Earlier this week I was in Marietta, Georgia picking up some auction purchases. I had a little extra time so I decided to visit an antique store. I searched on google for “antique stores near me” and saw that Park West Vintage was the closest one to my location. I hesitated about going there because the name of the store sounded like a thrift store to me and that wasn’t what I was looking for that day. I went anyway and boy was I surprised. Park West Vintage is actually a new name for the old Dupre’s Antique Store.
Located at 17 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta and right on the edge of Marietta Square, the store did not disappoint. While it has a new name, it has actually been an antique store for decades, and prior to that a feed and seed store since the late 1800s. There are more than 70 dealers spread throughout the 20,000 square foot store. Another bonus, Flourish Lamps is located in the store.
Flourish Lamps is owned by David Puffer. I first met him at Scott Antique Market. He is a true artist and can make lamps out of just about anything. I always look forward to seeing his newest creations on display at Scott’s every month. He makes and repairs lamps out of his shop in the back of Park West Vintage.
This is a pair of his lamps that I saw at Scott’s.
And here are some in his shop at Park West.
There are lots of beautiful antiques and vintage items available.
A classic sideboard in excellent condition.
Vintage suitcases, globes, nesting tables, and more.
Lots of pretty china on display.
A unique lamp made from an old copper fire extinguisher.
And a pair of alabaster lamps. Yes, I really like lamps.
I also really like writing desks and this one was very pretty. I think it was priced around $800.
There were lots of pretty and unusual chandeliers on display as you entered the store.
The china cabinet is my favorite piece in this booth.
A collection of clocks.
Hand embroidered towels and napkins.
A sunny yellow vintage dress.
A pretty secretary full of treasures.
Blue and white pieces.
New pieces included stationery and prints for framing.
They even had an artist hard at work in his booth.
My favorite piece was this antique French walnut Espanier. It was designed to stand alone on the floor or on top of a sideboard or it could hang on the wall. This beautiful piece was $1,495.
I’m glad I took a chance on my google recommendation and visited Park West Vintage. They have a great collection of antique and vintage items. While it’s called “Vintage”, the store does has a nice selection of quality antique items and the prices seemed very reasonable.
Park West Vintage is in a great location. Marietta Square has a lot of fun shops and great restaurants. You could easily make a day of visiting the shops in the area. They even have a local theatre, Theatre in the Square, that has excellent reviews.
Park West Vintage is open seven days a week. Their number is (770) 428-2667.