Providence is a shop that is ALWAYS on my list when I visit Atlanta. The first time I went, it was full of an unusual mix of new and old, things you don't see everywhere else. The shop doesn't always make sense... which is one of the things I love about it. Architectural items, medical posters, linens, soaps, jewelry, french furniture and apothecary reproductions. Customer service is sometimes lacking (the owner wasn't there a few times) and the store can be a out of order- but I overlook it to find offbeat things.
Pros: unusual, offbeat, one-of-a-kind
Cons: messy, not personal