Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 563's Scott's trip recap, part I

Wow, what a weekend! In three days, I hit the gift and home furnishings market, all of the cool shops in Atlanta (or at least most of them!) and Scott Antique Market with Eddie Ross. I've been dying to investigate Scott's for some time, and getting to hit the aisles with Eddie was just the be-all end-all!

And for those of you who are curious about what he's really like in person (let's just get that out of the way), I found him to be very relaxed and open, warm and quite entertaining. I'm sure that all 35-plus (!!) who met with us on Sunday morning felt like he was an old friend by the time we parted ways.

And it helped that we were all totally in our element surrounded by such eye candy! Have a look for yourself ...

I claim to not like Victorian furniture, but I just cannot resist running my hands over a beautiful bowfront chest like this. This would be the perfect beginning to a wonderful chest-mirror-lamp combination in any room in a house. And check out the detail of the hardware above -- gorgeous! AND this dealer had about 15 to choose from.

Oh, this piece made me a little sick. Remember that antiques auction my mom and I found? We saw a piece that looked just like this at the end of the night and thought it was so interesting. Unfortunately, we'd both already spent our limit and we passed it up at $75. I've thought about it several times since and wished I would have broken out the credit card and brought it home.

So when I saw this tag I about lost it. I can't believe I let the first one go! Baker! Ah.

Here's Eddie in action talking about something we know he loves, vintage tabletop. He talked about the differences in manufacturing and how to distinguish markings, etc. Unfortunately I was little ADD that morning and I'm afraid I didn't retain much useful information. Ha. I brought something home out of this booth and I can't wait to show you.

Lovely blue and white delftware and transferware (which I unfortunately probably cannot tell apart!). I almost think it looks more beautiful stacked like this than hung on a wall.

Here he is talking about another of his favorite things, vintage prints and lithographs. This dealer had everything but maps -- she said she had to draw the line somewhere, which I can totally understand, and thought was funny. I actually didn't buy anything here, given the total backlog of things that need to be framed at our house. But, I thought the prices were pretty good on the whole, and would go back if we needed something.

After lunch, my friend Kim and I headed into what I called the "eye candy section," meaning, all the gorgeous things that I cannot even come close to being able to afford. But it sure was fun to look!

These French commodes were, oh. So beautiful. I loved the one in the foreground, and the dealer said that she hasn't had many people intrested in it because it doesn't have drawer pulls. That was exactly what attracted me to it in the first place! I could have taken it home for $1500, she said. I said knock off a zero and you have a deal (okay, of course I did not! that would have been totally rude!).

This iron daybed is so fabulous! I imagine it piled high with pillows in a pretty sunroom (or really any room, for that matter).

Back in the "real people section," this little bench caught my eye. I loved the bench in Chaffee Braithwaite's bedroom that appeared in Cottage Living last spring, and thought it was along those lines. I think it was marked at $125.

Wes loves these little tags for his liquor decanters, and there was at least one for every drink imaginable.

I just love mother-of-pearl-handled flatware. This set was especially pretty.

And the dealer was so kind to show us how to tell English from American (most of the English makers have a crown in their logo), and what to look for in a good set.

This is barely skimming the surface of what we saw, and of course I can't wait to show you my goods! In the mean time, here's what a couple of other bloggers thought of the trip:

Layers of Meaning
Southern Hospitality
The Confetti Chronicles

Let me know if you'd like to be included in the round-up. And a big, heartfelt thank-you to Eddie and Jaithan for coming down South to spend the weekend with some totally crazed fans! We all had a great time!


My Notting Hill said...

Looks like a blast! That Baker piece is terrific. Love the up-close shot in your first picture.

The Marden Family said...

Great recap! I forgot my camera (of course) so will likely not post anything on my blog about the day until my friend sends me some pics. So nice to meet you- keep the great inspiration pics coming!

Heather Warren said...

I am so jealous of you. I have mad love for Eddie Ross. Great recap.

Lauren said...

Looks like so much fun & wish I could've been there with youguys!! LOVE that little bench you spotted!!

La Maison Fou said...

Sounds like a fun filled worldwind trip. Nothing a little Starbucks, & chocolate can't remedy.
I wish I had been there too!

megan @ a life's design said...

Too much fun! I should have came. I can't wait for part 2! And I haven't forgotten about the auction either. I still want to go to that with you!

paula said...

so much fun! too bad about the chest, i mean $75, wow!

Anonymous said...

Ummm... Jenn, this is SOOOO COOL! How did you get to go antique shopping with Eddie Ross?? I watched Top Design and loved him, thought he should have won!! That is way cool, I am so impressed, and I WANT TO GO if you ever go with him again!

Pink Wallpaper said...

how fun! i totally wanted to go to that and now you are making me regret it!! darn...can't wait to see what you got!!!

LindsB said...

Looks like you had so much fun, I am 100% jealous!! I cant wait to see what you picked up there!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer,
so great meeting you too this weekend! I had such a blast with everyone!!! Thank you so much for your sweet post!!!

Erin said...

Ok, so now he is writing comments on your blog AND you're picture is on his. WOAH. Since when are you so famous?!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Jennifer, I enjoyed your recap too, wasn't it a blast?! I think we all love Eddie now even more. Thanks for the mention of my post too, I had so much fun taking pics & sharing it all.

Come see me sometime!

pve design said...

hi jennifer,
how great that you were able to go and to learn, discover and connect with others. Thanks for sharing and "buy" that piece...if you still can. I have a penchant for chests too.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh so jealous. I wanted to go as well. Great pictures and I can't wait to see what you do with what you got.

Kwana said...

What a time. I love that white bench. As with everyone I'm so jealous:)

Unknown said...

What an incredible experience! I would love to go antiquing with Eddie.

MIMILEE said...

I am just really sick that I didn't get to go to Scott's to meet Eddie and be with all you fun BLOGGERS! I had to back out the last minute.....but if Eddie ever comes back, I will be there!!! Great recap.....Loved it!

layersofmeaning said...

Thanks for including me!
I had a wonderful time!!!