Hi friends - I hope your Saturday is going well! While everyone has been enjoying Fashion Week this week, my mom and I decided to check out the Scott Antique Market yesterday. This is a huge antique expo at the Atlanta Expo Center on the second weekend of every month (they also have a location in Columbus, OH, on certain weekends). This place was overwhelming - over 360,000 square feet and over 3,300 exhibiters. My pictures only represent a minute fraction of what we saw.
While I was hoping for some cool vintage clothing, I didn't find much. However, there were endless amounts of vintage jewelry! I didn't spend a lot, but one of my favorite vendors was Hilary Eiseman, "The Purse Lady" (last two pictures). She had some of the most interesting vintage purses I've seen in such nice condition - really, some totally unique designs. The clutch I wanted was out of my price range, but instead, I ended up purchasing a really cool envelope clutch with cream crochet and a lucite zipper pull from the late 1950s. I will be debuting that soon - stay tuned!
If you're in Atlanta or Columbus, you should definitely check out this giant antique expo! I plan to go back soon. Open to the public, $5 admission ($1 off with coupon), free parking, close to the Atlanta Airport.
Picking through endless boxes of beads
Layers of hand-written French documents and manuscripts from the 1800s
Antique ivory-handled curling iron with vanity. My mom says she remembers my Grandpa complaining how badly burned hair smells. His sisters used styling tools like these in the early 1900s. Back then, hair was curled by heating the iron over an open flame or oil lamp before being applied to the hair.
Many, many crystal chandeliers.
So many antique prints - here, Anna Pavlowa and the Ballet Russe.
Huge lots of architectural salvage.
My mom and I on the free shuttle bus that takes you from the North and South Expo buildings.
Endless amounts of sterling silver.
"The Purse Lady," Hilary Eiseman's purse display.
A few unique bags. The bottom cream clutch with turquoise details was my favorite of the group.