Michael and I had to run back to Atlanta last Thursday. He’s there for a job and I was going to stay a night or two to continue fabric shopping and get in trouble with my girlfriends. Things were going as planned until we were approaching Atlanta and an ad for Scott Antique Market came on the radio and in that instant everything changed. I was told several years ago that Scott was the place for Lakewood Fairgrounds Antique Market refugees to flock when the latter closed in 2006.
I picked up some of the girls and we got there around one and made it through most of the North building on Friday. It’s exhausting seeing so much beauty and awesomeness. We ended up returning late on Saturday as ‘things’ popped up that pushed my departure back a day. We made it about an hour before closing and found our junk/salvage paradise.
I passed by many, many delightful things telling myself that we’d go back until I found these ceramic lobster boxes and could not resist their cuteness. I searched for something similar and found a single box on Ruby Lane.
I could have taken home just about everything from this booth as their prices were very reasonable…
But it was the vintage/antique skep that had me falling out. Michael and I have been dreaming of owning one but we know we’re going to wait quite a bit. It was lovely seeing this one.
This is probably one of my favorite items, a perfume holder and is about four inches in length. I didn’t get a very good photo of the vial extended, but it can be seen here. A tad out of my price range but maybe it will still be there the next time I’m there so I can do it a little more justice.
I am always fascinated by how people use/style animal parts, such as this camel foot ink well and bathing stag.
Aileen added these beauties to her skull collection.
As I was taking their photos the vendor suggested I have a look at the $20K lions. Sadly, I don’t have a space or $40K to take them home with me. I do hope they find a good home some day.
This fella was covering a power box outside.
Here are a few more images. It was hard to keep up as there were so many amazing finds at each turn.
This was an egg laying machine. We all loved the delightfully decrepit chickies and that dad was checking in on everyone.
I’m not sure why I loved these so much but they’re plain awesome.
As I was working on this post I discovered that Lakewood is alive and well on the third weekend of the month in Cumming, Ga. Ah, double the trouble but I’ll have to wait until the Farmer’s Market has closed for the season. Ain’t no way I can make it this weekend!