Monday, May 10, 2010

May 2010 Nashville Under Water

Well...we said goodbye to April, only to welcome May with 15 to 17 inches of rain. Most of Middle Tennessee has been under water...considered one of the worst non-hurricane disasters in history. Many friends have lost their homes, cars...everything. Here at Bellevue Antique Mall we are accepting donations of any items that help the less fortunate out. You may drop of linens, toiletries, especially gift cards to Kroger, Walmart, Home Depot, Publix...We need cleaning supplies also. I am at the store Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am till 5pm. Often I ma there early to do paperwork so just drive by or call. There are multiple assitance groups in the area packaging assistance boxes to assit families. Contact or to donate or see where assistance is needed. During the month of June Bellevue Antique Mall will donate 15% of all proceeds to American Red Cross.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Changes Abound In April

I awoke this morning to a day off and March snow flurries....My gut tells me this is the last hoorah for winter, better be...we have too much going on at Bellevue Antique Mall to take time out for inclement weather. This month we saw Caroline Naylor of the Chesire Cat move into the mall...any one seen that early empire burl walnut sofa she brought in...It sits adjacent to the desk and sings the song of a siren daily to me since it's arrival!

The end of the month brings more changes, our long time dealer and friend Paula will be moving out. She has moved to Columbia and is simplifying her life and marrying multiple booths down to a couple of manageable ones closer to home. Behind her Wendy Willis will be moving out along with long-timers Fran and Debbie....we are all going to miss you guys immensely and hope you will return to shop and visit.

Just as the seasons are changing so must we, as we bid adieu, we also welcome new dealers to the shop. Caroline's Mother Ann Crosswy will be coming in, she is a long time collector and actually owns a home on the historic register in Paris, Tennessee...yes it is still filled with a lifetime of collecting. Her home is up for sale as she now downsizes. I've watched her buy for several years now...she has impeccable taste...can't wait to see the treasures she brings to the store! In addition we have Carol Barnes, longtime collector and dealer arriving from Franklin, she is the sister of Letty Fuque...I for one can't wait to see the Napoleon III breakfront I have heard about! Denise Ferguson who shares a booth with Letty will be taking a larger space for her antiques from Franklin also! All in all I feel extremely blessed to have a great group of dealers around, not just fellow recyclers, but true friends....coming or going.

Monday, March 1, 2010

1900 Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers Ball 21 Jewel Pocketwatch

Ahhhh...March ...Spring Is Almost Here!

Well. it is the first day of March...I'm fanatasizing about shorts, mud between my toes and planting flowers. The last two days of the month were very busy....I think everyone is feeling that same sense of restlessness...the need to"feather the nest" if you will. I sold three planters this weekend...and numerous pieces of furniture....spring fever has sprung...All you dealers need to take this opportunity to think spring, gardening and decorating and get on the move to renew and refresh your booth.

We are a one stop shop destination and easily found share our blogspot let your friends know where we are.....

Located behind TJ Max at the intersection of Old Hickory Blvd and 70. The first Left North at Bellevue Cleaners.

From I-40 take exit 199 south on Old Hickory go two miles and right on Belle Forest Circle at the Regions Bank.

Bellevue Antique Mall

158 Belle Forest Cr.

Nashville, Tn 37221


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Well...Ok a year has past and many changes have occurred. Charlotte has now retired and I (Jeanie) have purchased the store. Charlotte remains as a dealer with a large booth and many beautiful antiques and unusual colletcible items. Check out her knockdown 8 foot tall golden oak armoire.I took over the store in May of 2009 and officially became a LLC in June of 2009.

The store hours are now Tuesday through Saturday 10am till 5pm.
We are still located in the same store at 158 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville, Tennessee 37221
Many new dealers have joined us since last year:

Janice Duffy has returned she specializes in highly sought after smalls...dolls, toys, vintage clothing, turn of the century dresses. Check out her collection ov vintage toy metal airplanes and bisque dolls. Thats her 1840's baby pram in the above picture!

Wendy Willis joins us from Three French Hens and brings her strong sense of style with vintage and new decoartive items for the home.

Sharon Jacobs and her husband Brad have moved to a very large space...check out their Ford Model T wheel, Tiger Oak Buffet...the other day Brad scored a Easy Copper wash tub motor intact and still working...WOW!

Shirley Shrader, has a booth at Gaslamp and Yesteryears, and moved in to our store into our store in August....she has an eye for mid century decortaive items.

Welcome to Denise Ferguson and Letty Fuqua coming to us from Franklin Antique Mall they specialize in sterling jewelry, quilts and decorative items.

Mandy Smith and Laura Vandervoort join us from Berneice Denton Estate Sales ...Watch for the beautiful and creative...they both have a long history and great eye for decorating!

Kate Morales is new to being a dealer, but comes by it honestly as her parents both refurnished and referbed as dealers.

Mary Ann Sanders began as a new dealer this past summer after I stopped at a yard sale at her house.....after my eyes bulged out at all the great things she was she was a shoe in after she showed me her house....the rest is history...her specialty need it shes got it!

Stop by and check us OUT!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome Back Dana Martin

Bellevue Antique Mall is pleased to announce the addition of a "not so new" dealer, Dana Martin.
Dana returns after a long break from the business of collecting and selling. She originally began here at the antique mall in 1995 with Charlotte when we were in the small space that is now the Cottage Cafe. She carries beautiful Dresden, Bavarian porcelain, Huebach bisque, Majolica, Nippon and Limoge, just to name a few of her items! Come and check out her beautiful collection!