Window shopping is one of my favorite hobbies, and the upcoming move is a perfect excuse to check out some new (to us) shops without actually committing to any big purchases. This weekend was overcast and rainy – perfect for some exploration. On Saturday we drove around to a few different places around Nashville on the hunt for furniture – both old and new – but no purchases allowed! Here are 4 places we visited (and I’ve still got a few more on my list to visit soon):
1. American Hotel Liquidators
I read some iffy online reviews, but I’ve heard lots of radio commercials and always wanted to check out a hotel liquidation place so this one was first on the list. I wasn’t too impressed with the furniture, but after seeing what they had I realized it’s probably better for an office or someone with furniture-rehab skills. Lots of multiples of lamps, desks, art, etc. but nothing I could really envision in our home without being a little creeped out by the number of people who have used (and abused) it before. I don’t think we’ll be checking back, but I bet they get some good stuff depending on the quality of the hotels that are liquidated.
2. Remix Furniture Consignment
This consignment place was great! I think it’s even better than my favorite Franklin place, Classy Cat Consignment (but you know I love the name!). They had a big showroom, lots of stock, and really reasonable prices. This is the only place I actually took pics of the inside – I really wanted to take that rocking chair and the mother-of-pearl lamps home right away, but I managed to resist. They also have a location in Murfreesboro that I want to check out soon.
Lunch break! We were close to the Gulch neighborhood, so we ate lunch at Cantina Laredo
and then stepped out of the rain for ice cream at Bond Coffee Company
. Both were really good, especially on a cozy rainy day!
I loved this place! Lots of tables (kitchen, dining, console, side, etc.), lots of painted wood and metal, lots of colors, lots of unique details, all at really reasonable prices. Once we’re settled in the house and have some concrete measurements for what we need to fill in the holes, I’ll definitely be coming back here.
This place had a great style that I would love to fill a house with – eclectic, rustic, unique, well-made… and way too expensive for us. We’ll definitely be back but I think the most we could afford would be one special piece from here, mixed in with mostly inexpensive pieces from other stores. It’s right around the corner from Nadeau, so we parked at one and walked back and forth. I can’t wait to visit both of them again with my mama to see what she thinks (if it passes the Mom test, then you know I liked it!)
That’s it from our day of window shopping! Once we’re in the new house, the one thing I’m pretty sure we’ll be buying is a new couch and none of the places we visited had what we were looking for on that front, so the hunt continues. There are still plenty more stores around that we’ll be exploring in the next few months, so I’ll be sure to share what we find.
More city sights coming soon as we explore the Nashville area!