|Office at entrance of Lakewood Antiques Market|
With my regular Scott's Antique Markets cohort, I visited the market yesterday. Since we travel to Scott's just about every month, a comparison between the two was inevitable - more on that later.
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, always the 3rd weekend monthly, is located in affluent North Altanta adjacent to Georgia 400, at Exit 13 on Georgia 9.
This upscale Market features 500 spaces in a 75,000 foot climate controlled building plus outside veranda and countyard dealers.
Cumming is often associated with Lake Lanier - a lovely area with meadering lake frontage all created by the corps of engineers - not many lakes in Georgia are natural. It is also the home of my daughter's in-laws who have a lovely home in a very nice subdivision called the Polo Fields.
Here is a pictorial walk-through with comments!
|Entrance - food court and rest rooms|
|I saw this shop at the beginning of our walk-through and at the end - it is well staged and offers attractive items for sale - mostly faux greens!|
|We liked this made-to-order farm table - loved the legs~|
|I've seen these driftwood trees elsewhere and am always charmed by them!|
|Lots of shops with vintage signage.|
|Just resting ....|
|Some nicely refinished vintage pieces - these looked familiar and I think this same vendor is also at Scott's Antique Markets.|
|Not sure about this "item" for sale but it was nicely draped for general viewing.|
|We saw a lot of vintage "Georgia" pieces and signage such as this one - this market definitely had a rural southern feel to it.|
|Several shops like this one look pretty permanent and have a lot of very specific merchandise for sale.|
|One of our finds were these "garden girls" beautifully rendered by this local artist - link to site here. My friend, who is associated with Atlanta's Southeast Garden Show, tried to convince her that she should display at the show. She uses natural materials to create her fine work - we were so impressed! |
Here's the "about" section statement from her website - wonderful things!
As a small child, I really enjoyed hiking the hills and mountains of West Virginia with my grandmother. We loved collecting leaves and flowers and carefully pressing them in to old books. After a few weeks, our treasures would emerge and I began making special little characters and artwork from them. Now, I find myself walking through fields of Georgia and pulling off the road with clippers and a phone book in my hand. In memory of the great time with my grandmother and a little prodding from my friends, I have decided to create the “Garden Girls” — Nature’s Magic with a little bling! My original artwork is scanned and printed with the highest quality materials and 80 year archival inks to ensure that you may enjoy it for a lifetime. Each piece is hand embellished with Austrian crystals.
|The vendor/seller in this booth told us she loved bright yellow and had been using regular paint to refurbish wooden pieces with a little distressing. We liked her idea and thought she did a very nice job. Her prices were very reasonable as well.|