When the majority of people think about Nashville, the first words that come to their minds are “country music.” Although Nashville is internationally known for its country music talent, it is also known for an activity that is very popular for tourists and residents. There are several unique antique shops located throughout Nashville.
Unfortunately, the word “antique” is used very literally these days, and many assume that any mention of an antique shop is nothing more than a glorified yard sale or thrift store. However, there is a unique antique scene in the Nashville area, and if you enjoy antique shopping, add the following shops to your list.
Garden Park Antiques/Keith Murray
There is no other place like this “quaint” antique shop in Nashville or even the United States. The showroom is over 4000 square feet, and it is filled with unique and obscure one-of-a-kind collections of lighting, architectural, gardening and industrial pieces. However, one of the unique and surprising features of this shop is the gorgeous collection of repurposed furniture created by Keith Murray.
This antique shop has been recognized by various Television and other media outlets. Some of this include:
• Architectural Digest
• Southern Accent
• House and Garden
• House Beautiful
• Southern Living
• Renovation Style
Although the shop’s specialty is ironwork, the showroom contains such items as hand carved stone, antique garden urns, marble and wooden shutters.
Marymount Plantation Antiques And Interiors
Collectors and designers from around the country stop at this antique shop often to look over the inventory. This inventory includes rare 17th-century artwork and Italian credenzas from Andy Warhol and Picasso.
The shop is beautifully arranged, and the owner’s rare and beautiful inventory dates all the way back to the 17th century and includes every century up to the 20th century.
Marymount was listed as one of the best antique shops in Nashville and is considered a top antique resource in the world.
R. Higgins Interiors
Mr. Higgins is considered by many to be a shopper without discernment. However, he is also considered a constant shopper. This combination has created an eclectic mixture of items. After your first visit, you will immediately notice that this is not your typical antique shop. Mr. Higgins has discovered that it is the unexpected items and elements that truly enhance a structure’s interior décor.
As you can see from the above list, there are several great options for antique shopping when you are in Nashville. Take a day trip or a weekend getaway and explore this little-known part of Nashville.