There’s real truth to the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” As a matter of fact, a very healthy industry has been born out of that idiom – resulting in a slew of antique stores, vintage furnishings purveyors and furniture consignment shops that line the city streets of Atlanta. These shops provide spectacular options for would-be treasure hunters who loathe big box furniture store chains and desire hand-picked, one-of-a-kind items with authentic character and style.
King Galleries Home
854 Atlanta St.
Roswell, GA 30075
Poised near the Historic Roswell Square, King Galleries Home plays the role of temporary lodging for a regular rotation of fantastic “antiques, home décor and found objects.” This shop’s ultimate mission is to place its tasteful wares – which range from delightful gift items to stunning pieces of furniture – into the hands and homes of its extensive clientele. As an added bonus, its sister company, King Galleries Antiques & Estates at Auction, is a monthly antiques and estate auction house that features “exceptional antique & architectural furnishings,” particularly 18th and 19th century European antiques and decorative arts.
Consignment Furniture Depot
5461 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Conveniently situated on Chamblee’s Historic Antique Row, Consignment Furniture Depot offers up an eclectic blend of consignment furniture and home accessories. Its all-embracing inventory is spread out over 12,000 square feet of showroom and includes everything from brand name furniture items and art, to mirrors, rugs, lighting and beyond. This shop prides itself in being a “true consignment furniture store, not a new furniture retailer with consignment pieces as a sideline.” With a tagline that pledges “arrivals and departures daily,” every visit to Consignment Furniture Depot promises a new and unique experience.
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Fun Finds & Designs
2765 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114
Featured in the February 2011 issue of Southern Living Magazine, this upscale furniture and home décor consignment shop can be found in Canton, just north of metro Atlanta. Fun Finds & Designs offers up a well-stocked and tasteful supply of both new and used furniture, along with art, antiques, lamps, rugs, home accessories and unique items. With 25+ years of experience as an interior designer under her belt, shop owner Betty Anderson lends a keen eye for detail in the items she purchases (or consigns) at the shop, as well as helpful design advice for her clientele out on the selling floor.
South of Market
345 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30305
Touting the claim that “it is ever-evolving,” South of Market is a posh purveyor of fine furnishings and antiques – many of which have been sourced from exotic locales such as France and Belgium. The brainchild of local interior designer Kay Douglass, South of Market also features re-purposed objects, upholstery, a large selection of distinctive light fixtures and other must-haves. South of Market also offers a second location in Charleston, South Carolina.
1080 Brady Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Offering “Snooty Brands at Savvy Prices” and a regularly revolving inventory of designer furniture and accessories, Savvy Snoot strives to make consignment shopping cool. By blending a variety of design styles, representations from a spectrum of decades, original art from local artists and a fusion of hand-picked found objects, the result is the Savvy Snoot “collected look” – an über-fantastic urban-eclectic mix. In addition to its three Atlanta locations, Savvy Snoot also offers an online store.
Kasie Bolling is a freelance writer covering all things Atlanta. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.