Tag: Birmingham

A very, merry — and green — Christmas!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The sights and scents and sounds of Christmas are upon us. This definitely is the most wonderful – and busiest – time of the year. We are enjoying a traditional Christmas at the gallery. We love greenery and wreaths. We love the sparkle of crystal, Mercury glass, and ornaments. We love simple, elegant table settings. At […]

An artistic display; a stunning art show and sale

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Displaying art doesn’t have to be frustrating; in fact, it should be displayed, well, artistically. In the gallery, we have stacked two original signed and numbered lithographs by Salvador Dali over an antique Chippendale solid mahogany bookcase. The bookcase features fretwork on the doors as well as ball-and-claw feet. In the bookcase, we have purposefully […]

An antique English bookcase that’s unusual yet useful

Friday, July 20th, 2012

When we saw this English breakfront bookcase, we knew it belonged in the gallery. It’s one of the more interesting pieces we’ve found in our travels because the books are faux! The center doors open to reveal plenty of room for a flat-screen television that can stay hidden when not in use. Because of the […]

A plethora of pillows

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Pillows are a great way to add luxury – and interest — to any room. Here, we have piled a plethora of pillows on the bed for a dramatic effect. Look closely, and you’ll see interplay of textures with silk, burned-out velvet and tapestry. Look even more closely, and you’ll discover tassels, fringe and beading. […]

Enjoy the Garden District wherever you call home.

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Think Paris in the 1830’s – or 1930’s, for that matter. If that’s a bit too far away, think New Orleans at any time. The exquisite attention to detail – from a massive antique Chinese Chippendale mirror to a simple scalloped lampshade finished with fringe – the look is chic. The look is elegant. The […]

Using the classic French epergne as a centerpiece for the dining table

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Even the most simple table setting can transform an ordinary meal into a memorable occasion. Here, we are emphasizing sparkle rather than color: The silver and the cut crystal catch shimmers of light that add atmosphere. Set plain white china on lace placemats; add a salad plate with a floral motif and a plain white […]

Red, white, blue — and you!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

We love blue and white. We love tulips. We love combining the two to create a festive tablescape. Blue and white porcelain first was seen in the days of the early Chinese emperors, who showed a deep appreciation for objects of beauty. The discovery that an abundant plant produced the blue color capable of permanently […]

A beloved British home decor object

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Those adorable little pottery dogs aren’t the only home decor objects that carry the name “Staffordshire.” You can also find lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my! And let’s not forget about figures of lords and ladies in a variety of lord and lady poses. Staffordshire dogs are among the most popular. Fashioned after the […]

We are ‘multitudes”

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

As you get to know us better, you’ll realize that while we love to be surrounded with beauty, we believe that balance and comfort are the keys to creating sanctuary. You’ll see the phrase “casual elegance” on a regular basis, and you’ll begin to understand why we love the French Country style so much. It’s […]

Art blooms at the gallery

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

March is an especially artistic month for Clark Antiques Gallery. In general, we enjoy wall art, table art; we love large art, small art; we thrive on interesting art, unusual art. We have all kinds of art at the gallery, but on March 27th and 28th, we’ll have international art — brought to us by […]