By Jessica Munday-McGee
Do you have a desire to decorate in a way that speaks volumes? Can you see your style standing
out above the rest? Then a visit to The Scott Antique Markets (SAM) and its stunning array of antiques and collectibles is certainly worth your while. It’s where shoppers, dealers and designers from all across the country come together with beautifully crafted antiques that make any room a spectacular space. I already know you have an intimate relationship with pinning ideas on your board — which are probably collecting virtual dust — so why not put those plans to work? The Scott Antique Markets is the place to acquire art, furniture and trendy accessories to create a living space that is sure to knock everyone’s socks off.
From the quaint cottage to the elegant castle, SAM offers a wide range of attractive antiques that will captivate the eye, add a touch of drama and make any room more appealing. When creating your sacred space, everything in the room should make you feel welcome, regardless of the theme you choose. You have to live with the piece you select, and you don’t want to look back in regret. The boundless aisles at SAM are a labyrinth of luxury with an explosion of pattern, texture, and color at every turn.
Vendors bring in antiques from all over the world to assure that a diversity of design styles are always available. Don’t be surprised when you encounter everything from the traditional craft and pattern of handmade Turkish rugs to the special charm of a fine French settee; from nautical gadgets and gear perfect for a setting of seaside splendor, to a high back velvet cushioned chair that gives off an air of Victorian ambiance.
And let’s not forget the accessories. The finishing touches in a room are what really make it pop. On a recent trip to The Scott Antique Markets, I managed to snatch up a handsome bronze and crystal chandelier at a very pleasing price. But I couldn’t get out the door with just one item; I also discovered a Currier & Ives lithograph print. It’s one of my favorite framed pieces of surviving ephemera in my growing collection of 19th century art.
SAM caters to antique lovers of all genres and ages, whether you’re a first-time shopper, a seasoned collector or somewhere in between. As a guest, you will enjoy the many amenities that the show has to offer. A fleet of tour buses runs between the two large buildings every 20 minutes for your convenience. It’s the best way to assure you will see as much as possible during your visit. While
enjoying a self-guided shopping tour of all the fascinating antique design elements, you may develop an appetite. Be sure to enjoy one of the several choices of ethnic cuisine offered in both buildings. And at the end of your victorious hunt for the home, if your selection is too big or too heavy, you will be able to consult with one of the on-site delivery services for assistance.
With all this and more, SAM is truly designed for the shopper and volume buyer of the new century. For nearly 30 years this progressive show has attracted professional designers, international consumers and panoramic crowds. Don’t keep putting off your chance to display that perfect conversation piece from the old world in a new way; be a part of the decorating buzz in a way that reflects your lifestyle. Shop the Scott Antique Markets on the second weekend of every month in Atlanta, Georgia, and monthly from November through March in Columbus, Ohio.
Visit scottantiquemarkets.com for more details, as well as information on the Washington Court House, Ohio, Antique Extravaganzas planned for 2016.