28 October, 2011

"The San Francisco Fall Antique Show . . . "


Greetings,

It's always one of my favourite social events each October - the Opening Gala of the San Francisco Fall Antique Show.   And it's a perennial favourite for the myriad of reasons . . .

Do let's take them in order . . .

Penelope Bianchi, Emily Eermans, me, and Jennifer Boles 
1) Great friends.  It never fails.  I always run into Jennifer Boles (The Peak of Chic) and Emily Eerdmans every year  . . . and this year, I finally had a chance to meet Penelope Bianchi!

2) The Space is always amazing.  For those of you not familiar with San Francisco, the Gala is held at Fort Mason Center . . . which is basically a giant warehouse space in the Marina . . . but, each year - it's transmogrified into something glorious . . .


3)  Great food (more on that further down . . . ).  and Great drinks.


4) But, most importantly, the antiques - an amazing collection of dealers and pieces from around the world . . . have a look at a few favourites . . .

You can never go wrong with the classics . . . 

O.M.G. - I want that screen . . . 

I was fascinated by the carving on this amazing chair . . . 

Can you say, "Perfect pedestal table for an entry way?"

And I always have a passion for beautiful tapestries . . . 

Food.  And more food.  And a great bar.  
And - for the second year in a row . . . it happened.  After running into Grant Gibson, Jennifer Boles, Diane Dorrans Saeks, and Eric Cohler right by the front door . . . my first questions was, "Are they serving Tater-Tots again this year?!?!?!?"

Blessedly, the answer was YES!  
Cheers,
Scot

11 comments:

YONKS said...

That doesn't look like any antique fair I have ever been to - looks ab-fab!
Have a great weekend
Di
x

katiedid said...

I so wish i could have been there! Antiques, wonderful guests, and tater tots....what more could one ask for?!

The enchanted home said...

Tater tots? Works for me! (reminds me of this fancy smachchy part we were at last year and everyone was oohing and aahing over this appetizer, and it was a pringle with some little tapenade on it..so funny)!
Such beautiful highlights...I was dreaming too, especially over that sumptious tapestry.....gorgeous!

Brillante Interiors said...

Tater tots/ never heard before, now I need to search the word. Great event and lucky people!

Deb's mind said...

Tater tots.....I love Tater tots. Scot if you need a Chaperone for next year I am available.

Jeremiah said...

What is it about low brow food at hi brow parties that is so delicious. All one needs is pigs in blankets, mac and cheese, tomato soup with grilled cheese and beanie weenies.... If you want to raise the bar serve some fondue! Love it.

Cynna said...

Love your dinner jacket! And I also love Tater Tots--about once a year I toss some with really good olive oil and crisp them. Yummy!
Oh, gorgeous antiques at this show. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Mrs. Blandings said...

I'm never in the right place at the right time. OMG I Want That Screen, too.

Scot Meacham Wood said...

Oh - Mrs. B. -

You should TOTALLY come out next year for the show! We'd have the greatest time!

Cheers,
Scot

5th and State said...

and i thought the nashville antique show was great, well it is, but this looks divine!
debra

AlwaysMe said...

Thank you for posting the pictures. It looks like it was a lovely evening.

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