All you people who scored a wealth of curated vintage, antique, and artisan goods at last year’s City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show can rejoice! Renowned “pickers” David and Kim Leggett are bringing back the second annual event to Franklin, Tenn., come Oct. 17-18, 2014 — but this time the pair is hosting the design and shopping show at the stunning “lost-in-time” gardens and mansion of the late music publisher Buddy Killen, located off Old Hillsboro Road in Leiper’s Fork.
Last year, the two-day event attracted an impressive crowd of local and national vintage aficionados to Historic Downtown Franklin. The popularity of the inaugural City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show can largely be attributed to the Leggetts’ trained eyes and vivacious personalities that have attracted a following from around the globe: the couple’s popular antique shop, City Farmhouse, has accumulated more than 75,000 fans on Facebook — a number that grows by the thousands each week.
To generate even more excitement leading up to the 2014 event, the Leggetts recently announced that Nina Hartmann, a Swedish interior stylist, designer and author, will headline the City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show as a celebrity guest.
This will mark the first time that Hartmann, who holds a worldwide following because of her popular “VintagebyNina” books and blog, will appear in the United States. Her unique eye for design and antique goods has made her one of the most sought-after designers in Europe, and Leggett says the fervor around Hartmann’s participation continues to build as the word gets out.
Those who attend the City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show on Friday and Saturday will have the chance to interact with Hartmann. Leggett says she will also soon announce a ticketed event, leading up to the show, with the exclusive opportunity to lunch with Hartmann and pick her brain about her business and her inspiration.
The weekend fair will have a number of other special guests, and Leggett promises to reveal at least one other big-name celebrity appearance in the coming weeks.
Those who shop at the 2014 pop-up show can expect to find the most unusual in handpicked selections spanning all eras and styles: farmhouse, French, architectural, garden, lighting, industrial, Americana and much more. In addition, handmade jewelry designed and repurposed from found objects will be a unique feature to the show. Plus, there will be book signings, live music, food trucks, how-tos and more. A complete list of vendors will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.
The event will take place Friday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets for early buying — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 — are $25 per person. Regular show admission is $10 per day, or $15 for a weekend pass. Admission includes entrance to the show as well the musical performances and demonstrations. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, or in advance by calling 615-268-0216.
To follow the City Farmhouse Facebook page, or for more information on the show, go to their website at www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com.