Located on Butler Street in Lawrenceville since 2012, Pittsburgh Furniture Company’s showroom looks like the set of AMC’s “Mad Men,” complete with funky yet sophisticated lamps, chairs, end tables and wall art. They specialize in mid-century modern décor, but you’ll find some art deco pieces and even brand new wares like sofa beds and area rugs that also boast a retro style. Inventory is routinely updated and the owners are always on the lookout for more sleek stuff. Inherited a house full of furniture from your grandma? PFC might just make you an offer you can’t refuse.

Photo by Kristy Locklin.

Toll Gate Revival (new Lawrenceville location coming soon)
In the market for Americana? Toll Gate Revival is a cornucopia of vintage décor and furniture with a patriotic flair. Curated from old steel mills, barns, factories and flea markets across the nation’s Rust Belt, the wares range from taxidermied bison heads and busts of Elvis, to metal Texaco signs and motor oil cans. This place is bursting with stuff that would make Uncle Sam smile. In fact, after three years at their Butler Street storefront, Toll Gate has amassed so much antique chic, that they’re packing up shop and moving to a large warehouse down the road. And that, folks, is the American Dream.

For more salvaged finds, visit John and Jody Walter’s architectural pop-up shop, Salvation, located at 4700 Lorigan Street in Bloomfield, and check out the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer Home Show on April 7.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.