Sunday, February 20, 2011

Scott Antique Market - Part Two

I told you so!  Last fall I did a posting showing some things I liked from the Highpoint Furniture Market.  One thing I mentioned was that the whole Vintage Industrial and Euro Vintage Chic trend had creeped from the upper end manufacturers into the trend vendors and widely distributed suppliers.  And of course we're seeing it in every shop and store.  I said buyer beware - the market's becoming saturated.  I also said I like it as much as the next person, but use it sparingly.  So, I was not surprised to see this at Scott's this past weekend.  However, I was very surprised to see so much of it!  There were containers of reproduction European upholstery frames covered in burlap.  The biggest 'make it stop' trend was the vendors showing 40's and 50's reproduction furniture repainted in Swedish blue grays.  Here are a few pics of what I saw and will now avoid.  The other pics are some fun things that I did think are interesting.  I group these together for obvious reasons - think metal.

Stop.  Please.

This should be on the porch of my garden shed.

I'm intrigued by mesh and metal patterns used as wall hangings.

There's nothing new about gears and gizmos on sticks, but I still find them interesting.

These are devices used to balance weight on boats.  The handles have been added
and they would make great shelves on my dining porch.

More metal wall hangings, metal and stone table and intersting mesh lamp.

Everyone needs some balls made of barbed wire.  One of my favorites.

Iron rings made into a sphere.  Would have been great sitting by my pool.

I love this old metal spring just to sit in the middle of the fields.  It was about 5 feet tall.

I'm not even sure if these wire mesh panels would make a great fence.

I need this finial for the garden shed.

Toy molds would be a great conversational sculture.


  1. shit. a. i need money and b. i need to get to scott's.

  2. yes, please stop the insanity.
    damn, these posts make me miss Scotts. Sadly it's been years. The barbed wire balls and the huge spring makes my heart beat faster!! Is the guy with all the whippets still there?!


  3. Hi Joan,
    I'm not sure about the whippet man. I don't remember seeing him, but I'll be on the look out next trip.

  4. Can I just say that I have never had the occassion to sit on a piece of furniture fully upholstered in burlap, nor would I ever want to! OUCH! I mean, I don't make a habit of sitting in my living room naked ... but what if I wanted to? Can you imagine the rash!?


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