“Where there is love there is life.”
If the above is true — and I’m pretty confident it is — then we’re spilling over with love here at the Staunton Antiques Center! And not just because Valentine’s Day is approaching. We’ve got that loving feeling year ’round.
BUT…we still love loving Valentine’s Day and we’ve got an especially good reason for it. It’s because all of the things you can find here for your sweetheart, children, best friend, or office pals have a story.
They have age.
They have mirth and mystery and magic.
They have patina.
They have originality.
And they have love built right in.
From Literal to Left Field
If you’re on a mission to get a straight out Valentine’s card for your honey — red, hearts, sweet nothings dripping from its fanciful form, you can count on finding it in all its vintage glory. We’ve got kewpie-ish, cutie-pie-ish, floral delights, luxuriating lovers strewn across woodland settings and each with messages fabulously rendered in old-school style fonts.
Your love will know you mean business.
But maybe you like saying, “I love you,” with a rusty old Tonka truck, an iron bank with Uncle Sam presiding over the loot, or a collectible lunch box depicting the Brady Bunch.
Perhaps you’re a traditionalist with a bent for crystal, ceramic Chinoiserie, a lovely cameo, or a shiny rock — diamonds and rubies and emeralds — oh my! And if you’re on a budget, maybe rhinestones! 🙂
And who knows what else makes your loved one’s heart go a flutter? But I’ll bet we’ve got it.
I’m waxing poetic over all these ideas (and many many more) because I’m so proud of our creative and inspired vendors.
Each one puts so much love into what they find, and into how they display it, that down here in the antique heart of Downtown Staunton, Virginia we’re simply bursting at the seams with the love and life that Gandhi mentions above.
In the coming days we hope we’ll see you here seeking for Cupid’s inspiration. Whether you’re one of our Staunton regulars, a new friend coming over from Charlottesville, or simply a traveler seeking a pit stop from I-64 and I-81, we think you’ll…love what you find.
Taking a gander around can also make for a very romantic date as you explore together and marvel at a few centuries worth of amazing and unusual creations. So grab your sweetie and come on down.
Browsers or buyers, it’s all the same to us. We just like to share the love!
–Ellen Boden, Proprietress, Staunton Antique Center