Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Classy Flea

"A Classy Flea" is just that — a thrift/consignment store with a slightly more upscale inventory.

Not long before I changed jobs, I took a little field trip to the Mariettta, Georgia, shop with some colleagues. A Classy Flea carries a variety of furniture, mirrors, vases and other antiques. I was most interested in the furniture, which ranges from $30 to $400. I must say its strip mall store front is quite deceiving — don't judge a book by its cover!

This chair helped make a good first impression. Love the pattern of the upholstery.

A Classy Flea is quite large inside; I would estimate about 2,500 square feet of furniture and other treasures.

This antique parlor dresser is a little too art deco for my tastes — but it's such a neat period piece and in very good condition.

Wish I had a place for this wood filing cabinet!

Super sweet twin bed headboard, footboard and mirror.

Maybe we can get a bench like this for our back deck one day. Love.

This table wouldn't fit with our home, but I love the juxtaposition of the clean/cool marble and the rusted/painted iron. It's modern and vintage all at the same time. $300 if I recall correctly.

I especially liked the offerings in this booth (kind of an updated French country vibe).

How cool is this vintage ice box? Beautiful. Wish I had a place for it in my kitchen or dining room.

I made the mistake of having an "agenda" when we stopped by A Classy Flea. Unfortunatey for me, there were no night stands or rugs that fit with our new home. They're constantly receiving new pieces — in fact, my former colleague Paul tells me he stops by the Flea almost every weekend to see what new inventory comes in. Regardless, even though there are several great furniture consignment/thrift stores near us in Decatur (Kudzu, Decatur Estate, etc.), I may actually make the trek to A Classy Flea few times a year because they have some great stuff (at very reasonable prices)!

A Classy Flea
1355 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062

(for you fellow ITPers, A Classy Flea is about 15 miles up 75 from Georgia Tech)

1 comment:

budget chic said...

Wow, I see alot of goodies in there. I use to do a lot of antiquing when my son was younger but I just started accumulating too many things so I had to give it. If you can exercise self-control and buy just key pieces for your home its a great way to get some nice, unique pieces.