I hate the mall. The idea of going to a building with retail stores that are all over-marketing to get you to spend on ‘fake’ sales makes me a little nauseas. I avoid malls at all costs.
The one time that I do enjoy a mall-like experience is the second weekend of every month, when the Atlanta Exposition Center hosts Scott’s Antique Market. Mrs. RCS and I have gone (almost) every month for the last year an a half, sparked by us moving from our 1100 square-foot condo to a big house that has a lot of rooms and walls to fill. We’ve shown off plenty of our great finds over the last year, and here’s what caught our eye this month.
The December bounty:
Vintage Budweiser advertising. My man TJ called it out – I should have grabbed it for him.
A pair of kilim chairs that spoke to Mrs. RCS. We tried to get creative, but just don’t have a great place for these in our home. They were a steal, but unfortunately we just don’t have the real estate (and we already have several extra pairs, each purchased on a whim, presently living in our basement). Very Res Ipsa:
(Very) vintage stag carving set. Super cool, but they’s need some serious cleaning, sharpening, and sanitizing before cutting and serving anything:
We’ve had a TON of luck with art at Scott’s. We’ve collected several Keil’s, and a few local pieces that fit our style. We saw this 1883 Indenture document from England and pulled the trigger when we talked her down to $40. It does need to be reframed, but worth every penny for such a large and interesting piece. The seal on the left side and the wax signature on the bottom are authentic. We’re pumped:
Vintage leather luggage. There were some super cool pieces, but we prefer suitcases with wheels.
…but she almost made an exception for these vintage Louis Vuittons. I have to admit, they were very cool. Quality pieces last a LONG time.
I’m a sucker for taxidermy, and these hogs may be the coolest I’ve ever seen. “We” decided that these didn’t fit our decor. #FrankDawg would have loved them.
Swords. Incredible. I instagrammed them under the ‘home protection’ banner:
Old-school Ping putters. A good price, and they would look GREAT cleaned up (or not). Remember: it’s a putter. The term ‘technology’ doesn’t really hold much water for a flat stick that rarely swings faster than 10 MPH:
Vintage fly fishing creels. This one was a work of art. I’ve gotten to know this vendor. She sources these beauties from Maine. I may be back for this one.
Surprisingly, the watch selection at Scott’s was OUTSTANDING this month. It tends to be hit or miss. I counted 25 Pateks, and there’s no telling how many I missed. Mrs. RCS wanted the blue-faced Ellipse below:
The patina on this Baume et Mercier was outstanding. They wanted a little more than I wanted to spend, but now I’m on the hunt. Image this with a shiny alligator strap…outstanding:
Very interesting color combination on this Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner. Lots going on here:
I’ve been on the hunt for a signet ring. I’m giving no details on this one, because I woke up the day after and still REALLY wish I would have bought this. It was expensive, but is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Mrs. RCS has the guy’s card (hint):
See you in January…