I have been back a week and I am still brimming with ideas from America’s Mart and Scotts Antiques. Atlanta is home to some of the most creative people on earth. Admittedly many of my favorite designers and architects are from the Southeast. When my friend Debra (SG Neva & 5th and State Blog) came out to visit this Spring she asked if I would like to meet her at the America’s Mart show. I jumped at the chance. Debra has such a great eye and I knew having her as a guide would be fabulous. She has been attending for over 20 years, has established contacts and knows her stuff. I readily agreed to be her “lackey” for a few days to learn the ropes and be her apprentice. Here is what excited me in “Hotlanta”, America’s Mart and Scotts Antiques.
The first night I arrived Debra took me to one of her favorite restaurants in the charming suburb of Decatur, Two Four Six. Loved the decor and the food was wonderful.
I arrived on Tuesday evening in time for the opening of the Antique floor at America’s Mart on Wednesday. They bill it as a curated collection of fine antiques and one of a kind home accessories. Wowza it was fabulous. One of my favorite spaces was that of Debra’s friend Lisa (Inner Pieces)
Lisa can turn the most unexpected pieces into works of art
Genessee River Trading brought fabulous signs.
This was one of my very favorite booths and they are from my home state of Indiana-Dinner Party Antiques. Loved how they placed mid century modern art in Antique Frames.
Loved the creative repurposed lighting and garden items at Artefact
Another booth consisted of antlers, hides and black forest. I don’t remember the name of the dealer, but they were so cleverly displayed.
Last but certainly not least was Parham and Company from Charleston. They make the most gorgeous upcycled jewelry from antique icons & medals. I could have gotten into a lot of trouble here. I mean big trouble.
Later in the day, we hooked up with our pal Sherry Hart (Design Indulgence). Yes, she is as funny in person as she is on her blog. I think Sherry was a stand up comic in her former life. It was great to see the Mart through Sherry’s eyes since she lives in Atlanta and has fabulous taste as you all know.
Guess who we ran into? The Uber Chic boys! If you are from California and attend Alameda or Pasadena on a regular basis you know who I am talking about. They recycle vintage fabrics and make custom benches,ottomans and fabulous pillows. They didn’t enjoy the Hotlanta weather but I think they had a great show. Sherry Hart and Debra helped them out!
MD Home Collection had some great rugs at great prices
Sadly we failed to take pictures (we were too busy yacking) but Sherry, Debra and I had a great dinner at Cape Dutch, one of Sherry’s favorites. Photo via Eater Atlanta.
Day two Debra and I were off to Scotts Antiques. If you haven’t been it consists of two massive buildings and outdoor space filled with fabulous antiques and unique decor.
One of the dealers created this gorgeous vignette of vintage wine bottles and hydrangeas.
Debra’s friend (whom she purchased some great smalls) Kevin Scanlon had so many wonderful things. Glad I didn’t have a trailer!
I was crazy about this table that Glennis from Just Brits had. I was trying to figure out how I could get it back to my son and bam! It was gone!
On Friday we went back to America’s Mart. Here were a few more favorites.
We were all gaga over the pillows and accessories at Filling Spaces Design two sisters from Portland that have their pillows fabricated in New Delhi (thanks Sherry Hart). I caved and bought a couple of their throws. I have been searching for some interesting throws for my family room forever…loved them!
I loved this soy candle line from Australia if I had a store I would be stocking it! Loved every single scent.
Napa Home and Garden had some beautiful home decor accessories.
World Finds with their wonderful recycled Kantha jewelry and accessories had us all buzzing. Contact SGGeneva if you would like to purchase.
I always like to check in with Pom Pom at Home to see what’s new. I have their line in two of my bedrooms.
Dira housed many of my favorite lines such as Palacek, but these baskets really caught my eye.
I enjoyed popping into Noir and CFC (two favorites of mine) to see some of their new line. They are often a favorite with my clients.
Thanks to Debra for letting me tag along and Sherry Hart for keeping us laughing throughout the trip. I enjoyed every minute of “Hotlanta”, America’s Mart and Scotts Antiques.
On another note, I got a little surprise a couple of days ago. A client and friend (thanks Bonnie Gorman) left a sweet message on facebook that she was happy to see me mentioned in the Washington Post. Without investigating I assumed it was the wrong Cindy Hattersley. My son called last night and clarified that it was actually me (this blog) that was mentioned. If you are a grandmother, you might enjoy the article by Anne Oldenberg “I am thrilled to be a grandmother just don’t call me Granny” where she mentions one of my popular posts Stylish Shoes that Don’t Look Grannyand discusses the moniker Granny and what it means.
Thanks, Anne for the mention and Congratulations on becoming a grandma. I too will be called whatever name Summer chooses.
Many of you have asked for a Summer Travel Wardrobe post. In my next post I will cover what I wore for four days in “Hotlanta”.