City Farmhouse

September 30, 2015 in Editorials

CITY FARMHOUSE HOSTS SECOND POP-UP FAIR OF THE YEAR,
DRAWS CELEBRITIES AND GUESTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
Antique & Design Event in Franklin, Tenn. to Feature 80+ Vendors From Across the Country

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – For the last two years, the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair has drawn visitors from around the globe to the tiny village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn., to score antique and vintage goods from dozens of curated vendors.

Kim and David Leggett—owners of the popular downtown Franklin shop from where the event derives its name—announced earlier this year that the brand would host three pop-up fairs in 2015, due to mounting popularity.

The Fall design and shopping show, happening October 16 and 17, will once again take place at the stunning “lost-in-time” gardens and mansion of the late music publisher Buddy Killen, located off Old Hillsboro Road. City Farmhouse’s holiday pop-up fair, which will round out the series for the year, will take place November 13 through 15 at Liberty Hall  at The Factory at Franklin.  

The Leggetts, who are nationally recognized “pickers,” say the additional shows were due to both 2014 attendance popularity and their fans’ requests: the pair manage the City Farmhouse Facebook page, which boasts more than 100,000 followers—many of whom lobbied for an additional show.

The idea of hosting a second show wasn’t ours—local show-goers kept coming into the shop encouraging us to have more than one event,” Kim Leggett said. “At first we thought it was crazy to try and put on another show, but the more we talk about it with our fans, the more encouraged we are.”

As always, City Farmhouse guests can expect to find their treasures while browsing alongside local celebrities—and meet special fair guests and acclaimed designers; including Cari Cucksey, host of HGTV’s Cash & Cari and creator of the Re•purpose Re•color paint line, and Matthew Mead, editor of Upcycled Style magazine.

The City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs are a great opportunity for people who love vintage and antiques, and we try to create opportunities for them to come together to collaborate and learn from one another,” Kim said. “Our shoppers truly share a passion for old pieces that can tell a story.”

The host says the theme of October’s City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair is focused on the creativity and styling ability of the vendors, all of whom search for months to find the most unusual vintage and antique “picks” for the show. In June, more than 70 vendors were represented from nearly 20 states.

Similar to the summer fair, those who shop the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair will find the most unusual in handpicked selections spanning all eras and styles: farmhouse, French, architectural, garden, lighting, industrial, Americana and much more.

Plus, guests will enjoy live musical performances, food trucks, special guest appearances and more at the October event.

The Leggetts will continue to reveal guest appearances, performances and schedules of events in the upcoming weeks on the City Farmhouse website www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com.

The City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair kicks off October 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. until Noon, with first- chance buying, a champagne toast and a burlap carpet walk. Admission to early buying is $25.00.

General admission on October 16 is from Noon to 5 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 17. General admission for both days is $10.00.

Those interested in staying current with the latest at City Farmhouse can visit their website www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com to sign up for the City Farmhouse newsletter, view the blog, www.cityfarmhousefranklin.blogspot.com or access the Facebook page.

More about City Farmhouse

City Farmhouse is a popular antiques and vintage shop located on Bridge Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn., that offers modern farmhouse style for urban and rural living.

Owners Kim and David Leggett have been “pickers” for more than 20 years, and their trained eye and vivacious personalities have earned them national acclaim, from individuals interested in following popular vintage trends to interior designers.

In addition to curating the store, the monthly pop-up store, The Fling, and the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs, the Leggetts exhibit at major vintage and antique events throughout the U.S. Kim is a sought-after expert for guest appearances and as a host of guided tours at fairs around the country, appearing in shows the likes of Marburger Farms, the Country Living Fair, The Nashville Shows, and more.

As a freelance interior stylist, Kim’s projects have been featured in a host of major publications, from Elle Décor and Architectural Digest to Romantic Country Magazine. She also sells her finds to museums, private collectors and celebrity clientele like Ralph Lauren, Meg Ryan, Tommy Hilfiger, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood and more.

The Leggetts’ recently crossed a social media milestone, amassing more than 100,000 Facebook fans. Follow them at www.facebook.com/cityfarmhousetn.com.

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