Trussville Antiques and Interiors Reopening: Part 1

Step inside Trussville Antiques and Interiors (formally the Trussville Antique Mall) and surround yourself with the finest antiques and decor around town. This wonderful shopping heaven had the fortune of building upon something already remarkable. Trussville Antiques and Interiors can match any home interior style from Shabby Chic to Victorian to eclectic modern!

I have recently attended the grand reopening of Trussville Antiques and Interiors, and it was oh, so fabulous! There I met and interviewed vendors, entered for door prizes, and searched for vintage clothes! Trussville Antiques and Interiors has such a variety of things for sale that you can find almost anything you want or need! You can take guitar lessons at Mark’s Guitars, purchase adorable vintage clothes at the Pink Porch, find yourself adorable handmade artwork at the Lolly Molly, or get a little something for the kids at Babee B Poshe!

In Part 1 of the Trussville Antiques and Interiors Reopening blog, I will be including some pictures along with interviews with vendors. In part two, there will be lots of pictures that capture the splendid things you can find at Trussville Antiques and Interiors!

I interviewed Bradley Leonard who is the owner of The Fabric House located in Trussville Antiques and Interiors. At the Fabric House you will find afforable, super stylish fabric that is great for all your crafting and decor needs! Bradley has such a variety of indoor, outdoor, and special order fabrics for sale in her shop.

Don’t you just love these special order fabrics from The Fabric House!

I asked Bradley what made her want to open up a fabric shop in Trussville, and she said that she has always been interested in decorating, and Kirk (owner of Trussville Antiques and Interiors) thought it was a great idea and the perfect time. “I am always helping my friends decorate,” Bradley says.

Mrs. Leonard said that she gathers most of her inspiration from magazines like Southern Living and other home decor magazines. She also finds inspirations from bright colors…who doesn’t love bright colors!

Bradley gave me two great tips that are true for the home and closet!

  • “It is your home, and if you like it, don’t let anyone influence your decisions.”
  • “If you aren’t sure about it in the store, then you will hate it when you get it home.”

Next, I visited Babee B Poshe to interview Brittney Malchus. At Babee B Poshe, you can find the perfect gift for the expecting mother, an adorable onesie for a cute little baby, or a shabby chic picture frame to hold your favorite baby memories! Brittney’s shop has so many adorable things that you will just have to see it for yourself at Trussville Antiques and Interiors!

I asked Brittney what made her want to open her shop, and Brittney stated that she wanted to be able to find cute things for her niece and friends that are expecting or have small children.

Brittney said that she was mainly inspired by Pinterest and stated, “…get inspiration from magazines and Pinterest, but make it your own!”

I dropped by Bill and Madeleine Laskoski’s shop to see what all they had to offer…and let me tell you guys, they have a little bit of everything! Bill, a retired school teacher, is like a mini picker! He told me that since he retired, he needed something to do…so he decided to open up his shop.

Bill and Madeleine refinish trunks (as seen in the picture above) to their original glory! It is quite a tedious project, but the finishing product looks marvelous! If I had somewhere to put one of their fabulous trunks, I would definitely pick one up for myself!

Bill is originally from the New England area, and when he returns home to visit, he stops by garage and yard sales in search of a good bargain!

I had such a great time chatting and getting to know Bill and Madeleine Laskoski at the reopening of Trussville Antiques and Interiors!

As I walked around the store in search of vendors to interview, I dropped by Kenny Lind’s shop. He is quite the adorable, humorous old man!

I asked Mr. Kenny why he decided to open his shop, and he said jokingly, “I got tired of chasing girls, so I went to work.” He also stated, “It’s a labor of love, not work.”

Kenny Lind was a golf pro all over the country and has helped in the building and designing of three golf courses. He designed and supervised the building of the Cumberland course.

The coolest things he has for sale in his shop are Roman coins, silver, and $1,000 coins!  He also sells other types of coins, antiques, and comics!

I stumbled upon this funky arrangement of antiques as I wandered from room to room at the grand reopening.

When I ran into the owner, I just had to ask Mr. Kirk Cornelious what made him want to open up Trussville Antiques and Interiors. He said that he bought the building and thought the concept of an antique mall in Trussville would be beneficial to everyone. Mr. Cornelious and his friends run Trussville Antiques and Interiors together. Over the years, Mr. Kirk Cornelious has developed a love for antiques.

I dropped by Jo Ann Lawrence and Lauren Taylor’s (daughter) shop which sells antiques and handmade goodies that Lauren makes herself.

Jo Ann and Lauren told me that they are big into “Go Green”, antiques, and upcycling. Jo Ann loves the feeling of a satisfied customer who finds a treasure in her shop that makes him/her happy. Jo Ann Lawrence has a deep crush for old things and antique kitchenware. “I was always baking and being in the kitchen with my grandmother,” says Jo Ann.

Phyllis Mitchell is the owner of Decor by Phyllis. In her shop, you can find fabulous decor items such as industrial kitchen lights and adorable chairs in various styles.

She decided to open her shop in Trussville because it was closer to home. Phyllis stated, “I love to buy, but I can’t keep everything I buy! I also love picking out and pairing colors together.”

I asked Mrs. Mitchell what inspires her, and she said, “I take what I like and go from there!”

Mrs. Mitchell has some of her decor gems for sale at the Springville Antique Mall in Springville, Alabama.

Lace Blazer: The Attic
Shirt: JCrew
Skirt: The Fashion Barn
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Belts: Target
Necklace: Claire’s

I had such a fun time interviewing and getting to know some of the vendors. When planning your next antiquing adventure…I suggest visiting Trussville, Alabama for a marvelous antiquing experience that you cannot get anywhere else!

Don’t forget to stay tuned for the Trussville Antiques and Interiors Reopening blog: Part 2 for an interview with The Lolly Molly and exclusive pictures of what there is to find at Trussville Antiques and Interiors.

You can follow Trussville Antiques and Interiors on Facebook to keep up with what is going on at the shop!

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Also…I have fabulous news! My very first newspaper column has been printed in The Real Story ( newspaper of Columbus, Mississippi! I am so excited…and I am waiting for my deddy to get home from Chicago so he can build me a frame for it:) So…Deddy…hurry up and get home from your business trip!;)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn



Mason Jars, Cobalt Blue, and Red Heels.

I love Mason Jars. They are perfect for everything from homemade sweet tea to funky, vintage storage.

Why am I the Vintage Inspired Passionista? Well…It’s a story that dates back to the days when I first began to pick out my own clothes and dress myself…Don’t worry, I will not bore you with my entire life story today…I will only give you a glimpse…When I was a little girl, I loved visiting my grandparents. Living in the middle of nowhere contributed to my growing up around the older generation and antiques…

I remember begging Paw Riley and my Paw Hathorn to tell me stories about the “good ole’ days”…They had no idea their story telling would be a major factor in encouraging me to become the V.I.P. blogger. I recollect wearing rain boots, a tu tu, and a shirt I made at Bible school (…apparently, I have been mixing patterns and experimenting with fashion ever since I was a small tike…) badgering my Paw Riley to take me to his wood shop to make candle holders, baby beds, and whatever else I imagined. I know my mom really appreciated all the deformed teddy bears that I brought home for her to paint…I wonder what my mom did with those…………..I’m back and my mom has “no comment” as to the whereabouts of these bears. I am going to open up a full pledge investigation involving the FBI, NCIS, and NASA.

Back to my story telling…I was always getting in trouble for touching my grammy’s “play-pretties”…and for some reason…I…still get in trouble…for touching them…I remember playing with my dad’s toys at my Gran’s house…Oh my gracious, Gran has the best tree to climb. I love that tree…I wonder if I can still climb it…(Note to self: visit Gran to climb tree).

Where was I?…Oh yes!…Now that I am older, I realize that growing up around antiques has greatly influenced my style. Anything, everything, ALL things vintage inspire me…

I bought this vintage camera at the Springville Antique Mall in Alabama because it spoke to me...

One of my favorite vintage story books from my mom's vast collection is Beauty and the Beast. I have always wanted to wear a yellow dress like Belle and dance around in a ballroom...

Cobalt Blue contrasted against the colors of my dad's collection of law books inherited from his dad (Paw Hathorn) reminds me of that outfit I bought the other day at The Raspberry Beret...I think I am going to borrow my mom's red heels...

The Raspberry Beret outfit paired with my mom's red Nine West shoes! I'm sure she appreciates my wearing them in the soggy pasture (aka my yard...but then again...I hope I did ruin her shoes...because I am almost positive that she threw away the bears I made for her! Of course, it's still under investigation that she allegedly tossed my bears into the trash.)

Spring Wardrobe Shopping Tip: Vamoose to your local antique store and gather inspiration in order to channel your inner V.I.P.

Since I am being so random today…I have wonderful news to share with all of you! I am officially registered for Project Design Week at Auburn University! I am in a frenzy counting down the days to July… If you would like to learn more about Project Design Week, check out–

Did you forget to like The Raspberry Beret on facebook? Well here’s the link in case you did!!/pages/The-Raspberry-Beret/115126191896852 

Here are some blogs that I absolutely adore reading! Check them out!

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Abby Hathorn