Last weekend I went to my favorite American brocante, or flea market and antique show. The Scott Antique Market sets up in Atlanta the second weekend of every month, and here you will find two HUGE warehouses filled with vendors from around the southeastern United States and beyond. It is an antique lover’s dream destination (unless you’re at the brocantes in France), and it’s always fun to see what new things your favorite vendors are displaying and catch up with them to see what’s been going on in their lives and business.
Scott’s is a favorite haunt of designers, they are usually first on the scene as vendors are still setting up before it opens on the first day. As I don’t have anywhere else to put anything (the downside of having fun-sized my home a few years ago), so what I love most is to see how each vendor “decorates” their booth with their treasures. And with the Christmas holiday being only a couple of weeks away, they had some fabulous displays from which to steal ideas.
I love to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts at flea markets and antique shops. For me it’s the best way to repurpose and recycle instead of shopping for new stuff at the mall. And it’s a perfect way to choose a gift that truly makes the recipient feel special. Happy hunting!