Holiday Sale

December 9, 2009 at 8:15 PM (1) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Holiday Sale!

Adornments is having a Holiday this week on Friday and Saturday! It’s just our way of helping you find gifts for all of your loved ones

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Introducing Debra Tufford! God’s World Photography

November 19, 2009 at 9:17 PM (Guest Artists) (, , , , , , , )

       For most photographers, taking a beautiful image is the accomplishment of their art.  Debra sees things a little differently and it surely makes her work unique.  Her art is also an inspirational message.  She finds a beautiful spot in nature, takes her shot and then she finds the perfect quotation to hand calligraphy on the matte. Saying that makes it sound easy and anyone who has ever tried to snap a photo knows there is much more to photography than that.  To combine the photography with the perfect inspirational quote and then to hand calligraphy that message on the matte makes her work unique and very special.

'Consider The Lillies'

Her photo with it’s inspirational matte is framed in a georgeous custom made hardwood frame, courtesyof her husband.  These frames are beautifully put together.  Got to love a man with skills!

'Living Water'

Come see more of Debra’s beautiful work in our shop at the Factory at Franklin, TN   

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New Artist: Craig McDonald!

October 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM (Adornments News, Guest Artists) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Craig McDonald is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Nashville.  He works mainly in steel and stainless steel, often incorporating other materials such as marble, wood, stone, and fabrics into his work.  Much of his art is contemporary or modern in design and ranges along the scope of  functional to purely sculptural.  And without further ado, here’s a sample of his work that’s available at Adornments! Stop by and check them out!!

Melt - steel   29x30x20"

Melt - steel 29x30x20"

This piece is very fun- can be placed on a table or on the floor or can even be mounted on the wall!

 

Warp

Warp - steel 14x9x12- Sorry! Can't have this one! It has already sold! 🙂

Fun from every angle, this sculpture adds a special touch to any room- looks gorgeous by a fireplace!

Offset Table

Offset Table - steel/marble/glass 26x32x48"

Very modern, this table could set the tone for a whole room!  Sturdy and beautiful, this piece is sure to impress.

 

Zig Zag Wineholder

Zig Zag Wine Holder - steel 24x18x5"

A great gift, this wine holder will give you a place to store your featured wines with properly moistened corks without having to hide them away in a wine cellar!

Made from steel, this wine holder will give you a way to store and display that is sturdy as well as elegant.

Exploded Triangle

Exploded Triangle - steel 14x6.5x8"

Unusual, edgy and fun- this sculpture is perfectly suited to add interest to tight spaces either at home or the office!

 

Opposition Vase

Opposition Vase - steel 10.5x8x2.5"

Not your average vase, this sleek and modern design can hold some serious flowers or stand on its own!

All these and more are now available at Adornments!  Come get your contemporary and modern furniture, steel sculpture, and home items in time for Christmas!

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Adornments’ Grand Re-Opening

September 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM (Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Adornments' Magnificent Sign!

Adornments' Magnificent Sign!

As the pictures show- this party was fantastic!  The new, improved, more centralized location for Adornments in the Factory At Franklin is gorgeous!  The art was beautiful, the jewelry dazzling, the invitations magnificent and the clothing stunning.  Add to that a party atmosphere created by Margaret Tolbert of “Details by Margaret” event planning, delectable foods by “Busy Bees” catering, to-die-for chocolates from Schakolad in Cool Springs, fun games and even better prizes and you get a night that was an unabashed success!

Entrance to the Magical Realm of Adornments

Entrance to the Magical Realm of Adornments

Model Ginger Simpson Displays Beautiful Adornments Jewelry

Model Ginger Simpson Displays Beautiful Adornments Jewelry

One-of-a-kind Fine Art Gifts

One-of-a-kind Fine Art Gifts

Stunning Pottery by Artist Tom Turnbull

Stunning Pottery by Artist Tom Turnbull

Classy Handmade Invitations by Lucinda Harshey

Classy Handmade Invitations by Lucinda Harshey

Adornments' Artist/Owner Laura Shows Off Custom Jewelry by Artist/Owner Alexis Anbari

Adornments' Artist/Owner Laura Shows Off Custom Jewelry by Artist/Owner Alexis Anbari

Custom Fashion Designs by Fashionista Olia Zavozina

Custom Fashion Designs by Fashionista Olia Zavozina

Check out the pictures by Hartz Photography and Stan Dunlap and keep an eye out for a video of the event from Heather and Eugene Brown of 2Duce2 Videography!

Come one and all to enjoy the new and improved Adornments!

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And we’re finally open!!

August 20, 2009 at 7:42 PM (1) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Lest you start to think that we’ve abandoned you all or succumbed to laziness due to our recent lack of postage…let me reassure you that we have not forgotten our loyal blog followers!! We’ve merely been trapped under heavy piles of lumber behind buckets of paint.. But we’re finally free again!!! So we invite you to view our journey from upstairs at the Factory at Franklin to our shiny, new location just off the commons area- DOWNSTAIRS (yes, still at the Factory)!! 

So, just in case you for some unknown reason were unable to visit us previously, this is what the shop used to look like..

Our old store upstairs at the Factory at Franklin

Our old store upstairs at the Factory at Franklin

And this is what the new space looked like before its magical transformation into Adornments-land.
The new space!
Of course, this just wouldn’t do!  It all had to go! 🙂
Women at Work!

Women at Work!

Nothing says construction like a girl posing with a ladder in front of a shop covered in brown paper.
Laura painting our cityscape

Laura painting our cityscape

The first thing to go- the black wall!
The painting crew!

The painting crew!

Thankfully our families were willing to chip in to help us out!! Thanks everyone!!!
So, finally, after much painting, constructing, organizing, etc… Voila!
Our new gallery!

Our new gallery!

We are now open for business! Please stop by and visit us at the Factory!

 

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Adornments is moving… downstairs!

July 11, 2009 at 4:52 PM (1) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

That’s right- Adornments gallery is moving downstairs in the Factory at Franklin in August- so we should be that much more easy to find!  We will be just off the common area next to Constant Craving (yes, we will now smell tasty food all day long… ahhh so good…)!

We're moving!

We're moving!

Look out for updates as we track the process of designing and decorating our new space!

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It’s Almost Here!

April 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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The long-awaited Weddings by Adornments Open House is finally here!

Sunday, April 26th from 2:00-5:00pm,

Come see the beautiful new creations of the Adornments staff!

Enjoy cool Lemonade or bubbly Champagne while perusing  gorgeous gowns and accessories by A Brides\’ Big Day,

Taste the sweet confections of Schakolad,

Converse with titanium & wood inlay ring artisan Charlie Thompson,

Admire the exquisite images of Gray Photography,

Listen to the smooth vocals and guitar of Jack Grant

All in the stunning Adornments Gallery, Upstairs in the Factory at Franklin!  As you know, one lucky attendee will receive a free limited edition heart pendant by Alexis, so come and experience the magic of Weddings by Adornments (we even have goody bags!)

See you Sunday!

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Studio/Retail Space for Local Artists/Craft Artists

March 18, 2009 at 6:55 PM (Adornments News) (, , , , , , , , , )

Adornments is looking to expand into The Loft at the Factory at Franklin

The Loft

The Loft

a lofted space off of the common area in the main building.

View from The Loft

View from The Loft

This space can be seen from the ground floor from many restaurants and shops and is directly across from the Southgate Gallery.  Our goal is to provide artists and craft artists with studio and retail space; providing the community with the opportunity to see artists at work and purchase artisan goods as well as a place for artists to work and sell their creations. We do want any artists who take a space there to actually be there regularly (not necessarily every day, but several days a week). In exchange for rent (price is based on the size of the studio space (5×5-10×10) that is desired ranging from $320 to $400 per month or more), we will provide the artists with the following:

1. Studio Space (artists will have access to their studio space 24 hours a day)

2. Advertisement in various publications (Tennessean, VIP Magazine, etc)

3. Advertisement on our website (Adornments-Online.net)

4. Retail opportunity- use of our credit card machine at no cost to the artist. (i.e. we will not take a commission for works that are sold by the artist whether the artist is present at the time of sale or not) The Loft will be open for business during regular store hours (most likely: Tuesday – Thursday 10am-5pm and Friday/Saturday 10am-6pm) and an Adornments staff member will be present to process any credit sales during those times (again at no cost to the artist).

In order to make this venture possible, we need at least four artists to commit to taking studio space there within the next month. If you are interested, please e-mail AdornmentsOnline@gmail.com with The Loft in the subject heading. Tell us your medium, how much space you think you need, when you would want to move in and start working, and please include a couple pictures of your work if you can. We do want there to be a variety of different styles and media so our selections will be based on ability of the artist to create on site, quality of work and diversity of the space (i.e. we won’t pick all painters or all weavers).

We look forward to hearing from you!

-Adornments

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A Successful Adornments Wedding- Us!

February 25, 2009 at 6:45 PM (General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Abdul and Alexis' Wedding Feature on Ashley's Bride Guide

Abdul and Alexis' Wedding Feature on Ashley's Bride Guide

As many of you know, we got started down the path of wedding work when we discovered the addictive power of planning my (Alexis) wedding late last year. Well, for those of you wondering just how that first trial went, our wedding is currently being featured on two wedding blogs!!  Ashley of Ashley’s Bride Guide  as well as Amy from Williamson County Weddings and CJs off the Square both wrote articles on our wedding this week (I know- how loved are we?!)! So, once again thanks to everyone who chipped in to make our wedding so great! I’m sure that Laura’s upcoming wedding will be even more of a triumph!  So check out our features at Wilcowed Blogspot and Ashley’s Daily Scoop! And a big thanks to Ashley for putting us up on her blog! Yay!

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The Artists at Adornments

February 21, 2009 at 5:53 PM (Adornments News, Guest Artists) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

New!  We’ve added more artists to the Adornments website- they are all amazing local (and semi-local) artists who create beautiful one-of-a-kind works of art!  We have artists who work in all of the following categories:  Jewelry, Bead-work, Weaving, Painting, Drawing, Pottery, Wood Turning, and we will soon be welcoming a metal sculptor (we’ll let you know when his work arrives)!

About the Artists

About the Artists

Check them out at our website (click here) or come on in to the store and we’ll tell you all about them!

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