Monday, March 14, 2011

Scott's and More

I returned late Saturday from my whirlwind trip to Atlanta. So much fun and shopping crammed into a day and a half. First, my friend Becky and I met up with Sissy from Blue Hydrangea on Friday morning at Scott's Antique Market. We shopped and talked and had a ball . . . like we had known each other for years. We ran into some other bloggers along the way, like Jenny from My Favorite and My Best . . .
Me, Jenny and Sissy. Don't we look angelic in the sunbeams?
Let me just say, that Sissy does not mess around. She is a woman on a mission and because of that determination found some great stuff. She has a great eye and went after the bargains with zest. I felt like I'd found a kindred spirit.
Sissy working the bargain table.
There were so many beautiful things, but I was so busy running my mouth that I forgot to snap photos of a lot of them. Here are the things I did manage to photograph . . .
Loved this mirrored Greek key coffee table. It was sold not long after we first saw it.

Cool mid-century lucite chairs.
Great rattan hanging egg chair. 
I know I have an obsession with faux bamboo Chinoiserie chairs but these were nickel. Awesomeness.
I so should have bought this pretty watercolor. Loved the colors and the brass frame.

And the find of the day! Sissy got four of these fiberglass chairs for a steal. I'm sure she'll blog about it. Just had to share how cool these are.  

In the afternoon, I met up with Angela from The Painted House at Scott's and shopped for a bit. She was so sweet and charming, just like she is on her blog. I also had the pleasure of meeting Sherry from Design Indulgence (who has been so kind and helpful during my blogging experience) and Emily from Emily A. Clark. Everyone was so nice and fun. Design bloggers are a great bunch to hang out with.

So, what did I buy at Scott's? A yard of this geometric maze/Greek key velvet fabric. I love it so.
Later that evening, we even got the opportunity to meet up for dinner at JCT Kitchen. Yum. Such a fun night!
Angela, Sherry, Sissy, my friend Becky and me at dinner. Sherry, sorry I got you blinking.  

The next morning, we hit IKEA.
Becky scored some loot. I just bought a couple of things. The main thing was this light fixture for Meg's room. It's too cute.
Unfortunately, the lucite chairs I wanted were out of stock. Boo. Maybe another time.
Then it was back to Nashville and reality. I hope everyone had as great a weekend as I did!

Sources: MIL and IKEA

17 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

too much fun. I am sure you had a blast. Scott's is the BEST place in the world, as far as I am concerned....

next time? I am THERE!

donna

bluehydrangea said...

Kathy,
It was such a great trip!!! Loved hanging out with you, wish we didn't live so far apart!!! And your light fixture is fabulous!! Can't wait to see it in Meg's room. And you're right, bloggers are the nicest group of people!! xo Sissy

Raina Cox said...

Isn't Jenny just the (MFAM) Best?

P.S. I have 6 of your new chair around my kitchen table - awesome choice!

Emily A. Clark said...

So much fun meeting you! Amazing how I don't remember seeing half of that stuff at Scott's :) So much to take in.

Hill Country House Girl said...

I am not sure there is anything more fun than shopping antiques with kindred spirits! Looks like you had a blast - what fun to meet other design obsessed bloggers!

Pink Wallpaper said...

hey! one of my BFF's bought that coffee table! can't believe we didn't see y'all there!

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

Scott's is on my list of places to go! Looks like yall had a blast!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Hi, Kathy, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry I missed you too but I'm glad you had such a good time. It was my first time at Scott's and I'm officially hooked!

angela | the painted house said...

So good to meet you, Kathy! Next time I'll have to do the 9-5 with you at Scott's...but I still managed to do some damage in two hours, ha! Looking forward to hanging out some more.

(Ugh, don't you hate it when IKEA is out of stock of something?)

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Kathy- Is that the Maskros lamp? Oh, it's too cool. Wish there was an IKEA near me!

Loretta

Ashley said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time, Kathy (regardless of the out-of-stock experience at IKEA)! And that watercolor is so gorgeous...I'm jealous of whoever is its new owner.

Design Elements said...

the rattan egg chair looks wonderful. lovely greetings from Germany

Kathy said...

K...love this post. I haven't been to Scott's in 10 years..your pictures have me pining! ...k

paula said...

so fun! I am in need of another scott's trip soon!

James Farmer said...

so, those are, or were my chairs! I'm James Farmer of www.allthingsfarmer.com and am obsessed with all things bamboo and chinoiserie!

Kim said...

Looks like such a fun time! Love the new light fixture. Can't wait to see it in her room.

Fran said...

Kathy, sounds like an awesome trip!! I've been eyeing those lucite chairs (think they're called tobias) from Ikea for a while now. Want to use them in my DR - just curious as to how comfortable they are?? What do you plan on using them for?