Atlanta Antiquing At Its’ Finest

February 14, 2014 by Beth

Happy Valentine’s weekend!

Hope you’re having a great time with your loved ones.

I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to Atlanta spent with my girlfriend and her sweet family.

Other than seeing her new house, which was fabulous, the highlight of the weekend was a trip to Scott Antique Markets.

 

 

This was my second trip to Scott. The first one was so overwhelming and thrilling that I didn’t purchase a thing.

So, I was out to make amends this go round, not to come home empty handed!

Here are some of the items we saw trending this month.

Enjoy the eye candy!!

First – antlers of all size, shape and color are definately hot items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Suzani fabrics and pillows were absolutely beautiful!  Love these!

Here’s a bit of history:

Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in TajikistanUzbekistanKazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Suzani is from the Persian سوزن Suzan which means needle. The art of making such textiles in Iran is called سوزنکاریSuzankāri (needlework).

Suzanis usually have a cotton (sometimes silk) fabric base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread. Chainsatin, and buttonhole stitches are the primary stitches used. There is also extensive use of couching, in which decorative thread laid on the fabric as a raised line is stitched in place with a second thread. Suzanis are often made in two or more pieces, that are then stitched together

Popular design motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers (especially tulipscarnations, and irises), leaves and vines, fruits (especially pomegranates), and occasional fish and birds. [1]

The oldest surviving suzanis are from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but it seems likely that they were in use long before that. In the early 15th century, Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, the Castilian ambassador to the court of Timur (Tamerlane), left detailed descriptions of embroideries that were probably forerunners of the suzani. [2]

Suzanis were traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry, and were presented to the groom on the wedding day. [3

 

 

 

 

Cow hide rugs and covered stools, chairs and ottomans were also hot on the list.

We learned the best hides come from Argentina, or so we were told.

 

Love how these are layered over other rugs.

 

 

 

 

We saw lots of African masks and sculptures on metal stands.

They would certainly make for interesting conversation!

 

 

 

Acrylic and lucite pieces seem to be making a come back.

I’ve seen several in magazines lately and they were in abundance at Scott as well.

What do you think? A piece here and there to add a little modern vibe?

 

 

Looking pretty cool on those cow hide rugs too!

 

 

 

 

Other fabulous items we saw…

Pages upon pages of beautiful things to frame.

 

 

Beautiful spritzer bottles.

 

Old books to treasure.

 

 

 

 

Anyone need a table or a chest?

 

 

Mirror mirror on the wall…

 

 

 

I loved all the old textiles and French grain bags that were sold at Scott.

 

 

It was interesting to hear of all the vendors that travel to Europe to purchase their wares.

The stories they could tell…

 

 

 

So what did you think? Ready for a road trip to Scott?

It’s something to behold and an experience you will never forget!

Call me and I’ll be more than happy to tag along. :)

 

Hugs and Kisses,

 


 

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2 Comments »

  1. Susan says:

    I wanna go!

  2. Perri Miley says:

    You know I want to go-and with a u-haul hitched to the back of the car!

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