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It’s been quite a while since I’ve visited the Scott Antique Market and even longer since I’ve done a post about the market.

Last Thursday I woke up and decided to make the trek down to Scott’s to check out the show and see if I cold snag any great pieces.  The Scott Antique Market is definitely one of my favorite antique shows and every time I go I’m wowed by all the vintage, antique and sometimes new pieces that the dealers have.  This market I spotted lots of great pieces…

There were a lot of really great oversized mirrors.  I can envision this beauty in a foyer or positioned at the top of a stair landing.

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One of the great things about the Scott Antique Market is the number of custom furniture dealers that attend.  If you have a challenging area or simply desire a custom piece, you can find many options at this market.

I loved this upholstered banquet which if just made for a breakfast or dining area.

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The turned wood arm-chair with grey linen fabric.  Perfect for a beach house.

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My friend Julie whose an upholsterer and owns The Upholstery Fashionista is known for her faux animal skin upholstered pieces.  She sells pieces in this fabric every month and these chairs were her newest pieces. She’s also known for the details she puts in every piece like the burlap back and sides of these chairs.

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Cut stools in a fun fabric.

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I spotted a lot of great farm tables this show.

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A pretty bench cushion sofa with great lines and a tufted back.

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I adored this bench and the fabric it was in.

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The table would make a great kitchen island.

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Lots of classic vintage furniture with beautiful hardware and details.

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Check out the carved wood detail on this piece.

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A beautiful buffet with gorgeous carved doors.

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There is always lots of blue and white chinoiserie pottery.  This bowl was oversized and I loved the octagon shape.

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These foo dogs were super-size.

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Lots of blue and white ginger jars and vases.

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This dealer has the most gorgeous preserved flowers and arrangements and his booth is always packed.

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I’m on the hunt for vintage Japanese calligraphy brushes but these were incredibly expensive so I passed.

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One of my favorite dealers always have unique bottles and jars.  Most of these were $35 or less.

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If you love industrial pieces you’ll find lots to choose from at Scott.

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May of the outdoor dealers sell vintage olive buckets which can be used for plants, magazines or just about anything.n

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There is always an abundance of wood crates..some old and some reproduction.

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One of the permanent outdoor dealers always have a good collection of brass door hardware.

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I’d love to create a wall display with a grouping of these brass numbers.

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I’ve mentioned before that the market is made up of two buildings so there are hundreds of dealers to shop from and you never know what you’ll find.  There are a couple of dealers that I always shop with and here are a few of the pieces I scored this market.

I wasn’t really looking for anything for me this show but was focused on finding a few items for my Etsy shop.  But I did find a few things I’m going to keep.

I sell a lot of these silver-plated toast rack so I buy them whenever I come across a great deal.  I also bought this brass shell dish which need some major polishing and this pewter pineapple dish.  All of these items will be going in my shop.

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Vintage globes are hard to come across at a good price so I was happy to find this one for less than $10.

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I bought this pair of brass candle holders for $6.00. Score!

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And lucked upon this brass book stand.  I’ve sold 3 or 4 of the in my shop before.

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I scored this beautiful oversized blue and white vase for $10–another great find.

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And I’m always on the hunt for Christmas items for the shop.  These napkins were just .50 cents each.

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And my favorite finds of the show were these acrylic drawer pulls for just $2.00 each!  These babies and big and chunky and I’m keeping these.

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And these Staffordshire Dogs which I scored for $20.

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I must say, I had a pretty good haul this show.

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If you’ve never been to Scott Antique Market before but are planning a visit, here are few shopping tips:

Tips for Scott Antique Market:

* The market opens at 10:30 on the second Thursday of each month (but get there about 20 minutes early as they tend to let cars in early)

* There is a shuttle bus (Fri, Sat, Sun) that will shuttle you between the two buildings (runs about every 15 minutes)

* There are food vendors on site and some of them look really good.

* If you want a great deal, shop the outdoor vendors. Many of them shut-down when the weather is not but those that stay open are willing to negotiate.

* Bring cash–a lot of vendors take checks but you’ll get a better deal if you’re negotiating with cash–{cash machines on site}

* Saturday night of the market there is an auction that takes place where great deals can be had. More details here.

* Bring your own tote bags or rolling bags. Most vendors have hand-me-down plastic grocery bags for you to put your treasures in.

* Plan on spending a full day at the show to see both buildings and the outdoor spaces.

Hope you enjoyed this overview of Scott Antique Market and hope to see you at the show next month.

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It’s been months and months since I was able to carve out some time to go to Scott Antique Market but last Thursday I made time in my work schedule to make it happen. Boy have I missed treasure hunting at one of the best antique markets in the country.

 This show as a bit different from most as many vendors decided to attend the World’s Longest Yard Sale instead of Scott, which happens the same weekend every August. Even with fewer vendors, there were still lots of great things at the market.

Here’s a look at some of the pieces I spotted  while treasure hunting...

The market always has a great selection of vintage and handmade furniture in every design style so it’s a great place to shop if you’re looking for something really unique.  These tiered end tables were really stunning and I could totally see them being used as night stands.

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One of my favorite chair vendors is always stocked with beautiful linen and burlap dining and occasional chairs.  I loved the woodwork detail on the back of this one.

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Pillows, pillows everywhere with lots of vendors selling pillows in neutral fabrics.

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This vignette caught my eye.  I have a pair of those wood risers but never thought about using them to elevate lamps.

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There were a couple of ceramic vendors with the most beautiful Japanese pottery.  Most of the pieces were on the expensive side so I passed but lots of people were snatching up ginger jars and bowls.

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One vendor had nothing but blue and white but again it was pretty pricey.  If I remember correctly, the ginger jars along the front were $125.

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I loved this lamp because of the shape–I think it was around $100.

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This mirrored chest was a beauty and on sale!

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I saw more mid-century modern pieces at this market than I’ve seen in the past.  The details on this table and chair set grabbed my attention and the fact that it was also in pristine condition.

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Like I mentioned before, you’ll find every style of furniture at Scott including lots of farmhouse/rustic pieces.  Some of these pieces are vintage and others are handmade to look vintage.

Great lines on this table.

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This cabinet was really pretty although the color was not to my liking.  And check out all those cut stools on top of the cabinet.

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Here’s a beautiful chunky farm style dining table.

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There are lots of industrial pieces at this market too.  I loved this metal storage cage and could just image this in a mud room or garage to hold shoes and stuff.

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I usually don’t walk away from Scott’s having seen any big trend statements but this chair has me thinking that lavender is going to be a popular color for 2016.

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One of the things I always do when I walk the market is to keep an eye out for diy inspiration.  I spotted this framed wall sconce and thought it was a great way to UpStyle a thrifted light fixture

{ frame + wood + sconce + wood beads=stunning}

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The Scott market is always a great source of dough bowls and vintage wood accessories.

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wood rakes

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pizza boards–$40 to $65

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wicker demijohns (this vendor has really good prices on these bottles)

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Scott Antique Market is a big place, consisting of two buildings and outdoor spaces.  There’s so much to see and sometimes my philosophy of “if you love it, buy it” gets pushed to the back of my mind as I walk the aisles.  Inevitably that results in a few market regrets and this trip was no exception.

Here’s are three things I wish I had bought but didn’t…

These lamps were amazing!!!  They were in great condition, I loved the shape and bonus–there was a bulb socket inside the basket so that lamp could be lit both on top and under the wicker. And, they were only $75 for the pair.  I know…I’m still kicking myself. 

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Another regret were these vintage grain sacks.  They were priced between $25 and $29 and in good condition.

The only saving grace with these is that the vendor is a monthly regular and will probably have them again at the Sept. show.

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I spotted these vintage wood blankets and was mesmerized by how gorgeous they were.  I wanted the second stripe from the right, on the top row.

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So folks, that’s a quick summary of my treasure hunting adventure at Scott Antique Market.  I’ve got my calendar cleared for the September show and have my fingers crossed that some of my regret items just might make a second show appearance.

Shelly

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I’m back with part 2 of my trip to Scott Antique Market this month.  Today I’m sharing some of the furniture pieces that caught my eye along with some tips I have for shopping this market.

I mentioned in my last post that Scott Antique Market is made up of two buildings, North and South as well as outdoor vendors at each building.  I can’t even begin to estimate how many vendors show as Scott’s each month but there well over 300. Because of the size of the market, Scott’s has claimed the title as the World’s Largest Indoor Antique Market.  You can find just about anything at Scott’s from rare antiques and silver to antique reproductions and vintage pieces.  And, just like every antique store and flea market around, there is junk to be had as well.

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This beautiful wicker and cane chair was a favorite from the show.  The scale large enough so that the chair could be used alone as a cute accent chair.

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Monday, Monday!  Are you ready to make this week great?  I am!  I’ve got a couple of business meetings this week, lots of projects to work on and more flea market shopping planned for the end of the week.  It’s going to be a busy week and all I can say is that I hope the snow that is predicted for Atlanta doesn’t become the mess it did two weeks ago.

Today I’m sharing some of the great stuff I spotted last week at Scott Antique Market.  It’s no secret I love going to this market and after missing it for two months in a row I was  excited to hit the show and see what treasures were awaiting.  Over all it was a good show. During the early months of the year many of the vendors sit out of the show but despite some empty spaces there was lots of great stuff for sale.

I was a bit camera happy this market so I’m going to break my recap up into two blog post.  Today we’ll be taking a look at the accessories and decorative objects I spotted and later in the week I’ll bring you a recap of the furniture I saw along with some tips for shopping this massive market.

Let’s roll….

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These dough bowls are always a hit at Scott’s and even though I already own one, I’m tempted every show to get another. They are well priced, under $100 and are really large.

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I loved these fretwork screen panels and think they would look good painted a chippy cream or antique green.  These were available from ‘my guy’ so I can only image the price was great.

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More antique dough bowls.

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Yes please on this vintage library card file.  Oh how I’d love this for storing my loose beads and jewelry findings.

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There is always lots of vintage cookware and kitchen accessories for sale.

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This stunning reclaimed wood mirror was $375 and at approx. 7 1/2′ tall that is a great deal.

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It must have been typewriter day at Scott’s because I saw so many of them for sale.

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Love these wicker Demijohns ($30-$45).  Every show I stop by and admire and have yet to pull the trigger.

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Always a selection of classic mirrors.

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A beautiful copper pail.  I think copper is going to be the IT finish for 2014.

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Original oil painting.

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Globes galore.  Some better than others and most overpriced.

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I loved this blue wall cabinet.

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One of my favorite pillow resources.  They have several bays of pillow covers, sorted by color.

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My dear friend Steve has an amazing assortment of beautiful antique accessories and found objects.  These tortoise shells are a fave of mine.

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I saw the most amazing collection of shells, coral and starfish this show.

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Anyone need antlers?  You’ll find them at Scott Antique Market.

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These glass buoys were beautiful.  They would look pretty great in one of those large dough bowls.

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Should have picked up a few of these vintage spools.  I they sell well in my Etsy shop and the price was great.  Next time!

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Awesome brass parakeet on a stand from Steve’s booth.

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Steve also have some great lighting.  These brass and copper pendants were really nice. {check out that wall cabinet too}

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And who doesn’t love a vintage pizza board?    Actually it was the fixture that caught my eye but the entire set-up is pretty great.

I’ve mentioned before that the Scott Antique Market takes place the second weekend of every month.  There are two buildings and outdoor spaces as well.  During the colder months I tend to skip the outdoor spaces but you can usually find some good deals there if you’re willing to deal with the weather.

I’ll be back later today with the before and after shots of some of the organizing I’ve done around the house.  When you fall off the organization bandwagon it takes time and energy to get back on!  I’m exhausted but happy to have things in order.

Shelly

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Happy Wednesday!
I finished up my Christmas shopping yesterday and now I have the task of wrapping gifts on my list for today.  Before I head off to the land of paper and bows, I wanted to drop in today and share the 411 on my DIY Christmas Stocking Holders.
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I have an admitted Christmas Stocking addiction.  Every year at Christmas (and at after Christmas sales) as I walk the aisles of my favorite stores, the Christmas stockings call my name.

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Whew!!!!  That’s all I can say at this moment!  You might have noticed that I’ve been absent here on the blog for the last few days and you might have wondered what I’ve been up to.  I wish I could say I was off enjoying the beach or taking a fun trip but that’s not the case.  The fact is that I’ve got a lot of projects on my to-do list and they have kept me so busy that I haven’t found the time, energy or creative mindset to blog.
One of the projects I’ve been working on is a big event for a non-profit agency I work with.  I am on the board of directors for the Community Assistance Center and I’m chair for their big fund-raising gala which is next weekend.  All the planning and making the centerpieces for the table décor have me knee-deep in auction items, paperwork and paper crafting.
I’ve also been super busy working on the finishing touches of a e-design project which I’ll share with you soon, trying to add a little fall flavor to my home and finishing up a piece for my desk (I know I promised to show it to you last week).  All in all, things are a tad busy in my life at the moment.
So now that you know I’m still alive and kicking, I did want to drop in today and share one of my favorite product lines with you.
We’ve all seen them…

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those images of bookcases where all the books have been meticulously covered in beautiful paper or fabric.
And if you are anything like me,  you’ve thought to yourself, I’ll do that with my own books and then my bookcases will look like all those other beautifully styled bookcases on Pinterest.
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But one day you take a hard look at your bookcases and the hundreds of books that are staring at you just waiting to be covered and you think to yourself, there has to be an easier way to make my bookcases look pretty.
We’ll folks I’m here to share a great source for INSTANT BOOKCASE STYLE with you, E. Lawrence Books!
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 Several years ago, when my store was open, I sold E. Lawrence books but I had forgotten just how amazing they are until a trip to the mart last week.  E. Lawrence has always had a great selection of leather-bound, classic covered books perfect for a library or more formal setting,  but over the years they’ve added lots of stylish covered books to the mix.  Their book collections are really dynamic and are a great way to add a strong design statement to your bookcases in a flash.
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The Eifel Tower set is one of my favorites.  Because the books stack vertically, they are great on shelves with large openings or on the tops of bookcases or armoires.
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The paper zebra covers are just amazing and so chic!
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They have lots of different floral covers which can add a bohemian feel to your shelves.
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The ikat and flame stitch patterns are also some of my faves.  Reminds me of something you’d see in Anthropologie.
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The lighthouse covers would be great in a men’s study or young boys room.
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Another fun floral inspired collection.
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If you like a little color pop on your bookshelves, these covers with script labels would do the trick.
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Abstract prints.
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I adore this purse stack.
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Classic with a modern edge.
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And the looks go on and on!
While I’m always up for a DIY book cover project, but with so many beautiful books from E. Lawrence I’ll be saving my crafting skills for something else.
To see more of the book collections from E. Lawrence head here.
For those of you in Atlanta, the full E. Lawrence collection can be seen in the J. Douglas showroom at the mart, Blog. 1, 13-a-1 and E. Lawrence has a booth at the Scott Antique Market  each month in the North Bldg.

Shelly

This is not a sponsored post, just sharing a product line I really love!

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Happy Monday my friends!!!!  I’m so sorry to see the weekend end because mine was filled with lots of fun.
First up the hubs and I made the trek out to Scott Antique Market.  Attending a gigantic antique market in 95+ degree weather is not something my husband likes to do often but he’s a trooper and when Scott’s falls on his Friday off he usually joins me on my shopping adventure.  I’m so glad he went this time because we ran into a good friend that just opened a booth in the North building.  Our friend Steve owned and operated one of the top showrooms at the mart for many years and I used to buy from his product lines when I had my store open.  In addition to the mart showroom, Steve has operated several antique spaces here in Atlanta on Bennett Street and on Miami Circle, which happen to be the diamond district for antiques in the ATL.  Steve recently closed his showroom at the mart and has opened a booth at Scott’s. (more…)

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