is responsible for introducing many varieties of perennial plants to gardeners in the Southeast. In 1994, she was awarded the Ida C. Burns Volunteer of the Year Award. Her recent major gift has funded improvements in the potting shed - the area she describes as “where the greenhouse staff and volunteers do their work.” These gifts include vital equipment such as a forklift, an ice machine, a new garage door and stainless steel soil tables on motorized lifts, as well as improved lighting and ventilation. Through this thoughtful donation, Fay has made The Gardens a safer and much more pleasant place to work and volunteer. Her leadership as a donor, volunteer and plants person has inspired many in the community to follow her example and support The Gardens. Join us in celebrating Fay at this year’s event. 2013 Board of Directors

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Show Honoree Fay B. Ireland Chair Tricia Holbrook Show Ambassador Richard Keith Langham Men’s Committee Chairs Mike & Teresa Callahan Derrill & Cameron Crowe George & Kim Matthews Joe & Kam Patton Stan & Joan Starnes Committee Elizabeth “Libet” Anderson Emily Bowron Elizabeth Broughton Barbara Burton Molly Clark Francie Deaton Rita Dixon Mary Frances Giltz Leah Hazzard Cissy Jackson Joy Kloess Jobie Lynch 2

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Allie Mead Kathy Mezrano Jeanne Monk Tricia Noble Sullins Phelan Ware Porter Lindsey Price Ellen Rhett Kim Rogers Jeanie Sherlock Peggy Thompson

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President Tricia Noble President-Elect Hanson Slaughter Treasurer Scott Walton Secretary Barbara Burton VP Development Jeanie Sherlock VP Gardens & Buildings Brian Barr Governance Chair Carl E. Jones, Jr. Officer Lou Willie Officer Elizabeth Broughton

Cathy Adams Laurie Allen Mary Boehm Chris Boles Emily Bowron Maggie Brooke Gary Burley Clarke Gillespy Houston Gillespy Charles Goodrich Tricia Holbrook Robert Holmes Beverly Hoyt Margi Ingram Kathryn Porter Lucy Tutwiler Mary Williamson Katy Eldridge,

Junior Board President

© 2013 Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any material in this publication without written permission of FBBG is expressly prohibited. The Antiques at The Gardens catalog is a publication of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The catalog is published once a year to foster awareness and support for the Antiques at The Gardens fundraiser. Comments and suggestions can be directed to Andrew Krebbs, Director of Marketing & Membership, at akrebbs@ bbgardens.org or 205.414.3959. Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens practices a policy of equal opportunity and equal access to services for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, orientation or sex. Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a facility of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board. bbgardens . org / antiques


sc h e d u le of e ve nts Where

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 2612 Lane Park Road • Birmingham, Alabama 35223

When

2013 Public Show Hours Thursday, October 3 • 1-5 p.m. Friday, October 4 • 10-5 p.m. Saturday, October 5 • 10-5 p.m. Sunday, October 6 • 1-5 p.m. General Admission: $10 • Free Parking Members of The Gardens: Free+

Tastemakers

Gala in The Gardens sponsored by Sterne Agee Black Tie Preview Party Friday, October 4, 2013 7-midnight • $150* per person

Featured Lecturer sponsored by Red Diamond

Bobby McAlpine

Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 1:30 p.m. • $30* per person

Benefiting

This year 25 regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and garden designers will serve as Tastemakers and will curate 14 themed areas.

Proceeds from Antiques at The Gardens support educational programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Since 2006, the event has raised more than $2 million for The Gardens.

Antiques Dealers

The Gardens Cafe

The show will include antiques dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry.

Tastebuds - Define Your Style

sponsored by flower magazine Young enthusiasts join Editor Margot Shaw and Birmingham designer Tammy Connor for a fun and inspiring behind the scenes tour and listen while Tastemakers share their spaces, stories, and tips to help you define and express your personal style – nibbles and sips included. Space is limited • Thursday, October 3, 11-12:30 p.m. • $15*

The Gardens Cafe will be offering a special menu on October 3 from 11-2 p.m. prior to the Bobby McAlpine lecture. Seating is limited. Visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques to view the menu. Call 205.871.1000 to make your reservation. The Cafe will be open Friday, October 4 from 11-2 p.m., Saturday, October 5 from 11-2 p.m. and closed Sunday.

*includes show admission + some restrictions apply - visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques.


Welcome to

antiques at the gardens

Dear Garden Supporter,

Dear Friends: Welcome to Antiques at The Gardens 2013! Our eighth year promises even more of what you’ve come to enjoy about our show and sale. Your favorite dealers are back with more great buys and whole new group of local Tastemakers will wow you with their themed collections. You won’t see anything like this anywhere but here at The Gardens.

As Mayor of the City of Birmingham and friend of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, I am pleased to offer my support for the Antiques at The Gardens event.

We hope you find something wonderful and unforgettable at our show, because buying an antique should be memorable. A product from another time, made with the skill and creative care of an artist or artisan, represents history and permanence. This is the antithesis of much of today’s soulless mass-produced merchandise. We hope you think – like we do – that these beautiful objects are the ultimate in recycling; they are heirlooms that will continue to bloom through future generations.

Antiques at The Gardens not only increases tourism, but provides educational opportunities for our school children and horticulture and landscape architecture students. This show further beautifies Birmingham Botanical Gardens and it provides a variety of plants to be enjoyed by all who attend.

While you’re at The Gardens, please check up on our biggest heirloom: our Conservatory. Phase I improvements are just wrapping up and our crystal palace is glittering again. The repairs and upgrades (including a retractable shade and insulation blanket and automatic door openers) have dramatically decreased our energy use and increased accessibility. Indoor education programs are back, too, and future exhibits are being planned to increase capacity for our free, award-winning Discovery Field Trips for Pre-K- middle school students and more. There is no more appropriate place than The Gardens to weave stories of the beauty of plants and gardens, and to tell of the singular importance of plants in our environment and our lives. The world today is full of many complex issues. Critical, nimble thinking and a keen grasp of science have been identified by many experts as the keys to success. The Gardens is, for many, a gateway to the natural world and its scientific foundation. It’s all part of Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ commitment to improving the science literacy of our community, and in partnership with the City of Birmingham, preserving and enhancing one of Alabama’s most beautiful and inspirational public institutions. Your support of Antiques at The Gardens, our largest fundraiser, is critical to our mission of educating people about plants, gardens and the environment. Revenue from philanthropic gifts, memberships, plant sales and events like this one provides us with the dollars we need to deliver strong, science-based education programs to young and old alike, all year, every year. When you buy an heirloom here, you help us bloom, too.

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The ongoing efforts of this show have played a vital role in the growth and development of our City’s progress as we work to build a better Birmingham. As Mayor, I am appreciative of your efforts, and pleased to encourage and support the Antiques at The Gardens event. Sincerely, William A. Bell, Sr. Mayor

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Today is the day. Embrace life. At Protective, we know how fortunate we are to be able to experience the beauty of Alabama’s largest living museum, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. That is why we are proud to support it and the life-sustaining pleasures it provides to our community. We are committed to tearing down the barriers that prevent people from enjoying life to its fullest. Helping people take care of their financial needs and the needs of those who depend on them is what we do. We are Protective. We enable more people to confidently protect their tomorrow so that they can freely embrace life today.


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Gala in The Gardens sponsored by

Friday, October 4, 2013

7-midnight • $150* per person • Men’s Committee $400+ 7-10 p.m. • Antiques Dealers and Tastemakers 10-midnight • Desserts & Dancing Live music by The Tip Tops Band • black tie *Includes admission to the show. +Includes two tickets to Gala in The Gardens.

Purchase your ticket online at www.bbgardens.org/antiques or 205.414.3950.

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2012 Gala in The Gardens

Some of our guests during last year’s Gala in The Gardens. Visit www.bbgardens.org/antiques for more photographs. Photographs courtesy Dee Moore Photography

1. Executive Director Fred Spicer, Chair Tricia Holbrook & Jim Holbrook 2. Cindy Comford & Lou Willie 3. Richard Keith Langham, Alex Hitz, Barbara Burton & Tom Jones 4. Greg & Kendall King, Laura & Daryl Byrd 5. Leo Kayser, III, Deborah Strauss, Leo Kayser, Jr. 6. Sheryl and Jon Kimerling 7. Stephen & Cissy Jackson 8. Diana & Bill Slaughter 9. Ann & Carl Jones 10. Tricia & Andy Noble 11. Cheryl & Charles Mayer 12. Emily & Bill Bowron 13. Jennifer Evans & Peggy Thompson 14. Frances Blount 15. Leah & Robbie Hazzrd 16. Cameron & Derrill Crowe

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VERANDA IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE 2013

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Fresh taste

is simply a sip away.

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Meet Our Lecturer | Bobby

McAlpine

A rch i tect a n d Au thor of The Ho me W i thi n Us

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orn in the Alabama sawmill town of Vredenburgh near Beatrice and Monroeville, Bobby McAlpine designed his first house at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. Architect, romantic, and entrepreneur, he has gathered an eclectic family of professionals for his interior design firm, furniture lines and world-renowned, widely-published architecture firm now in its 30th year. Bobby is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling book from Rizzoli International, The Home Within Us.

In his book, McAlpine speaks poignantly from his head and heart about everyone’s personal search for home. Armed with the perspective of a southerner and an arsenal of architectural experience, he reveals his thoughts on grace, the human condition, tenderness of place and what we know to be true in our lives, all based on his body of work created over the last three decades.

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It is with much appreciation and gratitude that we acknowledge the following generous contributors to the eighth annual Antiques at The Gardens. These donations were received as of August 8, 2013.

Pr es en ting Spons or

G ala in Th e G a r d e n s

Lectur e Spo nso r

c a m e ll ia Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Dr. and Mrs. Derrill Crowe Protective Life Corporation

A ZA LEA Brasfield & Gorrie Burr & Forman LLP Mr. and Mrs. Jon Kimerling The Kayser Family Mr. Leo Kayser, Jr. Mrs. Deborah K. Strauss

Mr. Leo Kayser III McCorquodale Transfer, Inc. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. ServisFirst Bank The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation

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Bayer Properties, Inc. Will & Maggie Brooke Ann & Angelo Bruno Foundation Ms. Barbara L. Burton EBSCO Industries, Inc. flower magazine Mrs. Fay Belt Ireland

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Lane Parke - Daniel Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Nancy and John Poynor Mr. and Mrs. Bruce F. Rogers Starnes Davis Florie LLP The Summit Birmingham

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W i l d f l ow e r Mr. and Mrs. Guy K. Mitchell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rosse Dr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Sherlock Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. and Ms. Kim McBride Catherine and Lee Styslinger Lucille R. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. John A. Williamson, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Allen

Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Mr. and Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. and Mrs. Reaves Monroe Crabtree Dr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Donald Marx Brothers, Inc.

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Dale and Tom Carruthers Dr. and Mrs. Lee Carter Philip and Cheryl Crane Stewart M. Dansby Trudy Evans Frank and Karle Falkenburg Mr. and Mrs. J. S. M. French Mr. and Mrs. Clarke H. Gillespy Ellen and Houston Gillespy Mr. and Mrs. Beau Grenier Mr. and Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich Mr. and Mrs. Jay Grinney Mr. Gregory H. Hawley Margi Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Norman Jetmundsen, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Price Kloess

Lynn and Benny LaRussa Luckie & Company Kathryn and Ben Miree Mr. and Mrs. John D. Moore Mr. Mac M. Moorer Mr. and Mrs. Drayton Nabers Oasis Design Group Ms. Nancy Price Randal and Darla Sellers Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Shaia Mr. and Mrs. Roland T. Short Mr. and Mrs. John S. Steiner Mr. and Mrs. Temple W. Tutwiler, III Drs. Pam and Ed Varner Welch Hornsby

Me n ’ s C omm i tte e CHAIRS Mike & Teresa Callahan Derrill & Cameron Crowe George & Kim Matthews Joe & Kam Patton Stan & Joan Starnes Mr. Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Dr. Thomas G. Amason, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Gary Archer Mr. John H. Beeler, Jr. Mr. Harold E. Bissell Ann and Luke Bloodworth Mr. Will Brooke Mr. Thomas A. Broughton, III Tom Tartt Brown, Jr., in honor of Virginia Reeves Brown Dr. James Bryant Mr. Brian C. Burgess Timothy A.R. Callahan Mr. and Mrs. Ehney A. Camp, III Dr. and Mrs. James E. Cantrell, Jr.

John and Susan Carroll John W. Chambliss Mr. A. Philip Cook, Jr. Ernest and Vivian Cory J. Patrick Darby Mr. C. Hartwell Davis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ogden S. Deaton Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Dreher Paul Dreher George Dreher Dr. Robert P. Eichelberger Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Evans, Jr. Ed Finch Michael A. Florie Hubert W. Goings, Jr. M. Williams Goodwyn, Jr. Bill Gresham Christopher B. Harmon Dr. Rex Harris Rex Harris Fine Jewelry Dr. Jimmie H. Harvey, Jr. Dr. Lawrence S. Hawley J. Keith Hazelrig Edward Hobbs Tryg Hoff George H. Holman Kelly Hulsey Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ireland, II A ntiques

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Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Karcher, Jr. Mr. Andrew B. Krebbs Mr. Joe L. Leak Warren Lightfoot, Jr. Michael L. Lucas Michael D. Luce C. Matthew Lusco George Gambrill Lynn Rick MacKay Robert P. MacKenzie, III Lee and Mac Moncus Mr. John T. Oliver, III Mr. William C. Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Porter Mr. and Mrs. James W. Porter, II Mr. Goode Price, III Mr. and Mrs. Clay Ragsdale Mr. T. Alan Ritchie, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. E. Todd Sharley, Jr. Martha Jean and Jim Shaw Robert Spotswood Rusty Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Ingram D. Tynes Alex Vare Steve Varner

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Meet Our Lecturer | Bobby McAlpine Tankersley Architecture makes its home in Montgomery’s Old Cloverdale neighborhood only a few yards from where Bobby began the firm 27 years earlier. Designed by the firm, their office is located in an award-winning New Urbanist infill development built on the site of the old A&P neighborhood grocery store. In an interview, Bobby shared with us his inspirations and plans for his role as a tastemaker and lecturer. Birmingham Botanical Gardens: What led you from small-town Alabama to architecture and design? Bobby McAlpine: Design was my way out and what a better way out into the world than design. Rural Alabama lit my appetite to see and create everything that was in my heart and mind. I could look around and not see

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anything I recognized. I created a paradise within. Traveling inside to fantasize and imagine things that were not there, I started drawing floor plans when I was five and it stills fills my every day. BBG: You’re serving as both the featured speaker of the Red Diamond Lecture Series and as a Tastemaker for the 2013 Antiques at The Gardens weekend. What can guests expect from your talk? BMc: A walk together to explore the quest to match our physical surroundings with that of our inner beauty. Through my architecture, I’ll bear witness to where we have been. Through its lessons, where we are and where we hope to be. And I leave room to speak about what is currently on my heart.

BBG: What can we expect from your curated area, “Welcome Home”?

and evocative rooms?”

BMc: A collection of antique and contemporary finds with good bones and fine lines. Things that stand the test of time including a few things from my furniture lines, McAlpine Home.

BBG: Which do you enjoy more: starting from scratch or giving an existing space new life?

BBG: How did you pair with Cindy Smith and what will she bring to the partnership? BMc: We have known one another for decades. As I young man, I was her architect for her house, a home she still lives in today. We are life long friends and allies. We are simpatico. BBG: What is the foundation for “romantic houses 14

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BMc: Breaking the rules.

BMc: History says I am tireless in both camps. I love exhausting the possibilities of an existing space as well as constructing a new one. Both are fertile laboratories. BBG: Are you more attracted to rural spaces or quaint, urban homes? What type of space is easier to work with? BMc: Concepts of country houses and in town houses are my daily diet. I love to explore their differences.

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BBG: What five things are most essential to a romantic home? BMc: 1. Unselfconsciousness. It must be unaware of you; the house looks away. 2. An unexpected occurrence. 3. The play of subtlety and drama and an intoxicating spell. In party language, there is someone to shock and someone to be shocked. Light into darkness. A joke is only as good as its set up. 4. The complacency to weather incident. 5. Utter approachability. A kindly stance, relaxed posture. It is receiving not repelling.

Red Diamond presents

Bobby M cAlpine L ecture

Thursday, October 3, 2013 • 1:30 p.m. $30 per person • limited seating

Register online at www.bbgardens.org/antiques. B irmingham B otanical G ardens

Bobby’s book will be available for purchase at Leaf & Petal at The Gardens Gift Shop during the event. You can preorder your copy by calling 205.877.3030. Bobby will be available to sign copies of his book. A ntiques

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Taste ma k e rs Welcome Home Bobby McAlpine, Jane Schwab & Cindy Smith A Well-Edited Home Paul Bates & Jeremy Corkern with Betsy Brown Return to Mecca Paige Albright Fireside Chat Dana Wolter & Jeff Dungan of Dungan-Nequette Weeks to the Ivory Coast Iris Thorpe A Well-Traveled Life Andrew Brown The Gallery curated by Laura Vogtle, Amanda Morrissette & Frances Nichols The Jewel Box curated by Mallie Ireland Includes selections from Bromberg’s, Jordan Alexander Jewelry, Lavinder and Company, LLC

Photograph courtesy of Heather Durham & Mark Kennamer

Defining Home Tish Fuller, Tom Adams & Adam Gerndt A Year in Provence Ruth Gay of Chateau Domingue Southern Comfort Mark Kennamer Texture in Time Alex & Jeannie Krumdieck Lori Fine, Adrienne Retief & Erin Graves The Winery Curated by Lydia Pursell & Kitty White The Artisan Garden David & Holley Camp with Helen Harmon B irmingham B otanical G ardens

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Meet Our Tastemakers| Welcome

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Welcome Home Bobby McAlpine, Jane Schwab & Cindy Smith Open the door and welcome home

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requent collaborators Bobby McAlpine of McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith of Circa Interiors & Antiques, fling wide their front doors to reveal the life, love, and hospitality of home.

Born in a rural sawmill town in south Alabama, Bobby designed his first house at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. Architect, romantic, poet, and entrepreneur, he has gathered an eclectic family of professionals for his distinguished architecture and interior design firms whose portfolio has been widely published. Bobby’s popular furniture line is available nationwide. He is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling book The Home Within Us.

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Jane and Cindy have been partners in Circa since 1988. Jane attended Parsons School of Design and spent several years at the New York firm of Marshall Schule Associates. As a student in France, Cindy developed a love of antiques, which led her to launch Circa in 1979. Their first book, The Welcoming House, was released in April from Rizzoli. Among the first lines of their books, Bobby asks the question “What if the house inside you became the house you lived in?” and Jane and Cindy state “A house with an open door is like a friend with an open heart: inviting, generous of spirit, and constant to the core.” The thoughts of home permeate their daily lives. These three merge and we see their talent for combining their own designs with found treasures, refined antiques, object de art, maybe an heirloom or two, the unusual and the common. Above all it is about imagination, thoughtful preparation, uncompromised beauty, steadfast discipline, confidence, wisdom and heartfelt choices. Whether the day calls for formality or a Saturday blue jean aesthetic, open the door and welcome home. Learn more about McAlpine Tankersley Architecture by visiting www.mcalpinetankersley.com and Circa Interiors at www.circainteriors.com.

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Bobby McAlpine of McAlpine Tankersley Architecture, Montgomery

Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith of Circa Interiors, Charlotte & Birmingham

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Paul Bates, Jeremy Corkern and Betsy Brown interiors that are both well-edited, understated and refined

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ates Corkern Studio is an atelier for custom residential architecture. Located in Birmingham’s English Village, they began in 2000 as a small workshop striving to produce what they believe and hold true – authentic and finely crafted homes that transcend time. Their work, whether traditional or modern, is rooted in the past with an eye toward the future. It is a combination of classic tradition and modern simplicity. Proportion and scale are essential elements in every project, as is a sense of transparency, with natural light connecting the rooms to the landscape. The result is architecture and architectural interiors that are both well edited, understated and refined.

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Bates Corkern Studio continues to practice throughout the country and has been published in Veranda, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, Birmingham Home and Garden, Southern Living, Cottage Living, and Atlanta Fine Homes. Look for numerous upcoming publications in the Fall of 2013 and Winter 2014.

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Since launching her firm in Birmingham more than 20 years ago, and watching the rise and fall of every sort of trend, she has honed a determination to stay at the leading edge of all that is good in design – past and present - using that information to create comfortable, memorable, lasting spaces for her clients. Her style varies from project to project, but is most often described as a fresh take on traditional. She believes the mix of unlike elements – casual and dressy, ancient and modern, humble and refined – brings a space, and its beautiful objects, to life. continued on page 58 B irmingham B otanical G ardens

Photograph courtesy of Paul Bates & Jeremy Corkern

s a designer, Betsy Brown has an overriding philosophy: a house should be a beautiful safe haven, and an authentic reflection of the people who build their lives within.

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Paige Albright

Photographs courtesy of Paige Albright

n Art History major with many years of Interior Design experience, Paige Albright has a wealth of knowledge and is regarded locally as one of the leading rug experts. Dealing with strictly orientals since 1999, she opened her gorgeous shop located in Mountain Brook Village in 2007 which has one of the largest selections of oriental rugs in the Southeast United States. Paige has a discerning eye and is able to guide her clients through the selection process with expert advice on proper placement, size and style. There is no substitute for experience and Paige Albright has a keen eye for antique pieces. She can usually evaluate the value of a rug by sight. She has global connections and visits the New York Market often to replace her fast-moving inventory and to get an idea of what today’s market trends are looking like. 22

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Paige is a member of ORRA, Oriental Rug Retailers of America, an association dedicated to bringing high standards and ethical practices to the Oriental rug industry. Paige Albright Orientals specializes in: •Consulting •Appraisals •Rug Repair •Restorations •Measuring Offering: •Oriental rugs •Custom woven wool flatweaves •Paige Albright designed line of new reproduction rugs •Cowhides •Indoor/outdoor products •Pillows •Resource library of books

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Meet Our Tastemakers| Fi reside

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Fireside Chat

Dana Wolter and Jeff Dungan

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ho knew growing up in chaos as the middle of five children would teach her the importance of a functional home.

Photographs courtesy of Dama Wolter

Those early childhood experiences helped her understand a ‘well-lived-in-home’ and today, as the mother of three active daughters, Dana Wolter is used to finding flip-flops on her staircase landing, music blaring from the sound system, and a gang of teenagers curled up on her sofa and chairs. She understands why one seeks a beautiful AND functional home. Dana offers her own unique brand, one that combines a calm color palette, clean lines, tactile fabrics and aged surfaces. By mixing textures such as natural stones, waxed woods, crusty antiques, Belgian linens, soft leathers and durable velvets, Dana and her team create spaces that only look better with everyday living. Her interiors are classic and fresh. Dana’s attention to detail, intentional layering of fabric and objects, and incorporation of custom upholstered pieces are special enough for the most discerning eye to notice. Gone are the days when rooms sat unused; today, every space has a purpose. If a room doesn’t have a function, Dana is known for helping the homeowner find one. “Life is hectic, and your home should be a place to retreat and make memories with family and friends. My goal is to create a functional, elegant, and

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understated home for each client based upon how they live,” Dana said.

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Established in 2005, Dana Wolter Interiors grew rapidly and has completed residential projects across the Southeast and in Chicago. While her work can be found in Tuscan Style, House and Home, Birmingham Home and Garden, B-Metro Magazine, and in several online publications/blogs, she is often seen on a number of television shows offering tips for the home. If you would like to learn more about Dana’s work, you can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and on her online journal.

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began Dungan Nequette Architects in a small sunroom in 1999 with his partner Louis Nequette and a desire to get back to the real craft of architecture with thoughtfulness, care and passion. The sunroom was a hallmark, representing a beginning so important that when they created their new office in English Village over a decade later, they built a sunroom flooded with light to honor that same creative zeal. It is the drawing room, where one can often find Dungan sitting, listening to music, graphite in hand, putting to paper the dreams of his clients. For Dungan, design is more than mere style it is a movement, a way of life. His goal is to help people live better lives by creating inspired places for them to truly live. According to Dungan, "We believe in creating opportunities, not limitations, and the people who plan to use the building should also be the ones it is designed for, toward their personas and enabling them to live the life they have dreamed of living." With clients from nearby to the Gulf Coast, California to Nova Scotia, Dungan Nequette Architects prides itself in creating places that are indigenous to the topography, allowing the momentum of the earth, and the path of the sun to shape the way a home or building is designed. For this reason, many clients attest to the harmony of a space In the final product. In terms of the building and design, says Dungan, "design should also be sculptural, interesting, give joy ...to not only the owner but to the passerby; it should speak of beauty and quality of materials, and above all be elegant, imbued with a joie de vivre." continued on page 57

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casual setting.” Iris is renowned for starting with the classics and combining contemporary artwork for the perfect blend of old and new, time-honored and edgy.

Fifteen years of living in New Orleans honed Iris’s knowledge of divergent cultural influences, not limited by era or origin. Iris brings this awareness to all of her interiors. She explains, “I fell in love with the mixing of genre within the same room. I love contrast and the element of surprise. Living in New Orleans, I learned to make formal antiques more approachable by mixing them in a B irmingham B otanical G ardens

cultures and times to fit any client and their individual lifestyle.

Stepping into her shop, a customer will find a richly curated array of unique objects, sourced from international and local connections that meld both distinctive and approachable tastes. Iris & Co.’s range is reflected in the fact that it is the only Birmingham shop featured on the elite online boutique site Taigan. “Found objects are so much more meaningful than the ordinary,” she says. Her ability to borrow elements from the past and reinterpret them to fit current lifestyles led her to become the only dealer in the state for famed Niermann Weeks lighting and furniture. Iris & Co. showcases these stunning pieces alongside rare and distinguished artifacts from the African continent, which represent one of the largest collections of directly sourced African objects in the South. In addition, an eclectic collection of Southern artists line the walls of her shop which rotate via regular art shows. The entirety of these items typify Iris’s knack for blending the old and new, local and international all for an approachable and meaningful interior. From Niermann Weeks to the Ivory Coast, Iris finds inspiration from many A ntiques

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nterior designer Andrew Brown’s passion for travel began at an early age. When he was nine, he moved with his family to Europe and spent the next nine years living in France and West Africa, a very diverse cultural exposure that would have a major influence on his design aesthetic. “As a child, I was exposed to grand, aristocratic architecture and design in Europe and to more simplistic, yet equally intriguing, expressions of creativity in sub-Saharan Africa” says Brown. “I find myself drawn to dualities in design—to things that seemingly don’t have anything to do with each other. I love to mix the simple and the ornate, the modern with the antique, and I definitely see how I reference the cultural influences from my childhood.” His distinctive style, which has been characterized as “a mix of masculine glamour and brooding sensuality” and as having “international flavor” is known for incorporating items from around the globe, often acquired on buying trips to places such as Buenos Aires, Hong Kong and the Paris flea

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markets. Brown begins each project by getting to know his clients’ interests and personalities and then works to create a home that is tailored to them. “Creating spaces that are confident and alluring, yet ultimately livable, is always my goal,” says Brown. Recent projects include the celebrated Sprott Long-designed Woodward “Trophy House” in Mountain Brook as well as homes in San Francisco, Atlanta and the Florida coast. Brown’s work has been featured in publications such as Interiors, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Birmingham Home and Garden, Russian Elite Interior, Décor and Birmingham Magazine.

Photographs courtesy of Andrew Brown

Andrew’s theme for this year’s Antiques in the Garden event, “A Well-Traveled Life” will feature furnishings, antiques, rarities and art selected from the perspective of a curated, traveled eye.

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This year’s Tastemakers for The Gallery are Gallery 1930 owner, Laura Vogtle, and gallery directors, Amanda Morrissette and Frances Nichols. Each a trendsetter and art enthusiast in their own right, the tastemakers have curated a broad and dynamic body of work. Featuring some of the most celebrated as well as up-and-coming artists from across the South, Vogtle, Morrissette, and Nichols feel that this body of work is guaranteed to captivate its audience while simultaneously representing the beauty and grandeur found within Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

All of the paintings at The Gallery will be included in a silent auction beginning Thursday, October 3 at 10 a.m. and concluding Friday evening at 10 p.m. This will be an excellent opportunity to purchase an original piece of art at a great price while supporting Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Meredith Keith

Meredith Keith’s artwork can be summarized in two words: texture and color. Using raw canvas and acrylics, Keith forges a robust vocabulary of paintings that includes cityscapes, geometric abstracts and thought provoking portraits. Meredith’s work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in and around Birmingham. .

Arthur Price

Celebrated Alabama artist Arthur Price has painted for as long as he can remember. An active gardener and lover of nature, Price is inspired by myth, legend and history of many cultures both past and present. Reminding the viewer of the peaceful balance and rejuvenation found in nature, Price’s work often manifests itself on large, unstretched canvas, stained with veils of paints that combine before the eyes to form ethereal beings, merging and emerging from within their world. 32

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Ashley Spotswood

Ashley Spotswood could easily be labeled a landscape painter, but her work offers much more than the average landscape. With a unique sensitivity to light, Spotswood’s paintings recall a certain memory, mood, or place. Using oil and canvas on wooden panel, she creates beautifully rendered, atmospheric landscapes that encompass a deeply felt, somber tone.

David Kidd

For Atlanta artist, David Kidd, the physical act of applying paint has a strong influence on the direction that his paintings ultimately take. He describes his work as being process driven, saying, “While I may have a general concept of what I hope to convey, my goal is to not allow that preconceived idea to limit or restrain the creative process.” Kidd’s abstracts are painted in acrylic on panel and demonstrate an impressive range of color. .

Patty B. Driscoll

Patty B. Driscoll, a Birmingham native, received her Master of Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. For the past decade Patty B. has focused on the genre of Still Life painting, inspired by the realism of the 17th-Century Dutch masters. Most recently, she has been exploring the medium of egg tempera, mixing paint directly from powdered pigment and yolk to create her palette.

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A native of Hunstville, Claire Forêt was born from generations of artists, and even her identical twin sister is a talented artist in her own right. With subjects ranging from portraits and still lives all the way to street scenes of Italy, Forêt’s style is demonstrative and fun and demonstrates a heartwarming passion for bringing-out life on a canvas.

Claire Kayser

Like her identical twin sister, Carole Forêt, artist and Chicago resident, Claire Kayser, comes from a long lineage of artists including painters, photographers, and writers. She claims, “It’s just a part of our being!” With her own work, Kayser manages to turn the mundane into something more beautiful or interesting. Both she and her sister agree that teaching art has helped them to find pure joy in their artistry.

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Drew Galloway

Artist Drew Galloway’s interests in music, history, and literature has influenced and informed his work over the years. Galloway’s paintings are often created on “found” tin or metal. He explains of working with the unique medium, “I like to collaborate with the natural state of these materials and use their qualities as a creative jumping-off point. Often the end result is a collaboration of my intentions and Mother Nature.” With an aptitude for painting still water, Galloway creates scenes of ponds, rivers and bayous that punctuate the Southern landscape.

Rebecca Tully Fulmer

Rebecca Tully Fulmer is a mixed media artist using materials such as powdered charcoal, papers and acrylics along with painted and photographic images. She is a graduate of Auburn University School of Architecture where she majored in Interior Design. Rebecca is influenced by her years as a classically trained dancer, her professional career as an interior designer, and her mother, Toni Tully, who was a renowned artist throughout the Southeast. .

Catie Radney

Catie Radney is a professional artist educated at the University of Alabama. Born and raised in Brewton, Alabama, Catie’s home and studio are now in Alexander City. Her paintings are the product of intense and intimate conversations spoken in the language of form, space, color, and gesture. An exuberant and impassioned artist, Catie is consumed with the curious struggle of shaping an image from the imagination. Her broad range of color contrasting combined with vigorous brushwork imbues Catie’s paintings with a complex, emotional presence.

Barbara Nosef Zarzaur

A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, award-winning photographer Barbara Nosef Zarzaur primarily focuses on images found in the Deep South. For this particular show, however, Zarzaur explored the intricacies found in local and regional wildlife. Working not with digital film, but with custom print film and rarely used cibachrome, the photographer captures beautiful images that are, quite literally, one of a kind. .

Gina Hurry

Artist Gina Hurry has been a painter her whole life and says that what inspires her most is the actual creative process. She claims she can be impulsive, and finds great content with living in the moment. As a result, her work exhibits a fast-paced, textural style. Her paintings, with subjects ranging from figure studies to scenes of nature, posses a life of their own and exude a vibrancy rarely seen in two-dimensional art.

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Lila Graves

The work of Alexander City artist, Lila Graves, often depicts simple subjects, but her complex and spiritual emotions come through in every canvas she paints. Graves has a unique gift for painting, one that forces the viewer to reflect on the past and look towards the future. Working with a broad range of color, the artist’s paintings are vibrant and manage to encompass the greatest joys of life.

Courtney J. Garrett

Alabama raised Courtney J. Garrett creates a minimal yet sophisticated approach to capturing inspiring images of storms, rural landscapes and architectural sketches in her oil paintings and mixed media works. Influenced by many elements, from the methodology of Matisse to the architecture of

Brad Robertson

With his painting, Mobile artist Brad Robertson, works to combine color and texture to capture a sense of endlessness and the eternal. He explains, “My aim is always to express a feeling more than a physical object.” Working primarily with acrylic on canvas, Robertson gathers inspiration from the landscape of coastal Alabama. He works quickly, applying multiple layers of paint to create a sense of depth, intensity, and expansiveness.

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Like many others in the creative world, Birmingham artist, Jim Burnett, uses his imagination as his main source of inspiration for his painting. Burnett, however, takes his imagination and applies it to his paintings on an entirely different level. Often painting ordinary objects in unordinary manners, Burnett challenges the expected and traditional points of view. Working in acrylic on canvas, Burnett enjoys addressing ideological inconsistencies in the arts and its relation to technology.

Tina Horenkamp Simonton

Working in a variety of mediums, Birmingham artist Tina Horenkamp Simonton, creates colorful paintings that are full of varying texture. The artist says of her work, “My paintings are meditations on redemption and transformation, in which biological forms are combined with variations on architectural drawing conventions. I reference sections, thresholds and other spatial relationships, and often use discarded or outdated drafting tools and creative toys to generate fields that can be manipulated.” Simonton’s thorough artistic education shows through in her talent. The artist received her MFA and BFA in painting, as well as a BS in architecture.

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Jewel Box

The Gallery is curated by Mallie Ireland

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Tish Fuller Tish Fuller opened her first retail venture in 1998 after a distinguished career as a business executive. Her successful store, Home Couture, was recognized as an Emerging 30 Small Business by the Montgomery, Alabama Chamber of Commerce that year. She moved her store to Birmingham in 2001 and worked for renowned architect Bobby McAlpine in his retail store AD Antiquity. Tish found her passion for furniture when she assisted McAlpine in developing his upholstered furniture line in North Carolina. Tish is an accomplished and innovative leader in the furniture and design industry. She relishes the opportunity to work with designers and customers.

Adams Gerndt Design Group Founded in 2006 by Tom Adams and Adam Gerndt, the AGDG is a regional design firm based in downtown Birmingham. With a primary focus on residential architecture, AGDG is a full service design firm offering architecture, site planning, master planning, interior design, furniture design and construction management. Their body of work spans the country—from Alabama lake houses to floating hunting camps in the bayous of Louisiana. The firm’s philosophy is rooted in the traditional concept that architecture is a synergy of commodity, firmness and delight. Both Tom and Adam are graduates of the venerable School of Architecture at Auburn University and are supremely talented in making a house a home. Their innovation within the industry is widely published. Their inspiration and passion led to the creation of Defining Home.

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ounded in 2002, Chateau Domingue is one of the premier importers of reclaimed and aged architectural elements and antiques in the United States. Proprietor Ruth Gay travels to Europe several times a year unearthing beautiful finds from ages past. An average of four containers per month are filled with items from the 15th through 19th century, including French limestone flooring, and architectural elements such as stone surrounds, mantels and enormous doors and gates. Since opening its doors, Chateau Domingue’s “warehouse” has grown from 5,000 square feet to a three-acre complex. Amidst the growth, it has incorporated a talented array of craftsmen to head restoration and repair workshops in order to manage all production in house. No other shop in the country can compare to the amount of inventory onsite and the careful attention to quality of its product.

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Chateau Domingue’s brand and product has become synonymous with rustic luxury, drawing the attention of nationally renowned designers and celebrities as its clientele. Selling and delivering product from coast to coast has become a welcome habit for Chateau Domingue.

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Comfort

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outhern Comfort is a refined, elegant but comfortable space that reflects Mark’s flare for beautiful unique Interiors. Mark Kennamer’s love for Interior Design and the home started at a young age, “I was constantly rearranging and re-decorating our home growing up, I am pretty sure I drove my mom crazy!” Mark studied Interior Design at Southern Institute School of Interior Design. He started his career as the Visual Designer for Table Matters, where he met most of his first clients. Since then he has established a clientele all over the Southeast and into the western United States. Mark strives to create unique interiors that reflect not only his personal style but incorporates the individual clients interest and collections! “I absolutely love the privilege I have to work with all my wonderful clients!”

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rumdieck A+I Design, Inc., started 20 years ago in the garage of Alex and Jeannie’s Homewood residence, has been recognized on local, state, regional and national levels for its accomplishments through numerous design awards and publications. Both registered professionals, along with the members of their firm, share a passion for quality personal design that exceeds the expectations of their clients.

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Philosophy At KRUMDIECK, their team of architects and interior designers work together to bring about a solution that is designed to celebrate place. Seamlessly uniting courtyards, gardens, architecture, interiors and appointments - space is developed holistically. Materials are joined and allowed to express themselves naturally– revealing their own texture, presenting a genuine persona, and are as integral to the design as the structure itself. Their professional blending of space and materiality gives you a place that is unique and expresses your essence; a place that is personal.

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redicting the future is what drives Lydia Pursell, whether it’s buying jewelry for her shop or styling a cover for Southern Living magazine that doesn’t hit stands for a year. “Current trends can be fun, but expensive. Understanding which ones will stand the test of time is the challenge,” says Lydia. “What will your audience like or discard as too trendy? I think about this in my shop (from wall color to pillows) and in my styling for publications.” Lydia began her career at Southern Accents magazine as an editor, travel writer and stylist. She was the Senior Stylist at Cooking Light magazine and on the launch teams of Coastal Living and Cottage Living. Fifteen years later, she now adds Southern Living and New York-based Country Living to her list, and is currently styling her third book with Oxmoor House. Lydia lives in Birmingham with her husband of thirteen years and their nine-year-old daughter Saylors. She has three shops; all named Leaf & Petal, yet each different in their style and products. The flagship store, established in 1974, is located in Mountain Brook Village, the second in Vestavia Hills and the third at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Looking to the future as always, she is working on an edited collection of lifestyle pieces including: clothing, jewelry, home décor and one-of-a-kinds. It will debut on her website www.lydiapursell.com in spring 2014.

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iscovering and connecting the theories of ancient techniques in art through modern design has been Kitty White’s vision throughout her career. Kitty’s work has spanned many art and design fields from various forms of painting techniques to textiles and jewelry and interiors. After graduating from the University of Alabama in Apparel Design, Kitty spent time in San Francisco and New York City, where she began her studies with painted finishes, gilding, color theory and learning the ancient craft of verre églomisé.

Upon returning to Alabama, Kitty took a job with local designer Richard Tubb as an assistant Interior Decorator. While working for Tubb, she began to apply her skills with painted finishes to many of her projects. The demand for her skill and passion for painting led Kitty to open her own studio at Pepper Place, where she worked on a range of projects for commercial and residential interiors. She also began applying her painting techniques to bowls and accessories for the home, in cities across the U.S. including San Francisco-based furniture store Filamento. One of Kitty’s favorite projects was glazing the walls for Birmingham’s renowned Highland’s Bar and Grill. In 2004, Kitty expanded her design interests into jewelry. What started as a hobby soon became business. Kitty’s jewelry could be found at boutiques in Palm Beach, Dallas and Nashville. The unexpected mixture of semi-precious stones, beads and various metals along with an ethnic influence made Kitty’s jewelry unique and a rare find. Her jewelry is now carried exclusively by Regina Jewelry and Treasures located in Gus Mayer. Working with paint techniques and pattern on textiles and trims for the home has been Kitty’s newest interest. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and two daughters. Her home, which is a palette of exploration, has been featured in Cottage Living and Birmingham Home and Garden. B irmingham B otanical G ardens

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avid Camp formed Camp Construction Company in 1990, with emphasis on the art of building. Today the company builds both houses and gardens, offering clients three choices in service: design only; design/build; and build only. David believes that house and garden are equal partners in creating a home. He is inspired by the ideals of the English Arts and Crafts movement, which rejected factory-made building components in favor of regional materials fashioned in hand, by local artisans. Holley Camp founded holleygardens on the belief that everyone deserves a modest, sacred space. Her education at the University of Virginia informs her love of lush simplicity. After traveling the country as a food writer, interviewing chefs, farmers and vintners, Holley became a master gardener, studying at the Historic Landscape Institute. Her lived-in rooms celebrate native and historic plants through clean design. All of Holley’s gardens are organically tended, for healthy birds, bees, butterflies, bullfrogs and children.

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Helen Harmon is a master gardener whose work includes the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church meadow and a horticultural therapy garden at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. In her free time, she is also a painter, photographer and potter. Helen’s interest in craft makers has led her down many trails. Her current project involves sustainably planting her zone 6 garden in western North Carolina. The Artisan Garden hopes to demonstrate an accessible, manageable garden room. Animated by the work of artists, it showcases edible, native, and historic plants, which also happen to be beautiful. The garden was created in the manner of the ancient cathedrals: built by guildsmen to a general plan, while often allowing them to implement their own design. For the Artisan Garden, a spatial plan was made, the requirement of simplicity conveyed, and the artisans finished it as they saw fit. This garden is a tribute to the craftsmen who inspire us—and to the farmers, who literally sustain us.

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Meet Our Antiques Dealers| Fine

Selection of Antiques

Antiques Dealers The show continues to include antiques dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry.

Antique Cupboard Sterling Waukesha, WI

Our Specializing in rare patterns, one-of-a-kind pieces, museum quality figural silver, Tiffany sterling and heirlooms

Alcott Interiors & Antiques Nashville, TN

Specializing in high end residential interiors and antiques

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John Dennison Fine Art North Myrtle Beach, SC

19th- and Early 20th-century American and European paintings

Evy McPherson Nashville, TN

Jewelry tree with one-of-a-kind pieces using antique pendants, unique art and lamps

Thomas M. Fortner Antiques Memphis, TN

18th- and 19th-century English and continental furniture and porcelain, Asian ceramics, American cut glass, antique lamps, unusual estate finds

Patricia Mathews Designs Nashville, TN

Jewelry made with precious metals cast into new and interesting organic shapes, dressed with perfectly cut, faceted stones

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McDonough Fine Art Atlanta, GA

Fine selection of antique maps and prints specializing in natural history, architectural and American Indian lithographs

Edwin C. Skinner Antiques Fairhope, AL

18th- and early 19th-century furniture, art and silver

Sonny Ideker Books Alpharetta, GA

Fine selection of rare, antiquarian, leather and vellum bound books.

Whitehall Antiques Chapel Hill, NC

Period 18th- and early 19th-century formal English and country French furniture with appropriate period art and accessories

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Relationships are highly valued, both in terms of the amazing team of 15 creatives within the office and those cultivated with clients, many have lasted a lifetime. It is not unusual to find Dungan and a client, pouring over sketches and plans while eating a salad and listening to a new musical discovery. It's also not unusual for a client from twenty years ago stop in simply to say hello and discuss some interesting points from the blog, "Beauty, Permanence, Delight."

We are proud to support the 2013 Antiques at The Gardens

Much like the natural materials Dungan favors, it's these deep relationships with people that is so greatly valued. It's this unexpected yet important element of the work that speaks to design and

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Betsy’s projects have been published in House Beautiful, Real Simple, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Southern Accents, In Style Home, Southern Living, Portico and Birmingham Home and Garden.

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She is honored to have been included in Southern Accents Four Under Forty and House Beautiful 125 Top American Designers.

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F lora l D esig ners Some of Birmingham’s best arrangers have been paired with this year’s tastemakers to provide stunning arrangements for each booth.

A special thanks to: SYBIL SYLVESTER WILDFLOWER DESIGN LEAH HAZZARD 3GRACES DESIGNS JON MARTINEZ BLOOM DOROTHY MCDANIEL DOROTHY MCDANIEL FLOWER MARKET LYDIA PURSELL LEAF & PETAL KATHY MILLER KATHY MILLER FLOWERS RICKY WHITLEY BRIDAL EVENTS FLORIST LOIS OWEN LOLO’S FLORALS CHRIS CARTER CHRISTOPHER GLENN CAROL SULLIVAN LAGNIAPPE DESIGNS NANCY BROCK & ABBY BROCK THE BROCKS

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens| Beyond These programs are offered free to schools and students and are led by trained docents. Last year, this program continued its growth, achieving an impressive number of 10,700 students served. Much of these funds are raised through our special events, like Antiques at The Gardens. Because of the public’s participation and generosity in these events, nearly all the students of those who participated were able to do so absolutely free, including transportation expenses. By bringing the classroom to life, we’re laying the educational foundation for future engineers, botanists, doctors, chefs, chemists, innovators and other likeminded individuals.

We’re also proud to have the created the first Horticultural Therapy program in Alabama, a program still in relative infancy and our fastest growing. In 2012, the program evolved into Plant Adventures, an inclusive program that explores the relationship between people and place. Plant Adventures calls one of our newest gardens home, the Arrington Plant Adventure Zone, an educational garden that serves as a base for the program.

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Plant Adventures has reached out to hundreds of participants from Children’s Hospital, United Cerebral Palsy, the Birmingham Independent Living Center and Kirkwood by the River.

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Spring Plant Sale More than 100,000 plants sold promoting The Gardens’ mission of public knowledge and appreciation of plants

The program’s primary tenet is that gardening is good for the mind, body and soul. As the program continues to enhance the lives of its participants, it will promote health and well-being for all, using an inclusive model designed to help foster participation, access, choice and relationships. Discovery Field Trips and Plant Adventures are just two cogs in our educational machine. We are home to the largest public horticulture library in the country. Now in its ELE021_OTMJ_ad_2_0.qxd:ELE003_OTMJ labor_day_ad_mech.qxd 7/21/09 12:17 third year, our Certificate in Native Plant Studies program

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remains a unique educational opportunity available for just one class or completion of the entire program. And we’ve made no mention of Earth Day at The Gardens, Spring and Fall Plant Sales, Garden Explorations, Summer Camps at The Gardens and our partnerships with organizations like Fresh Air Family, Community Garden Coalition and the Audubon Society. It’s difficult to demonstrate The Gardens depth with words - depth that would go unexplored without our loyal supporters, volunteers, members, donors and visitors. Come see us. Fall in love with everything we have to offer the Magic City.

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As of August 8, 2013 The Perennial Society recognizes those who have made or pledged lasting gifts to The Gardens that extend beyond a lifetime. These special people are planting seeds for the future—seeds that will sustain The Gardens for coming generations and ensure that its important work continues.

As of August 8, 2013 Chairman Level

Mr. & Mrs. John Israel, III Louise D. Johnson Director Level

Mrs. Claire H. Fairley Advisor Level

Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Jones, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Pursell Benefactor Level

Boatright Companies Ms. Elna Brendel Dr. & Mrs. John A. Floyd, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Charles Goodrich Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Noble, III Southern Progress Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stukes

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Mrs. Frances D. Blount Mr. & Mrs. John G. Brock Mr. & Mrs. W. Frank Cobb, III Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Bob de Buys Mr. & Mrs. J.S.M. French Mr. & Mrs. T. Michael Goodrich The Hill-Allison Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Northen, III Mr. & Mrs. Wilmer S. Poynor, III Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Ray, Jr. Rucker & Margaret Agee Fund Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III Mr. & Mrs. B. Hanson Slaughter Mr. & Mrs. Jarred O. Taylor, II Mrs. Lucille R. Thompson

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar G. Aldridge Mrs. Ruby S. Ansley* Mr. & Mrs. Michael Balliet Mrs. Camille A. Becker Mrs. Lucille S. Beeson Peggy Bonfield & Orrin Ford Mrs. Tom Tartt Brown* D. Joseph & Ida C. Burns* Mary Carolyn Gibbs Cleveland Ms. Suzanne G. Clisby Mrs. Martha Stone Cobb Daniel* The Daniel Foundation of Alabama The Dunn-French Family Mr. F. Lewter Ferrell, Jr.* Mr. R.R. Herbst* Mr. J. Ernest Hill & Mrs. Ora Lee Hill* Mrs. Fay B. Ireland Mr. George L. Jenkins Hugh & Bobbe Kaul* Ms. Pamela Kaul Fran Lawlor

Dr. Bodil Lindin-Lamon* Ms. Hope Long Dr. Michael E. Malone Ms. Louise T. McAvoy* Mrs. Mary Jean Morawetz Mr. Philip Morris Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Murray, Jr. James L. Newsome Dr. & Mrs. A. I. Perley* Steve & LeAnne Porter Mrs. Carol P. Poynor Mrs. Dorothy L. Renneker* Mr. & Mrs. William M. Spencer, III* Mr. Frederick R. Spicer, Jr. Mr. Douglas Arant Stockham Dr. Wendell H. Taylor, Sr.* Mrs. Barbara D. Thorne* Mrs. Carolyn D. Tynes* Mrs. Ann H. “Nancy” Warren* Mrs. Robert Wells Anonymous *Deceased

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