Saturday, March 10, 2012

Eddie Ross, Antiquing and Auctions

 It's been an exciting 24 hours!
Before the crowds arrived

Heaps of STUFF!!
 Have you ever been to an auction?   I've been to plenty of silent auctions for charities but since my childhood days I'd always wanted to go to antique auction and last night I did. 
Things really were hanging from the rafters
   It was pure luck that we found this place to even know about the auction that was held in this in this warehouse which is tucked away in a very run down industrial part of southwest Atlanta. 

Dogs allowed at  the auction
 When we got to the warehouse you could smell food on the smoker and that was only the beginning.   Inside the warehouse there were musty smells mixed with the smell of good food.   Long tables were just inside the front door and plenty of people were eating red beans and rice, cabbage and sausage, smoked chicken, grilled vegetables, hot dogs and more.   There was a bar with plenty of beer and wine being served as people were browsing around mounds and shelves of furniture, household goods, odds and ends and more.   We registered, got a number and went to get some dinner before the auction began.    It was as much fun as I thought it would be.   The auctioning began at 6:30 and by 8:30 there were still mountains of items to be auctioned and space was now packed with people, standing room only.  
From a Carnival float...went for a hefty price too!
 One of my favorite moments was when the auctioneer started the bid on the chrome of a 1957 Thunderbird.  As the bid began, eight or more men went at it bidding the price up to $475.   
I love the girly stuff
 My husband and I bid on several things but I walked out with a beautiful marble topped table and a pair of Dresden lamps.  
I'm not sure how many more lamps I can squeeze in my house
 Today was so much fun!!   Eddie Ross was in town and I'd signed up to go through Scott Antiques Market with him.  I go to SAM every month but I knew it would be an experience to shop with an expert.   
I wouldn't have noticed this cool!

Finding an amazing fabric

We looked at several booths with linens

Loved this one

And lots of favorite.

These cordial glasses

Eddie and Jaithan are the best shopping company.

Aren't these baby spoons precious?
 The shopping tour was everything I'd hoped it would be.   

Before I turn off my new lamp, I'm off to start some's almost time for planting.
Thank you Mr., new finial and silk shade
Today I'm linking up with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.


  1. Looks like you had a great weekend. I've never been to an auction either! Love your finds. Hugs, Linda

  2. What wonderful experiences this must have been, Cheryl! Both the auction and shopping with Eddie Ross sounds like so much fun.

    You were lucky to win some beautiful items in the auction...good bidding!

  3. You had a great time - I can tell! So much fun. Love, sandie

  4. We used to go the auction all the time when we lived back east. Everything in AZ is not that old and really expensive. Looks like you had a great time.

  5. When we lived in Tennessee we went to many auctions. Some at auction houses and some one site. I LOVE auctions.....

    How fun that you went shopping with Eddie Ross....someday I hope to get to Scotts....

    p.s. I posted about my wonderful movie I got from you...

  6. Looks like a great time, Cheryl. I've only attended a few live auctions. They are fun. Love the new lamp. ~ Sarah

  7. TGD and I used to attend auctions regularly - much of our furniture is from auctions. There's no better entertainment!

  8. Sounds like you had an exciting day! Love those pretty silver appy pics:@)

  9. Like you, Cheryl, I've been to plenty of silent auctions for charities but I've never been to a live auction. It looks really interesting & I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new table & lamp!!! Well chosen!
    Great picture of you with the boys, too.

  10. What a fun weekend. I've only been to a few live auctions, but found them lots of fun - full of energy and excitement.

  11. Looks so fun and such a great flea market!!

  12. I was at Scott's on Thursday. Wow, I would have enjoyed seeing what y'all looked at. Glad your auction was fun and you came away with two good finds. Do you buy anything at Scott's?

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it.

  13. Now that's my idea of a fun weekend. Sounds fabulous. Love the lamps.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. I love auctions, so much fun, especially if you can haul off goodies like you did. ...Christine

  15. Hi - I just found your blog and have been looking through some of your posts and would love to invite you to link up at my "Get Inspired" Blog party that is up now.

    I'm your newest follower as well.


  16. I used to LOVE to go to "live" Auctions....! So much fun! And it's great that you got food and drink, too...I've never been to an auction where they served food and drink...!
    GREAT STUFF! And your lamp looks Beautiful!

  17. What a lot of fun you've been having on the antiques trail.
    I'm afraid I don't know who Eddie Ross is (!) but doing anything with an expert guide always makes the experience 10 times better.
    We have been to many auctions here in France but never to one where food & drink were served, too! What a great idea.
    Happy Monday & thanks for stopping by to look at my doorway!

  18. Hello from Australia!...Trust you have been fabulous. I was just thinking of our chance meeting at 'Serendipity' New York, November 2010. Hope you and your family have been well. Look forward to hearing from you. Bronnie

  19. Your new lamp is very fetching. I know you had fun at Scott's with Eddie Ross.

  20. My husband would have loved the auction. He is an not so much. I'm too impatient for auctions. Now give me a flea market or estate sale any day and I'm like a pig in mud! Haven't been to Scott's in many years. We always preferred the other one right near there...can't remember the name now. It was beyond fabulous but you probably went there too. Maybe we'll take in Scott's again before too long. Glad you were able to nab some things you love.

  21. So tell me where is this and the Boss are always on the lookout for a good crap sale.....We have been wanting to go to the one that is on t.v. I think it's over on Roswell Rd....the guys father owns Red Baron antiques and now the son has his own auction house...
    And I was at Scott's this weekend...I'm surprised we didn't run in to each other....were you there on Saturday....all I found was two small pieces of milk glass but a good price at only $5. each....
    We need to get together for lunch before Miss Joyce goes back to Chicago....she's going to Disney the end of this week but let's do it soon before she's gone.....