Faces of the Grand Strand: Bluebird Vintage

April 2021
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
Scott Smallin

Bluebird Vintage owner and curator, Paula Moland

Welcome to Bluebird Vintage Furniture! We are so excited to expand from our shop Vintage Mercantile in Charleston to Bluebird Vintage in the beautiful seaside community of Georgetown. 

Owner and curator Paula Moland has more than five years in the design and consignment business. Paula’s story began with an antique and vintage furniture consignment shop called The Red Dresser, located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Paula opened the store as a way to rotate through her formidable collection of eclectic vintage and antique furniture, and as a way to reconnect with life after the deaths of her husband and son.

Moving forward Paula has opened multiple Mercantile locations in the Charleston area and has now expanded to Georgetown. Paula gets a lot of her inventory from magnificent island and historical homes whose owners are downsizing. “I am amazed by the inventory I get,” she says. “We get absolutely gorgeous antiques and vintage pieces that are very high-end. Sometimes people are downsizing, and sometimes they want a fresh look, but they just want someone to take things off their hands. We sell these pieces at great prices. The younger generations benefit from it, as do locals and people moving in from out of state who want to add a bit of Charleston to their homes.”

Paula enjoys the art of buying and selling beautiful finds. “It’s been wonderful because a lot of our customers have bonded with our staff,” she says. “People come to shop, but they come to chat, too. All of our stores become a social hub for those looking for the special pieces.”

Let your home tell a story with these fascinating pieces from all over the world! 

925 Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440