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June 27, 2013

V's Treasures; A True Winston Treasure

If there is one little secondhand slice of heaven here in Winston Salem, it is on Main Street, the quiet end.  A quaint house-turned-store is nestled in among the tall trees and homes there.  V's Treasures is a secondhand store that promotes everything vintage, salvaged, and repurposed. As I pulled up, the gates were wide open, the sign was out front, and the various objects propped on the sidewalk lured me right in.

Valerie, the store owner, is just as warm and kind as can be. The store is her second job, but I could tell in the short time speaking with her, it is her passion. We had a friendly chat about her 12-year-old store.  She gets the items she sells from everywhere- from home remodeling projects with "junk" leftover to donations. The yard and the inside of the house were filled with all kinds of unique items- mostly for the home, but there were also some yard decorations, kitchen items, and a great little jewelry store (more on that below).  I left with an overwhelming amount of project ideas swirling in my head. There is plenty to be repurposed there!

Here is a sampling of some of the pictures that I was able to take, just to give you a taste of it. But please realize these pictures don't do the store justice- it has a old-fashioned charm about it, which pictures just can't capture.

 ^^This globe may be my favorite item of the day.  If only I had a good space to do it justice....


Now, one of the best parts of the visit involved the new business partner that Valerie has brought in to make the store even sweeter.  She introduced me to a man named Ike, who buys and sells vintage jewelry, watches, and clocks.  He literally just joined the business this week and was setting up his amazing jewelry and other pieces in one of the rooms of the house while I was there.  I spent a ridiculous amount of time googly-eying the jewelry and scored a sweet pair of earrings (see below). He definitely has a good eye for vintage, quality jewelry and this was an unexpected find for the day!


You can visit Valerie's facebook page here.  

**thank you Valerie and Ike- your store is a treasure**

1 comment:

  1. love the earrings - they look like dreamcatchers! another great store review. :)