• Laurel Contributor

Trunk Shows at Josephine’s

by Luke Osteen

When Josephine McDonough opened her Josephine’s Emporium at 40 Burns Street in Cashiers, she promised that renovations would allow her to open her business to vendors of fine arts and treasures.

She’s making good on that promise with the arrival of Donnie Grissom of The Grissom Collection of Estate and Fine Jewelry August 1-4.

Grissom, based in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, has garnered a national reputation for his exquisite collection of jewelry from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Retro and the mid-to-late 20th Century period. He’ll be bringing to Josephine’s rings, bracelets, earrings, pins, necklaces, and watches. It’s a broad collection that demands a careful browse.

At the same time, Beth Poindexter will be bringing her Beth Poindexter Luxe Collection to Jospehine’s.

“I began my career in the general antiques business as a hobbyist in 1998,” she says. “Now, my brand focuses on luxury goods from high end fashion houses from all over Europe and the US to lesser known designers that produce very fine luxury goods at much more modest price points.”

And, of course, you’re invited to browse Josephine’s remarkable antique prints of every size, sort, and description, including botanical, bird, and nature prints by John James Audubon and Mark Catesby, among others. You can get lost in her collection of antique maps – some achingly precise, some almost dreamlike in their fanciful embellishments.

At the center of all this is Josephine herself, a veteran of displaying her collections at antique shows for over 30 years. She is confident and knowledgeable and interested in talking to everyone who walks in the door. She’s always happy to share her expertise in the world of antique maps and prints gathered at over 1,000 antique shows, shops, and galleries over the last 30 years.

For more information about Mr. Grissom’s seductive fine jewelry show and the other treasures to be found at Josephine’s emporium, your best bet is to stop in. You can also call (828) 743-3068 or (404) 814-0533.

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