There are so many wonderful shops (online and retail) here in Atlanta! Our list includes some of the better-known shops in our area. With this comprehensive list, you are bound to find the perfect pieces to add to your antique home décor.
What is an Antique?
As defined by Oxford Languages, an antique is “a collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art, that has a high value because of its considerable age.”
What’s the Difference Between Antique, Vintage, And Retro?
Although sometimes incorrectly used interchangeably, antique and vintage items are very different. Both are known for being valued for their age but can be differentiated by how old the collectible is. An antique must be at least 100 years old, while a vintage item is at least 20 years old. Anything younger than 20 years old would be considered retro.
The Best Stores in Georgia Selling Antiques
Wondering where to buy antiques? Luckily, many of these are close to our Mansions Senior Living communities!
Kudzu Antiques is a furniture, antique, and home design store with 25,000 square feet of unique items from the 17th century to more modern pieces. Kudzu has been selling antiques since 1979 and has been consistently voted as one of “Atlanta’s Best.” When you step into this store you may find yourself greeted by the whole family, including some furry friends.
Lakewood 400 Antiques Mart (online)
Lakewood Antiques Mart has been selling antiques for over 40 years. This market is open only on the third weekend of the month, but is well worth the trip, offering 75,000 square feet and 500 spaces. It was also named as one of the best markets in the United States by the Huffington Post and USA Today. Currently, you can shop online. If you find something you like, the dealers are easily reached with one phone call.
Red Baron Antiques (online)
Now with the option to bid online with live auctioneers, Red Baron Antiques sells antique wall décor, pub bars, rare collectibles, classic cars, architectural accents, stained-glass windows, and more. If you’re not interested in the online auction, they still have a showroom available, where you can spend a weekend taking a walk-through history.
Cobb Antique Mall
When looking for antique dealers, Cobb Antique Mall is the place to visit. With over 100 dealers and 46,000 square feet of historical findings, you are bound to find something that catches your eye. Some types of items you’ll find American, traditional, primitive, European, retro, and mid-century modern.
Antiques & Beyond
Unlike many antique warehouses, Antiques & Beyond has an outdoor patio and viewing. It allows for fresh air, circulation, and a pleasant time. The shop has been open since 1992 and is well-known after being featured in numerous motion pictures, television productions, and photoshoots. Additionally, many of the props are also rented out by film companies. It is a fun place to visit and see what you can spot from your favorite video screenings.
The Board of Trade Consignments
Named “Best of Atlanta” in 2015, this antique store is a woman-led, family-owned, high-end antique consignment store that has been in business for over 30 years. They have over 10,000 square feet of merchandise available and sell antiques both in-store and online. Also, many tourists stop by from across the country to view the inventory and purchase gifts for loved ones. They’re very involved on social media, so you can take a sneak peek at what is available before visiting.
Share Your Room Décor with Us!
It’s fun to see how our residents decorate their senior apartments, villas, and cottages. Being independent seniors, it is important to live your best life and be comfortable in a home you feel happy returning to every day.
Tag your local Mansions Senior Living on social media to show us how you’ve decorated your space with antique home decor or other “Pinterest-worthy” room decor.