One of the benefits of living in the design mecca Southeast, is attending Scott Antique Market. In which candidly, we probably take for granted. The show takes place the second full weekend of every month and attracts dealers and buyers from all over the country. Every time I go, I ask myself, “why aren’t you coming here every month?”. You just never know what goodies and GREATS you will uncover, or one-of-a-kind finds you can re-image into masterpieces. For example, this past visit, I came across an old iron balcony railing, in the shape of an arc, and immediately thought, imagine it topped with marble as an entry table?
Contemplated this old tool box for a dining table centerpiece but determined we need to bring in another finish/texture, like basket weave or iron.
Can you hear the sobs? That’s me boo hooing because I didn’t buy this bench! If you know me, you know I’ll come across a lovely image from a magazine or blog and it stays stuck in my head for years! Seeing this bench conjured up this particular BH&G shot I’ve had saved in my under “holiday decorating” since 2003…
Moving on, these definitely qualify for smokin hot…
Standing nearby was more wonderful foxed mirror, this time in the shape of a screen. Imagine this beauty as a backdrop, centered behind a lovely pair of chairs and center table, artwork along its perimeter???
I had a recent inquiry into designing a lake house space, so it too was on my mind…and wondered if they would like something like this?
They also were the owners of this piece, a favorite of my clients and definite possibility for the foyer space.
These could be fun, all cleaned up and ready to rock…
More sobs from camp Jen…I could of at least inquired about the price…what is my problem? I would of loved these homeys to come home with me.
These made it in the truck. We loved the caramel colored patina on them for my client. Not quite sure where they will go yet, but I was reminded of the saying…”if you love them, get them, you’ll find a place eventually”. Whoever said that is genius.
These caught my eye. There’s something aeronautical/masculine about them. I think they’d look great with a round table.
The mega-talented Erika Powell, floated one in the fireplace at last Summer’s Coastal Living Show House, which I’m SO going to use in my own fireplace next Spring/Summer…
I picked up three of these crates for $12 a piece to use as shelving in the beach house bath.
These white floating shelves were temporary and its time for them to fly…especially when a towel goes rolling off into the…whoops.
I like mixing in a one off chair like so, with other upholstered pieces short, tall, big, small. This chair would also look great with a slipcover hanging off its bottom.
Table and gorgeous floor lamps! The blue one, second from right, gets my vote.
Time to pause for station identification…the food at Scotts is most definitely part of the show. The Greek food in the back corner of the North building oh my! I can’t seem to ever tear myself away to try anything else, and there is a lot of great chow walking by. This time it was the tabouleh, the cowboy caviar and the EGGPLANT up to bat. The eggplant – TO DIE. We could not stop eating it or talking about it!
Great lamps by George, and are you ready for this, $295 for the PAIR! A steal when you consider what you pay for a lamp shade alone.
In love with these rugs. Logged for future reference.
In both color ways…
This next picture doesn’t quite do the lantern justice. It was enormous! And that yoke! I love a good yoke. Again, logged for future design plans.
We both wanted the gothic styled door but at one G flat (no need to worry, my accountant handles that…can you name that tune?), what’s a girl to do but admire and compliment the owner on such a lovely vignette: the chairs, rug, door, panels, lamp…
If only you had a twin to go with! A steal at $149.
Just goes to show, ain’t nothing like the real thing baby, when I look at this photo. This table was beyond fabulous but alas, my photog skills are not. You’ll just have to trust me on this one. Stellar.
The best thing about snapping photos at the show, is you go back and see things again for the first time, like the starburst mirror, top left corner. Aren’t you pretty. I took the photo for all that gorgeous greenery (and the pair of white urns filled with silver ornaments). I cannot wait to get out there and clip away the magnolias for Christmas.
These three would make a great trio somewhere, even just one by itself in a nondescript, unexpected part of your home…
(chaLahcdesigns.com is responsible for their beauty).
The lamps were a YES for my client. Thinking a dark shade maybe? Or something unexpected. Still working through that.