Friday, August 28, 2009

Atlanta Advice

O.K., friends, if you only had 24 hours in Atlanta, where would you go shopping?

Now I know Mrs. Howard is on the list, it's a must do, but where else would you go?

Budget friendly would be great too. Any favorite consignment shops?

Quick, quick. Let me know your thoughts!


  1. We didn't do any shopping while there for the ACC Tournament....

    But eating at The Varisity must make the list!

    Have a great trip!

  2. Lewis & Sheron and Forsyth Fabrics, plus Ballard's Backroom, and Lamp Art, for great lamps, shades and lamp-making parts, all in and around Howell Mill Road. Numerous antique/designer shops on Bennett Street, which is off Peachtree St. in Buckhead. Queen of Hearts antique malls, in Alpharetta and Marietta. Kudzu antique mall on West Ponce de Leon in Decatur.

  3. If it happens to be the right weekend, go to Scott's Antique Market! Fabulous finds but not always on a dime.

    Eat at Souper Jenny's for lunch. It is a personal favorite!

  4. Hey Granny:
    It looks like Mary Kay covered several of the great budget friendly stores. As she pointed out, you can’t really go wrong in the Howell Mill area. I know your love for the English, so I would recommended English Classics, 1442 Chattahoochee Ave, (404 – 351 – 2252) which is off Howell Mill. If you’re looking for French tries Ann Flaire she has a huge warehouse off Huff (tell her Lisa sent you). Also, try Historic Roswell Antique Mall in Roswell. I’m thinking if you told me the area that you were going to be in & if you’re looking for anything specific, I could probably narrow it down some. Trust me; to do whirlwind antiquing excursions in the Atlanta area is quite exhausting!

  5. Bungalow Classic is a MUST, for me. There are several other shops close by, including B Braithwaite, a darling baby shop that is owned by ATL designer Nancy Braithwaite and her daughter (whose house you might have seen in Cottage Living). You can have lunch at Star Provisions, a great sandwich bar/shop.

    Be sure to let us know what you do!

  6. Ballard's Back Room! A true outlet for Ballard's Design, in a hidden corner in north ATL--you never know what you'll find. GO. You won't regret it:

  7. Boxwoods, BD Jeffries, Erika Reade.
    Lunch at Horseradish Grill.
    The Botanical Garden for the Henry Moore exhibit!!
    If you are a knitter.... don't miss Knitch.

  8. Savvy Snoot - a consignment shop that doesn't feel like one and Interiors Market on Bennet St. And Max & Co., just a few doors down from Mrs Howard.

  9. OK - I have read all of the comments, but without having to go and note every single shop, here are my picks:

    Mrs. Howard and Max & Company; in the same complex, there are some wonderful art galleries - Timothy Tew for great contemporary art. Beautiful, very high end French antiques in the same complex - Jacqueline Adams. Edgar Reeves in the same complex for custom lighting.

    The Atlanta Design Center is next door - to the trade, a treasure trove of stores for designers.

    Just a bit down the street - South of Market - for more of a Belgian/Industrial type vibe.

    Not too far away - Miami Circle - Foxglove Antiques is my favorite, a consortium of antique dealers, it is wonderful. There are lots of other great stores on Miami Circle, but if you only have 24 hours....let's move on.

    Bennett Street - a wonderful little street with lots of great stores. The Interiors Market and the Stalls are antique consortiums that are both excellent. A. Tyner, behind the stalls - Swedish antiques, wonderful selection of mora clocks.

    Down in the West End - Bungalow Classic and Savvy Snoot, as other readers recommended. A restaurant in this area is Taquiera del Sol - casual and quick, and so good. Lewis & Sheron and Forsyth for hundreds and hundreds of fabrics. Belvedere for midcentury and other interesting vintage finds, and Anne Flair for French antiques and vintage items. Provenance is another great antique store.

    Other great places: Pieces, for refurbished and stylish vintage items; Lush Life for great accessories; I am sure there are dozens more I am forgetting. Have a wonderful time!

  10. do not, under any circumstances, miss South of Market...Peachtree Hills (next to ADAC) is the biggest, but the Virginia Highlands store is cool too

  11. I would cross all my fingers & toes and pray that it was a Scott's weekend;)!!
    We used to drive from Dallas, go to the Scott show and turn around and go back home! A three day trip, and the best finds!

  12. I'm with the others on the Scott's weekend. It's the best.

    And South of the Market- have never been but have heard WONDERFUL things.

    I found some great fabric at Lewis & Sheron and Forsyth last week....