Oh, it was a tough job last week, but I was forced to shop all day! I know…it’s really rough, but somebody has to do it. We needed to find some desks for 2 extra offices that we have in our suite, so me & the HR Manager set out to find some. We hit a local furniture place that sells new & used furniture & found the perfect desks to fill these spaces. We are still getting ready for that big Open House next week, so we’re trying to get everything in place. We needed a few more pieces to complete our suite. So, we went downtown & to nearby Homewood to a place called SoHo Interiors. This is such an interesting store, so I took some pics to show you around.
Quite the eye candy in here. This place is definitely not thrifty, but fun to look at anyway.
They have very unusual things that you don’t see everywhere else.
And they are ready for Fall & getting ready for Christmas.
We loved these Holiday trees and natural green moss balls & I think we’ll go back & get a few things for our reception area.
More pretty vignettes.
Here’s the Christmas table closeup. I just love all of this & am getting more ideas for my own home decorating.
Artichokes and pomegranites….love those too!
Gourds & fruit
This is another store in Homewood called the Royal Standard & they also have some neat things. These are paper mache trashcans & trays with monograms. They were very reasonably priced & I just thought they were the cutest. Wouldn’t these make great Christmas gifts. The trashcans were on sale for $21, which I thought was great.
We ended up buying this piece for one of the conference rooms. It was from a store called Harmony Landing. It’s a neat store too that I told you about last time I went shopping in Homewood. We were so happy that we found something & got it all done in one day. It really looks great in the space too. You should have seen us loading this in the back of her SUV & unloading it at the office all by ourselves. Girl power!
We went in a warehouse space that was across the street from the office furniture place we went in. They carry all sorts of used furniture too & this was a liquidation sale from the old Tutwiler Hotel here in B’ham. Evidently, they bought all the old furniture in there & are selling it rock bottom. I loved this little nightstand & am seriously considering going back to get one for one of my guestrooms. It’s only $19.95, so a great deal & it actually looks like wood. I would paint it black. UPDATE: I went back today & bought this nightstand. It’s definitely a real deal! See how many they have?? And they have all sorts of other pieces too like that that are very reasonably priced. I’ll let you know if I get it. It would look great painted black. I think it’s adorable.
Rhoda, you have the best stores! I’m sure you will work your magic on that nightstand and make it look like a million bucks. Your job sounds fun!
Angela (Cottage Magpie) says
What fun! And I love the chocolate and aqua on the couch in that first picture. And the nightstands. I need some for my house and haven’t had time to thrift yet! ARGH! ~A 🙂
Cool nightstand – and I like the gourds too.
[email protected] says
I’ve just recently found you and love spending a day in your life…you are sooooo much fun! Do you mind sharing the name of the place that is selling the Tutwiler furnitur? A good friend and I love to drive from Chattanooga to B’ham whenever we get the chance(and dig for goodies!:)
Yes, I think I’d like your job!
Btw, I need a new nightstand! 😉
Mary Isabella says
So many beautiful things. I like the trash cans. You always have such good and informative posts. Mary
Kari & Kijsa says
What a tough job….deciding between all of that fabulous stuff!
Love the holiday decorations!
smiles, kari and kijsa
Rhoda! LOL! YOu crack me up girly! Love it though the find you found!
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Hi, Queen of Theme! I absolute will share my furniture source with all of you. It’s called Lindsey Furniture & it’s downtown on 1st Ave. If you get off of Hwy. 280 going downtown, get off on 1st Ave., turn left & it’s about 3-4 blocks down on the right. You’ll see a big banner that says Tutwiler liquidation.
The main Lindsey Furniture (office furniture mostly) is across the street from this space. I hope ya’ll will let me know if anyone goes & gets some of this stuff. I think it’s a great deal & I’d love to share the wealth!
I loved hearing about your mountain roots!!! I always had you pegged as a city girl. Your blog is so enjoyable and informative, I come away inspired!!!
Bless you dear friend,