I’m always up for an antique outing, even though I can hardly fit anything else in my house. It’s just fun to look and browse. While we were in Mobile a few weeks ago for the Southern Romance excursion, we all took a trip to Charles Phillips Antiques, one of those hidden away gems of a place that we all just loved.
Crusty, old stuff was piled in there and we found out he shops Europe for most of his treasures and you can really find some great old things at this place.
We were all dying to go inside and look through all the treasures. You can imagine how we were all oohing and aahing over it all. We definitely were!
Loved this console piece built from reclaimed wood, iron bracket, and old shutters. So unique!
Mirrors made from old windows and doors. Love, love!
They have the best selection of swinging beds that I’ve seen. Just so beautiful and unique.
They also have different sizes of headboards made out of all sorts of materials. I loved this idea too, very unique and different.
Of course, this green shutter headboard caught my eye.
An island made with reclaimed wood.
This table was beautiful with the natural top and painted base. Gorgeous!
Corbels in all shapes and sizes.
Another rustic old table. I didn’t check prices on everything, but the things I did see were reasonable. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
Tons of old bottles, all shapes and sizes.
I only bought one thing (you figured I’d buy something, right:!)….this cute green box caught my eye for $40. It had to be driven home in my friend, Debbie’s car, since I was flying and I don’t have it at my house yet.
Lots of old linens and sacks.
All these column bases were so pretty and I almost brought one of them home too.
Don’t you just love all these colors?
Bookcases with shutters on the front. Be still my heart!
Old doors galore.
So many unique things to be found here.
Along with dough bowls, some of the biggest I’ve seen.
A shutter coffee table.
And old wagon and sleigh.
More swinging beds. Love, love these!
More shuttered bookcases.
Of course, I loved this green chest of drawers too.
If you get the chance to go to Charles Phillips, you must take a tour.
I think most everyone bought something to bring home. It was impossible not to get excited in this place. We loved it so much. I don’t know of anything quite like it in the Atlanta area, so if you are near Mobile, check it out!
tara dillard says
The column base carved from a tree, with the tree exposed at its back. Be still my heart.
This ‘business’ seems to be more of a church than many churches. Honoring the past. Layers of the past. More than the materials, the hands, talent, integrity, character, love, care & more, in each piece.
If you have read about water & the power of intention, you’ll know fully of what I’m trying too poorly to write.
Good buy with that green chest, you can store other treasures inside.
Closing on my new home tomorrow !!
Looking forward to seeing you again, where ever that may be.
Garden & Be Well, XO T
Rita C at Panoply says
Lol,”I’ll just look and browse”…..said no one ever!. I was just waiting to see what you HAD to take home. 😉 Some terrific things upcycled there!
Love Charles Phillips Antiques! So glad you got to visit while there!
Oh my goodness! I would be in my glory there!! Love those green shutters!
I have a swinging bed on my back porch. It was one of the things that made me love this old house in Macon when we bought it last year. Mine is a simple iron bedstead, once painted black but with some older red showing through. I’ve already slept many hours on it. Love it!
Please visit Southern Antiques and Accents in Fairhope on your next trip. Can’t have too many antique stops!
Now that’s my kind of shop!!!
Julia Bettencourt says
What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing.
Jonell Harrison says
WOW! These architectural pieces just take my breath away. Not only would I have to have ANOTHER house but I think I would have to have ANOTHER LIFETIME to make use of those treasures.
I am not too far from Mobile and have relatives in that direction…sounds like a great excuse for a road trip. Later!
I was going to try and keep that green box 😉 I thought that maybe you’d forget about it!
No, ma’am! I haven’t forgotten it!
Dough bowls=LOVE! Those shutter bookcases also. I kick myself every time I think of the chippy old shutters we trashed from a relatives home.