Adventurous Spirit: Providence
Above, glimpses inside a truly unique Atlanta boutique, Providence. Below, Providence windows are distinct among Atlanta shops because of their old-school-with-an-edge decoration. Second glances usually reveal an unexpected element.
Below, one of my Providence finds, a hand-printed 1920s French wallpaper sample.
If a shop can have a spirit, Providence Antiques has an adventurous one. The mood here is distinctly international. Literally, the shop is overflowing with owner Claudia Thompson's finds brought back from jaunts to Italy, estate sales, and antique fairs across the U.S. One of her strengths is spotting wonderful old original paintings and drawings. So, Providence is a must-visit if you are looking for interesting art at accessible prices.
Lovely and quirky gifts abound too. Whether you want something priced under $30, under $50, under $100, or over $1,000, there are things here that you are unlikely to find elsewhere. Also in-store are amazing mirrors, chandeliers, lanterns and French furniture. Providence is located in Morningside at 1409 North Highland Ave. (After a shopping excursion stop by Alon's for something sweet.)
BTW: Congrats to two of my other favorite haunts, Interiors Market and Pieces, for inclusion in the May Domino.
Providence is open everyday, even Sundays and Mondays, but typically opens at 11:30 a.m. during the week. I suggest calling to confirm morning and evening hours: (404) 872-7551. Pets and babies welcome, but pathways are very narrow.