When Lacy and Chris Cornelius, owners of The Station Items and Interiors, were on the lookout to develop their operation, they located home on Malone Street in Gadsden that fit the invoice, providing area for their retail plans — and much more.
The pair proven The Station, their shop at 2091 Steele Station Street, to meet up with a have to have discovered though furnishing their house — for a one particular-cease location to obtain significant-finish dècor to build a residence that was uniquely their have. That’s what they’ve set out to give other folks, at the Rainbow City store and at a new area in Gadsden — open up to the general public for the initial time Friday.
The shop on Sutton Bridge Street features antiques, house dècor, jewelry and crafted parts, that includes the layouts of local artists Ginger Baker and Donna Clayton, Cornelius claimed. The Popjoy Studio line attributes botanical and floral-motivated types on stationary, silk scarves, trays and a lot more.
After purchasing the previous Nomad Homestead Offer assets at 1229 Malone St., and ensuring via metropolis channels that its zoning would accommodate their latest and upcoming options, the pair and arrived up with a system for the new business enterprise — The Station by the Tracks — that must elevate some excitement while it retains overhead down.
Cornelius said The Station by the Tracks will be open up three days a thirty day period for an occasional shop occasion, inviting the community in to see the curated antiques and furnishings in a significant showroom, divided into distinct spots, these types of as a yard home and a spot for French home furnishings and equipment.
On going to the retailer, you may see an eclectic assembly of merchandise, antique furnishings, new design and style parts, at minimum one big tapestry and additional. Some of the items are quite unconventional: A significant iron horse, an iron bull, big gold crowns, bird cages, easels, pedestals and bars.
Cornelius claimed many huge dècor items will be available for lease, this sort of as a tin and tile bar to provide beverages at a occasion or event a big gold crown to prime off your Mardi Gras social gathering punch bowls a steel rack with 120 eyeglasses trays wine barrels and painted household furniture.
The objects lease for considerably fewer than retail or wholesale costs, providing folks obtain to them for, say, a photograph shoot, wedding ceremony or function.
The merchandise offered for sale and some for rental have been curated from a wide range of antique sellers and estate profits, Cornelius reported, typically gross sales she’s heard about from other people today who purchase and market antiques. Occasionally persons have estate goods to sell but want to promote to sellers relatively than acquiring a community sale, she spelled out.
The sale worth of merchandise may differ. Cornelius pointed out a table and established of chairs — valued, she said, at $10,000 — that came from an estate sale in Mountain Brook. If there proves to be no industry for them in the Gadsden location, she explained she has other room at antique sellers in better-conclusion markets. Products can be moved to places in which they are far more probably to sell.
A lot of of the consumers are designers wanting for parts to adorn clients’ houses, Cornelius mentioned. While the retail store will be open up to the general public on limited days just about every month, she claimed it will be achievable to set up product sales by appointment.
In addition to the large display area at The Station on the Tracks, there is an upstairs function location and an adjacent store for setting up. Cornelius reported there are options to create dècor goods on site, but that is for the upcoming.
For now, she claimed, they are enthusiastic for the weekend, and fired up to display their new area and new product sales model to the community.