Years ago the Lakewood Market was south of town at the old Lakewood Fairgrounds. I went there about 6 or 7 years ago and had so much fun. It seemed like the goodies just went on an on. There were several buildings there and lots of outdoor vendors too.
Last weekend my sweetie took half a day off from work and we made the trek north up to the new location of the Lakewood Market. It is now the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market. I had heard mixed reviews on the new digs. The indoor space was all in one building, where it used to be in several. The outdoor space was limited. I’m so glad I went though, and I plan to go back too.
There were so many treasures to be found. Except for a few ‘real’ antiques dealers I thought the prices were fairly reasonable throughout. There were some really neat artisan type craftspeople there. I especially loved all the pretty jewelry booths. There must have be half a dozen or so of those.
Here are a few pictures sampling some of the other pretties.
There were SO many other things too, that I didn’t take pictures of: the jewelry, oil paintings, rugs, old books, lovely prints, & nifty frames too. I really have to get better about the picture thing, sorry.
I have in my mind a little list of things I’m always on the lookout for: an old vanity with a tri-fold mirror, a large buffet that I can paint turquoise, old industrial pieces that I can incorporate into my decor, a rustic hutch for my screened porch, a queen size bedroom set, cool chairs, vintage linens, and old fabric, among just a few.
One thing that was definitely not on my list was a 1940′s beautifully refinished, solid cherry, twin bedroom set. What did we come home with? A 1940′s beautifully refinished, solid cherry, twin bedroom set.
Steve saw it right when we walked in. We looked at it, then kept moving. Steve went back just to ask how much it cost. We then walked through half of the market. Steve went back to ask what was the best the dealer could do? We then walked through the rest of the market, left the market, & drove to Dawsonville. While on the way back home from Dawsonville it just kept gnawing at us. So I said that if it was still there, it was meant to be. It was still there. Luckily the $3 per person admission price is good for re-entry for the duration of the market (the third weekend of each month Friday – Sunday).
The set includes two complete twin beds with headboards, foot-boards, side rails & slats; a lovely dresser, and a sweet little night stand too. It was most definitely not on my mental list, but sometimes the good deal over-rides the ‘list’. I’ve already got some ideas for how I might use this set at our new house. I’m thinking I might try to incorporate some vintage 40′s bark cloth. What do you think?
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market
1321 Atlanta Highway
Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: 770-889-3400 – Fax 770-889-2985
The Lakewood 400 Antiques Market is located adjacent to Georgia Highway 400, a mile north of Exit 13 on Georgia Highway 9. The new market is housed in a 75,000 square foot, climate-controlled building.
Antiques Market Facts
- Open 3rd weekend monthly
- 9am – 5 pm Friday
- 9am – 6pm Saturday
- 10 am – 5 pm Sunday
$3 Admission Friday – Sunday (good all weekend) (children under 12 free)