Published: February 13, 2007
It took nearly ten hours on Friday, January 19, to load in the hundreds of vendors who came to the Scott Antique Market weekend, January 20 and 21. The event was held inside the Bricker Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
On Saturday morning, buyers waited in the entryway to flow into Scott Antique Market and begin searching the booths for everything from antique furniture to vintage jewelry.
Scott Antique Market has always been popular with vendors and buyers alike; antiques vendors have been the mainstay at Scott’s since the shows started nearly 20 years ago. They have been coming from all over the country to attend the shows held the second weekend of each month year round in Atlanta, Georgia, and monthly November through March in Columbus, Ohio.
Vendors such as Joy and Gerry Poeppy have been going to the Atlanta show for the past 12 years and recently began attending the sister show in Columbus. Each month, the Poeppy’s drive many long hours from their hometown of New Berlin, Wis., to exhibit their collection of fur coats. Last month in Atlanta, one customer alone bought five coats. Diane Lanter, a buyer at the Columbus show in January, was thrilled with the black fur coat she purchased from the Poeppy’s.
Frank Jacobs of South Bend, Ind., celebrated his 56th birthday at the Columbus show in January. He enjoys the relaxed, low-stress atmosphere at the Columbus show. His number one priority each month, however, is the main event in Atlanta. He specializes in decorative and Victorian artifacts and European country pieces which are often hand painted or refinished.
Another loyal Scott Antique Market follower, Rosa Bergen, has been attending the shows for the past nine years, who displays an array of vintage linens and holiday antiques. “The Scott Antique Market has a good buyers market,” says Rosa who makes a 20-hour round trip drive from Tucker, Ga., to exhibit in Columbus.
New Yorkers Laverne and Sylvia Debruyne love the friendly atmosphere that the Columbus event brings. “These are the type of people we truly enjoy dealing with,” said Laverne at the January show. Making the 410 mile journey from Fairport, N.Y., to Columbus is well worth it to them. They have a serious selection of silver, but bring kitchen utensils, book ends, pottery, china and glassware as well.
For more information www.scottantiquemarket.com or 740-569-4112.
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