Thursday, December 4, 2008

Day 523's antique browsing spot

I had a few minutes to kill last week while waiting to meet a friend for lunch in Homewood, my favorite area of town to shop. Naturally, I headed into one of my favorite antique shops to browse away a little time.

"Shop" doesn't really do this place justice. It's more like a warehouse filled to the brim with ... pretty much everything you can imagine. A lot of the stuff needs to be repurposed or cleaned up, but the hunt is half of the fun, right?

Benches all stacked up and waiting for an new upholstery job.

Mmmmm it was all I could do to make it out of the door without dropping $185 for this set of 12 (12!) knives with mother of pearl handles. I thought it was a little steep until I found this yesterday.

Gilded mirrors and silver tea sets galore.

There are always plenty of beautiful marble lamps (this is only half) -- including several pairs. They range from $120-$170 each. Love them.

Vintage wooden bowling pins -- so fun!

Love this Chinoiserie-esque tole chandelier.

How pretty would this have been on a Thanksgiving table?

The main room is surrounded by smaller rooms. This one is packed with architectural salvage pieces like doors, windows and shutters.

Red transferware of every shape, size and pedigree. There was also blue, purple, and a few green pieces, of which I haven't seen many.

I loved this English chest. It was in an out-of-the-way corner, which is typical of this shop. Furniture is literally stacked on top of other pieces.

There were ten of these French-inspired dining chairs. I don't think they are antiques, but would look fabulous with new fabric, and maybe a little paint.

Hundreds of empty frames and tole trays. If you collect something, odds are you'll find some pieces to add to your collection here.

I've had my eye on this set of nesting tables for more than a year (a third is out of the picture). And, once again, I've always considered the $125 price tag a little more than I would want to spend (especially for something I have no real place for), but here is a similar set for much more!

Beautiful old lanterns that just need a little love (and probably some new wiring).

Gorgeous copper cookware. Just imagine what Eddie Ross could do with these!

Just so you can get a sense of the place, I snapped this photo from the top of the stairs that lead to the second floor. It's definitely a little overwhelming, but it's definitely fun, too.

Tricia's Treasures
2700 19th Place South
Homewood, Alabama 35209


The Steel Magnolia House said...

My heart is pounding just looking at the pics of that place!! Heaven help me! Looks like fun...great post!

Carrie said...

I live right around the corner and it is such a great place although the prices are not as nice as I would like :(

paula said...

i haven't been in awhile, but now i think i need to.

The Gentrys said...

How did I not know about this place! Need to make a trip to Homewood!

Amanda said...

Very neat store! I really want an upholstered bench at the foot of the bed. And I really love your chairs in your living room. Good to know they are Best! Reasonably priced as well.

No.35style said...

I've seen this sourced in Cottage Living several times ;(

mav said...

Antiques sure can be a lot of fun.

Looks like you've got healthy pickings there!

have fun.

megan @ a life's design said...

I think I need to schedule time in to stop by here; hopefully this weekend. I love the wood bowling bins and lanterns. Great post!

Anonymous said...

I want to go there! Need to make a trip from ATL to hit all of these great places you post about!
~Dina from ATL

Anonymous said...

hey Eddie's website is great. He has more kitchen stuff which I really wanted to explore.