On Saturday, I picked up some beautiful vintage wood from Huntsville’s old Harrison Brothers Hardware Store.
You can read more about my adventures at Harrison Brothers, here.
Harrison Brothers Hardware
Harrison Brothers served the Huntsville community as a hardware store from 1897-1983. Established by brothers, James B. and Daniel T. Harrison, it remained under the ownership of the Harrison family until the death of the last owner, John Harrison.
The Historic Huntsville Foundation bought the old store from the Harrison heirs. According to the HHF’s site, all of the floors, light fixtures, and shelves are original to the store. Cashiers even ring up customer purchases on the old cash register, circa 1907.
The Non-hardware Store
We all continue to call the place “Harrison Brothers Hardware Store,” even though…well, it’s not really a hardware store anymore.
It’s a fun place to shop, though. They sell arts and crafts, housewares, edibles, seasonal items, and vintage toys like marbles.
What’s Hiding in the Harrison Brothers’ Basement?
First of all, I love the store and all of its wares.
But my favorite part about the store is what’s hiding in its basement!
Well, not anything scary, that I can tell you!
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Historic Huntsville Foundation (HHF) opens the basement to the public. There, you can purchase all sorts of vintage and historical architectural pieces that people have donated to the HHS.
I spent under $15 and brought home some old wooden drawers, wood pieces, and wooden crates with writing on the crates! I’m looking up ideas to up-cycle the wood and crates as home decor?
Do you have any suggestions?