- ANTIQUE DOORS
- SALVAGED WOOD
- FIREPLACE MANTELS
- FIREPLACE ACCESSORIES
- ANTIQUE BATH FIXTURES
- NEW BATH FIXTURES
- ANTIQUE WINDOWS
- GARDEN & CAST ALUMINUM
- IRON BRACKETS
- NEWEL POSTS
- COLUMNS, SPINDLES, PORCH POSTS, TRIM
- CEILING FANS
- SALVAGE ART
- ARCHITECTURAL REPLICATIONS
- EDISON BULBS
Southern Accents has some of the most unique decor items and vintage materials that I have ever seen. I have been to many antique stores throughout Alabama and the Southeast, and Southern Accents in downtown Cullman has a better selection than anyone.
"Mr. Smith Lake"
We purchased a pair of fabulous newel posts from you a little over a year ago. I'm sending a couple of pictures of how we used them in our new home. One post we added a lamp to the top. The staircase is beautiful and these newel posts are perfect with the design. we couldn't be happier with the way they look. Thank you for working with us on the purchase of these fine posts, and shipping them so perfectly to us. Take care and God Bless you all.
Southern Accents, and Garlan Jr. in particular, were an essential part of planning and constructing the new O'Henry's Coffees near Brookwood Mall. Trying to create a "timeless" atmosphere can be a challenge. Garlan already knew of our concept and the feel we were shooting for. On several visits he helped us find just the right flooring, century old beams, well-worn wainscoting, doors to be used as tables and much more. We receive compliments on the look and feel of this O'Henry's on a regular basis.
I found out about the Gay House in Montgomery through an article in the Mobile Press-Register. I didn't even know it existed until my husband, Charles, called me and told me to look for the article. The house was built by his great-grandfather, Charles Linn Gay, in the 1800's. There was a picture of the house in the paper with the article. It was in obvious disrepair, but it was easy to see that it was once a stunning home.
The article discussed the process that would be taking place in order to salvage as many items as possible from the home. As soon as I read that Southern Accents would be selling the items, I called the manager, Kolby, and told him who I was. He was fantastic. He sent pictures that they had taken of the home to me, and I was able to share those with Charles and his mother and brothers. My mother-in-law told us about visiting the home in the 70's and how beautiful it was. It was neat to learn about the history of both the home and Charles' family. If it weren't for the article in the newspaper and my subsequent phone call to Kolby, we probably would never have had the opportunity to discuss the family's past because we would never have thought to ask!
I wanted to make sure that we were able to get a piece of the house for our home in Mobile. We live in a small, midtown house and don't have a lot of room for extras, so Kolby helped me decide that a small window would be a great showpiece. We plan to hang it on one of the walls in our house.
Neither Charles nor I have been to the Gay home in Montgomery or have even laid eyes on it in person. So why do we want a piece of this home? That's easy – because it's part of my husband's history. Most of the Gay family has passed on, but this house and the things in it represent his great-grandfather and all of the family that came after him. This window will help us to remember those who came before us, those who helped make my husband who he is today, and share our history with those who come after us. When you think about it, a window really makes perfect sense. In it, we can look back at the past and look forward to the future.
Mary Lee McCrory Gay
I wanted to send a note to tell you how much Jasen and I appreciate all you have done for us. When we came to Southern Accents, we knew how we wanted our house to look, but we didn't know how to pull it all together. We gave you some general ideas of our style and period and you immediately picked up on exactly what we were looking for and started to work on getting the things we needed. It doesn't matter who is working when we come in, everyone in the store is friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to help.
We appreciate the extra time you take with us. You have gone beyond just selling and taken the personal time to share the origin and history of the things we've bought. There is a satisfaction in knowing the architectural history behind something and being able to make it part of your home. You have also saved us from disastrous mistakes that we would have made as a result of things we overlooked or didn't know about.
I also want to thank you for your attention to the smallest details. When I brought in a very old hinge needing three more like it and you didn't have any (after you thoroughly searched the store), you told me that you would try to find them for me. I know that you are a very busy man, I didn't think you would have time to look for them. I was so pleased when you called and told me that you had found them on one of your trips. Something that may have seemed like a trivial item to you has made my antique cupboard perfect. Thank you again.
Garlan, the way that you, Heather, your father, Chris and Kolby have treated us from the beginning has made coming to Southern Accents something that we look forward to and we feel as comfortable as friends every time we come through the door.
You don't see architectural antique stores very often - we are fortunate to have Southern Accents just a few minutes drive away.
"Southern Accents has the best and most extensive collection of architectural elements and salvaged items in the South and maybe anywhere. I love browsing their warehouse and trust Garlan to help me find raw wood for my woodworking projects. Their in-house woodworking shop can custom cut or fabricate almost anything a customer can envision."