My trip last week was so different from the kind I usually take – I had no itinerary, no specific destination and no must-do/see/eat list. It felt really weird but it was also very cool to have nothing to focus on other than finding great products. My kind of business trip!
The reason I decided to do this random trip was whenever I venture outside of Atlanta (which isn’t too often other than going abroad), I see so many signs for antiques and flea markets and I never have time to stop. I know there are real treasures in these places and for over a year, I’ve been saying I was going to just get in the car and drive from one market to another. So that’s exactly what I did!
Here is some of what I found. Lots of art (of course):
more art that still needs to be unpacked:
and pretty decorative pieces:
These lamps are probably my favorite find of the trip:
And finding things for myself is an occupational hazard. I couldn’t pass up this Alabama clay French bulldog figurine:
I didn’t know what Alabama clay was so I googled it and learned it’s clay. From Alabama. Duh. Anyway, it’s distinguished by these reddish veins. After seeing this, the husband declared I’m about two bulldog tchotchkes away from crazy old lady town. I disagree. (I think I have at least a few more before that!)
Anyway as you can see, it was a fruitful trip. In some ways, it reminded me of the road trips I used to take in the French countryside stopping at brocantes and vide-greniers - man, I miss those days! But even if the scenery wasn’t quite the same, at least there was a Dairy Queen at just about every exit!
Look for all these goodies in the shop soon. And thanks to everyone for your orders and visits the past few days! Your support is really appreciated!
(Photos: FROM THE RIGHT BANK)