Aunt Tique & Uncle Junk's in Thomson, Georgia

Aunt Tique & Uncle Junk's in Thomson, Georgia

Shop Like a Filmmaker in Georgia

With authentic items from throughout the decades, these stores are known as great places to find props for Georgia films as well as for your home.

The film industry has forever changed the state of Georgia, bringing in a growing number of jobs and industry, and showcasing the state's unique locations on big and small screens. But there’s so much that goes into these productions. In particular, film props are an important aspect of your favorite television shows and movies. There are so many places to find authentic items to set the right scenes that are open to the industry as well as to curious civilians!

Atlanta area

Chamblee’s Antique Row District features more than 350 dealers set up in more than 300,000 square feet. The vendors carry everything from American and European furniture to vintage advertising to Civil War items to period clothing. Biggar’s Antiques is one such vendor, offering prop rentals, retail antiques and restaurant decor. Their props have appeared in classic Georgia films like "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Fried Green Tomatoes," as well as hit shows "Stranger Things" and "The Vampire Diaries."

In Decatur, Kudzu Antiques + Modern has been voted the city’s best antique store since opening in 1979. In addition to its popularity for purchasing home decor with over 100 dealers, you can also purchase items to use as props. They also have a location in Sandy Springs, which specializes in prop rentals.

Finders Keepers Furnishings, also in Decatur, has consignment furniture and decor. Open since 1984, this store is frequently used by the film industry for its men's and women's clothing, including designer labels, couture and accessories. 

In Marietta, Park West Vintage, formerly Dupre's Antique Market, has long been a favorite antique store with more than 20,000 square feet of merchandise. Their antique and vintage furniture, lighting and accessories have been used in "The Walking Dead," "Trouble with the Curve," "Selma," and "Prisoners."

Canton

Junk Drunk Jones in Canton, Georgia
Junk Drunk Jones in Canton, Georgia

A short drive north of Atlanta, Junk Drunk Jones has both authentic vintage items and vintage reproductions. Buyers travel nationwide in search of antique clothing from the 1940s onward, old advertisements and other diverse items. The store also rents props to the film industry.

Athens

Yellow chair at Vic's Vintage in Athens, Georgia
Vic's Vintage in Athens, Georgia

Vic's Vintage in Athens was founded in 2011 by a Navy veteran and focuses on mid-century pieces, specifically Danish furniture, collectible art and vintage electronics. Their pieces have been used for films and shows like "War for the Planet of the Apes," "Office Christmas Party," "The Walking Dead" and "Stranger Things."

Savannah

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As the name implies, Picker Joe's Antique Mall “picks” the most unique items, with more than 10,000 square feet of space made up of 20,000 pieces. Here, you'll find everything from vintage clothing to books to architectural salvage and antiques. Their props have been featured in "Baywatch," "Underground" and "Dirty Grandpa."

Open in the city for more than 50 years, Savannah Galleries has items from the 18th and 19th centuries, which can be rented for the film industry or sold to customers like you! Antique furniture and oriental rugs are their specialty. They've also worked on film projects in town, including "Emperor" and "Lady and the Tramp."

Published: October 2018
Written by: Caroline Eubanks