mother-mother-daughter bonding

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Scott’s Antiques market in Atlanta with my mom and future mother-in-law.  Kendall has blogged about Scott’s Antiques before, and it always looked so neat! There are hundreds of booths with items ranging from antique toys, hand-crafted furniture, jewelry, home decor, rugs, garden tools and decor, old windows, artwork….the list goes on and on.  We were there for about 5 hours!  Some of my favorite things that I did not walk away with were these beautiful solid wood farmhouse tables (which I would LOVE to own one day), an antique Westinghouse fan (which was really cool, but not quite worth $60 in my opinion), and a cool old wooden ladder (that I thought would look really neat in a bathroom one day with towels hung over the ladder rungs.)  I can’t believe I didn’t take a single picture, but here are some pics I pulled from the internet to give you an idea of what we saw…

This table is from Pottery Barn, and retails for $1,400….the tables we saw today were just as beautiful in my opinion, and they ranged from $300-500.  I HAVE to go back and get one of these tables one day! So so beautiful!
This looks JUST like the fan I passed up for $60.  I’m kinda kicking myself for letting it go. I should have tried to talk the lady down on her price.  Isn’t it neat?!  And it worked!
I did walk away with six of these though…
They retail at Pottery Barn for $24 each, and I paid $7 and $8 each for the ones I found.  And I found Pepsi and Coca-Cola ones.  I plan to use them at our wedding reception somehow.
Kendall found this very very cool antique tin wash stand thing (I don’t really know how to describe it).  We decided it would make a great standing cooler for parties (and receptions!).  And my mom was able to walk away with a large pretty wrought iron plant stand.  We saw it and asked about the price, and the lady quoted $100 for it, which I knew was well more than what my mom had in mind to purchase it.  While my mom was looking at it some more, the lady noticed my engagement ring and of course starting asking all about my wedding plans. Then my mom comes back and we get talking about how both my sister and I are getting married this year.  After a 15 minute conversation, the lady decides she wanted to just give my mom the plant stand!  She said it was her gift to the “mother of the brides!”  How sweet is that??  
So all in all, it was a great day at the market.  So nice to spend the day with my mom and mother-in-law 🙂

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  1. so much fun!!! thanks for spending your day with me! and helping me haul back that tank!!! haha! I will never forget us sticking that thing in the back of the convertable and driving down the interstate!

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