Monday, April 18, 2011

Pat Norton Interiors and Architectural Consignment

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While vacationing at my parents beach home, I almost always try and make time to drive into Fairhope. It's just one of those quaint little towns that offer so much. On this day, as my mother and I drove into Fairhope we happened onto a business called Pat Norton Interiors and Architechural Consignment . Lucky for us! Pat Norton's IA@C is located just off of Highway 98 at 8081 Twin Beech Rd . The staff both knowledgeable and friendly, willing to help you find that perfect piece for your home. Which is what I love about architectural finds, they really personalize a space and can add instant charm and history. It often comes with a story.

They specialize in all kinds of old and new architectural items for your home. Just look at what they  carry in their shop...

They  have doors, windows, shutters,
(Love the shutters made into a dining table)

(I really wanted the Gothic door, it came off of a local college...and was sold. :(    )


....columns, mantels, corbels,


wrought iron, fountains, fancy basins, tables
(I really wanted this one and the price was really right)

 and chairs, cabinets, dressers,
(They have a man who custom creates one of a kind dressers and cabinets from found items...) 

(This cabinet below was created from old bead board, an old bed, etc.)

chandeliers,

 lamps,
(These below are all made from found objects....antlers, an urn and an old pottery jar)


paintings, banisters, wicker furniture, outdoor furniture, and so much more.

($1.00 each per tile. Imagine the projects to do with these!)


I heart this vintage prescription case $35.00...

I really wanted to put these puppies under my arm and walk out the door. Not only to they look like my (three) puppies, but they are also my favorite color...Be still my heart....
 LOVE. Real LOVE.
You can visit Pat Norton's too.....and I suggest you too.

Hours: Monday- Saturday 10-5, closed on Sunday.

8081 Twin Beech Rd
Fairhope, Alabama
(251) 928-7338

14 comments:

Mari said...

Wow! What a place! I would love to shop there, but don't make it to Alabama often!

Jane said...

What a wonderful place! I spotted so many things I loved...especially the "shutter" table!!! Hmmmmm....might be worth trying to make one of these.
I'll pass along this store to my friend in Eufala...
Jane (artfully graced)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Leigh,
Thanks for posting about this awesome shop...Pat does a wonderful job here. I have a shelf that I got there a few months ago that I added a little extra trim to and will be posting about it soon.

Blessings,
Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a great place! Thanks for the tour...I hope to visit one day!!!

DogsMom said...

You are giving me such a case of spring fever! I am aching to be out and scrounging about. We do not have anything even close to that around here, well, maybe the habitat restore. And there it is raw materials, no added imagination. (Bring Your Own)
I see on my computer that it is 33 degrees outside and I know from being out that winds are much harder than they need be.
Thanks for giving me something more enjoyable today.

CraftyHope said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! You were just up the street from my house. I live right off Twin Beech. . .too funny.

And yes, I LOVE that place too!! I'm glad to know you appreciate Fairhope. It's fabulous here!

Jan said...

Love, L.O.V.E. the shop! Making plans to stop by on our next trip to the Gulf! Thanks for sharing!
Jan, Southern Junkin'

Lisas Creative Designs said...

A bit of a drive for me but it looks like such a cool place! I wish I lived closer!

Dawn said...

Looks like a great place. It had me at the yellow exterior!
Happy Easter,
Dawn

Anonymous said...

It is not that way anymore. Just a bunch of junk and bad choices. No quality. I spoke with the owner. Arrogant, not helpful!

Kristy Adamski said...

Pat Norton is wonderful! Not only did she help me find some unique pieces for my home, she gave me directions to places around town to eat, shop and visit! I had a wonderful experience and ait to go back!

Pjnconsignment said...

So sad that Anonymous had the comment they did. We are continuously getting in new and wonderful items in everyday. Most recently we have gotten in wonderful historic gates, mantels, doors, molding, and barn wood from historical homes in Mobile and Fairhope. We currently have 30+ tops to street lamps ( total 150) from a North Baldwin community, and have the best selection of repurposed furniture ever! We continue getting in doors from old houses and newer houses. Today a cute couple came in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They needed directions to the Beau Rivage in Bilouxi, MS. We went to mapquest and printed the directions and map for them and Martin programmed their GPS. We also encouraged them to stop off in Fairhope and lunch at R Bistro or Sandra's!

Sorry " Anonymous " missed out on the fun we have in the shop and perhaps they will come in another time and not remain Anonymous so we can give them our Fairhope Welcome and perhaps they might discover we are a small business just having fun meeting new and interesting people everyday!!!

Pjnconsignment said...

So sad that Anonymous had the comment they did. We are continuously getting in new and wonderful items in everyday. Most recently we have gotten in wonderful historic gates, mantels, doors, molding, and barn wood from historical homes in Mobile and Fairhope. We currently have 30+ tops to street lamps ( total 150) from a North Baldwin community, and have the best selection of repurposed furniture ever! We continue getting in doors from old houses and newer houses. Today a cute couple came in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They needed directions to the Beau Rivage in Bilouxi, MS. We went to mapquest and printed the directions and map for them and Martin programmed their GPS. We also encouraged them to stop off in Fairhope and lunch at R Bistro or Sandra's!

Sorry " Anonymous " missed out on the fun we have in the shop and perhaps they will come in another time and not remain Anonymous so we can give them our Fairhope Welcome and perhaps they might discover we are a small business just having fun meeting new and interesting people everyday!!!

Pjnconsignment said...

So sad that Anonymous had the comment they did. We are continuously getting in new and wonderful items in everyday. Most recently we have gotten in wonderful historic gates, mantels, doors, molding, and barn wood from historical homes in Mobile and Fairhope. We currently have 30+ tops to street lamps ( total 150) from a North Baldwin community, and have the best selection of repurposed furniture ever! We continue getting in doors from old houses and newer houses. Today a cute couple came in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They needed directions to the Beau Rivage in Bilouxi, MS. We went to mapquest and printed the directions and map for them and Martin programmed their GPS. We also encouraged them to stop off in Fairhope and lunch at R Bistro or Sandra's!

Sorry " Anonymous " missed out on the fun we have in the shop and perhaps they will come in another time and not remain Anonymous so we can give them our Fairhope Welcome and perhaps they might discover we are a small business just having fun meeting new and interesting people everyday!!!