Did you wonder where I was? I honestly didn’t plan to take a week off from the blog, it just happened. The first of last week was really busy for me as I was trying to get work finished and my personal calendar cleared so that I could travel to Atlanta. I needed to go to Atlanta for work, so I mixed in a little pleasure to make it more fun. I went to ADAC on Thursday, AmericasMart on Friday and Saturday, then Scott’s Antiques on Sunday as we were leaving Atlanta. I have always wanted to go to Scott’s, but typically when I am in Atlanta, I am there for ADAC or AmericasMart and there simply isn’t enough time. Luckily, this trip I was able to conquer all three. It was a triple design delightful weekend. I can’t wait to share everything I saw while in Atlanta. I decided I would start with the last event and share it first.
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Scott’s Antique Market is held the second weekend of every month in the Atlanta Expo Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the largest indoor antiques market in the area. My friend Paige and I had so much fun perusing the aisles in search of items for her newly acquired mountain/lake house. We both felt this market was worth the effort. The rest of our group packed up and left early Sunday morning, because they wanted to be in Charlotte to see the Panthers play San Francisco, but Paige and I decided to take a couple of hours and check out Scotts. We allotted ourselves two hours, which was enough time to quickly run through the one building. We parked at the North building so the North it was. I can’t wait to return to see the South building as my friend Kelly Kole says that’s her favorite. The North building was filled with antique furniture, china, rugs and art. Here are some of the things we found:
Last but certainly not least, the one that didn’t get away. He’s going
to live at Paige’s lake/mountain house! Isn’t he fab?
If you are like me and enjoy a collected environment, places like Scott’s are the perfect venues for finding things to add to your decor. Unless you are buying priceless antiques, the items found at places like Scott’s are typically cheaper than buying new items retail. I find that collections of old books, ceramics or a beautiful antique really bring a room up a notch and give it a sense of history. I’m dying to add to my collection of oyster plates and Scott’s had some fabulous ones! Tell me what you like to find at antique places?
I hope you enjoy seeing this little snippet of Scotts. I plan to return soon,
hope I’ll see you there!
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