Lisa Pellissier is owner and operator of The Pink Elephant Antiques. Her business is located at 2648 Government Street, Baton Rouge, and consists of three historic buildings built in the 1930-1950s. The wonderfully colorful building complex is very welcoming and just invites you inside to dawdle and shop the many vendor stalls.
Lisa is a 30-year resident of the Garden District. She states that her family loves the neighborhood and she would not dream of living anywhere else. Lisa earned a degree in horticulture from LSU and has always been interested in antiques and vintage. She was a dealer for five years at a local antique mall before purchasing the building on Government Street and transforming it into The Pink Elephant Antiques.
The business has been opened for three years and according to Lisa, “It’s not your typical antiques store.” There are over thirty vendors in the building who sell a variety of antique and vintage items including, but not limited to, jewelry, clothing, lighting, furniture and household goods. Lisa states,” Vintage lovers come in all shapes and sizes. We truly have something for everyone – whether it’s a walk down memory lane for some or cool stuff the young folk have never seen before! We can furnish an entire house, outfit you for a special occasion, fulfill all your gift giving needs and just provide a fun place to spend an afternoon.”
In addition to their normal business hours, trunk sales featuring outside vendors are held in the store parking lot about six times a year during the spring and fall. The store also participates in Hot Art Cool Nights and White Light Nights, two very popular Mid City events. Additionally, Lisa hosts Margarita Day, Christmas open house, and Meet the Dealer events.
Contact information for the Pink Elephant Antiques includes;
Facebook – The Pink Elephant Antiques
Instagram – The Pink Elephant Antiques Mall
Lisa states,” I would love to thank everyone for the support and love the shop has gotten since we opened. It is wonderful to see so many neighbors I have known for years patronize the shop and give us so much positive feedback! We love our happy customers!”