Handley Breaux Designs | Antiques at the Gardens Art of the Rose

The 2015 Antiques at the Gardens was a huge success! Thank you to each person who came to the show and supported the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we appreciate it! The 'Art of the Rose' floral tastemaker hallway was really a welcomed addition to the show. The installations were up from Thursday to Sunday -- only a few roses wilted! 

I personally want to thank each tastemaker for their participation in the event. Each installation was incredible! Throughout the show, we had voting open for the People's Choice award and drumroll please.....Mark Thompson & Jay Draper are the winners! They brought to live a Gustav Klimt painting and it was just spectacular. 

 Mark Thompson, Handley McCrory, Jay Draper

Mark Thompson, Handley McCrory, Jay Draper

Each installation was uniquely different and reflected each designer's style. Thank you Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography for coming to photograph! 

Sybil Sylvester of Wildflower designs took on the challenge of decorating the entry staircase that led guests upstairs to the interior design tastemakers booths.

handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose

Mandy Majerik of Hothouse Design Studio welcomed guests to the beginning of the Art of the Rose hallway. She used an assortment of paper flowers and impressive sculptures. 

handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose

Phillipe Chadwick from Nashville stunned guests with his installation. He suspended a 150 year old climbing rose bush root from the ceiling. It was wonderful! 

handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose

Holly Carlisle of Rosegolden Flowers never ceases to amaze me with her talents. She incorporated photography, hand lettering, sketches, painting, and flowers into her installation --- and all of it was done by her! 

handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose

Andy Hopper of KG Designs entranced us in a love story with his installation. He papered his booth with great love poems of history. So simple and elegant! 

handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose

We were really happy to have Holly Bryan from Atlanta join us this year! Holly also has a background in painting and incorporated that into her installation as well. 

handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose

Christopher Confero is never one to do anything boring. And he certainly didn't disappoint in his Art of the Rose installation! His concept was Bubbles and Bananas, and he nailed it! He even created custom vinyl wallpaper for his backdrop.

handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rosehandley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose
handley breaux designs | spindle photography | antiques at the gardens | art of the rose

Buffy Hargett created ombre wonderful-ness with her installation. With SO MANY roses...I was majorly swooning. Might have snuck a few home with me on break down day... 

handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens
handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens
handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens
handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens
handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens
handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens

Last but certainly not least Mark Thompson and Jay Draper who brought to life a Gustav Klimt painting. It was absolutely spectacular and certainly the crowd favorite as it was voted number one for the People's Choice. 

handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens
handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens
handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens
handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens
handley breaux designs | art of the rose | antiques at the gardens