Flashback is Memphis’ vintage department store with a 38 year history. The mannequins are having all sorts of fun in the windows. We usually head there for the clothing, but the furnishings, lighting, linens and housewares shine. Owner Millett Vance has a keen eye and a penchant for quality. Her pieces stand out like this vintage mod children’s chair. We’ve also been eyeing a Danish dining set. Pick-up crystal martini glasses for your bar or a set of dishes to mix with your own. There are loads of decorative pieces and collectibles for the perfect housewarming gift. Flashbackmemphis.com
Greg Baudoin’s showroom brings European markets to Memphis. While Greg works with seven other interior designers out of Greg Baudoin Interior Design, the showroom is open to the public to shop. The space is filled with his finds from the flea markets in Paris and the international markets in the South of France. The stunning vignettes make you wish it were a “Rooms to Go!” These Eton ottomans stopped us in our tracks, along with the glass and marble pretties. Pillows, lamps and decorative wares are a plenty. If you are lucky enough to work with one of the designers, you’ll be ushered to the warehouse with antiques and other finds. gregbaudoin.com
A secret to styling bookcases is to mix it up. We explored Babcock Gifts to makeover this shelf style. Everything we selected, can sit pretty on the bookcase or you can grab to use in a tablescape or for entertaining. The antique silver basket can hold flowers or bread. The jacks sculptures become art when not used as a centerpiece. Alison Evans pottery nestles in with a handsome alligator box. Owner Brooks Terry, recently expanded the store. We love the new lines he carries. And if you haven’t been in since completing your wedding china, it’s time for a home refresh. Babcockgifts.com
An antique chest can anchor an entryway. But now what? Ann Prince, from Ann Prince Interiors, shows us how to layer, sharing some of her favorite local sources. To bring in light, she designed a large, antique mirror with Garner Framing. For a punch of color, she selected a vibrant blue lamp and small painting from Laurel Road Antiques and Modern. A vase from Garden District filled with greenery from her client’s yard adds texture. She also recommends sourcing decorative books from your local thrift shop. And our favorite rule from Ann, “Nothing too precious!” Sign up for her newsletter for more tips at annprinceinteriors.com.
As a child, the school bus dropped off Dorothy Collier at her grandmother’s antique store where she played hide and seek under Biedermeier chairs. Today, artist and co-founder of Arrow Creative, she has found a new way to hang out in antique markets. Dorothy acts as your personal shopper, scouring antique malls, estate sales, flea markets and vintage shops. She highlights dozens of pieces ranging from cocktail napkins and chinoiserie vases to small furniture pieces and decorative collectibles. And the whole thing becomes a really fun bidding game - #YAYorNAY - on her Instagram stories. Follow along at @dorothyart.