Sunday, January 11, 2009

Shopping with Eddie

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You can just imagine how much fun we had! Yes, we did…a blast! There were over 30 of us who met up with Eddie and Jaithan on Saturday to shop at Scott’s Antiques Market. What fun to get to meet Eddie Ross in person. He is as fun and cute as you can imagine he would be, full of personality and life! Of course, I didn’t waste any time getting a pic and schmoozing with Eddie. IMG_3803

Everyone arrived in the January chill and I think we were all excited to be there. I met a couple of ladies who read my blog all the time and it was so much fun to meet them. Hello Melissa, Carrie, and another lady who I’ve forgotten her name, but thank you ALL so much for introducing yourselves to me. Please leave me a comment sometime! IMG_3806

My blog friend, Judy from Gracious Southern Living (holding the camera here) went with me and we just had the best time. We had to leave Birmingham around 5 a.m., but we were troopers and made it over there in plenty of time, wide-eyed and ready to shop. IMG_3804

I found out that many of us drove a few hours to get there. Here we all are listening to Eddie tell us about the morning.

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We decided to start with the outside, where there are tons of architectural items for sale. Lots of chippy old pieces and we all enjoyed looking around seeing what bargains we could find. IMG_3808

Old columns which I love. IMG_3807

Just lots of architectural things to be found. IMG_3812

Eddie showing what could be done with this piece. We all had our eyes on different things. IMG_3810

Me, I loved this cowhide chair. Isn’t it the coolest? IMG_3811

I did find a really neat architectural piece, which I have the perfect spot for and of course, I’ll share it with you when I get it in place. My hubby will not understand this shabby thing, but he’ll get over it. This piece was $55, which I thought was a pretty good price and it’s quite large. IMG_3815

Check out the vintage Christmas trees. Very cute, but at $55 a little steep. I told Eddie this reminded me of him.

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For you blue and white lovers, a whole row of platters. IMG_3814

And of course, tole platters always grab my attention. IMG_3818

These were very old wax impressions, which were really neat and would look very nice framed. IMG_3816

Eddie checking out the wares. IMG_3817

Eddie has a great smile and an infectious personality. IMG_3822

Do you remember this guy from Top Design? Kerry, a designer who lives in Atlanta, joined us and he was SO much fun!

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Vintage eggs and Birdsnest prints. IMG_3820

Cloche, anyone?

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And I always have to price the Staffordshire dogs. This pair was $150, a steal the seller told me! IMG_3823

Eddie, doing his thang….

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Vintage buttons in this booth. IMG_3828

Furniture galore, you can find just about any style you can imagine, at all price points. IMG_3827

Loved this chippy green. IMG_3826

As well as this English chest.

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Pretty vignette of garden architecture. IMG_3829

You just want to take everything home with you. IMG_3831

This was a metal bergere chair, which we thought was interesting. We were joking with Kerry about it bringing back memories of the chair competition they had on Top Design. IMG_3833

We all parted around noon and Judy and I went to have lunch at the food court and Eddie, Jaithan and Kerry joined us and we had the best time just chatting it up and getting to know them better. Eddie has some exciting things coming up, so you’ll have to stay tuned to his blog to find out all the scoop. The guy is so talented and SO energetic and I know is going to go far with whatever he gets involved in. It’s bound to be fun!

We had an absolutely wonderful day and I’m so glad we got in on the fun! Thanks Eddie and Jaithan for the great day and memories, I’m sure we will all take home with us. Til next time, remember the Southern Belles!

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dana said...

WHAT A THRILL THAT TRIP MUST HAVE BEEN!!! I felt like I was right in the middle of all of that, Rhoda, with your great photos! Eddie looks like he was having a ball, too. I loved all of those items you selected to share with us---I'm really looking forward to seeing where you put your purchase!

Also, it was so much fun to review all of the many home redo projects you tackled this year---I remember seeing most of them!

Best wishes for a Happy New Year--it looks like a good one for you so far! Dana

libba said...

Fantastic post, Rhoda! It really was a fun experience.. my small purchase(the cheeky oil painting) will find a happy home tending bar at the beach.. Hope to see you and Judy again perusing the aisles @ Scott's!

Natalie said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing! You have certainly inspired a trip to the Antique Market the next time I am in Atlanta!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

Daisy Cottage said...

(((((((hugs))))))))))
Oh how AWESOME!
I am sooooooo happy that you had such a great time - thank you for taking us along with you! Wonderful pictures..especially the ones of you and Eddie!
xo,
Kim

sandra/tx said...

How fun, Rhoda. I would love to spend a few hours at that place, and it'd be even more fun to do with with talented bloggers like you and Eddie. How's Kerry doing?

Mary said...

Rhoda, I'm so happy you were able to go, you and Eddie both look fabulous!
How did you find the prices? The prices on the transferware look really high. It looks like some huge market though, any bargains?
I can't wait to see what you do with your find.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Sounds like you had a great time.
Glenda

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Looks like a fun time! My eyes did bug out at the prices for the dishes!! Scott's was always so expensive. I loved seeing all the old architecural things! thanks for taking us along.

Manuela

Kathysue said...

Hi Rhoda, Thank you for sharing your great day with us. I will have to admit I have the envy bug just a little.I am a follower of Eddies blog and I am with you his enthusiasm just jumps off the page so I can only imagine how much fun he must be in person.I see you found a treasure, can't wait to see what you so with it.Did you find any other treasures?The prices I saw seemed a bit steep compared to the other flea market finds Eddie has gotten at other flea markets.How did you think the prices were?I would have gone no matter what the prices were just to meet Eddie.I am so Glad you got to meet him and have such a wonderful day.Take Care,I am looking forward to more post here and at Micasastyle.com. Kathysue

Helen said...

What an incredible post .. I feel as though I was actually there!!!!

Lois Grebowski said...

I like that English chest. Pretty!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

So fun!! Can't wait to see what you bought! Are you going to Blissdom? I think I read that you were. I'm thinking about it. My brother lives in Nashville so I could sleep at his house. Oh and my 100th post is coming up very soon (a couple days) and I'm doing a giveaway.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Rhoda...looks like you guys had sooo much fun! I love those bird prints! Glad you had such a fun day! :-)
Susan

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll admit to being jealous......maybe I'll get a chance when he shops in NY.

It looks like you had the best time. Can't wait to see your new piece. Hugs girlie, DebraK

Cathy said...

Sounds like a very fun day! Like the other said, thanks for taking us along.

Cathy

Terri and Bob said...

This looks like a total blast. I had a ball just reading your post!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

How great!!! Seeing all those photos was almost like being there! I can't wait to see what you do with your new piece!!!

justabeachkat said...

What fun! Wish I was there with you girls.

Happy Sunday
Hugs!
Kat

Tonja said...

Yes...I am officially jealous! I saw lots of things in your pics that I NEED in my house! I'm already planning a trip to Scott's!

So glad you had the opportunity to do this. I know it was quite an experience. Good for you!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing the day with us! Sounds like a wonderful time! I see so many things that I like !!

Pajama Mama said...

oh, i'm so jealous, but also thrilled for you! Can't wait to see what you do with that woodwork.
-kristen

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I can "hear" your excitement, in your words, Rhoda. Looks like a fun time was had by all!

I'd love to visit this place! I know I would have a great time.

marty39 said...

Rhoda, this looked like such a wonderful trip. How neat to meet some of your blog friends and Eddie too. Gorgeous things, a real feast for the eyes. I saw several things that tickled my fancy. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Leigh said...

What a fun trip, Rhoda! I know you had a blast!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I only live about 4 hours from Atlanta and have wanted to go to Scott's for a long time. I hope I can make it there sometime this year. It looks like you had such a great time! Thanks for taking me on your trip with you!
Penny

Glenda said...

It looked like a lot of fun. I saw some things there from you pictures that I wanted. Too bad we don't have anything like this close by.

And I am sure your husband will trust you know what to do with your piece of art.

CIao

Sue said...

Rhoda,
What great pictures of you and Eddie! I'm jealous but thrilled for you. You always get to hang out with all the interesting folks....Can't wait to see what you do with the wood piece.
Hugs,
Sue

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

ahhhh I would so liked to have come on that trip with you, my thrifting adventures surely pale into insignificance compared to this *smile

Sarah

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Hi, Rhoda!

Phillips Phamily Mama here. I really enjoyed meeting you and Eddie yesterday! I bet you had so much fun with him. He really was full of energy.

You did such a great job taking pictures. I just took pictures of the things I wanted to remember to go back and get, so I didn't end up with many.

I did find a set of four dining chairs. He was asking $400 for the set, but at Scott's you always say, "Is this the best you can do?" He said, "Of course not!" I got the set of Louis XVI side chairs for $300!"

The main building definitely has the better prices. The North building thinks a lot of itself! But you can always strike a deal...

Come over to visit at Phillips Phamily Phive; I've got a few pictures from yesterday, even one with us and Eddie. And we look right cute!

Can't wait to see how you use your architectural piece!

Susie Harris said...

Look at you all cute nestled up next to Eddie! I bet yall had a blast. I wont be too jealous of yall because Im staying focused on meeting you at Blissdom. I will be such a blast to hang out wiith all of you. This girl needs to go shopping! I cant wait to see what you do with your special piece when you get home. Take care~

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

WOW! What a great day. Thanks for taking us all along with you! Eddie Ross is a cutie...and so are you!

~Amanda

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Lucky you!! I can't wait to see what you do with your new acquired piece.

OK, Eddie spent time with the Southern Bells ~ now he and Jaithan need to come spend some times with us Northern Babes :)

Blessings,

Sher

Mabry's gamma said...

Rhoda,
Thank you so much for posting pictures of the market, I was curious what was there and what it was like. I live outside Atlanta and have to say I am so jealous that you were able to go to this. I would have loved to have gone but was in PA at the time. Another time.

Nancy said...

What fun! Can't wait to see what you do with that piece you bought. Blessings, Nancy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Rhoda, looks like you had a super day. Eddie looks like a barrel of fun.. Can't wait to see what you do with your finds..
hugs ~lynne~

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Hi Rhoda,
What a great Day! I wish I was a Southern Belle! Thank you for sharing your day!!!

xoxo,
Cathleen

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

I am completely green with envy that you got to spend a day shopping with Eddie Ross. Looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing your pics:)

I had never heard of Scotts Market, but someone just mentioned it to me this week. She was going to the Atlanta Furniture Market and mentioned Scotts. How funny! I might have to make a trip for sure:)

Judy said...

Hey girl! Yep, it was s-o-o-o much fun there and also the fellowship of us talking a mile a minute on the way over and back...plus stopping at QT's!

My e-mail is not working tonight so I'll just leave a short comment here. Thanks for the links, and go to simplyseleta.typepad.com (Eddie's recommendation to us)...you will die! Her blog is wonderful.

I'll let you know later about my next trip I'm planning to Scotts, daughter Shannon wants to go get some things for her house so we may be sneaking over there in April, more on that later.

Spent a lot of time today trying to "place" my pieces and I think I've finally got an idea of where to put all of them. I hope I can post some finished pics soon.

Love ya!
Judy

Amber said...

Wow, what an amazing experience!! So cool!!

Anonymous said...

Oh WOW, I can tell from the pics you had a ball !!!

You sure saw some pretty things Rhoda.

Thanks for this post. Heading over to Eddies to take a peek !!

Happy Sunday,
Kathy :)

layersofmeaning said...

Hi Rhoda!
it was wonderful to meet you as well!

Thanks for the great post!
Take care,
Maria Fe - Layersofmeaning

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Lots of fun pics Rhoda! Thanks for sharing those with us! I love keeping up with your blog, and now Eddie's!

cityfarmer said...

I can only imagine the blast you had...lots of great finds.




don't miss the fun over at cityfarmer...you bein from the South and all

Kristi said...

Like you said, you just want to take everything home with you! I can't wait until my husband and I get to do our "mini treasure hunt" at more flea markets this spring!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhoda, looks like you all had a great time. You need to get Eddie to go to Birmingham and go garage saling with you! Can't wait to see what you do with your salvage. Cool piece.

Got to run get ready to do a lecture tomorrow. Pray for me! LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

beachyrustica said...

This looks like SO much fun!

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Amber said...

Thanks for sharing about your experience and taking such great pics! It's fun to live vicariously through you!! :-) Eddie does look like such a fun, happy person--I've enjoyed reading his blog since you first talked about him.

Bonita said...

Look at you hobknobbing around with the big league. I'm telling you I see a decorating show in your future!

For the Sake of Time said...

Now that is my idea of a "shopping extravaganza"! Wonderful and thanks so much for sharing.

Jen r. said...

Looks like a fun time and a fabulous start to the new year!

niartist said...

How much fun I'm sure that was! Great photos too! I'm absolutely swoooning over that capital in the architectural photo! Be still my heart! Have a great week!

blue moss said...

hi found you thru layers of meaning....i loved all your pics, flea market shopping is one of my very favorite things to do and your pics made me feel like i was there ...thanks so much for sharing

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such an entertaining post. I am so jealous. This looks like great fun! I just finished using my new Bissell (which I was able to get at Tues. A.M.), and it's great! laurie

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

RHODA - NO WAY!! I can't believe how fun you ladies are to make the trek! I first heard about Eddie through your post and have had fun following his blog. I know you had a blast (but nearly as much fun as we'll have at Blissdom...hee hee :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I loved seeing Rhoda and Eddie doin their thang~ what fun!
I loved that clock... did it end up in your trunk?

Cote de Texas said...

you look so beautiful! what a fun trip it must have been, but 5:00 am???????? haha!!! I'm just getting to bed around then.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I'm a huge fan of Top Design & Eddie. How fun is this post. I'm sure he was a hoot!! I love all your photos. Great stuff:-)

june@craftyniche said...

Oh how fun! I want to go shopping now! :)

~Vanessa~ said...

Wow, that looked so awesome in so many ways. Girl - you are da bomb! Mmmmm, Scott's is only 3 hours away from my house......... :)

Thanks for sharing with us!

Hugs,

Vanessa

Olive Rue said...

Oh wow! It looks like you two had a great time. That looks like my kind of place. It would have been difficult to say no to sooo many gorgeous things.

Desiree said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing it with us. Did you get that cowhide chair? I would love to have it and I know it would look great in my foyer by my console! I guess I can dream...can't I?
Desiree

Maureen said...

Oh my goodness... what a great trip. I just love that row of blue and white platters.

I adore your blog.

Coffee with Cathy said...

Rhoda -- What a great shopping trip! Thanks for taking us along and sharing your finds. Can't wait to see what you do with your architectural piece.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

WOW! What a great time y'all had! I'm sure everyone involved enjoyed this trip!

Have a great week!

Darlene said...

That looks like it would have been such a FUN shopping trip!

Julie said...

OM gosh - that looked like a lot of fun. I love the wax impressions. Never seen anything like that before!

Okay - so I probably posted the best and funniest post I have ever done on my blog...my riding lesson photographed! ..and don't laugh so loud that I might hear you!

Have a great week!

The Nester said...

Freak woman! You get around! I am so envious and want to hear more about him when I get to meet you in a few weeks!

Wendy said...

What a fun trip! Can't wait to see what you do with your treasure!

PamperingBeki said...

How fun!!!

You did tell him all about your favorite blogging friend, Beki, right?! Right???

haha!

What a great time. And all that eye candy!! Wow.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, all! Some of you were asking about prices at Scott's. Well, they can be a bit pricey for an antique market. There are 2 huge buildings full of stuff. One is more pricey than the other & has more furniture. The furniture tends to be more French, Belgian, & English, but you can find lots of different styles here. I've been going to Scott's probably 10 years or more & it's actually been a few years since I was there. I found my 2 favorite antique French pieces here at Scotts about 6 years ago.

As far as the dishes & small items, they can definitely be pricey. You're not going to find flea market or thriftstore pricing on most things. Lots of expensive tableware,dishes, silver, etc. but not too many really great bargains on all of that, so I'll stick to my yardsale prowess for that. I looked around to see if there was any deals on creamware or stoneware, but nothing jumped out at me on that either.

The very best prices are outside in the South bldg. that's where we started & that's where the best bargains can be found. I found my arch. piece out there & Judy found several pieces too that you'll have to go check out on her blog later. The architectural pieces are plentiful, you just have to bargain with the dealers & that's part of the fun. Overall, it's a really fun market & you can find some pretty good deals on furniture if you scope it out.

Thank you ALL for stopping by!

Tamara Jansen said...

ooooooh, how much fun was THAT?! THanks for sharing. I love Eddie's blog and ideas!

Susie Harris said...

Funny... the whole time I was thinking about doing my laundry room post I was thinking about yours! I think you have what I was dreaming about, smile~

mrsjones6 said...

Wow Rhoda! What a fabulous trip to take! Shopping with a celebrity and pro. How wonderful!! I can only imagine the great time you had and all of the wonderful treasures you discovered. I love all of the pictures you shared. Your memories will be priceless.

Have a great week,
Jennifer

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh MY...Eddie, Kerry *and* Rhoda together on one shopping trip! I'd have packed an overnight bag. ;-) Looks like you had a great time.

I'm still working my way through the houses on your Best of post...It may take me until 2010, LOL. ;-) What a great post that was/is!

Tara said...

All I can say is WOW--what a trip!

Karena said...

Oh, I am so envious, look at all the fun you all had!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, Rhoda, how much fun. You are becoming a design super star before our very eyes. It looks like you had a great time!!

MIMILEE said...

I am so disappointed that I was unable to attend Eddie's shopping extravaganza! I had so planned to with my two sisters, but at the last minute we were unable to go! Thank you for your excellent coverage of it all and hopefully next time Eddie returns SOUTH it will work out for me to attend! Thanks Rhoda ......looks like it was a blast!

Things That Inspire said...

Oh, I should have gone! I thought about it, just for the sheer fun of meeting Eddie and Jaithan. Had I known it would have been a blogger fest, I would have done it!

I agree, Scott's is quite pricey. I was looking for a chandelier at Scott's in December, and there were no deals to be found anywhere.

Have a great week!

paperjunk-lc said...

I love that last picture of you and Eddie...in the background there is this woman looking at the 2 of you with the funniest expression on her face. She is thinking "are those people famous?” Well of coarse they are in blogland!

Linda Merrill said...

How fun Rhoda! You all looked like you were having a great time and there were so many fantastic finds there! Can't wait to see what you do with yours.

Kwana said...

What a great time and it shows! Wonderful pics. Thanks for sharing.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

That is so funny that BOTH you and Judy took pictures of my chairs! Now I know I've got good taste if you two noticed them! Went to Calico Corners today to get some fabric samples. I'll post pictures when I get them done.

eddieross said...

Hi Rhoda,
Sorry it's taken me so long to say how great it was to meet you in person!!! you are such a sweet and loving person and I am so glad that we are friends!!! can't wait to do it again!!! next time lets do NYC!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Eddie

Katie said...

So cool,your famous girl!! I love the Scott's antique mall when it swings by here each month. I think it is the same one. Everything looks great, it does take a lot of time to walk though though.

Kim G. said...

I want to go! I want to go! I want to go!!!! Looks like a really great market, love those old columns!

Martha McGlothlin Gayle said...

Hi! I was at Scott's too with Eddie on Sunday. What a great time! I love your blog and gave you an award on mine:

www.theconfettichronicles.blogspot.com/2009/01/lemonade-stand.html

Inspired Kara said...

Oh my goodness I'm so jealous! You guys must have had SOOOOOO much fun!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Too Much Fun!
Thanks for sharing.

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Oh Rhoda, I am so jealous ;) That Eddie seems like a doll. Thank you for sharing your day.
-Cheers, Amy

Do it yourselfer said...

U R so LUCKY! what fun! he is a cutie patootie!

Diane said...

HI Rhoda
Oh my it looks like you had so much fun! Do you think you could go back a few things for me? I saw several things I WANT! Just kiddin.
xoxo
Diane

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How exciting! It looks like you had a great day. Eddie and Kerry were two of my favorites on "Top Design"--how wonderful that you got to hang out with them both. Thanks for sharing your day with us so we could live it vicariously through you!! :-)

Melissa Lester said...

My daughter and Judy's granddaughter take ballet together, and I was so excited when I heard about this trip you were taking. It sounds like it was a blast, and I enjoyed looking at all the photos. I think I could spend a week there!