Last weekend I scratched an item off my Bucket List: Visit Scott Antique Market in Atlanta. For years I’ve heard friends tell me, after inquiring about a certain piece in their home, “Oh, I got that at Scott’s!” I wanted to experience this place myself. Billed as America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt, it did not disappoint.
Here’s a sampling of what I saw, plus a few pointers on how to shop there if you follow my lead. The market is housed in two massive buildings located near the Atlanta airport.
The South Building
holds booths that sell the lower priced treasures. I saw the largest collection of vintage monogrammed linens ever. I was a kid in a candy store.
There were two booths with outstanding vintage prints; I could have spent the day looking only at them.
As with any antique market, oodles of oddities abound, like these funny Halloween decorations made from tin cans,
an irresistible vintage phone,
and letters made from Reader’s Digest books.
The North Building
is home to more upscale and expensive items. Most of the furniture pieces and art can be found here. I fell in love with this 1950’s era punch bowl
and almost went home with this oval bar cart.
Silver vendors abounded with stunning displays.
Unique items caught my eye at every turn, like this French bistro table,
a huge collection of enormous green bottles
and the perfect piece of art for the boater in your life.
Tips for Shopping at Scott Antique Market
→ The market is open the second weekend of the month, Thursday to Sunday. Admissison is $5 per person, which is good for both buildings.
→ The buildings are enormous, so wear your walking shoes. When I go again, I’ll print a map from the website and mark my favorite vendors on it.
→ The market is customer-service oriented, so you will find multiple snack bars, clean restrooms, and even a golf cart shuttle to your car. Should you find a piece that needs to be shipped, customer service can provide you with numerous approved shippers to assist you.
→ Not all vendors take credit cards, so bring cash or your checkbook.
September 18, 2013