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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shopping Avec Moi






~ Cake Stands, Cloches, and Baby Chicks ~

Easter weekend will be here before we know it.




In early February, I attended the 

Nashville Antique and Garden Show.




Celebrating its 23rd year, this four day venue offers

shoppers an incredible array of dealers 

of both antiques and horticulture.

Fabulous finds for both home and garden!




Avec Moi, from Franklin, TN, 

just one of the many shops represented,  

was filled with vintage dishes and things for the table.




Green Jadeite with Yellow Tulips 

~ Springtime Perfect ~




Bob Roethemeyer, the proprietor of Avec Moi

knows how to set a gorgeous table.

The use of velvet pumpkins in fantasy colors, 

glitter candles, butterflies on winter branches ~

all played off each other to set 

the tone for this beautiful tablescape.




Love the yummy sherbet colors of this table.

~ Crisp Linens ~ White China ~

 ~ Bejeweled Peacock Napkin Rings~




A Mix of Clear Patterned Glass 




Many gorgeous textures at play on this table.




Loving the fantasy colors.  

Just may need to add a few to my own 

collection of velvet pumpkins.  




More Glittery Napkin Rings




Vintage White Ironstone Tureen

Regret not bringing this one back to Texas.




Mother of Pearl and Silver Serving Pieces


Avec Moi offers a unique shopping experience 

of new and vintage accessories 

for the table along with one of a kind treasures.


Take a tip from this table:


Varying heights of cake stands to elevate a collection such as the velvet pumpkins and mixing in natural elements such as the winter branches makes an interesting centerpiece.

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75 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking me along on your shopping trip to TN. What a wonderful shop and such fun things and ideas, Sarah! Who would think to use pumpkins in the spring and yet they look so fun and whimsical. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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  2. You got to go to my favorite town. I didn't get to go on our last trip to Nashville. Having to save for France anyway.

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  3. Great inspiration. I need to pull out my Jadeite and pair it with white, turquoise, and those gorgeous sherbet colors! Thanks for taking us along on your shopping trip. Cherry Kay

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  4. Sarah,
    Splendid collection of jadeite!
    Setting the turquoise among the yellow tulips is stunning!!!
    Both tablescapes were total eye candy! Thank you for allowing us to journey to Franklin, TN along with you, dear friend!!! Like a breath of fresh (Spring time) air!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  5. wow, I bet that was so much fun! Lots of eye candy for sure! cute chicks popping out of brown eggs under cloche...confused about the velvet pumpkins for spring though...?
    Jenna

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  6. OMG!...such eye candy and great inspiration for spring decorating! Swoon..the white ironstone tureen! Hugs,Sarah.
    FABBY

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  7. Wow...what "eye-candy"....I spied something in one of the photos, a spoon with a mother of pearl handle - I have the same spoon, but with a silver handle and I have never seen one like it (the bottom right corner of pic) I often wondered if it was a jelly spoon??

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  8. Sarah, so glad you shared this.. Oh those linens.. they are fabulous! Le Jacquard Francais? I do love them, and the napkins too. The jadeite is pretty as are all the cloches.. what a fabulous event.. thank you sooo much for bringing us this beauty.. xo marlis

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  9. Wow! loving all the pastels! That would be a fun show to attend. I love that white tureen too!

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  10. This store has such beautiful and decorative Spring and Easter items, Sarah! I've always heard that Franklin is a fabulous town to visit and theri are mnay wonderful boutiques there. Hopefully one day I'll be able to visit!

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  11. Talk about Eye Candy - wow - I would just love to visit!!!
    Thanks for sharing Sarah!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  12. It looks like you had a fun day Sarah! I love the great colors and the chicks are just too cute:@)

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  13. What a fun trip that looked to be! And why didn't I know about that particular show?? I have a sister in Nashville, so I need to plan to GO next year! I will definitely check out Avec Moi the next time I visit her.

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  14. OMG!!!! I think I'd love Avec Moi. Thanks for sharing, Sarah.

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  15. One of my favorite book stores in the whole world is in Nashville (in Green Hills), and I love Franklin, too. I can drive to Franklin in less than 2 1/2 hours. I need to go shopping @ Avec Moi. Thanks for posting about this adorable shop! I love the fun colors of the velvet pumpkins.

    I hope you brought some pretties home with you from the show!

    xo,
    RJ

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  16. How exciting to visit Franklin and see all those beautiful things for Spring. The Jadeite and chicks table is darling. Now I'm wishing I hadn't gotten rid of my old Jadeite. Thanks for taking us shopping, and for the new tablescape ideas.

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  17. What a wonderful shop...so many pretty things!!

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  18. Wow - I think I need to plan a trip to Nashville for the next one of these shows. Beautiful pieces there! Those velvet pumpkins are so pretty and I love the napkins with the two colors. Thanks for the tour!

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  19. Hi lovely lady.
    LOVE IT ALL !...I would love to have a shop like this in my home town.. A lot of great inspiration for spring decorating! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my St. Patrick's Day Tablescape. Hope you have a wonderful day.
    XXOO Diane

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  20. Sarah,
    Did you hear me gasp with delight!?? I so love the vintage cake stands and Easter display with the green/white and little chicks! Just melted my heart...thanks so much for sharing this wonderful place in TN..one of these days I'd love to go shopping all around Nashville!

    Miss Bloomers

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  21. Oh I wish you were shopping avec moi aussi! Looks like wonderful items...ok, as my hubby would say more junk...but it looks like it would be fantastic!

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  22. Whoa! I'd need help carrying out my bags of treasures if I shopped there!
    xo
    Cathy

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  23. What a gorgeous display! Love the velvet pumpkins!
    hugs, Linda

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  24. Such bright and happy pictures, sure needed after seeing all the white outside our door. I would loved to have reached through the screen and grabbed the white tureen, it is gorgeous. hugs ~lynne ~

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  25. I love jadeite! Too bad I don't have any! Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous pics!

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  26. Oh how beautiful and full of springtime colors! Those chickies are so very cute. Thank you so much for linking to Friends Sharing Tea Sarah - have a great weekend!

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  27. Beautiful accessories! Looks like it was a great show.

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  28. Oh what delightful displays and tablescapes. Some people just have such a good eye for that kind of thing. I love those little chicks popping out of the eggs, and the jadite looks so pretty for a springtime vignette. That looks like a fun trip. laurie

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  29. What a neat shop, Sarah! Such pretty things in there, and you're right! Bob does know how to set a beautiful table!!! =D Thanks for sharing this!

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  30. What a cool little shoppe...I love the jadeite pitcher filled with tulips...and that tureen is pretty unique, too.

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  31. Sarah, that jadite is gorgeous. What a beautiful tablescape too. I keep hearing nothing but good stuff about Franklin. xo, Olive

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  32. I'm going to scold you now, so just suck it up. You should be ASHAMED of yourself for not bringing that tureen back with you!!! Sarah, Sarah, Sarah! What were you thinking??!?!?! C'mon, sister! You know better than that! You are one of my tablescaping heroes! You can't just walk out and leave something that gorgeous on the shelf!!! Snap out of it!

    OK...I'm done admonishing you. I'm sorry, but it had to be said! :-) Man, that guy has a lot of pretty stuff in that store! I love the name Avec Moi, too! Oo la la! Have a great weekend! And I lied...I'm NOT finished with you yet, missy. Just you go sit in a corner and think about what you have done. Don't you come out until you are ready to CALL that man and tell him to send you that tureen!!! :-)

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  33. Oh I just love the vintage dishes and those yellow tulips! We are in Knoxville, but next time we head to Nashville to see family, I have got to stop in this store. Thanks for sharing!! I love to learn about the local shops around us. :)

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  34. Wow.... every display has its own charm and beauty...love to visit such shops.the velvet pumpkins are so very cute and the white tureen just awesome.It's a great visit...:):)

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  35. Wowee what an Easter Display! Love the gorgeous white tureen!

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  36. I wonder if Bob would let me be his assistant! I love to play around with setting a gorgeous table, and then I wouldn't have to buy everything ;o) Love that white tureen!

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  37. Dear Sarah,
    I love the colors in the first pix with the baby chicks...such a happy combination. Green Jadelite and yellow tulips make for a springy, Eastery delight.
    I would love to go to Franklin sometime. It is featured in magazines fairly often.
    Be well, Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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  38. Your post is filled with so much inspiration that I went to leave a comment yesterday, and started thinking about Easter Decorations. Soon I realized that I had never left a comment. Avec Moi looks like just the kind of shop I could spend hours in.

    As always your posts are just stunning.

    Karen

    Such beautiful photographs.

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  39. Beautiful! I wish I could have been there. Love the jadite with the yellow tulips!
    sandy :)

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  40. Oh! I spied those sweet little yellow tulips! :) So pretty with the turquoise. That is one of my favorite color combos! :)

    Fun show. Ours should be starting soon.. I can't wait.
    Thank you for sharing at Fresh-Cut Friday! :)

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Liz

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  41. I love all the jadeite. I have some of the flowerpots in the photos. This reminds me they would be great for a spring display. I only have one cakestand though. Lovely post.

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  42. Sarah, you know how I love to go shopping with you! It's been too long, but this side trip to Avec Moi was great fun in the meantime.
    Love the Easter inspiration, you re the best.

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  43. Sarah what fun the Nashville Antique and Garden show must have been. So many ideas and for spring and Easter. The tablescape with the velvet pumpkins is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  44. Oh My..what a beautiful shop..Avec Moi..if I lived near it I think I would be broke all the time..so cleaver with all the chicks..very festive..

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  45. What a striking display! Love the colors!

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  46. Hi Sarah,
    Oh...What a wonderful time you had and what a blessing that you shared it with all your blogging buddies. Thank you for letting me tag along.
    I lived in Knoxville for 13 years and attended several shows in Nashville ranging from country crafts and antiques to quilt shows at Opryland.
    I loved going to Franklin and browsing in all the cute shops, too.
    Thank you for sharing and for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xoxo

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  47. What an amazing place. I lvoe the jadeite with te tulips. It's going to take me days to get over that soup tureen.It May be the most beautiful I have ever seen. Thanks for that great tour!!
    Karen

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  48. Avec Moi is one of my most favorite shops here in town. We moved to Franklin almost 2 years ago, into a 1908 Victorian cottage 2 minutes from Main Street. Bob is such a dear and makes us feel so incredibly special each time we visit. My addiction to these darling velvet pumpkins grows with each new season...they're not just for Autumn anymore:) So many of his beautiful treasures have found their way to our home.
    Thank you for posting such gorgeous photos of his vignettes.... you would drool for days and days if you are ever able to make it to his lovely shop.

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  49. Sarah,
    It looks like you ferreted out the best of the booths at the show for sure! I am so glad you had a good time at the show and your pictures are wonderful and make me wish I had gone after all. Thanks for posting. dianne

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  50. OMG! What an amazing experience. such great images. So much inspiration. Only wish I lived closer.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  51. What a fabulous place with so much eye-candy! All the displays you shared are beautiful, but that first one absolutely grabbed me and won't let go -- love it!

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  52. Sarah,
    What a beautiful post filled with so much eye candy and inspiration!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!1 I really love the first picture!!

    Thanks too for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  53. At the first picture, I thought, "Wow, oh wow" does she have a lot of cake stands and cloches. Then I started reading and realized it was a display, and what a pretty one too. I find that's the joy of shopping right now, that the stores are decorating in all the pretty spring colors, which is so cheerful.
    Cindy

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  54. At the first picture, I thought, "Wow, oh wow" does she have a lot of cake stands and cloches. Then I started reading and realized it was a display, and what a pretty one too. I find that's the joy of shopping right now, that the stores are decorating in all the pretty spring colors, which is so cheerful.
    Cindy

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  55. Wow- what gorgeous jadite. I would love to find some more white tureens like you pictured. To me- that is a treasure. glad you had a good outing! :-) Sue

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  56. Wow, so much eye candy1 That jadeite is a beautiful color. I love those yellow tulips too! I want thos adroable chicks coming out of their eggs! How cute!

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  57. Lovely displays! Yes, Easter is way too early this year, don't like that!
    Makes it seem longer to Memorial Day!

    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

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  58. I live near Nashville and didn't know about the garden show, so I truly enjoyed your photos. I wish we could have gotten together! You're right--Easter will be here in a minute. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I went ahead and ordered the sconces with the crystal globes.

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  59. Oh my gosh Sarah, that jadite display has me drooling. I would not have been able to contain myself! Love the pumpkins and butterflies also. I almost a pumpkin like that in OR last July. They were quite pricey and I resisted. Regretted it ever since. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  60. Pretty! Hoarding these Easter ideas in your post. Lovely cloches. Got my eye on your next posts.

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  61. What fun! Love all those sweet chicks and the Mother of Pearl serving pieces...gorgeous!
    Hope you have a great Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  62. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me! Enjoyed seeing the jadeite. Looked like fun.

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  63. Thank you for your comment dear Sarah...I'm still swooning over that white tureen!! Hugs,
    FABBY

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  64. Hi Sarah,
    that looks all fabulous. I love the turquoise china and the bejeweled napkin rings. All is so pretty and springlike. Thanks for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  65. Sarah - Thanks for taking us on your shopping trip with you. Beautiful photos. Looks like lots of fun.

    Judy

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  66. What beautiful pieces and vignettes! Jadeite and tulips and yellow chicks and cake plates and....oh, my! So pretty! And those napkins!! Gorgeous! What a fun and unique table! Thanks so much for offering so much unique inspiration! ~Zuni

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  67. Sarah~ What a delightful trip that must have been! I would have been like a kid in a candy store! What a gorgeous display of treasures layered on the table and a feast for the eyes! Settings like this make me miss my retail days when I had such gorgeous things to play with until I remember the hours spent working weekends and holidays :)

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  68. Ok,you know you can't put all those cloches in one display without me going into drool mode. Such gorgeous displays, I am totally impressed. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  69. My goodness! That looks like one beautiful place to shop. I would have loved it!

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  70. Spring is my favorite time of year to decorate because I love all beautiful pastel colors and sweet designs. Seems I decorate with bunnies during Easter, but I'm always drawn to the cute chicks. I love the table and shelves with the aqua and cute baby chicks. Thanks for sharing all these pretty vigenettes with us and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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  71. Gorgeous pieces. I just love all that beautiful green-blue.

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  72. What a great spot! Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  73. Ooooh...so many pretties. But...that tureen...fabulous! Thanks for sharing, Sarah!...hugs...Debbie

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  74. Thank you so much for taking us along! What a fun time :)

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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