By Kayla Hayes
Perfect Pieces Boutique is a high-end furniture consignment and specialty gift shop including custom drapery and baskets, interior design assistance and personal shopping. The boutique resides at 525 S. Kings Ave. and is a registered historic landmark. It was built in 1925 and is one of the few remaining historic buildings in Hillsborough County.
“This was like the old meeting place of Brandon,” said owner Cynthia Barsa. “The architecture is so different and to maintain the integrity of the building we have to do so many renovations.”
The building was vacant 10 years before Barsa purchased the property. The county allowed Barsa a temporary opening around Thanksgiving 2013, but a few more renovations need to take place before a grand opening. The building is fully decorated with art, furniture pieces and a variety of other vintage materials on sale for good prices.
“A house needs interesting pieces. I go to a lot of estate sales. It’s amazing to see how different people’s interests are,” Barsa said mentioning some of her favorite pieces at the boutique are the older, more ornate furniture items. “I love different things; eclectic things.”
The boutique is currently selling a matching ottoman and chair by designer McKenzie Childs for around $6,000 less than the market price, among other items that can be viewed on its Website.
Barsa, along with Gail Smith and Elaine Rimes who have been working at Perfect Pieces Boutique since its opening, plan to make the building available as a venue for local events. They are currently planning to host an auction this spring and invite other antique shops to participate. The grand opening of Perfect Pieces Boutique is also expected to happen this spring.
“I think people enjoy walking through it and I enjoy seeing their faces,” said Smith.
Perfect Pieces Boutique is open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday. Visit its Website at perfect pieces.biz and its Facebook page at Facebook.com/perfectpiecesboutique to learn more.