Shopping at Urban Relics

How was your Friday?  Anything special planned for today?  I had a unusually busy and fun Friday. I spent the morning visiting a local consignment shoppe and took a few pictures to share with you.  On the survey I recently posted, several folks mentioned they would love to see more shopping/thrifting/antiquing trips, so I think you’ll enjoy today’s post!

My morning shopping trip was followed by lunch with a friend. Next, I headed home and managed to get all the pics from the shopping trip uploaded to share with you, but I couldn’t get the post finished in time to publish it before it was time to head out to dinner and a performance of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. I snapped this pic with my phone this evening, just before the concert began. A few of the performers had just taken the stage and were warming up.

This was opening night for their performance of Beethoven’s 9th, and it was absolutely wonderful!  They also performed from Wagner’s Ring.  Soprano, Christine Brewer was wonderful! If you live in the Atlanta area, be sure to go…you will not be disappointed!  The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus took the stage later and filled all those chairs in back…it’s a huge chorus!  Amazing performance…truly a magical evening.

Shopping at Urban Relics:
It’s been a long time since we went shopping together.  Recently, a friend told me about a wonderful consignment shoppe, Urban Relics.  They carry unique pieces, both consignment and new.

So come on in…let’s look around!  This painted chest immediately caught my eye.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful in an entry, living room or even beside a high bed in a bedroom?  It would even work well as a small server in a dining room.

Urban Relics reduces the price on an item every 30 days.   This chest was originally prices at $360 when it was first consigned.  On September 23 (yesterday) the price dropped to $324.  After another 30 days, it will go down again as indicated on the tag, if it’s still here.

Check out this vintage seamstress table…

It was designed with a measuring “ruler” carved right into the table.  Have you ever seen one like this?  I thought it was just the most interesting piece.  It started at $165 and is now around $132 if I did my math correctly.  Such a unique piece!

Another great chest…perfect for a large entry, living room or bedroom.  Current price: $520.00.  Per the tag, it will be further reduced on October 9th.

Love this sideboard painted in the Belgian gray color that’s so popular right now.  The highlighted details almost feel like lace, don’t they?

Another cute painted chest…currently $100.

This Hinkley hanging light is a great example of the deals you’ll find when shopping a consignment store.  Hinkley is known for quality lighting.  I bought a Hinkley for the screened-in porch…to go beside the door as required by code.  This Hinkley lantern sells for $320 when purchased at retail.  The tag indicates it was just brought into Urban Relics on September 19th and is currently priced at $169…great pricing for a Hinkley fixture!

This cabinet is much prettier in person than in this photograph.  Forgot to get the price.  I love the cathedral-shaped glass, arched doors, not to mention the flame mahogany.

Urban Relics is pretty big…so much to see!

Cute burlap pillow…

This urn is $31.50 and there’s a second one available for purchase, too.  Love all the detail!

This would have looked great on my recent table setting for Tablescape Thursday, HERE.  It’s priced at $17.10…$15.20 after October 8th…if it’s still available.

Great china cabinet…I believe it’s around $504 now.

Cache pot…approximately $20.

Beautiful Oak Server…didn’t get a price on this piece.

Bunny pitcher…around $6

Oval antique table: $169

Love these vintage andirons.

I can never resist a great chair.  Love the wheat design and nail head trim on this one.   Currently priced at $103

Did anything steal your heart?    I didn’t buy anything today, but the painted chest with the bird design was my favorite.   Love that piece!

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  1. I loved the table your lamps were on — thankfully you didn't price it or I would be going "arghhh"!!!

    Lots of great furniture at great prices — the painted furniture was very cute and I did adore the flame maple china cabinet as well!

    But DH says that I'm not supposed to look AT furniture — we have no room for new furniture — we need no new furniture — so don't look!

  2. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    What a great shop, Susan! That bunny chest would have come home with me!

  3. Hmmmm – I have the vintage sewing table top. Have wondered what it looked like originally…..and, how cool is that. Now, the question – what should I do with it to display it creatively? I love it but am at a complete loss.

  4. I can tell you that if I lived close enough to this place I'd have to go back to work! Great pieces and fair prices. I did at one time have a seamstress table identical to the one you pictured. I guess somewhere along the line I sold it at an antique market. Thanks for the great tour.

  5. I would have been like a kid in a candy shop.

  6. Che bello che weekend pieno….
    Buona giornata

  7. Lori @ Stoney's Crew says

    Sewing Table: Actually I found one this week and bought it…much, much better price than this…I will be profiling it in an upcoming Met Monday link (how's that for a teaser…wink, wink!)

  8. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Hi Susan, what fun to go shopping via cyberspace, and I didn't spend a dime. lol I loved all the painted furniture, the one table with marble did catch my eye, would love to have it in the living room. {sigh} Have to share with you the Rooster platter is a steal of a deal. It originally sold for over 5 times they are asking for it. I carried them in the shop for awhile, I have one hanging in my kitchen, it is one gorgeous piece…hope it's there if and when you plan to go back. hugs ~lynne~

  9. Sounds like a great way to spend a day. I really like the chest with the birds and branches — what a great deal! I just loved your Fall table scape on your porch. The green magnolia leaves really set the stage for all the lovely Fall colors. I always get so much inspiration from your blog. Thank you so much for sharing!
    🙂 CAS

  10. wow. What a beautiful store. I would be in heaven looking at all those beautiful pieces!!!

  11. Obviously a better grade of consignment shop than we have where I live. I'm so jealous!

  12. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Paula, It looked like it would make a fun end table…maybe beside a sofa or chair? I love the carved ruler…such a unique piece.

  13. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Wow, really Lynne? I had no idea! Thanks for letting me know…can I resist? lol

  14. I'll have the burlap pillow please ………..

  15. Hi Susan….Thanks for the great tour and super photos.

    The consignment shop has a lot of lovely things in it. Prices are definitely higher than in a thrift shop but they are, after all, different kinds of shops.

    I liked the first dresser the best. Very pretty.

    Take care and hope you have a wonderful weekend. Susan

  16. I love shopping at consignment shops. I consign at one in my area and enjoy making money for things I'm no longer using. Then I can buy MORE stuff! Ha! That consignment store looks very nice. I spied a boston terrier statue in one of your pics that looked interesting.

  17. What a terrific place to shop! Love that first painted piece, and the grey sideboard! So many amazing pieces, and I love how you can stalk a piece knowing when the price will be reduced. Thanks for sharing.

  18. FABBY'S LIVING says

    The chest with birds and branches is gotgoeus, I would've gotten it in a breath! What a fabulous store, wow! Thanks for sharing dear Susan. I've posted my "neck o the woods", if you have time come over to the tour, I'd be much honored to have you. Have a fun weekend. FABBY

  19. I love to shop consignment stores that use the markdown method on their price tags. If it is something I really really want I don't wait. I know it will be gone if I do.

    Take good care,


  20. THe sewing table would have come home with me. Of course, I would have to squeeze it into my sewing room which is bulging as it is. Maybe today is the day that I attack the room! Enjoyed the shopping trip, but I would have enjoyed the symphony probably even more!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  21. Almost 40 years ago we had a piece very similar in style to the grey buffet. Since it was the 70's someone had painted it harvest gold. 😉
    Eventually it ended up in my grandma's house when we just didn't have room.
    What a fun place this is… I love the painted chest on top.

  22. DearHelenHartman says

    Very pretty but at that price I'd buy a beat up piece, glue branches to it and train birds to sit on them and still have $ for a bottle of wine to make it all seem perfect.

  23. Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement says

    What a great post! I love so many things that you mentioned. I especially love that ruler/yardstick carved right into the table. I may have to try something like that!

    Thanks for sharing.

  24. Nancy @ dream it ... build it! says

    There are some beautiful piece there. I especially love the wood entry chest and the sewing table. My mother is a seamstress and even though I don't sew -at all- I love any related to sewing because it reminds me of her.

  25. Olive Cooper says

    Love the oak chest. I sell at a couple of consignment stores and buy too. It is very fun.

  26. Susan,
    I love that little sewing table: I used to have one but it was pretty badly cracked so I sold it.
    You might be interested to know a little more history on that table. They were manufactured specifically to be used with the Singer Featherweight sewing machines. The featherweight was Singer's very popular, very small portable sewing machine, manufactured from the 1930's to the 1960's. They are still popular. The table was meant to be portable too; they fold up. But they are rather wobbly. The inlaid measuring tape is a hallmark of that table. Sometimes people have painted or stained over it so they are hard to see, but they all have the measuring tape.

  27. Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) says

    Great tour, Susan! I always love when you take us along! Thanks for sharing with us.

  28. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says

    I would definitely have this as a "must go to often" store…such beautiful items! There were several pieces that I liked.
    And what a great concept for selling items in a store…get it now or you lose!

    Thanks for sharing…makes me want to go shopping! 😉

  29. Lori @ Stoney's Crew says

    You need to go back to that store…the actual story about the sewing table is in the details of the table. Mine dates from 1884 and was not intended for use with a Featherweight machine. Stay tuned as I investigate further!

  30. Fun shop with beautiful things! Glad I got to go along =)

    From Virginia

  31. I should have been more clear. I have the sewing table TOP only. I'd love to use it for an end table but have no idea what to use for a base. My creativity has left me high and dry with this one.

  32. I was not clear – I only have the sewing table TOP. I'd love to use it as an end table but thinking of a creative and clever base eludes me. HELP!!

  33. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Paula, I'm not sure what would work well…unless perhaps you took an ordinary table and attached it to the top. I've seen large urns used as bases, but that wouldn't look right for this piece. You may need to check thrift stores/antique stores…just keeping it in mind and when you see the right thing, you'll just know it.

  34. Susan, before I scrolled down and saw you mentioned the china cabinet with the pull out secretary desk, I had my eye on that. That is lovely.
    I would love to have a few hours around that store.

  35. On Crooked Creek says

    Oh, how I wish our Antique stores could see this merchandise!!! These items are stunning! At times, I tire of primitives. Beautiful, elegant "eye~candy". For sure, I'd need a huge truck…and the credit card! Ha!
    Thanks for taking us along!

  36. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    Yes, this happens. Yesterday I picked up a gorgeous crystal candy dish..which had steadily dropped..and dropped. I learned not long ago I can paint and so have added my own embellishments to different things…which is so much fun.
    What a lovely little chest. The colors are wonderful. And favorite thing.
    It looks like a shop I would love to visit but seldom do. Perhaps I should? 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

  37. The Quintessential Magpie says

    I saw several things I absolutely loved, Susan! If only Vannah were fixed… I would hop in and take a trip up to visit.

    I am looking for some things for the house, and I let a great chest slip past me. Sigh. Hopefully, I can find something I like more.

    Loved going on this jaunt with you. Thanks!

    Love you a bunch…



  38. I enjoyed the virtual shopping tour, Susan. So many beautiful furniture there. Thanks for sharing with us…Christine

  39. What a fun store. I think that sewing table is actually a Paris table. It is a folding table. Sometimes if you know the item name you can find it on Ebay for a good price.

  40. Adorei me apaixonei,cada peça mais bonita que a outra.

  41. Hot Damn Charlotte Ann says

    Oh, my! I've never been there, but I am going to check it out TODAY. My favorite piece was the seamstress table…I love any furniture with an alternate purpose.

  42. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Charlotte, have fun! I'm off to Williams-Sonoma this afternoon to buy some new pumpkin cutting tools. 🙂 It's a gorgeous day!

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