Thomasville’s 30th annual Antiques Show is dedicated to Avril Vignos, who for more than a decade has given generously of her time, her creativity and her ingenuity to the Antiques Show Foundation.
Always equipped with a unique vision for the Show’s preview party and gala, Avril has transformed empty rooms into dreamlike spaces since 2004, with tablescapes and lighting that could be lifted from a fairy tale — each year, lush, romantic and opulent. Year after year, Avril creates a whimsical fantasy that becomes a reality for an evening. Avril has thrown herself into her work with boundless energy, patience and the chipper warmth that she has been known to exude throughout her life. She is gracious and grateful, always emphasizing that she would not be able to accomplish her magic without the brilliant, creative support of Ram Singletary and his talented team.
Her selfless donation of time and talent has also been demonstrated in her designs for festivities at the Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta’s Botanical Gardens, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta’s Shepherd Center for Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation.
Avril’s creativity doesn’t end with her exquisite party spaces; she has also demonstrated singular talent in jewelry and clothing design, folk singing and photography. We celebrate Avril’s devotion to the Thomasville Antiques Show Foundation and thank her for her tireless contribution.