Using vintage pieces, either in their natural state or reimagined, is the perfect way to make your home or garden unique. Being one-of-a-kind, these items make a statement, bring out the singularity of a room, and highlight the individuality of the family that lives there. Whether you are looking for a piece of furniture, or an uncommon item of décor, Lowry Street Pickers has what you are looking for. You won’t be able to get out of the store without taking something home with you!
Vintage pieces are one-of-a-kind, and stand out, breaking up the sameness of a room full of modern mass-produced furniture. Often vintage furniture is also better made – from real wood instead of veneer over fiberboard, which is how a lot of furniture is made today. They also have a story to tell, are a part of history, or come from another place.
Today’s stylists and designers are blending old and new items to create homes that are eclectic, have character, and are totally modern. No matter whether your style is traditional, farmhouse, industrial, contemporary, transitional, minimalist, or totally modern, a vintage piece of furniture or accent piece made from old parts will add charm and make a room shine.
Lowry Street Pickers, which recently moved from a building on Lowry Street to 105 Hazelwood Drive, now has more floor space and more visibility.
“Since moving here, we have seen more people than ever before,” said store manager Michele Connley. “People who didn’t even know we existed have come in.”
The new location has allowed Lowry Street Pickers to rent out ten booths, which fill the perimeter of the new space. The goal of opening up the business to booth rentals is to diversify the stock. The booths carry lots of rustic and farmhouse, while the center of the floor is filled with furniture and unique items that Lowry Street Pickers is known for by loyal customers.
“More square footage means more cool stuff,” added Connley.
The space is also going to allow them to offer furniture painting classes, and the chance to do a Flea Market in the parking lot, something they were not able to do during their grand opening weekend.
“Our grand opening was Easter weekend,” said Connley. “It was cold, so we had to cancel the Flea Market, but we hid plastic eggs in the store. I had to refill them four times. I expected about 50 people and we had over 200!”
They have been so busy in fact, that they have not had time to open an additional 400 square feet of floor space next door.
“Whenever I put something on our Facebook page,” said Connley, “it sells immediately. Especially pigs. Flying pigs are the best, but any pig will do. Other hot items are vintage Pyrex and dressers. We can’t keep them on the floor.”
Right now, they have a number of vintage outdoor table sets that are perfect for summer, as well as lanterns and outdoor decor.
What is wonderfully fun about Lowry Street Pickers is the unique pieces that they carry for those who love the novel or the kitschy. From a whiskey bottle shaped like a telephone, to an old Tutti doll play case.
Looking for farmhouse or Mid-Century Modern furnishings, 1980s Pfaltzgraff plates or an old portable stereo, you are going to find it here. They also carry chalk paint, furniture restoration oils, and brass cleaner.
Oh, and if you can’t find a bowl or table to purchase, they carry quail and chicken eggs fresh from the farm.
“This new space has given us more opportunities,” said Connely. “We have had requests to sell coins, and we may begin carrying those. Who knows what else we will come up with in the future.”
Lowry Street Pickers
105 Hazelwood Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Hours: 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday