When it comes to the home, Summer Ave. has you covered. Whether it’s a glass top for an iron table that you need, curtains, antiques or outdoor furnishings, this unassuming avenue has it all.
Antique Warehouse
2563 Summer Ave.
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday – 9am – 6pm
Sunday – 11am – 6pm
Closed on Monday

Love this loveseat

A great little project and I know just where to find some fabric...!

When it comes to a good antique store I am like a kid in a candy store. There is just nothing else that brings a smile to my face like a good hunt for that perfect vintage find. Although my husband is convinced that antique stores are leading me down the path to hoarderville, I just cannot help myself, and if we are being honest, it comes very naturally. My mom is an avid antique fanatic as well and always knows the best spots to visit in Memphis. Hence, the reason I listened when she said she had found a new favorite haunt, the Antique Warehouse on Summer Ave. Although, you may have never known it was there ( I had no clue and drive down Summer just about every day) this Antique mall has been a staple on Summer Ave. for over 15 years.  Located right next door to the Bike shop, just as you cross the overpass, Antique Warehouse is a true gem  full of old school charm.  Whether you are looking for that perfect piece of furniture, those cool old retro metal gliders, 1950’s kitchen ware for your dinner table, antique jewelry or even an old aluminum Christmas tree, Antique Warehouse delivers with flying colors. With over 50 booths, the friendliest employees and  a special Saturday Sale every second Saturday of the month where everything over $10.00 is 20% off, Antique Warehouse is only making it harder for me to kick my habit to the curb. Good for me, bad for the hubs!
-Lauren
 
Discount Fabric
4828 Summer Ave.
Monday- Saturday 10am-5:30pm

crazy for ikat

Decisions, decisions

They even have leather options

Like lots of great Summer Ave. finds, this fabric store sits in a strip mall. They have several aisles of fabric bolsters that change out quite frequently and they even have remnants and a sale section as if the prices weren’t good enough already! I went in search of some fabric to do a cafe curtain in my kitchen and the one I fell in love with was just 4.99/ yard! I flipped! Perhaps the best part is that the friendly workers know their savvy shoppers are there for a bargain and have compiled a handy list of their go-to people for everything from upholstery to pillows (and window treatments!). I have included that list below for your reference.
 
Roman Shades/Valences:
Dale Lemon 351-9390
Pillows:
Cindy Harris 388-6922
Bedding:
Vickie Shackelford 335-8057
Upholstery:
L&H Upholstery 327-0068
Maurice Upholstery 452-0898
William’s Upholstery 515-0078
From the Heart 406-0465
Draperies:
Francis Boyd 756-0042
Janice Bell 754-1222
Annette Wilson 634-4043
Barbara Max 685-2354
Slip Covers:
Jean Carter 947-4900
L&H Upholstery 327-0068
 
 
TJ Maxx
4220 Summer Avenue

Great Pair of Mercury Glass Lamps at TJ Maxx

How about this mirrored side table for under $150

My mom has taught me many important lessons in my 29 years: be kind, remember your manners, say your prayers, love your family and friends and always be in search of a good bargain. Yep, you read it right, the word bargain has been in my vocab from an early age and in my mind. When I hear bargain, I am out the door in a flash to find my next favorite thing! My husband’s worst nightmare, my  little girl’s favorite errand to do with momma. Pretty sure it was one of her first words and it is quickly becoming one of her beloved stores as well. In the past, Tj Maxx has been my go to store for pretty much everything: clothes, shoes, purses, bath products, gifts, dog goodies and toys. However, in the past few years, I am happy to say that  furniture and accessories for the home have also become a hot ticket in my house. Not only does Tj Maxx have great looking lamps, decorative pillows and accessories for your home, if you hit it on the right day, you can find stylish  upholstered chairs and ottomans, end tables, mirrored chests and console tables. All designer looks, for half the price. Bottom Line: Tj Maxx= My little piece of Heaven and 1/2 my house.
-Lauren (Maxxionista)
 
 
Glassical Inc.
2656 Summer Ave.
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

My Glassical Glass Top

Glassical offers experienced glass craftsmen and artists with a tradition of hands-on quality in the shaping of furniture, architecture, and accessories from glass. For over 23 years they have been serving individuals, leading furniture manufacturers, and architects with their glass needs. Located just past the overpass, across from the teal Antique Warehouse, the knowledgeable staff at Glassical can help you with all of your custom glass needs! 
 

 
Ken Rash’s
3686 Summer Avenue
Monday- Saturday 9:00a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Ken Rash on Summer 001

The Big Green Egg would make an eggcelent gift!

Great outdoor furniture at Ken Rash

Founded in 1971, Ken Rash’s has proved that outdoor entertaining never grows old and has become the go-to source for anyone who wants to outfit both their indoor and outdoor spaces in style.Located on Summer Ave., Ken Rash’s welcomes you into the wondrous world of all things outdoors. Showcasing some of the most posh and stylish outdoor furniture in one of the coolest showrooms I have ever seen, they truly know how to spruce up any living space. In addition to furniture selections which includes tables, chairs, couches, chairs and even outdoor beds, they also have just about every grill that you could ever imagine, one of their most popular grills being The Big Green Egg. This egg shaped grill has to be the most drooled over grill by every man on the planet, including my husband, who could literally just stare at one for hours on end. The Big Green Egg’s  claim to fame is that it’s a three in one— it’s a grill, a smoker, and it bakes. It is ready to cook within 10 minutes and can withstand extreme temperatures through summer and winter. Speaking of winter, Ken Rash’s has you covered on that front as well with beautiful fire place sets for your home, fire pits for your outside porches and outdoor heaters that look like lamps….just reminding us that outdoor living can truly be 365 days out of the year!
-Lauren

 
 
Lit Jr. Restaurant Supply
2965 Summer Ave

All of your cooking needs

How fun would these be for a cookout

This pretty much sums Lit Jr. up

When it comes to entertaining like a pro, Lit is the Memphis Area’s one-stop shop for quality restaurant equipment and supplies and it’s open to the public! They stock commercial appliances, pots, pans, spatulas, steamtable pans, food storage containers, dishware, glassware, flatware, cups & plates, aluminum pans, and even food including bulk spices, frozen meats, canned vegetables and candy! 
 
 
The Flag Center
4550 Summer Avenue & Perkins 

Flag Store

Nestled between 2 churches

“You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high flying flag and forever in peace may you waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave…” A true patriot, I will never be without an American flag flying at my house but given the elements, I’ve had to replace my flag about every 2 years and even had a wooden pole snap once. My go-to spot when the time comes to replace a flag or their many accessories including poles, ropes, brackets, and other supporting units: the only flag-specific store in Memphis, The Flag Center, on Summer Ave. of course! Nestled between two churches and offering the best quality, MADE IN THE USA, flags at fair prices for over 24 years, these are folks you can trust for all of your flag needs! Flags sold at the Flag Center are guaranteed to adhere to the specifications of colors and graphic design as mandated by the Country, State, Civilian or Military organization it represents and their flags are the very same ones that are proudly displayed at the United Nations, numerous state capitals, foreign embassies and major military bases and ships around the world. Stop in and get your American flag, your festive outdoor decorative flags or even conveniently shop online and study-up on your flag flying etiquette on their website: http://www.flagcenter.com/index.php.
 
 
Hubbard’s Hardware
4321 Summer Avenue
8:00am-6:00pm Monday-Saturday
Closed Sunday

Hubbard's is for the home

With a friendly staff and a neighborhood feel, Hubbard’s Hardware is a toned down version of a Home Depot or Lowes. Although they may not come with all the bells and whistles that a big box store has, you at least know you will not get lost in their endless aisles or walk around aimlessly trying to find someone to help you . With a shopping list that includes building and Hardware Supplies, Plumbing & Electrical Supplies, Carpet and Mattress, Screen & Window Repair, Glass Cutting, Key Cutting, Lock Re-keying, Blade Sharpening, Mulch, Flowers, and grills, I think it is safe to say that although Hubbard’s may seem like the underdog, they certainly give the bigger stores a run for their money.
-Lauren
 
 
Speaking of the home…be sure to check out St. Jude’s Garden Harvest with P. Allen Smith this Sunday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Heartwood Hall | 2665 Raleigh LaGrange Road Piperton, TN 

Garden Harvest- You are Invited!


Enjoy holiday centerpiece and cocktail demo by P. Allen Smith, an award-winning garden and lifestyle designer and host of the public television program, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home and the syndicated 30-minute show P. Allen Smith Gardens. Smith is one of America’s most recognized and respected garden design experts, providing ideas and inspiration through multiple media venues. Enjoy cocktails in the garden with live music and a family style feast by Chefs Miles McMath (St. Jude Kay Kafe), Michael Vetro (Chickasaw Country Club) and many more! Seating is limited, call 901-373-5051 or visit www.stjude.org/harvestfor more information.