With Judy Aldridge, thrifting is an art form. Just look at her Instagram page — she has around 83,000 followers — packed with shots of her bohemian interiors, bargain finds, and inspirations. Her loyal fan base goes back to 2008, when she founded her interiors-focused blog Atlantis Home, which she still runs today.
For Aldridge, a true mastery of the arts begins by finding places that aren’t over-shopped. We asked her to name her best under-the-radar sources in Dallas and Fort Worth and to tell us why she loves them. She didn’t disappoint.
Benny Jack Antiques, Dallas
“They always have something odd I didn’t know I needed but can’t live without.”
“It’s quirky, cool, and contemporary with a European bent. I’ve found great vintage art here.”
JunkerVal’s Antiques, Fort Worth
“Quirky but worth it. Val just got a couple of incredible small paintings by late Fort Worth artist David Brownlow, whose works are in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Dallas Museum of Art.”
Genesis Benefit Thrift Store, Dallas
“I find a lot of designer furnishings, antiques, and rugs here.”
On Consignment, Dallas
“If you’re in the market for a chandelier, you don’t want to miss it. They also have a lot of chinoiserie, great mirrors, and vases.”
“I use estatesales.net and punch in the zip code for where I want to shop. I usually focus on sales in Dallas, Tulsa, and Fort Worth. People never look down, so great rugs are always easy to find — especially if you wait until the last day when everything is 75 percent off.”