Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday Shopping

Saturday was so  much fun. Y'all know Kim from Savvy Southern Style . Well, she invited me to go to Scott's Antique Market with her, and I was thrilled, because Kim is so much fun, and I hadn't been to Scott's in a long time.
We had a great day looking and shopping.

One of the things I wanted to look for was vintage books, and Kim knew the booth with the best prices...$5-$12 each.
Here's what I found.


These books were so nice and so reasonably priced, I wish I could have bought a whole library of them.

The other thing I was looking for was tartan.  I really didn't see a lot, and most that we did see was very expensive.

But, when I saw this, I knew I just have to have it...right colors, right size and best of all...right price. $15.


It's a wool tartan lap robe from Air France...


...just the right size for a table topper or for cuddling under, while watching The Travel Channel.

Ok, I'll stop yakking now, and show you some of the neat things we saw, but didn't buy.






Here's Kim, looking for bargains.  We're both big bargain hunters.  :)




This was one of the most interesting things I saw.
The dress is made from brown paper, and she's wearing what looks like, antique leather shoes.  Her choice of accessories is so unusual...a necklace and a riding crop. Of course, what else?
I hope you enjoyed visiting Scott's Antique Market with us.

I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays.
Please stop by and see all the great posts at these parties.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
                                         
Babs

49 comments:

Toni said...

Hi Babs - Looks like ya'll had a great day. Your books are wonderful, such rich colors. And your tartan with history. That is very interesting.

Ivy and Elephants said...

What fun! looks like you culled some great bargains. They are displayed beautifully.
But how did you ever pass up that gorgeous terrarium?!?
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Patti

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
What a fun trip! Always so much more fun to go with a friend!!! Your choice of books looks bewildering...and that throw is gorgeous!...with lots of seasonal possibilities!!!Thanks for the photos of all the great finds out antiquing! One of those kind of places taking a truck to might have been really dangerous! Ha!
Fondly,
Pat

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What fun, Babs! And I love your finds! Both you and Kim found really fabulous deals on those books! I told Kim I mostly wind up drooling over the real French antiques at Scotts and eavesdropping on the French people discussing their prices in French! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You just had to put that pic of me in there didn't you?! I love your vignette and your pictures are great.

Kelly said...

Oh I just love everything you bought! Those books are gorgeous and I really love that tartan lap blanket. You know I've seen it used that way before over at The Polo House and it looks great like that. I sure wish I could've gone. My husband was working and I had no one to watch my youngest son. Bummer! Maybe next time.

once in a blue moon said...

you had to much fun, and no i must confess i am jealous~

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wish I was there buying that great chair! Love the Air France tartan, it's so pretty, lover the colors and love the books too. Say hi to Kim, she's so cute in that pic! Thanks for coming sweet lady, I can't wait til Tuesday when they come to install my window treatment. Thank you for your lovely visit. Have a great week and hugs, FABBY

Pat said...

Nice, rich looking books! Those are so cozy to me. That tartan is so special with the Air France on it. You could at least have bought those green velvet chairs for me!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Those books are quite a buy. It was also good to see those other finds. Great post.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your books are fabulous. Great colors. I have one antique mall that is close by and the books are much more expensive. Some are $20 - $30 especially the leather covers. You did great. Such a fun day.

The Vintage Chateau said...

The Beautiful books and lap robe are a great combination! Makes me want to curl up in a comfy chair with them!
Karee

Entertaining Women said...

Oh my, I've been looking for great plaids, too. They just sing of Fall for me. I want to go to Scott's Antiques, too. Such a neat spot. Thanks for inviting us along on your adventure. Cherry Kay

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Wow - some great finds! I am loving the plaid. It really looks like you had a fun shopping trip! Have a great week!
-Shelley

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Babs, what a fun trip and to go with another blogger even more fun! Your books are real treasures. Love the tartan throw! Gorgeous!!! What an interesting dress, the talent it took to put it together is amazing.. hugs ~lynne~

Nancy's Notes said...

What a great post! I loved seeing Kim pop in your post, too cute! You did get some awesome books, love them, beautiful vignette~

Nancy

Karen said...

Beautiful books and lap robe. Those pictures from Scotts have my mouth watering. How can you come away from there with any money in your pockets?

Alycia Nichols said...

What a cool way to spend a Saturday! There were so many cool things in there as far as the eye could see! Loved that stacked seashells with the reindeer moss!!! Hooray for your beautiful lap robe!

Sue said...

I knew you'd gone shopping at Scott's- I wish the one in Columbus was as nice. Love your leather books- there is such a classy look to them. I am coveting those tree fungus thingees! There's one in my big sycamore and I should have asked the landscape crew to get it down for me. I bet they are expensive- sheesh, to think mine could've been free!LOL
~ Sue

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Looks like a fun day with great finds! I agree that dress form is very neat...never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing your pics.

Rachel~

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

That place looks so interesting...so many different things. I like the paper dress, how clever :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Everything was very interesting...A paper dress..goodness..what will they think of next. :) Very creative.

Debbie said...

The next time I'm in your neck of the woods, I am definitely googling Scott's Antique market. That looks wonderful.

I am nutsy about both vintage/antique books and tartan. You are a woman after my own heart.

Bella Vista said...

Hi Babs, looks like a wonderful day. I love the old books! The arrangement with the antlers is fabulous. What delightful things.

Barb ♥

Kelly said...

I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! You can check out the details on my blog.

Diann said...

What a fun outing! It looks like there was all kinds of fun treasures there. I bet you and Kim had a blast!

Poppy said...

What a fun trip,Babs! I love vintage books. Such a great buy and the tartan works wonderfully with your vintage books.Loved the adorable looking paper dress and the classic lines and detailing of the chair. Thanks for sharing this great post and for your sweet thoughts on my tea post. I love hearing from you. Have a great week!Hugs~Poppy


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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a fun place to shop with such a fun person! I love all the garden stuff! The plaid is perfect for the season too!

Sue said...

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.
I love the books you found, and at a bargain price too. I LOVE plaid, and have a lot at our cabin. Your blanket is great.

Jann Olson said...

Great finds! Love the tartan plaid! Oh there are two things I don't think I could have left without that would be the two metal things in the pic together. Some type of terrarium and a chick-a-dee feeder of some sort. Love both of them! So fun to shop together.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So many cool things!! Especially that dress made out of brown paper! Who would have thought it!!

Hugs,
Dbebie

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Looks like fun!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Becca said...

What a FUN day ... great picture of Kim spying big deals! I love the books you found ... fabulous colors! True treasures there ... *Becca* (new follower)

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Patti said...

Don't you just love Scott's? Your books are fantastic and the Air France tartan throw! Wow.
You certainly had a productive day.

Kathy said...

What fun, I love Scott's and long over due for a trip. Your purchase was perfect. The tartan looks great on the table.
Wow to the paper dress that was most interesting.
Thanks for sharing, Kathy

Honey at 2805 said...

What a wonderful day! I would love to go shopping with you two! You found some great treasures! Love the books!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow! What amazing finds and what an amazing place! LOVE that round green garden bench -- looks like it was a successful day for sure!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, lucky you...these are incredible finds! I hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

xinex said...

That's a really interesting gown, Babs. But I love what you bought. How fun to go bargain hunting with Kim...Christine

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

That sounds like an absolutely perfect day! I would love to get my hands on a few of those vintage books at those great prices. I see that you enjoy traveling so that Air France cover is perfect for you.

I must say that the planter with the antlers (I think that's what they are) would make an awesome conversation piece but I bet it would have cost a fortune!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today- it's so nice to meet you! ~ Yvonne (a new follower)

Jo's This and That said...

Looks like you all had a great trip! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

Cindy said...

What fun...you did good! Looks like an amazing shop, would love to live close to go see everything. Thanks so much for sharing!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Babs!
I want to go there soooo bad!
Looks like such a fun day with your sweet neighbor, Miss Kim!

I am in love with those moss green velvet chairs....wish I could have those in my house!

Thanks for taking us along with you two.
xx
Alison

Designs on 47th Street said...

I can tell you two had a great time. It's always fun to go with a friend...unless she wants the same things as you! :) Lovely, lovely post.

Donna

Kathleen said...

Love that lap robe. Perfect colors.
I am a bargain hunter too, just love the thrill of the hunt!
I wait them out at the WSonoma Outlet! 90 % off or I am not happy!
Have a great weekend, Babs!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Ha, Kim looks so cute! So glad you enjoyed the day together, I would have loved to been there too. Scott's looked awesome!

Pattie T. said...

OMG! I loved looking at your pictures. What a place this must be! Your purchases are wonderful. I love tartan too, and am still kicking myself from not picking up a beautiful one when I was in Scotland. That one table setting with the antlers got to me. I love the current antler rage.

Sarah said...

Babs, looks like you girls had a great time. Love the tartan throw, especially since it's Air France. ;-)
Thanks for sharing the photos. ~ Sarah

The Tablescaper said...

Looks like great fun! Glad that you decided to be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Hope to see you this week.

- The Tablescaper