Our first stop was an art show benefitting Trinity School, which just so happened to held while we were in town. Holly has raved about this event on Things That Inspire, and one of my favorite artist friends Melissa Payne Baker was showing her work at the show. So of course we had to stop by.
Spotlight on Art
First of all, this is the CUTEST school I have ever seen. Look at this place! Can we please move to Atlanta just so my boys can go here? They had me at the big iron entrance gates, which are decorated with iron silhouettes of children.
Trinity School in Atlanta
And, the show was just as amazing. The whole gym was filled with work from more than 350 of the best artists from all over the country, and prices ranging from $5 to $5,000.
I spy paintings from Melissa Payne Baker! Melissa, next time I'm in town, we're definitely grabbing that glass of wine.
After picking up a painting for Laura's daughter's room and a little Mother's Day present for my Mom, we headed south to Scott's. The market is held in Atlanta's Expo Center every month in two giant buildings - more than 350,000 square feet of hunting grounds. We arrived when most dealers were unpacking their cars inside the building.
A quick tour of some of the best booths...
And here are a few things coming home with me! My first find was this pretty antique mirror from Paris.
I also bought one of these industrial bins with an upholstered seat, which I plan to put at the foot of Leighton's bed. The cushion pops right off so we can store stuff inside.
Laura fell in love with this antique Louis Philippe chest. It's hard to find them with a wood top instead of marble.
I also visited the warehouse of Illuminati Antiques. I've bought a lot from Carey and Erik over the years, but this was my first trip to their warehouse. Here are some French side tables coming soon to Antique Row!
Before catching our flight, we visited Huff Harrington, the art gallery where I first saw Melissa Payne Baker's work. It's housed inside a cute little cottage in Buckhead, and owners Meg and Ann have an excellent eye.
And here I am with a souvenir for myself - a watercolor by French artist Georges Nasri! Meg and Ann discovered Georges' work at a market in Provence. He paints different subjects, but the women are my favorite. Fashion inspires Georges because his cousin is none other than designer Elie Saab! I brought home one this trip, but I think I'll start a collection. Wouldn't a series of these be gorgeous framed together?
My container arrives in a couple of weeks, and I'm hoping to have everything in store by March. Please stop by!
Lindley Arthur Antiques at Antique Row
5013 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, Texas 75209