Dear Diva Readers,
top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 100px; line-height: 90px; padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>In Monday’s blog celebrating the 4th of July I highlighted “America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt” – Scott Antique Markets held in both Atlanta, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio. Today I want to highlight one of my favorite vendors at this spectacular antique fair – Joseph Konrad Antiques!
My colleague in England, Gail McLeod of Antiques News & Fairs, first turned me onto Joseph Konrad Antiques and since her introduction I’ve been as smitten as she! Gail confides, “Channing Mercer and Lloyd Chapman who own Joseph Konrad Antiques are two of the most enticing Southern Gentlemen a Diva could wish to meet – they are natural charmers with swooning good looks who make you feel like THE most important human being in the world when you step inside their emporium of Diva delights prominently placed on the corner of Miami Circle – one of the most established antique shopping streets in Atlanta”.
With such a glowing review from Gail, I’m ready to hop on the next plane to cross the pond back home to America to start shopping stateside! These divine dealers have just made my list of recommended US sources for buying European Antiques at home in the USA! Gail continues by explaining that my desire to cross the globe to shop their inventory is a typical response. “Joseph Konrad Antiques is a destination stop for decorators not only from the thriving Atlanta community but also from LA, Miami, South America and beyond”.
The secret to Konrad Antiques success lies in the good taste and great sources of its owners. Gail explains, “Channing and Lloyd buy their spectacular and varied inventory from secret sources they have built up mainly in England and Italy with shipments arriving every few weeks. When you step inside their shop you find spacious co-ordinated rooms where you will see not only antiques both formal, semi formal and decorative, but also some very beautiful and rather grand chinoiserie lacquer furniture from one of America’s most prestigious makers and turn a corner and you will find a fabulous selection of lighting – in particular a collection of converted bespoke pieces from a North Carolina pottery – you just won’t see these anywhere else!”
When shopping in Atlanta, don’t miss Joseph Konrad Antiques! As Gail puts it, “From the frivolous to the very serious, expect to see everything a Design Diva could desire at this special showroom in Atlanta!”
Joseph Konrad Antiques
693 Miami Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Until next time, Happy Shopping!
The Antiques Diva®
Dear Diva Readers,
top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 100px; line-height: 90px; padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>This 4th of July I’m celebrating Diva-Style with a virtual trip to “America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt” – Scott Antique Markets held in both Atlanta, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio! For over 25 years this fair has been the best source for antiques and Americana in the USA, consistently ranking as one of the best antique fairs in America.
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:
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!