I have driven past this place for years and never bothered to stop. I always assumed it was a furniture store, as it says in the name. But, lately I have been in the market for smaller pieces of furniture to refinish, as that seems to be what are the big hits at shows, flea markets, etc. So, I stopped on a whim. **Note, I will not be referring to a name, as I have not asked the owners if I could write about their store.
The owners were both outside working, greeted me with a friendly hello, and chatted with me about what I was looking for. When I walked inside to take a look, I never thought I'd find what I found. They had a warehouse full of furniture, but also every other thing imaginable. Every thrift store I've ever been in has nothing on them. And that is what I would call this place - a thrift store. I saw so many things I wanted to get to and look at, but this place is packed. There are lots of little trails through the warehouse to get to other parts of the warehouse
I didn't have a lot of time to look, so browsed through all of it as quickly as I could. That still took almost an hour. Here's what I got for my time (and mind you, there is something in EVERY nook and cranny)...
So this Royal typewriter I found is similar to one I bought in a now closed (sad face!) antique mall in Vincennes, IN.
Okay, so it's not a lot. But, I'm anxious to go back. I gave the owners my business card and number, and they now know what to keep an eye out for.
So, lesson learned.