7.15.2014

Thrifting at the Flea Market in Atlanta

I just returned from a wonderful, relaxing trip to Macon, Georgia, for a family reunion. My cousin, who has always had fabulous style, has an immaculate home on a serene lake. Her house is filled with scenes like this:


Of course we started quizzing her about where she gets all of her gorgeous furniture and home accessories, and she told us that most of it is either family hand-me-downs or items she bought at the flea market in Atlanta. You know my ears perked up when I heard "flea market!" The thrifting stars aligned and, sure enough, the once-a-month flea market was happening the same weekend we were visiting! Our whole group of female relatives piled into the Tahoe (I sat in the trunk), and we trooped down to Atlanta to check it out.

It's called Scott Antique Markets, and I thoroughly enjoyed walking around and checking out all the treasures. It's probably a good thing that we flew to Atlanta and I was unable to buy anything that wouldn't fit in my luggage!


I did manage to buy a few really random purchases, but we only had a couple hours to shop and I didn't even get to look at the outside part of the market very much because a big storm was rolling in. Here's what I do know: It costs $5 per person to park. It's open the second week of each month. There is a section that is more high-end with authentic antique pieces (we didn't go there) and a more affordable section. The food was really tasty – the Greek place had the longest lines so I'm guessing it's really good!

If I lived in the Atlanta area, I would totally go to this market all the time. I have no idea if I have any blog followers from the Atlanta area, but if so, you should totally go to Scott's and see what you can find. This is just a glimpse of what they had that day, and my cousin said it was actually a smaller selection than usual.

I'll be back with another post tomorrow to show you what I bought and ask for your opinion about what I should do with them!

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