Last weekend, I took a little trip to Columbus, Ohio with three girlfriends.
We stopped and had BBQ for breakfast, yes, that's right BBQ for breakfast.
After a quick pit top at the Pottery Barn Outlet, we cruised on up the road another hour and hit the Scott's Antique Market in Columbus.  I read about it on-line, but have never been so I wasn't quite sure what to expect.  Since I roped the other three into making the trip with me, I had high hopes.
We were all pleasantly surprised at the size and quality of the show.  

I came home with three treasures.
First up, this eight foot long bench.  Believe it or not, I have been searching for an eight foot long bench for this spot in my kitchen. The fact that it was already painted a blue/gray color was a bonus! 

This little nook has sat empty since we moved in.  

The bench is right at home here. 

My next find was this antique map of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky streets.  
I happened upon it early in the day so I stopped, admired and then kept walking. 
Later in the day, I stopped admired some more and kept walking.  
After dragging all three of my friends over to give an opinion, 
I stopped, opened my wallet and closed the deal.  

It was already framed and I hung it with three prints of landmarks in Germany 
that I picked up at a local antique store a few months ago.   

My last find was this vintage roll down map.

I have always thought these things are so cool and I was ecstatic to find one at a reasonable price. 
My husband and I have differing opinions on what is a reasonable price, but believe me, 
it was a reasonable price!

Of course finding these treasures made my day, but getting to spend time with
three girlfriends that share my passion for antiquing truly was just the kind of therapy I needed.
Can't wait to do it again!

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  1. Oh my gosh, the more I read your blog, the more I'm convince that we were somehow separated at birth! I was at a local flea market-esque place this weekend, and was "this close" to buying a pull down map similar to the one you purchased! I waled by it twice, and the only thing that kept me from getting it was that I didn't know where I would put it! That hasn't stopped me before, I know. Maybe I'm coming down with the flu or something...

    Might have to go back next weekend! Where are you going to put yours?

    1. That would be "walked" by it, not "waled" by it... ;-)

  2. Love your new finds. That bench is perfect. You must have had a truck or van to haul that. I go to Scott's here in Atlanta occasionally.

  3. great finds! love the roll down map--i so want one for the office i'm planning. looks like i need to road trip to columbus soon.

  4. GREAY finds! i love that last map- awesome score!!! i am doing the playroom in a vintage school room kind of feel and would love to find one!

  5. Andrea you did gooood!! Love that bench, it's perfect for that spot and love the collage of prints on your wall too!

  6. Lucky you, friends and finds, all in one week-end! Love the items you purchased!

  7. I am such a huge fan of maps - both of the ones you scored are just awesome, Andrea! The pull down one? Are you kidding? I love it so much. And the framed black & white antique? Just awesome.

  8. How fun! I just put a post up about the bench in our dining room. I think you'll love your bench for many many years to come. What great finds!

  9. What great treasures you found! Love that bench...the color is wonderful :o)
    Have a great week!

  10. You've an eye for divine -love all those pieces, especially that map. Stopping by from the power bloggers tribe to say hi. New follower with GFC too.

  11. What a great find! It can be hard finding something the right scale for a large space. I'm now following you:)

  12. Love the bench! I am also so jealous you have a PB outlet! We don't have any of those around here.

  13. What a perfect fit! I have it's twin, in aqua. I Have used it for a variety of things over the years. Hope you get as much use out of yours =)

  14. Hey- take me with you next time! I love all of your finds and they look they were suppose to be in your home. I am your newest follower from the Power Blogger "Tribe". Looking forward to visiting again!

  15. Sounds like such a fun weekend! Great finds too! BBQ for breakfast sounds good to me!

  16. Great finds!! And I am a new follower via the tribe!

  17. Love your finds! That roll down map is so super cool ...

    ... and how lucky are you to find the perfect size and colored bench?



  18. Great finds!! I love maps so much!

    I'm following you via linky and I liked you on facebook! :)

  19. Oh my! Just stumbled upon your blog. I am at this moment bidding on the very same map on ebay. I'd love to know what men think is a very reasonable price for the map! I say $100 plus shipping. what do you say?

  20. Hello fellow tribe member,

    Catching up on all your posts and I love everything. I love that KY map (i'm from KY, too) and congrats on your feature over at Emily Clark's!

    Have an incredible day.


  21. Friendship and finds - what a great combination!


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