America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt

Dear Diva Readers,

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With inventory often only found in museums across the good ole USA, the dealers selling at Scott have amassed an amazing inventory of everything from silver and jewelry, furniture and fine arts, paintings, rugs and more… much, much more.  The fair in Atlanta hosts a mind-boggling 3300 exhibition booths while Columbus clocks in at 800 dealers, giving new definition to the phrase “Shop til You Drop!”

In the Atlanta location you’ll find this fair the 2nd weekend of every month at the Atlanta Exposition Center while in Columbus the fair runs this same weekend November thru March!   This means the Columbus fair doesn’t start up again until Nov 26-27, just in time for Turkey Day, but you can start shopping this weekend in Atlanta!!! 

Upcoming 2011 dates in Atlanta include:
July 8-10
August 12-14
September 9-11
October 7-9
November 11-13
December 9-11

Happy Shopping and Happy 4th of July!

The Antiques Diva®

PS.  Special thanks to Gail at Antique News and Fairs for turning me onto this fab antiques fair!

4th of July DVD Giveaway – American Pickers!

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In honor of 4th of July, we’re hosting an American-themed giveaway for our US-based readers!!!

It’s your lucky day – well, at least for one of you it is! A&E; Home Entertainment wants me to choose one of you to receive a FREE gift! They just released AMERICAN PICKERS – The Complete Season One on DVD and one of you lucky US-based readers will win The Complete Season One this week right here on the The Antiques Diva™ site! To enter, all you have to do is leave a patriotic comment on this blog post. At the end of the week I’ll put your name in my cowboy hat and draw a winner!

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 267px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />American Pickers follows highly skilled ‘pickers’ Mike Wolfe, owner of Antique Archaeology in Iowa, and his business partner Frank Fritz, as they hunt down objects with historical, collectible and pop culture value that have been long forgotten by their owners. Reyne Haines, of the Huffington Post calls the two main characters “down to earth, every day kind of guys – who are completely old skool”. These manly-men are “pickers” and in trade talk that means they are the dealers – to the dealers. They scavenge the countryside visiting barns and country homes, junk piles and stacks in garages finding the proverbial needle in the haystack, turning rust to riches.

Not familiar with the show?”>Read what Reyne Haines of Huffington Post has to say about it!

Good Luck! Happy Independence Day!

The Antiques Diva™

P.S. Sorry European dwellers – this contest is only open to US residents as DVD’s are zone specific!