Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Best little pickin' place in Metro Atlanta

Located between Gainesville and Buford, and easily accessible from I-985, is the charming little town of Flowery Branch, home to a great antiques market (and auction) of which dealers generally keep mum about (myself formerly among them) since the awesome merchandise and deals found here are just too good to share!

This unique antiques market (details here) is held the first full weekend monthly (July 6, 7, 8 this month), has approx 100 dealer spaces, and offers something for everyone -- from $1.00 items -- to cool pieces that trendy designers drool over (and drive far to acquire). Operating about 30 years, with the last 13 years in the current building, it has always been one of my very favorite pickin' spots

 Here's just a few pics of a few of the many quality dealers at FB:

The extremely talented Tim Cash draws the big designers and dealers with his totally unique offerings
Keren Jackson has a keen designer's eye and decorator's talent....and I want to take home everything in her booth

I always find something I can't live without in multi-talented Mary Cyphers booth (Blogger randomly  deleted the other photos of her cool stuff, darn it) 

Lovely and talented Shirley Wilson is located just inside the main door, and always has the most remarkable variety of merchandise that she effortlessly blends together to make a spectacular booth every time!

Ok here's the dish on amazing Dena Johnson.....she literally has every single piece of vintage hardware imaginable in her booth! And tonage of unique architectural artifacts and (my personal favorite) cool rusty stuff

Lourdes Green occupies the first booth inside the main door to the left, and has an amazing eye for those architectural and industrial treasures we all crave
Don't miss Debra Satterly's wonderful array of creations....she makes everything from cool license plate flowers and signs, to trendy purses and unique burlap wall art using vintage items in a clever new way.
Jimmy Vo has outside and inside booths filled with those hard-to-find project supplies like vintage bead board and barn wood -- just to name a few -- at very reasonable prices. And Jim totally understands our lust for rust, as proved here with this awesome iron patio table

(**Be sure not to miss dealers Debbie Tanner-vintage jewelry, and Lowell-antique lighting and furniture --not pictured here)

There is even a yummy BBQ cafe on site (and across the street) to provide a lunch break.
(and there are several other antique shops next door and across the street)

Owner Tom Schulte runs both the antiques market and weekly auction, and just happens to be one of the nicest guys around!!

It's so refreshing to still be able to find unique and affordable merchandise, and this is the place for it!
 I've always wanted to post about this cool place, but dealer friends would say "don't do it!" 
 So, at the risk of having my 'dealer card' revoked, I just have to share!


Gayle said...

If the auction is anywhere as good as those spaces.....I am so jealous!!!!!!!

NanaDiana said...

What a great place. I think it is great that you are in there and posting about it- amazing things there- xo Diana

Jan said...

You are still at...Queen of Hearts...right? I always go there when I am down visiting my niece...I guess I just learned of a new place to visit too...thanks!

countrycharisma said...

Nancy, that market looks incredible. Love that booth of Shirley Wilson's. That blue really catchs your eye. How far is that from Atlanta? Hope you are doing well. I still have not made a decision on Bella Rustica mainly because we are selling our house, and I hope to be moving by then. I just don't know! Hope you are doing well.

Coreen @ 58 Vintage Faire said...

Love the wire work...Love the name of your blog...Just found it via Pinterest...now I'm a follower!

Recycled Rita said...

I would love to hear about more places around the area. My hubby and I are planning a road trip next summer for junkin and I am always looking for good shopping destinations.
Congrats on your booth! We just opened our first booth out here in CA and I am loving it!

Carol said...

Okay, I'm so in love with that green plant stand. Too oool.


~S~Barefoot&Busy said...

I just found your blog! I'm a little short on time so I *followed* & subscribed already, b/c we share the same passion of the "hunt". =) Too bad we're on different sides of the country, it would be neat to share sweet spots. Have a wonderful day!

Your New Fan,
Steph from Barefoot N' Busy

Jane Coslick said...

Hey there thanks for sharing your great blog.. i am headed to flowery branch.. It all looks great!!!! come to tybee

Sea Witch said...

I must visit this location. I have never seen photos of it before. Hope you are doing well and as sassy as ever.

Susie said...

A junker's dream world !! I love the New York dresser. Too cute. Smiles, Susie