Monday, January 07, 2008

Avery Noll




I'm always looking for fun new shops and online retailers, so it was with much excitement that I learned about Avery Noll, a great online retailer of vintage furniture and accessories. Owned by Dee Gardner and Delores Gardner-Thompson (a mother-daughter team- how great is that?), Avery Noll carries a fun mix of traditional antiques and contemporary pieces from the 1960s and 70s. Many of the pieces have been "refreshed" with new upholstery or lamp shades.

I recently purchased the bar cart (above) from Avery Noll, so I can attest to their excellent customer service (I had wanted to use an image of the bar cart in my home with all of my "stuff" on it, but unfortunately I haven't had time- so, I had to borrow the image from Avery Noll's website!). I had been searching for a stylish drinks cart, so I jumped when I spotted this one on the site. As much as I like the brass, I'm thinking about possibly replating it in chrome and adding antiqued mirror shelves to it (you know, for that glam 1930s look!). And this brings me to my next point- with such reasonable prices, you can buy a table or desk and tweak it to fit your design scheme... and you still won't break the bank.

Here are a few of my favorites from the site:


Faux bamboo metal end tables


Parchment table


Bamboo desk


Hand-painted fabric wall hanging

17 comments:

  1. Congrats on you ranking in Atlanta magazine!

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  2. Love that wall hanging! nice.

    Joni

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  3. Great wall hanging....all the colors makeit easy to work with

    Fay

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  4. I also love the wall hanging.... The colors are great !!

    Fay

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  5. What a fantastic find Jennifer! I love that bar cart esp.!

    ~Kate

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  6. Fay, that wall hanging is quite popular!

    Kate- Thanks!

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  7. Thanks for introducing me to this site - BEAUTIFUL!!! Your new bar cart is spectacular! I love the idea of replating it in chrome to update it. It might look pretty hot to add marble shelves...?

    p.s. Congratulations on the "Best of..." vote!!! No one deserves it more!!

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  8. Scott- Oooh, marble- great idea! Thank you!

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  9. agree about the wall hanging, and love the faux bamboo desk!

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  10. Thanks for a new resource. I'm off to check it out.
    The idea of replating is a great idea. Where do you have something like that done?

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  11. Great buy Jennifer..it's lovely! I also love the parchment cocktail table!

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  12. Nothing like a good drinks cart (I really think the 30's look is the way to go, but that's my preference in all things anyway.) Mrs. E and I have some form of bar in each room as it saves the guests undue exertion.

    Can't wait to see the finished version.

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  13. Easy and Elegant- I went to college at a bit of a party school. After we graduated, we all moved into our first apartments- very little furniture, but the most elaborate bars you've ever seen!

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  15. Very nice bar cart. I look forward to seeing what you do with it! I also love the bamboo desk!

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  16. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Wow- you found the bar cart I was hoping to find as a Christmas present!

    For vintage mid-century in Atlanta there is also City Issue, a great store with a wonderful & knowledgeable owner: http://www.cityissue.com

    The furniture she finds is in very good to excellent condition plus the prices are reasonable. (for the last few years located on Peachtree in Buckhead, but just closed & will reopen on Elizabeth St in Inman Park - near restaurants Sotto Sotto & Fritti - in the early spring '08)

    Absolutely worth a visit (you can always preview her inventory on-line)

    Your posts are a pleasure to read!
    Best, Rebekka

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