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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Whimsical (and Productive) Trip to Scott Antiques Markets

I was captivated by some of the whimsical items for sale at Scott Antique Markets - runs through Sunday in Atlanta
This is the second weekend of the month and, therefore, Scott Antique Market weekend (aka the largest in the world) - link. My usual companion for this monthly event, Bette, and I traveled there on a cold, clear day to spend time with some of our favorite vendors and visit the numerous shops. It was a particularly busy day which we attributed not only to post-holiday enthusiasm (December is one of their slowest months) but also the fact that there is a huge Atlanta Mart activity in the city bringing lots of designers and others to the area.

In addition to looking for great pieces to add to my collection (Wydeven Designs sales), I looked around at the whimsical items on display. I found quite a few although would have found many more if I didn't get distracted so easily and constantly by great pieces of upholstered furniture - many at MY price point.

Bought this set of four French style chairs newly upholstered and refinished by Cynthia of CJD Antiques - regulars in the North Building of Scott Antique Markets. I have made several purchases from this charming and talented couple. 
Here are the items i bought from Sharon (does her own upholstery and refinishing work as well). I am making monthly purchases from her which become part of my "European Linen Collection". It will be interesting to see how those unusual benches (with arms) sell. She told us she was inspired by a photo of benches like these in the latest issue of Architectural Digest!  
A great day at the markets! I spend quite a bit but could have bought more - such an interesting variety and, clearly, some within my price point limits. I continue to be surprised that so many people in this area have never been to these sales and finally convinced my daughter and her husband to go last month. They loved it and promptly bought a unique table for their new home.

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