Katy Selden from Auburn, Alabama has realised her lifelong ambition and opened her antiques shop, Classic Farmhouse. Having been an avid collector of all things old since childhood, Katy finally took a chance and opened her store. As a child growing up in a house dating back to 1910, she started with a collection of paper dolls. Later, as a teenager she expanded into other collectibles as decorative pieces.
Selden possesses an outstanding talent for refurbishing antique items, and an interest in interior design and art lead to her opening her own business. The antiques store sells a variety of merchandise from antique furniture to vintage items, home décor and refurbished pieces. Stepping into the store whisks you back in time as you encounter rural type furniture, antique furniture and fun items. The stock changes on a regular basis, with seasonal goods being catered for. In addition to the antique furniture, customers are presented with a selection of unusual gifts.
Selden, who has grown up in Auburn stays connected with the local antique trade, going to flea markets, auctions and hand craft markets to provide a wide selection of goods for her growing number of customers. When asked why she loves antiques so much, she said that they make a room or place feel warm and inviting. She said:
“Antiques give a home character and a story.”
If you live in Cumbria and want to imbue your home with a warmth that only classic pieces like Victorian dining chairs can impart, Lancashire has many reputable antiques dealers who will show you a variety of pieces.
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