Re-purposing Antiques. Time For a Field Trip!

03 Apr

One of my favorite things to do is to seek out the old and repurpose it into the new. Last week, my friend Cris of  Cris Angsten Interiors, came down to Atlanta to join me on an antiquing field trip.  Our first stop was at Kudzu Antiques in Decatur. This is truly one of my favorite places to shop for antiques and oddities. For the most part, if you want it, you’ll find it there. Our trip here was dual purpose.  She, of course, in it to find a new place to shop for design elements and I, to find goodies to reuse in different ways. What a fun day it was.  There were tons of possibilities for the both of us. I have complied a gallery of my finds, a couple of which you might see on her page as well. Click on any of the photographs below to begin a slideshow!

The second part of the trip was to a place that I’ve seen and been dying to go.  Who can turn an opportunity down to go to a place with a name like Desperate Housewares? Very clever. There is quite a variety of things in this store.  Furniture, rugs, glassware, artwork, and other eclectic items.  There is definitely a heavy influence of mid century to 80’s in this place.  This trip, I didn’t see anything I couldn’t live without, but it would be worth a trip back on occasion or a call to see if they had something specific.

So very 70's. I felt like I was at the Ropers' condo on Three's Company.

Here’s all the store info:

Kudzu Antiques
2928 East Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030-2216
Hours: 11am-7pm EST, 7 Days A Week
404-373-6498 If you have to leave a message, don’t worry. They are prompt in returning calls!
Desperate Housewares
Wednesday to Friday: 12:00 to 6:00 P.M.
Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Closed Monday and Tuesday
241 Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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