was A-MAZING!!! I got up at 4:15 a.m. and Sharon, Teresa and I left for Atlanta at 6:00 a.m. Got there with no problems at all….parked, walked in…and just looked at each other like….Oh.My.Gosh!! It was HUGE!!!!!! And this was just the North building… there is also a South building and tons of vendors outside! We didn’t even get to the ones outside because (1) it was COLD and WINDY and (2) we ran out of time! WE looked like deer caught in headlights the WHOLE day! I think it was obvious that we were “newbies”!
The prices in the North building were HIGH!! And the one thing that made me nuts is most of the vendors don’t put prices on their wares, so you have to ask how much everything is! I was raised to think if I have to ask….I can’t afford it! But I got with it pretty quick!
One item that I “inquired” about was a pair of angel wings…they were small…like maybe the size of my hand wide…had a little hole in between them where they used to be attached to something….an angel perhaps….anyhoo… I picked them up and asked how much they were….the little guy heads towards me and I am reading his lips and he says three hundred and fifty dollars…..to which I replied….THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS???? (Yeah, I know…..I was ill prepared….I got better as the day went on, I promise) He said, they are sterling…..SHUT.UP! They felt like tin to me but who am I?? I said alrighty then and ever so gently placed them back where I found them….lesson learned…act cool Lou Cinda, act cool….
There were fabulous vendors with fabulous vignettes and I got SO MANY ideas!!!!! Here are some of the things we saw….
These were porcelain and this woman made them by hand….gorgeous!
These too, even the leaves….hydrangeas! My favorite! The details are just unbelievable! No prices and I did not ask….
love the coral….
Love the old books…
Loved the patina….
Lots of silver….
Torn down and ready for rehab!
I did get to meet the FABULOUS Sherry at Design Indulgence which was so much fun!! I LOVE her blog and she is a FAN of Scotts so I told her we were coming and she met us there and gave us the lay of the land and she is just so great!! And funny!
And so pretty! Thank you Sherry for spending time with us amateurs!
I also met Lulu of the blog Lulu Redstar! She is a vendor in the South building. Her jewelry is exquisite and I wish I had had more time to shop! I only got to talk to her for just a few minutes as they were getting ready to close the place down! She is TINY!! I look like a TANK next to her! Loved her!
We loved the South building the best I think…we bought more over there….we just had so much to see and so little time!
We will definitely be going back to Scotts, probably in the early Spring so we can shop outside and not freeze! And I think we may stay overnight so we will have more time….in the meantime I am going to practice my “haggle” skills! They need work!
We did make purchases and I will post about what I got later!