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Antique & Vintage

Even if they weren’t passed down in the family, a collection of antiques and vintage pieces lend a timeless appeal to your home. We’ve collected a list of some of our favorite spots around town to find great antiques and vintage items.

 All of these shop owners are eager to help you create interiors that reflect your personality and style. We’ve provided a map to help you find the shops. Once there, the treasure hunt is on!

Arceneaux Gallery

1830 29th Street South • Birmingham, AL 35209 • 205.802.5800

Located in Soho Square, Homewood, Arceneaux Art Gallery has graced the Birmingham landscape for 18 years. Explore beautiful and unique art including: antique maps and natural history prints from the 17th- to 19th-centuries, as well as drawings and watercolors from 19th-century artists. Visitors will also enjoy the old school charts, animation art, and ephemera. Anyone wanting to take a little art home with them will enjoy the antique accessories for home, lake, beach, and mountains—all offered at reasonable prices. The gallery also offers custom framing.

Beverly Ruff

2414 Canterbury Road • Mountain Brook, AL 35213 • 205.572.2979 (pictured, left)

This shop is a bounty of antique French furniture, stunning chandeliers, one-of-a-kind lamps and hand painted accent pieces.  For nearly 10 years, Beverly Ruff has been renowned for her fine linens from Portugal, Bella Notte linens, and antique, softly worn linen tablecloths, lace panels, pajamas and baby gifts. You’ll fall in love with the vintage special occasion purses, jewelry from select designers, and some jewelry pieces by Beverly Ruff herself. Shop for yourself or as a gift for someone special. Presenting a box beautifully giftwrapped from Beverly Ruff is amour at first sight!

Charlotte Woodson Antiques

2410 Canterbury Rd • Mountain Brook Village, AL 35233 • charlottewoodson.com  • 205.871.3314

From Paris to Santiago and Parma to Buenos Aires, owner Dinah Toro discovers one-of-a-kind items for her shop. You’ll find tapestries from Flanders, chests from England and France, chairs from Italy as well as Tartanware; the loveliest mirrors, pure beeswax candles, silver sixpence, framed herbariums, egg prints, vintage books, 16th- and 17th-century vellum books, and a very popular assortment of handmade sheep. She also carries Maggie Grier’s wonderful large abstract oils and Suzanne Chenoweth’s charming English countryside paintings. Major credit cards and a liberal house account policy enable customers to take time in paying for purchases. Open Mon-Sat 11-5

Circa Interiors and Antiques

2831 Culver Road • Birmingham, AL 35223 • 205.868.9199 shop • www.circacatalog.comcircainteriors.blogspot.comcircaonline.net

Nestled in the heart of Mountain Brook resides one of this community’s most vibrant neighbors, Circa Interiors and Antiques. Circa is a treasure trove of hand-picked, one-of-a-kind, European antiques; fine upholstery lines such as LEE Industries and Verellen; lighting, designer lampshades, and accessories.

Creating homes of comfort and style that blend centuries and cultures in surprising and fresh ways has earned Circa’s team national acclaim. However, Circa is perhaps most proud of the wonderful relationships gained while helping so many of our neighbors bring their stunning homes to life – redefining the meaning of gracious living right here in our own backyard.

Encore Resales

2831 Hwy 31 • Pelham, AL 35124  • www.EncoreResales.com

With Encore’s 27,000 square foot showroom, you are guaranteed to find that perfect piece. Our showroom consists of new furniture, consignment, antiques, shabby chic, imports, reclaimed pieces, and custom furniture and home décor.

Just remember “You Better Buy It When You See It!” With our prices, we go through truckloads of furniture every week and nothing stays long. Family- owned and operated, we keep overhead down and volume is wide open. View some of our inventory online at EncoreResales.Com.

Ashford Hill for Henhouse Antiques

1900 Cahaba Road • Birmingham, AL 35203 • 205.918.0505 • henhouseantiques.com

The shop, located in English Village, is a must-visit for customers who love to mix design genres to suit their personal taste. Owners Barbara Ashford and Judy Hill love the thrill of hunting for quality pieces to offer their customers and take care to stock up on beautiful, unique pieces. The items in the shop cover a wide range of styles and periods, from French to English, and 18th- to 21st-century. In-store items include farm tables, chairs, buffets, cupboards, commodes, chandeliers, lamps, and mirrors, just to name a few.

Clark Antiques Gallery

2717 Second Ave. South • Birmingham • 205.325.1999 • clarkantiquesgallery.com

Clark Antiques Gallery offers fine European antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries as well as original art, accessories, and heirloom silver. Visitors to Clark Antiques Gallery will find room settings that combine both antique and contemporary furnishings with old and new accessories to create the eclectic look so many homeowners desire. Gallery owner Dianne Clark Hinson and her professionally trained staff offer in-home design services to help clients fashion a home that is a sanctuary. In addition, Clark Antiques Gallery is the exclusive representative in Birmingham for Edelman Fine Art, a collection of works from artists around the world.

Elegant Earth at the Arbor

3401 5th Avenue South  Birmingham, AL 35222 • 205.251.0203 • elegantearthatthearbor.com

Elegant Earth at the Arbor is the destination resource for unique containers, fountains, garden furniture, and garden décor. Open to both the trade and the public, Elegant Earth at the Arbor enjoys a strong regional following in the Southeast. Because of their extensive inventory, the ability to manufacture, and six standard finishes to customize your purchase, customers can always find exactly what they’re looking for.  If needed, they offer delivery and set-up services as well. Please feel welcome to visit the newly renovated courtyard, and explore the extensive inventory. The company’s motto is “We strive to inspire the garden-minded.”

Mulberry Heights Antiques

2419 Canterbury Rd. • Birmingham, AL 35223 • 205.870.1300 • mulberryheightsantiques.com

Mulberry Heights Antiques offers timeless beauty and elegance to all of its customers. Instead of focusing on the latest trends in the design world, owner Carolyn Bradford believes that a beautiful antique piece of furniture will never go out of style. The shop is located in Mountain Brook Village and has a vast collection of furniture, lighting, framing, artwork, and much more. This collection of English and French antiques are personally chosen by Carolyn with her clientele in mind.

Past and Presents Antiques, Interiors & Gifts

2145 Tyler Road • Hoover, AL 35226 • 205.874.6884 • pastandpresentsinc@gmail.com

Nestled in the heart of Bluff Park, Past and Presents is the new antique store in the little white house on Tyler Road. Here, we have an eclectic gathering of unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry, original art, shabby chic, vintage, and antique furniture and accent pieces to complement any décor. Even if you just need a small gift on your way to dinner or a party, we have your needs covered with small gift items such as aprons, bibs, and even wine holders. From yesterday to today, there is something for everyone. See you soon!

Soho Retro

2805 18th St. S,  Homewood, AL 35209 • 205.870.7655 • shopsohoretro.com

Walk through this downtown Homewood shop and step back into the mid-20th century era of stylish and classically modern furnishings. You may even think you’ve stepped onto the ‘Mad Men’ set with our sleek corner sofa, kidney-shaped cocktail table and, of course, vintage ashtrays. Most of the furniture at Soho Retro has been given an updated look with new finishes and fabrics that fit today’s contemporary interiors. There’s also a great selection of vintage lamps, art, and retro-style patio furniture.

The Retriever

3024 3rd Avenue South • Birmingham, AL 35233 • retrieverbham.com • 205.601.8900 • Facebook: Karen Arant • Mon-Tues by appointment, Wed-Sat 10am - 5pm

Shopping at The Retriever begins with Southern hospitality and a nice cold glass of lemonade as you hunt through treasures which include antiques, industrial and architectural elements, unique collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry, beautiful table linens, and mid-century finds for your home and garden. Take a few extra steps up and visit the loft—a cool art gallery where you can find works of both local and regional artists. Services available at the Retriever range from furniture design and finishes to oil on canvas by artist / owner Karen Arant and her favorite—dog portraits—especially Retrievers! Located on Southside next to Frontera and around the corner from Pepper Place, there is no store like it in Birmingham. Come to The Retriever and experience the hunt!

Tricia's Treasures Antiques & Accessories

2700 19th Place South • Birmingham, AL 35209 • 205.871.9779 • triciastreasures.us

Anyone who loves treasure hunting will adore Tricia’s Treasures. Customers can delight at new finds around every corner. The shop is an eclectic mix of styles and furnishings that customers explore in pursuit of that perfect piece for their home or collection. Do-it-yourselfers can find unique items to repurpose and remake but there is also an abundance of antiques, funky vintage pieces, and chandeliers so fine they don’t need a thing. They also have the largest mirror collection in the country. Owner Tricia Thomas invites you to visit and find your own personal treasure.

Village Firefly Inc. …Unique Lighting, Lampshades and Furnishings

2816 Culver Rd # 1  Mountain Brook, AL 35223 • 205.870.4560

Village Firefly offers one of the largest selections of vintage and antique European chandeliers and lighting in the area. Pieces range from 18th-century European to American mid-century modern. Though specializing in lighting, customers will also find handpicked antique furniture and decorative items.   Many of these treasures are the beginnings of one-of-a-kind lamps. Village Firefly also stocks a large assortment of lamp shades and can help customers with custom styles, fabrics, and colors including the creation of custom ceiling pendants. It’s simply a wonderful mix of old and new lighting set against a background of European antiques.

Urban Suburban

5514 Crestwood Blvd. • Birmingham, AL 35212 • 205.592.0777 • urbansuburban.com

Delightfully unique, this is not your typical antiques mall. Shoppers have fallen in love with the huge variety of tastes and personalities represented by over 60 of Birmingham’s coolest dealers. In two short years, this multi-vendor center has become a destination for lovers of vintage home décor. Tucked away in Birmingham’s friendly Crestwood neighborhod shopping center and packed full of great values makes Urban Suburban worth exploring.

Hoover Antique Gallery

3411 Old Columbiana Road • Hoover, AL 35226 (Corner of US 31 S & Patton Chapel Rd. S.) • 205.822.9500 • hooverantiquegallery.com

Welcome to the largest antique mall in Birmingham’s ’burbs. Home to more than 80 antiques dealers, this 18,000 square foot store is stacked full of furniture and collectibles. Shoppers will love the selection and values. There is something here for everyone’s budget. Located in the heart of Hoover, on the backside of the block of Highway 31 South and Patton’s Chapel Road South, Hoover Antique Gallery is just one mile north of the Galleria.

Vintage Interiors

2838 Pelham Parkway • Pelham, AL 35124 • 205.620.1900

This great shop featuring 50 vendors of vintage home furnishings and collectibles is ready to be discovered. Bring a pick up truck, you will find the short drive well worth while for the great selection and values. Look for us on the right side of Highway 31 in the Pelham Mall shopping center.

Four Corners Gallery

4700 Highway 280 East • Birmingham, AL 35242 • 205.980.2600 • fourcornersgalleryonline.com

Four Corners Gallery, located in Inverness on Highway 280, is a woman-owned business serving commercial and residential clients nationally. The gallery’s art selection contains originals, limited editions and prints to support all budgets. Four Corners has the largest selection of fine moulding in Alabama with over 3,500 frame styles. Our designers and craftsmen average eighteen years experience in custom, conservation-based framing. Although we recognize that not all works require the exacting attention that preservation framing requires this is our true specialty. Other services include art searches, award design, restoration of art, photography, documents and frames, green design, on-site consultation and installation.

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