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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lakewood 400 Antique Market

Let's talk about one of my most favorite places.  Lakewood 400 Antique Market.  Do you live in the Atlanta area?  Have you been there?  If not, you must go.  My parents have been friends with the owners for years and my mom used to drag me as a teenager to it when it was still located at the Lakewood Fairgrounds.  As an adult, I will happily meet her there (it is now in Cumming) as much for the Italian sausage and a funnel cake as for the abundance of fabulous antique dealers all in one place!

And speaking of meeting up, I did meet my parents up there on Saturday!  Just the three of us - no brothers, no husband, no kids - just us.  Now don't get me wrong, I love, love, love my family, but having an afternoon just the three of us is kind of a treasure.  We figured that it had probably been 12 to 15 years since the last time it was just us.

Oh, how I loved being in this booth!  Mom and I oohed and ahhed together in this one.  I'm not sure that I had ever seen so much Pyrex and such a variety all in one little space!

I have a system when I shop - sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesn't - Saturday it failed me in a big, big way.  I usually walk through the whole place, remember what I like, and then sit and eat a funnel cake while going through a list of pros and cons for each item.  I was in the middle of my funnel cake when my mom said, "Hey!  That little boy has your globe."  And, sure enough, there was a little boy in a stroller holding the globe that I was going back for.  It was adorable - a smaller one with a red base - AND only $10!  Gah!  Heartache!  I skipped a couple other things that I really liked - a Chicago platter, a few typewriters,  dog figurines for Q, a painting of the Last Supper - but this is what I did come home with...

...a tin globe with cute country flags on the base, a gym locker, bingo cards, movie reels, a needle point blue jay in a ridiculously old (translate = falling apart) frame and a bust of Shakespeare.  Because everyone needs a bust of Shakespeare, right?  Chris is creeped out by him.  I figure that's his problem.

{If you want to go, do check their website - it lists the weekends that they are open - only once a month!}


molly said...

I gasped out loud when I scrolled down to the picture of the Pyrex booth. What a great collection! Looks like you got some great treasures. So glad you had a great day!

Angie P said...

I am so glad that I spent my drive out there talking to you! I miss you and can't wait to get together!