Archive for the ‘shopping’ Category


Come to historic McLellanville, SC

    “Take what’s old and keep it young by making it part of daily life”   That’s the theme of an event coming up on Thursday, February 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Cottage in McLellanville, SC, just 30 minutes from Charleston. I’ll talk about my book Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and […]

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StyleBlueprint

  Online magazine StyleBlueprint just featured my new book, Past Present, with a piece featuring 10 new tips about living with heirlooms and antiques. Previously unpublished photographs add a fun twist to this article by Lauren Helmer. You can read the article below or find it at http://bluepr.in/29LhUSt. And please, if you have any photos […]

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Art of the House: Reflections on Design

  I’m delighted to announce that Art of the House: Reflections on Design (Rizzoli), the long awaited sequel to Bobby McAlpine’s best-selling The Home Within Us, is now available. Written by Bobby McAlpine (McAlpine Tankersley) and Susan Ferrier (McAlpine Booth and Ferrier), this book represents an distinct departure from the portfolio-style book that has dominated […]

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Conoisseurshop: Brunk Auctions

  With Baby Boomers retiring and deaccessioning antiques and heirlooms and Generation X, Y, and Zers decorating in less traditional taste, there seems to be a glut on the market of fine furniture, art, and decorative objéts. All the better for those of us who love such things and are thrilled to have less competition […]

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Design Destinations: Savannah Style (Part I)

  I first visited Savannah one April nearly twenty years ago with my husband Thomas for our first wedding anniversary. I still remember waking up and walking through the courtyard of our inn, the Eliza Thompson House [elizathompsonhouse.com]and being charmed by cascades of Lady Banksia roses, the sound of bells, and the scent of spring. […]

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Design Destinations: Charleston, S.C.

Run to Charleston if you can to catch this year’s Charleston International Antiques Show (starting this Friday, March 19th and ending Sunday, March 21st), organized by and benefiting Historic Charleston Foundation. If you can’t make it in time for that, then take a walk through the city with the Foundation’s annual Festival of Houses and […]

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Connoisseur-Shop

What do Charleston, Orlando, Palm Beach, Thomasville and Greenville all have in common? A great way to shop for antique majolica, campaign furniture, English silver, French porcelain figures, Ottoman carpets, portrait miniatures of people and their dogs, and more, all in one day…and without wearing out your Blahniks. How? Just plan your trip to any […]

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Connoisseur-Shop

An inside look at why antiques dealers love the things they love and what they like to do with them Ann Koerner Antiques, New Orleans What I love most about Ann Koerner Antiques (4021 Magazine Street, New Orleans, http://annkoerner.com), other than the updated Gustavian decor, is Ann’s skill at creating unexpected yet entirely harmoneous collages of art, furniture, and decorative objects. Rooted […]

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The Southern Cosmopolitan:

The Southern Cosmopolitan (Rizzoli: April ’09) takes a fresh look at styles shaping the South’s architecture and interior design today. A selection of luxurious houses from Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, Atlanta, Natchez, Alexandria, and beyond celebrates the sophisticated side of Southern style with a mix of modern art, cherished antiques, and exotic textiles. Featured in […]

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