The Bluegrass Antiques & Garden Show - at The Keenland Stables

"The Patron's Dining Room Featuring a Decanter of Makers Mark Bourbon"

Two of my room boxes were on display at the The Blue grass Trust’s Antiques & Garden Show which took place on March 10 - 13 at the historic Keeneland Race Track Stables, just outside of Lexington. The show is an annual affair which brings out all the best of everything that Kentucky has to offer.

The show was very well attended. The items on display and for sale included interesting Keeneland racing memorabilia, a variety of classic American antiques and the latest in garden plants and sculpture.  My room boxes were well received, particularly the Patron’s Dining Room which featured a decanter full of Makers Mark Bourbon, pictured above.

The featured speaker for the event was Charleton Varney, one of America’s  most notable interior designers, who dropped the display booth with a few encouraging words.  Varney’s client list includes the superstars from the world of fashion, business and the entertainment world. Architectural Digest named in him in 2005 as one of the “Deans of American Design”. Some of Varney’s projects include the redecoration of the Greenbrier in West Virginia and  The Breakers in Palm Beach.

All Stars

  • Ruth McChesney

    Ruth created and oversaw the creation of numerous museum quality miniature rooms and was a very talented artisan herself,  specializing in needlework. She lived in Pittsburgh and worked closely with Dick Smith an interior designer and miniature painter. Her rooms are in the permanent collections several museums including the Carnegie Museum of Art , Winterthur, the Westmorland Art Museum, The American Museum in Britain and many others.

    • Kaye Browning

      Kaye is an avid collector of miniatures, and currently serves as the Miniature Curator at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center located in Maysville,  Kentucky, which is  just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. The museum collection contains evidence of her many years of astute collecting and collaboration with many of the best artisans in the world. The museum collection includes miniature e rooms and furniture from the finest artisans in the  world including Kevin Mulvany, Susie Rogers, the Kupjack Studios and William Robertson, who also designed the installation.