Blue and White Display in My Booth

It was time to reset my booth so I went in this week and started moving things around. I decided to put together a blue and white display so I gathered together what I already had in my booth and brought in some things that I had purchased over the last few months. I will probably continue to tweak it, but here is what I have come up with so far. I bought quite a few sets of salt and pepper … [Read more...]

Victory Antiques in Savannah, Georgia

As we were driving to Savannah from Tybee Island last week, we passed a charming looking little antique store. I quickly turned the car around and we spent some time exploring Victory Antiques. As we entered the store, we were almost immediately greeted by the store's friendly owner, Liz. A friendly shop keeper makes a huge difference and she was very helpful without being … [Read more...]

Lakewood 400 Antiques

I have heard people talking about shopping at Lakewood Antique Market for years, but last month was my first time attending. Promoted as  North Atlanta's premier market for antiques, collectibles, and vintage furniture, the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market certainly delivers.  It is located at exit 113 off of Georgia highway 400 in Cumming and it took a little over an hour to get there from my home. … [Read more...]

Two Week Estate Sale Finds

Last week I attended an estate sale of a retired Eastern Airline pilot (not to be confused with my previous post about an estate sale at the home of a retired Delta airline executive). The home was set back on a beautiful wooded piece of property and was a mid-century contemporary design with five different levels. I didn't buy a lot at the sale but I was able to find some cool stuff to both … [Read more...]

South Fulton Estate Sale Finds

Earlier this month I mentioned that I had been to an incredible estate sale just the week before. As you probably know, December, January, and February are typically very slow months for yard sales and estate sales. While there may be a few estate sales each week, the yard sales don't usually start up until spring. So you could probably imagine my excitement when I saw an ad on estatesales.net for … [Read more...]

A Collection of Antique Dolls

One of the things I like about the antique business is that I am always learning something new.  Recently while attending the Big Shanty Auction I was able to bid on and win a collection of antique dolls. Now prior to the auction I did not know much about dolls, and honestly I still don't, but I decided to buy them anyway and here's why. While I didn't follow my own advice for previewing items … [Read more...]

Queen of Hearts Alpharetta: Part 2

On Monday I shared some of the photos I had taken at Queen of Hearts Antiques from the previous weekend. This is a continuation of that post. It really is an awesome store. I definitely want to go back again by myself (my children were good sports about going to an antique store but I didn't want to spend too long there because I know they don't enjoy it as much as I do). The store is huge. You … [Read more...]

Queen of Hearts Alpharetta: Part 1

After visiting the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville on Saturday to find some jeans for my girls (half price clearance sale at the Levis outlet), I decided to stop by the Queen of Hearts Antique Mall in Alpharetta on my way home. Wow! I have heard other bloggers talk about how great this store is and I have to agree. They had a mix of stylish home decor along with some very nice … [Read more...]

Antique Auctions Part 1: Buyers Beware

Have you ever attended an antique auction? I remember my first few auctions. It can be so nerve wracking. You want to make sure you are bidding correctly. You have to learn how to decipher the auctioneer's rapid cycle auction style. You don't want to miss out on an incredible deal. You don't want to spend too much. There really is so much to think about. Here are a few tips to help you get … [Read more...]

Vintage Pattern Art

A couple of months ago I happened upon an estate sale that had boxes and boxes of vintage patterns. I've been wanting to find a few to frame so I began sorting through them. And then I came upon this one, a 1940s pattern for a band jacket! Look at the graphics and the colors!!   Why so excited you might ask? Well my friend Anne collects band jackets and not just for display but to wear. … [Read more...]