lauritzen gardens antique and garden show

Lauritzen Gardens Antique and Garden Show in several posts... It's hard not to! So many lovely antiques from this fabulous show are featured in many of my inspired home posts. This year, they have another amazing event planned with dealers from all over the country showcasing their wares. The rumor is, the dealers look forward to coming to Omaha as much as we look forward to having them! We have featured renowned speakers in past years including Charles Faudree, Jay Strongwater, Barry Dixon, Bunny Williams, and Alexa Hampton. Our speakers this year continue the tradition with their popularity and name recognition... Charlotte Moss and Suzanne Rheinstein will be our speakers at the lunch and brunch, both expected to be sold out events. The weekend promises nonstop activities including Shop the Show with the speakers, a Wine and Cheese Tasting, What's it Worth Appraisal Clinic, and The World of Doll Houses. As if antique shopping and touring the gardens weren't enough, the additional activities are pure icing on the cake, the most delicious and scrumptious cake you've ever had! It's a weekend that has oodles to offer and should not be missed. I happen to be chairing the Preview Party this Thursday night, and am looking forward to meeting Mrs. Blandings (aka Patricia Shackelford) who is planning to attend!

Here are some things I've gotten from the antique show through the years...

This painted carved wood piece is one of my favorite things in my house... and I love it hung over the double windows.

Love this reliquary, and the gorgeous green jar was my very first purchase at the show. The jar is from Trace Mayer, the reliquary from Mercato, both dealers are returning this year.

Zane Moss - a favorite every year!

The candlestick is also from the show.

Another purchase from several years ago...

I was pulled to this red tiered tole like a magnet.

This statue was a big purchase for me... Several years ago, I had walked by it all weekend and barely noticed it. My sister-in-law, on the very last day of the show mentioned it to me, and said it would be so great anywhere in my house. She was right! It's in my living room, but we had several options on where to put her. The dealer, Anthony Scornavacco, will be back this year... My mom named her Petal.

Got the little round box on top last year with the previous horned pieces.

Trace Mayer... so handsome!

This beautiful stone piece came in a pair. My sister-in-law has the other one.

I fell in love with this cookie cutter, bought it, hung it, and went back to buy a few more. When I returned, someone had bought the entire collection! Mary has beaten me to several items of interest in the past.

Mercato. HERE to get all the details, the schedule of events, the list of exhibitors and info on the speakers and educational programs.

Hope to see you there!

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