Contact: Judith Hawkins-Tillirson
Cell phone: 770-778-6618
BILLY T’S A NEW PRESENCE IN VINTAGE ELEGANCE
Shop brings Style, Affordability to Cedartown’s Sweethomes Antiques Mall
Striking super graphics—edgy and sophisticated, yet soothing—blazon the walls of the booth, letting first-time visitors know immediately that Billy T’s is not the usual antique mall shop. Sweethomes Antique Mall (formerly the old Jockey Factory, 591 West Avenue, Cedartown) boasts many splendid shops offering antique and vintage furnishings; Billy T’s, with its official Grand Opening this Friday, June 22 at 10am, brings an entirely different dimension of décor to Cedartown. Here each item has been chosen with a designer’s eye, bringing the decades of experience owner William Trisler has accumulated throughout his life as an artist and gallery owner.
Trisler, 73, artist and home designer, spent years learning the exacting art of making laminated tables. “It took me two years just to learn how to make the lines come out right,” he smiles. He and his partner owned Dingo Gallery in Seattle, well-known to discriminating seekers of midcentury furnishings and décor. Billy T’s evokes much the same response, fueled by an appreciation for the lost everyday items the Boomer Generation grew up with and loved. In addition to the funky chairs, lava lamps, carpets, wall art, graceful tables and chests, there are harder-to-find items, such as two prints by Erté (one signed); a presentation table, possibly from a hotel lobby of the 20’s or 30’, with a burled top and solid brass legs; and a strikingly sculptural coffee table c. 1970s. In addition to its vintage pieces, Billy T’s has taken pains to offer select décor that, while modern, will enhance any home’s style and whose prices will stun with their affordability.
Billy T’s will be celebrating its official Grand Opening this Friday, June 22nd, from 10am until closing; refreshments will be served and the public is most sincerely invited to attend.
For more information about Billy T’s or to schedule an interview with Bill Trisler, please call Judith Hawkins-Tillirson at 770-778-6618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org