A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show Part 2

Today we continue our look at the tables at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show. One of my favorite shops on island is Flowers on Chestnut. This charming store has not only fresh flowers (they did the flowers for my niece’s island wedding) and fabulous containers but also a delightful assortment of offerings for home and garden from select furniture pieces to desk and tabletop accessories with a smattering of antiques. A great spot for gifts, their toffee cobblestones (delicious candy in the shape (mini-size) and coloration of the main street pavers) are always a hit! Their table featured a fabulous arrangement of hydrangea set against a crisp blue and white color scheme.

Flowers on Chestnut at A Perfect Setting at the  Nantucket Antiques ShowThe tobacco linen topper was a great complement to the settings, effectively echoing the rope baskets.

Flowers on Chestnut at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques ShowThe Nantucket Historical Association table offered island flavor with a glimpse of some of the offerings in their wonderful museum shop.

Nantucket Historical Association table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

With Nantucket books, reproduction photographs, authorized reproduction furniture and one-of-a-kind gifts, it’s a perfect stop after a visit to the Whaling Museum.

Nantucket Historical Association table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

The granddaddy of home furnishing shops on Nantucket is the estimable Nantucket Looms. Founded in 1968 by master weaver Andy Oates and business partner Bill Euler, it is now owned and run by Liz Winship, who had joined the Loom in 1974.

Nantucket Looms at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques ShowIn addition to their own woven fabrics and a range of furniture, they represent over 50 artisans, from jewelers to painters. Their table oozed natural elegance with a beautiful arrangement by Mary Beth Ferro.

Nantucket Looms at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

Lion’s Paw has been a mainstay island establishment for decades. A well edited shop in a beautiful bright space, owner Debbie Fraker carries everything from painted furniture to luxury linens to table top accessories. I may just need those pretty scalloped mats!

The Lion's Paw table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

In its third season on island Bodega is a shop featuring eclectic home furnishings with a modern boho vibe.

Bodega table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

With a great textural mix and a creative centerpiece, the table had a fresh take on coastal living.

Bodega table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques ShowNatasha Willauer Interiors shares space on island with the well established family owned antiques business, Lynda Willauer. Natasha’s lovely table was an ode to the classic island favorite of blue and white. A custom tablecloth of a beautiful Vaughan fabric set the tone

Natasha Willauer Interiors at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Showfor a timeless setting mixing vintage and new accoutrements.

Natasha Willauer Interiors at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques ShowMany don’t realize how many gifted artisans there are living on Nantucket including the multi talented Mary Emery. On island since 1999, Mary has an impressive professional resume in decorative and fine art as well as interior design. Her clever table celebrated her tools of the trade and the connection between the decorative arts and the written word.

Mary Emery table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

A bowl of alphabet soup started the menu of a fontastic meal

Mary Emery table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Showaccentuating Mary’s typesetting and custom letterpress abilities.

Mary Emery table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Showbut the highlight of Mary’s table was the truly incredible penwork table. Custom made for the owner of the 1723 house, it is a painstaking technique with exquisite results

Mary Emery table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

Another island artist, Leslie Linsley, specializes in decoupage. The author of over 60 books on decorating and crafts, her boxes are collected nation wide.

Leslie Linsley table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques ShowLeslie has demonstrated her techniques on Oprah as well as many DIY TV shows.

Leslie Linsley table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

While Ralph Lauren’s main shopping presence on island is primarily fashion, they do have a home department and can order items from the label that might not be featured.

Ralph Lauren table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

Right on Main Street in downtown Nantucket, Anderson’s carries coastal-inspired gifts, furniture, lighting, serving ware, linens, and home accessories, including many custom pieces made for the store.

Anderson's table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

For over ten years, Best of the Beach has been providing a unique emporium shopping experience with a wide variety of home furnishings. From tabletop and home furnishings to beach gear and clothing their offerings promote island lifestyle.

Best of the Beach at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

With vintage inspired clothing and home products, Milly & Grace is a cross between sassy and sweet, reflecting the dichotomous personalities of owner Emily Ott Hollister’s two grandmothers, after whom the store is named. It looked like sweet won out on their macarons laden table.

Milly & Grace table at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

Pumpkin Pond Farm is the island’s own nursery and organic farm. From shrubs and trees to ornamental grasses and groundcover, they have a large collection of plantings as well as garden furniture, urns and ornaments.  And for the cooks, they have a varying selection of certified organic vegetables and herbs. Their table was a fun cross between their worlds, where planting, food and ornament became one.

Pumpkin Pond Farm at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

Pumpkin Pond Farm at A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show

 


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8 Responses to A Perfect Setting at the Nantucket Antiques Show Part 2

  1. LindaB says:

    What a lovely start to the day! Thank you. The hydrangea varieties and colors are exquisite.
    The settings are ingenious and often so whimsical. Hope you are enjoying your time on the island.

  2. I can’t wait to go to the show and see these table settings. The look lovely. The flowers on the Lion’s Paw table are stunning!

  3. Karena says:

    Stacey I am inspired beyond by these creative and glorious tablescapes! One after another is a treasure!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  4. franki says:

    There once was a man from Nantucket
    Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
    But his daughter, named Nan,
    Ran away with a man
    And as for the bucket, Nantucket. :) (Can’t help it…franki)

  5. Love your tablescapes … and you’ve got a few items from my friend & Nantucket shop owner, Leslie Lindsley

  6. How wonderful to have this tour of Nantucket from the opposite coast… beautiful..

  7. Sandra Levy says:

    The shops in Nantucket are so inspiring. The table tops are fabulous. I love Mary Emery’s penwork table, the talented artist is so versatile in her work.

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