Monday, April 16, 2012

April Scott's Antique Finds

Oh, my favorite time of the month again, SCOTTS! I made a quick trip there for this show and let me tell you, there were some GREAT deals and pretty things that made me swoon...

These little tables were $225 each and in a variety of sizes and finishes... These could be so cute as a nightstand, a side table, a porch table, small bar table, etc...

How fun are these? They were perfectly aged as far as the leather goes, I think I loved them because of all the mad men I've been watching and I could totally see these in Don Draper's new high rise condo. You could be super cool and hipster with these but you could also use these in a setting that is more traditional but needs a little ummph to take it up a notch. Love...

I finally walked inside and immediately spotted these sweet little chairs (this was a pair). They were actually pretty comfortable and I love the lines and nailhead trim. Not too mention these are also super versatile.

Saw these plates, the back of them was marked as Mottahedeh, as a china snob I about fell over when he said they were $25. I really loved them but I wasn't 100% positive they were real and I really had no place to put them so I kept walking but they were pretty. One of these days I'm praying to find some Royal Crown Derby Imari plates for $25, I may be praying for a while....

Every time I go to Scotts I admire this woman's art work, I believe her name is Sheryl Connelly. She keeps her paints there with her during the show and will touch up the colors to whatever you want when you purchase. I am still searching for the perfect art above my sofa and I've considered her work (re-framed). $650 w/o frame

I saw this mirrored buffet and about died, so cool and unusual for a mirrored piece. Then they told me the price and I really was drooling, $650!!!! OMGeee... My only issue was the finish, I love it, however in my abode it would clash with the coral and navy. The nice lady said I could pay to re-finish it but I wasn't really sure how I'd want it painted and would I even love it after it was painted. This beauty didn't come home with me but if I see her next month, I may take it as an omen.

I turned around from here and saw this lovely mirrored and tufted headboard, wowzers. The shape was so pretty and as you know I'm obsessed with anything mirrored these days. I especially love the 4 poster mirrored beds but I thought this was a bit different, very glamorous! It'd look pretty with a skirted table next to it, or another mirrored piece, or even something more rustic like a dark distressed wood table. I'd probably pick the latter for at least one of my tables, I might even do a fun chandy above the bed side table(s) instead of lamps for a LOT of glam factor.

I am still on the search for 2 occasional chairs to complete my living room. There is a vendor in the South building who is set up both inside and in front and he always has pretty chairs in a ton of shapes and sizes. Unfortunately he was cleaned out on Thursday by decorators, he is first on my list next month!! He did show me this cute little thing ($300).

I went outside to leave and head to the North building when I saw this lovely booth . These 2 chairs were SOOOO darn CUTE, they had the best animal print that was neutral with a little bit of light blue to it. For a tall and straight back they were actually pretty comfy too. $1200 for the pair. I loved these so much but they were a bit over my budget and if I was going to spend that much I'd want to make sure I love the fabric upholstered on them. I can't wait to see what she has in stock next month.

I wizzed through the north building so I didn't get many pics but I did want to take one (or both) of these signs home.... Aren't they great? I don't know which is my favorite. This booth is set up every month so I may come back and grab one, I even thought about trying to make myself so I could pick my colors. I am wanting to set up a bar tray (more on that in a min) and I think the "I feel a sin coming on" would be fun next to the bar tray.

So what did I come home with? Not too much since I was planning for the chairs but didn't luck out. I found this awesome Piedmont Driving Club book for $20 to add to my Atlanta book collection:

This great booth has a huge stock of Decanters which was on my list. I had a "Stock the Bar" party Saturday night and wanted a crystal whiskey/bourbon decanter as part of my gift to the couple. I didn't get a pic of it but I did pick out one for myself to take home. Right as I was paying I spotted these adorable antique bar tags and had to have.

I have another decanter in my china cabinet that matches my Lismore but I may get 1 or 2 more of these at the next show. My plan is once my skirted table is finished I might put a lamp with a bar tray. My husband doesn't drink and I sowed my wild oats in college so I don't much either except for some wine. However, that being said, I love the look of a bar tray sitting out (again, maybe I've been watching too much Mad Men). Don't be offended if you find colored water or apple juice inside the decanters.

I saw a post of one of my favorite blogs Simply Seleta, where she was showing different ways to style this beautiful chest she bought. All of her options were to die for but I really liked the option with the bar tray from Target and the silhouette coaster (which are old but I MUST find).

Anyways, check out her blog, it's a bookmarker for sure. She is a good 'ole southern gal that used to live in Atlanta and now lives down around 30-A in Florida, probably more reason I like her since my in-laws live there and we are in Atlanta.

I know this was really long but I just saw so many great things at Scott's Antique this month. I really could base this whole blog around Scott's, that's how obsessed I am. My calendar is marked for next month and I may even have a friend joining me from Nashville, I love when I have a counterpart to help make decisions.

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