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Local Business Spotlight: Willow Tree Antiques and Gifts

Visit Willow Tree Antiques and Gifts today in downtown Rockingham.

In a new column in the Richmond Observer, contributor Cleve Baxley will showcase a local business in Richmond County each week. The question-and-answer format is to highlight what local businesses are doing in the community, and the RO being a large supporter of small businesses, encourages you to nominate a local business to be featured in this new weekly column.

Below is the conversation Baxley had with  Willow Tree Antiques and Gifts owner Jill Deberry.

How did you choose the name?

My dog’s name is Willow, and the Willow Tree is a symbol of life and was often used in primitive folk art many years ago.

When was the business established?

We opened September 12, 2015.

What is the business location?

We are located at 122 S. Hancock Street in Rockingham, NC.  We also have vendor locations at The Farmhouse Market in Indian Trail, N.C. and The Flippin’ Vintage Marketplace in Chesterfield, S.C. and Cheraw, S.C.

Who should a customer contact if they have any questions?

We can be contacted at info@willowtreeantiquesandgifts.com or by calling (910) 730-1776.

How many employees do you have?

We have 3 employees to date.

What types of products do you sell? 

We sell a variety of vintage, antique and new items.  We have furniture, candles, table linens, glassware.  We offer a line of goat milk soaps and lotions.  We sell jewelry, purses, leather items, knives,  Wind and Willow Dips and Dessert Mixes, pillows, signs, floral, and cotton.  We have a line of baby and wedding gifts also.

How did the business get started?

We started the business because we love to repurpose furniture and find unique ways to use pieces for the past.  We also wanted to offer a place where people can find unique gift items for special occasions.

Is there something about your business that some people might not know that you would like for them to know?

A lot of people don’t know we have new items as well as old.  There is something for everyone in our store.  We have recently brought in newer furniture pieces because not everyone loves antiques as much as I do and we really want to offer all of our clients something.

What’s something your business is known for?

We are locally owned and operated.  We also strive to offer unique pieces that help turn houses into homes.

What has been your favorite “find” for the store?

My favorite find to date is a primitive Edwardian Wall cupboard/bookcase.  We are using it as our candle display right now.  It is massive piece of furniture with loads of character.

Do you have a website and/or Facebook page?

www.facebook.com/WillowTreeAntiquesAndGifts.

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