Posts Tagged ‘Charlotte Moss’

PHOTOS: Charlotte Moss Book Signing

Friday, October 7th, 2011

(Pictured, Top L to R: Show Ambassador – Richard Keith Langham, Co-Chair – Barbara Burton, Committee Members Molly Clark and Cameron Crowe. Bottom L to R: Co-Chair – Elizabeth Broughton, Charlotte Moss, Honorary Chair – Frances Blount)

Following her lecture at the Linn Henley Lecture Hall and book signing outside of Leaf & Petal, Charlotte Moss had lunch at The Garden Cafe by Kathy G., and took time to pose for the above photgraph with Antiques at The Gardens committee members.

Below are more photos from the book signing:

Antiques at The Gardens Is Taking Over the Garden Center!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

For the past 24 hours, dealers from all over the country have been transforming the Garden Center into a premier antiques show. Kicking off on Thursday evening with the Sterne Agee First Look Party and continuing Friday morning with the sold out Red Diamond Lecture Series featuring Charlotte Moss, the show will be open to the public Friday – Sunday. For more information about show times and how you can reserve your tickets, click here.

Maine Antique Digest Shares Reasons for Antique Collecting

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011


1.   Save money. Really live better.

      Antiques are often reasonably priced and can be found in any price range.

2.   Buying local does not just apply to tomatoes and kohlrabi.

      When you buy an antique, you are supporting a small, locally owned business.

3.   George Washington did not sit in your La-Z-Boy.

      Antiques are tangible pieces of history.

4.   There is no such thing as a McBlanket Chest.

      Antiques are unique and offer nearly endless variety.

5.   100% post-consumer content.

      Antiques are the most environmentally responsible choic for home decorating.

6.   There are enough ten-year-old Futons on Craig’s List.

      Antiques retain significant resale value.

7.   No allen wrench required.

      Antiques offer solid, quality construction, and durability.

8.   Industrial cable spools and pilfered Milk crates do not constitute a living room suite.

      Antiques are stylish, and can accommodate anyone’s decorating tastes.

9.   Forty cents per hour was a fair wage in 1940, not 2010.

      Antiques are socially responsible—none are made in sweatshops.

10.   If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!

        Antiques can be a source of ancestral or regional pride.

 Courtesy of The Young Collectors at Maine Antique Digest.


Learn more about Antiques at The Gardens here.

Purchase First Look Tickets here.

Purchase Red Diamond Lecture Series tickets, featuring Charlotte Moss, here.

Purchase General Admission tickets to the event here.

Read our conversation with renowned interior designer and philanthropist, Charlotte Moss, here.

Charlotte Moss Speaks

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

She now calls New York home, but Charlotte Moss’ roots are buried in Richmond, Virginia. The interior design icon packed for Wall Street at 27, fostering a successful business career before launching her own firm eight years later. Susan and Michael Bloomberg were among her first clients. Today, she has been recognized as one of Elle Decor’s A-List designers and has been given the opportunity to design her own line of furniture for Century, a collection that will arrive in the Spring.

In a telephone conversation, Moss shared her elegant ideas and passion for style, and she shared concepts from her most recent print release Charlotte Moss Decorates.

Blake Ells for Birmingham Botanical Gardens: Does an elegant design always require a big budget?

Charlotte Moss: Heavens no. Because style doesn’t require a big budget. Anybody can have a check book. Some people with a checkbook don’t know how to use it. Pauline de Rothschild’s room in Albany has just two or three pieces. It’s not about volume or money. It’s about being selective. It’s about editing. It’s about knowing when to stop.

BBG: My living room needs a makeover. I can’t afford to take care of everything at once. Where do I begin to make the room more inviting?

CM: Good seating is the key. There’s no way you can have a room like that without an invitation for someone to be there – and a good mix of it. I don’t even think you start with a rug. That’s bogus. Great – so you blew your budget on a rug, now where do I sit? Even a loveseat and two chairs – then I would move to a great mirror or painting.

BBG: What antique pieces are easiest to incorporate into a modern design?

CM: It could be as simple as an antique globe or a pedestal. I don’t think there is one type of piece, you just have to love what it is. The key is being great.

BBG: What can we expect from your new line of furniture with Century?

CM: You’re going to see some classic pieces, and some classic things with a twist – painted furniture.

BBG: What do you hope people will learn from your most recent release, Charlotte Moss Decorates?

CM: That there are no bloody rules. And that’s why I put the chapter in there call “Why Not?” They will learn to question things and ask themselves, “Why not?”

BBG: What distinguishes Southern style from other regions?

CM: The South is all about hospitality. Southern style is gracious style. People love their homes and they welcome you into them. Quite readily. There’s an ease to Southern living that distinguishes it from the rest of the country. I know so many Southerners that are francophiles. We’re not as chauvinistic as we once wer in our own communities. It’s not the country club pink and green that it once was.

Click here to learn more about Antiques at The Gardens.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Red Diamond Lecture Series with featured speaker, Charlotte Moss, on Friday October 7 at 10:30 in the Linn Henley Lecture Hall.


Antiques at The Gardens Turns Six

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011



Date: July 25, 2011


Blake Ells

Public Relations Coordinator

Direct: 205.414.3960

Cell: 256.654.8585


Andrew Krebbs

Director of Marketing & Membership

 Direct: 205.414.3959

Cell: 205.541.6098


Antiques at The Gardens Turns Six 

BIRMINGHAM, AL –  Antiques at The Gardens begins its sixth year on Friday, October 7 and extends through Sunday, October 9. Birmingham’s premier antiques show will feature dozens of dealers from across the United States which will turn The Garden Center into a retail market filled with American and Continental furniture, jewelry, majolica, art, rare books, Oriental rugs, silver, garden accessories, porcelain and more. The Sterne Agee First Look Party kicks off the weekend’s festivities on Thursday, October 6 – an exclusive, black-tie event offering an opportunity for guests to shop in a cocktail environment before the sale opens to the public on Friday.

This year’s Red Diamond Lecture Series welcomes renowned interior designer Charlotte Moss on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Moss has written seven books and has designed collections of china, fabric, carpet, decorative accessories and home fragrance. In June, she was included by Elle Décor as part of an elite group of “A-List” designers. She is among a group of the top twenty design icons, according to Traditional Home. Moss was the recipient of the 2010 Timeless Design Award, presented by the Royal Oak Foundation, in recognition of her work in design, historical preservation and philanthropy. Moss will be signing copies of her most recent book, Charlotte Moss Decorates, which will be available for purchase at the event.

 Antiques at The Gardens Schedule


Public Show Hours


Friday, October 7, 10-5pm

Saturday, October 8, 10-5pm

Sunday, October 9, 1-5pm

Tickets: $10


Special Events


Sterne Agee First Look Party

Thursday, October 6, 7-10pm

Tickets: $125*   


Red Diamond Lecture Series

Charlotte Moss

Friday, October 7 10:30am

Tickets: $30*



*Price includes show admission


Proceeds from Antiques at The Gardens support educational programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Since 2006, the event has raised more than $1.6 million for The Gardens. For more information, contact Shelly McCarty at 205.414.3965 or or visit

About Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens’ 67.5 acres contains more than 25 unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. Education programs run year round and more than 10,000 school children enjoy free science-curriculum based field trips annually. The Gardens is open daily, offering free admission to more than 350,000 yearly visitors.

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