A Perfect Setting at the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket

The first week of August is a busy time on Nantucket and one of the highlights is always the Nantucket Historical Association‘s Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket.

Antiques & Design Show of NantucketAna Ericksen, who chairs this year’s show with husband Michael, brainstormed a new addition to the event. Inviting local designers and shop owners to create tabletops in the entry of the tent, “A Perfect Setting” is a welcome element to an already stellar venue. Designer Trudy Dujardin, with offices on Nantucket and in Connecticut, is known for her eco-elegant interiors. Focussing on a nautical theme, she started with an indoor/outdoor navy linen,

Trudy Dujardin at the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket

embroidered with waves and the firm’s logo of a chambered nautilus on the hem, also appearing on the napkin.

Trudy Dujardin at the Antiques & Design show of NantucketA mix of vintage hotel silver from Trudy’s personal collection and antiques join her new crystal collection debuting imminently. Engraved with her signature compass rose, the collection will be available in ink (decanter), blue (dinner plate) and clear (bread plates).

Trudy Dujardin at the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket

We’ll be talking further with Trudy this week to discuss her new book, Comfort Zone, coming out next month, More blue and white appeared on the table by Placesetters party rentals.

Placesetters at the Antiques & design show of Nantucket

Working with caterers, wedding professionals as well as event designers and planners, Placesetters has a wide range of inventory to create memorable tabletops.

Placesetters at the Antiques & design show of Nantucket

While David Handy works on events up and down the east coast from his NYC base, he maintains a strong summer presence on Nantucket. He not only contributed a table for A Perfect Setting but orchestrated the design for the overall show and the newly expanded (and sold out) opening night reception. His table was a casually charming theme of outdoor entertaining.

David Handy at the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket

Mason jars are having their moment for cocktails, desserts and as country chic receptables for flowers, as David demonstrated here.

David Handy at the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket

A favorite on-island destination for home design is the J. Butler Collection. Since 1998, Jeffrey B. Haines’ shop has been a chic source for vintage upholstery, antique furniture, accessories, table top, hostess gifts and more. His table perfectly expressed the stylish unexpected mix you find when visiting the shop.

J. Bulter Collection at the Antiques & Design Show of NantucketIsland themes of sand and sea could be seen in the handsome gold toned monogrammed placesetting set against the blues in the crystal, menu and that perfect prop – the Bombay gin botle.

J. Butler Collection at the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket

Island hoppers flock to Current Vintage for Elisabeth English’s eclectic collection of vintage clothing, accessories, home furnishings and wine. Their playful table reflected their lifestyle offerings and passion for the past.

Current Vintage at the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket

The Peg Bracken cookbook was a definite flash from the past.

Current Vintage at the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket

With a busy day and evening on island, I didn’t have a chance to share all the tables so stop by later today for part 2 of a Perfect Setting.


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4 Responses to A Perfect Setting at the Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket

  1. Blue and white, mason jars, wine, lobsters – all some of my favorite things and their Nantucket setting makes me love them even more! Fantastic inspiration here, Stacey! Thank you.

  2. Karena says:

    Stacey all are wonderful; however the first table by Trudy has me so excited and I cannot wait to see her new book!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  3. nina magnani says:

    Quality article, writer and event.
    Thank you!

  4. franki says:

    “They” certainly know how to start things off…tablescapes!!! franki

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