Do you have a local place that you enjoy exploring?
For us, it’s Market Street Antiques, a local antiques store in the neighboring town of Onancock, VA. The wonderful old door knobs featured in last week’s Friday Funnies post were just a few of the items on display in this store. There’s SO much more . . .The building itself is an antique, and was built in 1913 as a Ford dealership. The original tin ceilings can still be seen.
Before being converted to its current use, the building last housed a hardware store, House of Deals, renowned for having some of the most unusual items, including the pecan cracker I received a couple of years ago as a Christmas gift. It’s still used when pecan season comes in the fall.
This is a place where time quickly passes checking out the large and varied inventory – always something new – and unusual to see here. The front showroom has over 1,600 sq. feet of antiques and collectibles; the inventory changes frequently too.
The back showroom, where Ford motor cars were once serviced, has over 2,000 sq. feet of architectural salvage with many one-of-a kind items. Owners Jeff & Christine Miller gathered inventory from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Jeff specializes in taking down old buildings. Some salvage items are added to the store. Salvaged wood is remade into furniture by Jeff.
There’s a wish list book where folks can enter items they’re looking for along with contact information. The Millers will notify them if they find any of the items.YES, there’s lots of “stuff” including the bathroom and kitchen sink.