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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.


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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…


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.
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!
 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.
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.
The paper zebra covers are just amazing and so chic!
They have lots of different floral covers which can add a bohemian feel to your shelves.
The ikat and flame stitch patterns are also some of my faves.  Reminds me of something you’d see in Anthropologie.
The lighthouse covers would be great in a men’s study or young boys room.
Another fun floral inspired collection.
If you like a little color pop on your bookshelves, these covers with script labels would do the trick.
Abstract prints.
I adore this purse stack.
Classic with a modern edge.
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.


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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Happy Friday!
I don’t think I have shared with you some the photos I took at Scott Antique Market this month.
Scott’s this month was brimming with fantastic finds.  Since the Atlanta Gift and Home Furnishings show was in town and buyers from all over the world were in town for it, the vendors at Scott’s really upped their game and loaded their booths with all kinds of home décor and furniture.  I didn’t get to snap as many photos as I wanted because I was dragging around a cart full of items but I did take enough to wet your appetite.
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There were lots of tall armoires at this show including this beauty.  I love the circle design on the mirrored doors.
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Fabulous bamboo table that would make a perfect bar cart.
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This vendor had a great selection of antiqued mirrored accent tables in a different shapes and sizes.  The antique gold finish on this one was beautiful.
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Vintage boxes, crates and baskets were everywhere.
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This curved front cabinet was so pretty.
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Lots of grey washed pieces.  This piece is just begging for a dark stain top.
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Lovely folding mirror screen.
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Industrial is here to stay.  This piece was pretty awesome not only because of the size but the details and hardware.
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I loved this vintage office vignette and that parking meter turned lamp was so cool.
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Great iron chairs just waiting for a splash of color.  Can’t you just see them in bright orange???
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Did you say you were looking for sea sponges???
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The guys at Parker Kennedy never disappoint with fabulous bamboo pieces, bold colors and chic accessories.  This blue bar cart/table made me gasp!
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I love anything in red (with brass details and cute knobs)!
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Great bamboo chair.
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Can you just imagine entertaining with this oval tray?
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Love this color, fabric combo.
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I’d give up a lung for this chair.  Emerald green is so luscious!
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Poodle on a perch!
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Another red gem.  Love the blue and white Chaing Mai fabric.
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The way this desk was painted and the treatment on the top surface was great.  The top was a special paint treatment.
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Weathered and rustic.
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And this piece was just beautiful.  Check out the detail on the drawer and sides.
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All in all the Scott Antique Market was really good.  There was lots to see and lots to buy.  I picked up a couple of pieces of milk glass, two vintage fans, some brass trays and some vintage jewelry.
Until next months edition of Treasure Hunting!


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Top of the morning to everyone.  I hope you had a good weekend!
I spent a good chunk of my weekend thrifting at a few local haunts and made a trip to Scott Antique Market to see what goodies I could find there.  I didn’t attend Scott last month so I was excited for the show this month.  One of my favorite vendors at the show brings boxes and boxes of items he purchases from estate sales, auctions and antique dealers.  His usual set-up consist of about 20+ tables loaded with stuff, some good and some on the “junk” side.  Looking through his tables is always an experience and most times I come away with a few good pieces.  I buy most of my milk glass from him and he always has piles and piles of vintage jewelry which is a draw for me.
Whenever I go to Scott to shop “my guy” as I affectionately call him, I go on Thursday, the first day the show opens. His stuff sells fast and there is always a crowd.  I’ll make sure to take photos of his space next month and show you the madness.
Anyhow, here’s a look-see at what I picked up from Scott’s and a few other spots around town.
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I found this old scale and couldn’t resist. $8.00!
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These vintage McLaughlin Milk glass bottles were a great find at only $3.00 each.  I’ve seen these selling on-line for as much as $40.00 a piece.
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I adore vintage jewelry!
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I’ve wanted to start collecting ironstone and was thrilled to find this piece for $5.00.   I feel a new obsession collection starting to build.
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 Aren’t these woven knobs cute?  “My guy” sold me these for .50 each.
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This was probably my best buy from Scotts.  These unfinished oval frames which measured 48″ x 32″ were $5.00 a piece.  Image the mirror, chalkboard, corkboard options!
 After making my purchases at Scott’s I made the rounds and snapped a few photos of things that caught my eye.
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 Love this mid-century modern lamp at the Parker Kennedy booth.  David and Lance always have a stunning booth filled with incredible pieces.
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This gorgeous chest is also a Parker Kennedy piece.  That hardware is to die for!
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 I loved this tabletop vignette.
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 A stunning piece of furniture!
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Arched top shutters…so beautiful. I would use these pieces inside a home as décor.
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 This Grandmother clock was fabulous.
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Another pretty piece of furniture. The mirrored back and scalloped detailing really gave this piece its uniqueness.
After Scott’s I stopped at my one of my favorite flea markets and found a few things…
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  I’ve had great luck selling the other scales I’ve come across in my Etsy shop so this one will be headed there as soon as I clean it up a bit. This one is large and a really beauty.
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I also found this Mottaheda Pinecone Finial( turned lamp) for $14.00.  This baby is solid brass and gorgeous.  I spotted the finial selling on-line for $200!
I’m so fortunate that Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs have lots of antique stores, thrift shops and flea markets to shop at.  A few days before Scott’s my friend Dorothy and I made a trip to visit Antique Traditions and on the way there we spotted church thrift store.  Of course we had to make a U-turn and pop in for a visit.
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 I picked up this beautiful blue glass bowl for $2.00 and the slate blue egg cups for .25 each.
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And this original oil painting was $4.00.
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I also found a pair of ornate wall plaques with a mirrored center .  These pieces hang vertically and will look great flanking a larger mirror.
And finally, I found what is likely to be one of my most favorite pieces ever at an auction I attended last week.
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This stunning cuckoo clock made my heart flutter.  I love the detailing and the old world charm it has.  I was told by someone at the auction to get it appraised but what I know so far is that it is a Schneider Black Forest Cuckoo Clock, maybe worth in the hundreds!
All in all, the past few days have resulted in some of my best thrifting finds.   I love the thrill of the hunt and coming home with a few things to keep or sell in my shops is always good!

XO Shelly

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