The Christmas and New Year holidays are finally behind us, and hopefully you have been able to get all your holiday décor packed back up and stowed away in the basement or attic.  For many, this leaves your home feeling a little empty or drab.  The New Year is the perfect time to give your home some attention and spruce up your décor.

Your home is your living space and should be decorated to your unique style. My home is extremely unique since it is made from 1800s logs from TN and re-constructed in Madison County, AL in the 1970s. Rocket City is very lucky to have a plethora of unique shops that can help you furnish your home with distinctive décor that will be aesthetically pleasing while showing characteristics of your personal style.

While Rocket City has many of the national chain stores such as Kirkland’s, Pier One, and Hobby Lobby, the local businesses out shine these big box stores when it comes to one of a kind pieces for your home.  Some of my favorite places to find home décor are local vendor marketplaces that house booths full of local artisans and craftsmen.   Here are a few of my favorite places to find home furnishings in Rocket City.

Firehouse Antiques is located at 10095 Memorial Pkwy SW in Huntsville.  Firehouse Antiques is one of the largest antique malls in the TN Valley.  They have all types of furniture, antiques, and décor.  There are unique finds for lots of styles and items to fit any budget.  Firehouse is a unique place that you should definitely checkout, but be aware they are closed on Tuesdays, but make up for it by having hours on Sunday afternoon.

University Pickers is another marketplace that is located at 3024 University Dr NW in Huntsville. University Pickers is often described as a place where “Pinterest has come alive”.   The location is bursting with booths full of creative items.  University Pickers boasts that it hosts over 115 vendors, including a boutique and a café!  It’s definitely a place that any creative will be sure to get lost in for hours!


unky Monkey Vintage Market is one of my new favorite place for unique home décor. If you have an older antique home like mine, you will love this eclectic collection of booth and décor.  I found the Funky Monkey last summer when I needed more Dixie Belle Paint for one of my projects.  Funky Monkey has a great collections of booth and one of the largest selections of brands of chalk paint in Madison County.  In addition to their wide selection, they also have a large selection of outdoor metal décor and succulents.

Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium located on Jordan Lane is another unique place to find home furnishings.  They boast that you can shop the world with one step because their buyers travel the world so you don’t have to.  The store has a large selection of unique lighting fixtures, cabinets, and flooring.  If you are a Do it yourselfer looking for unique materials for your next project Southeastern Salvage should definitely be on your shopping route.  They also carry a large selection of furniture, rugs, outdoor furniture and décor. 

These are just a few of the best places to shop for unique and cost effective furniture and home décor in Rocket City. Have fun shopping these locations and decorating your home!

By: Brooke Hyde

Brooke Hyde is an IT professional and mompreneur who likes using technology to improve businesses. She currently works for a defense contract in Huntsville, and runs her small business The Automated Mompreneur. When she is not working with technology to help government and momprenuers be more efficient, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs in the family you-pick vineyard, Hyde's Harvest Vineyard.


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