Personal Shopper: C. Martin Collection Antiques

Monday, March 22, 2010

"I love mixing the old with the new.  I love things that tell a story and have history." - Paula Deen

French design is alive and well in Chattanooga at C.Martin Collection in the 2 Northshore enclave on Manufacturers Rd. Owner Catherine Martin, who lived in New Orleans for a time, hand selects fine french furniture, mirrors, accessories and gifts for her store.  Thanks to Ms. Martin's discerning eye, merchandise is artfully displayed in charming vignettes that are set up throughout the shop.

Not to be missed are the lighting fixtures above the counter fashioned from textural old baskets and suspended from chunky, bronze colored chains.  There are also collections of beautifully framed botanical prints, unique lamps made from pottery jugs and deliciously scented home fragrances and candles. 

Whether you are a dedicated follower of french design or just looking for a one-of-a-kind piece to bring some character to your space, you will be delighted by the selection found at C. Martin Collection. 

C. Martin Collection
313 Manufacturers Rd., Suite 117
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Hours: Tues - Sat. 11-6

These basket lighting fixtures are amazing and would really add an element of warmth and contrast to a slick modern kitchen.

Classic sunburst mirror never goes out of style and this one's exquisite!

French settee dressed in avian print fabric. 

This is one of a great assortment of pottery lamps

I love this charming vignette created around a french sette covered in burlap and accented with those colorful throws.

An antique chair reinvented with avian themed fabric

Collection of mirrors and beautiful colored glass bottles.

A beautiful variety of hand-selected pieces await you at C.Martin Collection

Tres' Magnifique!


A Perfect Gray said...

fabulous things, there. I enjoyed that look...

Kathysue said...

I love virtual shopping, it is the best!! Kathysue