This past weekend, I set out to do some antique shopping at Scott’s Antique Market here in Atlanta. On Friday, my friend Robyne and I hit the market, wondering what treasures we would find.
I am not a seasoned antique shopper by any stretch of the imagination. I basically live by the rule of “if I like it, I buy it”, and don’t really think about the history, story or life-line of an item.
Robyne and I spent about 5 hours trolling through the booths and outdoors stalls and did see some great items. Check out our favorites…
This gorgeous piece had a weathered grey finish, inset mirror, antique brass shelf poles and the most delicate scalloped detailing. Just about everyone who passed by snapped a picture of this piece.
Birdcages are a hot design statement right now. This oversized cage was hand-forged from galvanized steel. I love the industrial finish paired with an almost Victorian shape.
I am typically not a blue person but this vingette was stunning. A mix of linen, burlap, cream and Wedgewood blue. These down filled pillows were only $48.
Robyne and I stopped in our tracks when we saw this display. Antique silver trays were transformed by adding mirrored centers to each and hung from satin ribbons. These beauties were priced between $28 and $48. Needless to say, Robyne and I are now on the hunt for trays so we can create our own pieces.
Robyne found a beauty of a chandelier to hang over her breakfast table, in her Arizona home. The wire chandelier looked a bit like this (picture no handles and basket turned upside down). The chandelier measured about 36″ dia and 30″ high. I’ll have here shared photos when she gets it in place.
One of the things I was looking for at Scott’s was antique jewelry. These are a few of the pieces I found. I plan to creates some wonderful new pieces using these elements. Oh, the wood finial at the top of the photo is for a tassel that I am making for another project.
Shopping antique markets is a lot of fun and very inspiring.
I hope to see you next month at Scott’s.