Monday, October 10, 2011

Junkin' at Scott Antiques Market

I love old stuff. Nothing wrong with new stuff, but if given the choice, I'd rather have dishes with a story behind them than plates without a past. Once a month, the Scott Antique Market vendors set up their booths south of Atlanta. They bill themselves as the World's Largest Indoor Antique Shows.There's old stuff and new stuff there, and an outside as well as inside. Here's a few pictures from our afternoon at Scott's.


China. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

I look at china and household tchotchkes, the husband looks for rusty stuff.

Rusty stuff. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books


Frigidaire sign. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books



Skull. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books


Drawers. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books


Face. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books



More rusty stuff. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books


Bottles and crocks. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books


Lamps. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Faces. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Lockers. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Peacock. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Penguins. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Red mailbox. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books



Jumble of silverware. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Snowmen. Lucy Mercer/ A Cook and Her Books



 
Tractor seat chairs. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books


Whimsical Christmas tree. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

I came very close to buying the whimsical Christmas tree with a penguin to accompany. Maybe the vendor will be back next month.

Do you like to go antiquing or junking? What's your favorite antique fair or market?

Text and images copyright 2011, Lucy Mercer.

7 comments:

The Teacher Cooks said...

Love your photos. I have never been to Scott's. Looks like you had a great time.

magnolia said...

Ooo. I want that red mailbox. I have to wait a MONTH until they're open again?!? Please tell me where that red mailbox was!

Lucy@acookandherbooks said...

Thanks for reading, Magnolia! The red mailbox is in the Scott Garden Center building, on the south side of the interstate. Hope that helps. It was really adorable!

LBMahana said...

Loved your pictures and that adorable little girl in one of them. So what did you buy? I saw a lot I would have liked!

Julie Quinn said...

LOVE antiques, thrift stores, yard sales, etc. - love to find new life in old things - I really like the penguin - may have to check that out next month

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous. Our flea markets are generally just a lot of flea. I'm drawn to those drawers, an the bottles and that freckle faced young'un!

Bell :)

lucy@acookandherbooks said...

Hey Bell, just head north to Atlanta on the 2nd week of the month and we'll shop together!