Small Town Antique Shopping and "She" Expo

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Okay, so big working weekend plans called for an impromptu vacation to Atlanta for my youngest daughter.  She will be spending the weekend in Atlanta with my folks while I'm doing this. The "She Expo" is at the Chattanooga Trade Center this weekend.  Yessick's Design Center is exhibiting with a fully stocked retail space and we've also been chosen to decorate the stage for keynote speakers Bethenny (Skinnygirl) Frankel on Saturday

 and domestic goddess Martha Stewart on Sunday. 

Please stop by if you're in the area this weekend.  I'd love to meet you! 

Anyway, on the way back from Operation Kid Drop-off I stopped by a little Antique Mall in Calhoun, Ga. (Exit 315 off of I-75).  They had some cute stuff!

This is a pair of Bernhardt side tables stacked on top of each other.  They were in mint condition, and were priced at $129 each (but those folks are eager to cut a deal...)

This brass pinecone finial was priced at $29 and weighed a ton!

Not in love with the shade.

Enormous brass lamp with what looks like snakes all over it.  Creepy/cool.  $89 marked down from $100.

Brass teapot - $19

Apparently "brass" was the theme of the day.  Bamboo candlesticks - $10 for the pair

 Rattan ottoman. 

Faux malachite box - asking $18

Priceless medallion rug - not that priceless, it just didn't have a price tag.

Owl art in brass bamboo frame $24.95

I'm not sure if this is jadeite or colored milk glass but it's very pretty and they had a ton of it.

Elephant plant stand $25

Child's spool rocker $18.

Wanna guess what 3 things I bought?

Need some help pulling your style together?  Kim Lemmon at Yessick's Design Center can make your home a beautiful place to be!  Call 423.653.3186 for details.


jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'd love to know what you bought! I would not have been able to pass up that pinecone, it's just great!

What a fabulous weekend you are going to have, can't wait to hear all about it :)

My Many Moments said...

Wow! I love the brass lamp with the black shade. And that pinecone is great. Did you buy anything?

Karena said...

I will say the chests, the finial, (love it) and the brass snake lamp.

Kim, wow congrats on your projects!! Bravo!

Art by Karena

Do come and enter my new Giveaway, a painting!

Kathysue said...

Oh Kim I would love to be there with ou to see Bethenny and Martha, what a wonderful experience that would be. I am a Bethenny fan, I love how hard she has worked to become such a mega business woman!! Enjoy and tell us all about it next week,Kathysue

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh, I am going to stop by that antique store on my way home from Atlanta on Saturday!!! Good luck with your show....sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun! Take care, Caroline

amber wallace said...

I'm gonna say bernhardts, brass lamps and faux malachite box. Hope you tell us tomorrow! Have a good time this weekend, sounds amazing.

Unknown said...

Hi Kim ... you are going to have the BEST weekend! This is my guess what you brought home: The Bernhardt side tables (because how could you not, right?), the pinecone (so interesting and unique), and the faux malachite box. Well, maybe that is what I would have bought ;)

Melissa @ Rooms said...

Don't you just love shops like that? I could browse for hours!

My Interior Life said...

You need to share which ones you bought because I'm terrible at guessing. I love the creepy cool snake lamp, rattan ottoman (which was just in one of the magazines recently - was it House Beautiful?) and those side tables. Please spill on your loot. And how exciting that you get to decorate for the Martha. What an honor! I'm sure she'll deem it a "good thing."

Dovecote Decor said...

I turned that pine cone finial into a lamp years ago. I wonder where it is.We are excited to be included in HGTV's Freebie Friday giveaway tomorrow. We are giving away a cool Asian lacquer coffee or low side table in one of 5 color options, so come on by for a chance to win!! Its worth upwards of $500.00 so its our biggest yet. Give us a shout out!
Good Luck!

Unknown said...

Nice rug!!
I love Martha and her website.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Great finds, I am crazy about the owl print :)...kind of quirky, a lot of fun!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Okay so maybe I'm the only one who would have gotten the elephant! I want one of those and I'm totally into elephants right now! I would have also gotten the pinecone and the night stands. Especially if they were willing to cut a deal!

The Vintique Object said...

Ooo, I want to hear all about the guest speakers,especially what you think about Martha. So I'm guessing the green jadite box, the brass candlesticks, and the brass lamp?

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

And I hope you brought home that owl. He is too cute!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Okay I seriously need to get down there and have you take me shopping. Hope you had a great time at the expo...sounds very exciting for you!!!

Interior Design Musings said...

OK, I predict you picked up those fab side tables, the snake lamp and a few pieces of that cool green milk glass? M.

Barry said...

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Dayka Robinson said...

if that wasn't so far from me, i'd have to head right over there--love the stuff you found & congratulations on your exciting design job! i hope you'll take lots of photos :)


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I would love to be in Chattanooga this weekend checking this all out!

Karen said...

I hope the brass finial was one of those 3.


can't wait to see and hear about the she expo! hope you had a fantastic time.

hooper Patterson said...

Have so much fun this weekend! I'm guessing the three things you bought are...
The ottoman, the black rug with medallion and the owl sketch? How'd I do?

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

What did you buy!!Tell us!! Tell us now!

You are hooking me up with this place when I'm in Chattanooga.

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