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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Visit to My Favorite Place - Last in the RED, WHITE and BLUE Series

5596 Peachtree Industrial
AtlantaGA 30341
This is the last of my almost week-long series of RED, WHITE and BLUE postings in celebration of the 4th of July.  Instead of going to my magazine or internet sources for inspiration, I visited a local Atlanta shop appropriately called "My Favorite Place".  I am also showing some recent and current red, white and blue pieces from my own inventory - ending that nostalgic trip.  

I was trying to figure out how to describe this place and thought I could do no better than one of the review comments:
You have to brace yourself and gird your senses for an onslaught of late-20th Century refuse, but if you have both patience and persistence, eventually you will find something amazing here for very little money.  My Favorite Place is like 22 junk stores crammed into 10,000 square feet.  Their inventory changes constantly and they do their best to keep things organized.  It's cramped with stuff, in other words, but just short of overwhelmingly so.  But you had better come with a really good eye and a sense for what piece of absurdity might look cool with the help of either some irony or the passage of time.  Macaroni art?  Check.  1974 Atlanta Falcons glassware?  Check.  Hideous wizard statue?  Check.  I bought a Native American-wearing-a-wolf-pelt-on-his-head bust from here that I absolutely treasure, for instance.  And a giant framed portrait of a snowy white kitten.  It's like all thrifting...you gotta go a lot to maximize your chances of finding gold.  I've had both amazingly rewarding days there and days I wondered why I ever go at all.  At the very least, I can't think of another place in town like it.  You should go.
I have been stopping by this place, off and on, for over 20 years and I agree with these comments.  Sometimes I wonder why I bother and other times I am intrigued.  I've actually not bought much but yesterday I did pick up a pair of chairs and a nice bolt of neutral fabric - all for less than $100 (more on that later).

It was not hard to find red, white and blue items in the store and definitely some strong "Americana" pieces.  I captured these just for the joy of it!

Chairs at entrance - love the styling and what a great shade of blue! 
These would fit right into my home! 
That blue corner cabinet is great!
The Red, White and Blue Hammock should definitely have been snatched up earlier in the week!
Here are some RED, WHITE and BLUE themed pieces from my Wydeven Design collection - current and recent!  link to website.

2011 - White chaise - just add red and blue! 
2011 - Blue and white check French-style settee.
2011 - Blue and white loveseat. 
2011 - Red and white check Hancock and Moore chair.
2011 - Ballards loveseat in Duralee Ikat.
2011 - Baker wingback chairs in blue and white damask print.
2012 - Chris Stone striped fabric on Heritage club chairs.
2012 - Red cotton velvet Martha Washington chair. 
2011 - Blue and white country French chairs.
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