Sunday I spent the afternoon at Atlanta’s Scott Antique Market receiving a crash course in antiques from Eddie Ross! An intimate group of us were lead by the wonderful design wizard and his partner Jaithan Kochar through the South Building full of furniture, rugs, and home and garden accessories.

Eddie admonished us to prepare for shopping trips by knowing the measurements of the space we are designing to ensure we pick appropriate items that fit the space. Another great tip is to bring along fabric samples, especially if you are buying rugs.

There are literally hundred of vendors that carry an assortment of vintage goods such as the collegiate pennants below to old Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction catalogs.

It didn’t take long for me to admit that I’m a little too citified for the expansive collection of taxidermy…eek, but the little salt spoons tickled my fancy!

After the fabulous two hour tour, we said our good byes to Eddie and Jaithan, and blogger friends Tami, Jennifer, Ashley, and Jade. Tami brought along her adorable daughter which made me also look forward to sharing these little adventures with my Ava.

Thanks to Eddie and Jaithan for being such knowledgeable and gracious hosts! Be sure to visit their site so you won’t miss the tour when it hits your town!

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. Erica @ Decorica Says:

    Looks like it was a fun day filled with lots of good stuff and tips. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Patti Davis Says:

    An afternoon with Eddie + Jaithan is always special! And I adore the idea of using old silver tea pots for soup – brilliant! xoxo, Patti


  3. Janell @ Isabella and Max Says:

    Lucky you! What an experience…I must live in the wrong city! Janell


  4. L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys Says:

    What did you purchase?!


  5. Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design Says:

    Very cool!! I am sure you came away with tons of great tips!


  6. Mrs. Chic Says:

    Looks like such a great time, I love the those little salt spoons and agree would look darling on a necklace!


  7. eddieross Says:

    It was so great seeing you! we are looking forward to hanging out with you on Saturday at the Mart! xoxoxo


  8. Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage Says:

    Looks like you guys had a fab time, Antiquing. Something I have not done a while, too busy junkin' :)


  9. thelennoxx Says:

    You lucky girl! Did you take anything fabulous home?


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  11. Erika at BluLabel Bungalow Says:

    I was not prepared for this shopping trip! No measurements and did not have my fabric samples. I'm considering going back next month. Anyone to join me?


  12. Beth Dotolo Says:

    Oh my goodness! How fun!? Great tips… This is making me want to go hit the fleas!


  13. ashlina {the decorista} Says:

    i love those two. you all look so fab together…how fun!!!! so jealous, wish i was hanging with you guys. xoxo


  14. Kiki Says:

    This is pretty cool stuff Erika!!! Loved those vases!!



  15. charm home Says:

    Looks like you had so much fun and learned so much from Mr. Ross. We are so fortunate to have a place like Scott's to go antiquing at. It's such a great source for design and for inspiration. -c


  16. Molly Marler Says:

    Erica, Love this!!! SO jealz I missed it; I just saw on Eddie's blog that they were going to be there, and MFAMB and I almost met there on Sunday… we could have run into y'all! ;( I'm definitely planning on going to Scott's next month, and going to lakewood this wknd if you wanna hook up! XO


  17. Molly Marler Says:

    Awww, GEEZ. I can't even spell your name right! ;( Molly FAIL. Sorry, ERIKA!!!


  18. LindsB Says:

    Looks like you had a blast! I LOVE that necklace you are wearing too :)


  19. Cristin Says:

    What a great tips! I just love that Eddie. Thanks so much for sharing.



  20. Hello Lover... Says:

    Looks like a great day!


  21. Raru Says:

    Great tips. :)))
    Happy happy Friday, girls ;))



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