Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bad News & Good News

(Our most recent purchases at A Certain Charm)

Let's get the bad news over first, shall we? Well, this past weekend, my hubby and I ventured out to one of our favorite lazy weekend locales for a little browsing - A Certain Charm in historic downtown Franklin. We were stunned into silence when upon walking up to the shop we were greeted by a huge sign with red letters proclaiming the worst news ever - "Going Out of Business."

We eventually were able to get more info by chatting it up with a few of the employees - the owner's husband is being relocated - hence the closing of the shop. Such sad news to hear. We've spent many hours browsing the hundreds of ever - changing antiques and sales items. I've come home more than once with bags full of goodies - vintage bowls, books and more.

This news put quite a damper on our Saturday though it did provoke us to walk out with bags in hand instead of "waiting till next time" which is what we always say, but thankfully we stopped off at another favorite just down the road, Thanks For Your Thyme, and as we walked up we noticed a new nearby antique shop. Of course we had to stop in and thank goodness we did - because now we know that the same vendors that were at A Certain Charm have relocated to this new store - can't remember the name - but phew! Our weekend antiquing has been saved!

A Certain Charm will continue to be open through November for those of you who want to stop by before they shutter their doors.


Thimbleanna said...

Thanks for the info! This is good to know for when I make my occasional visits to Clementine's!

Momma Val said...

Boo and yeah too!!! You are very lucky that you have a hubby that will get into the shops and the antiques with you. Seems like the really neat stores never last too long, lost a few of mine along the way, major bummer. Enjoy the new one(s)!