Village Emporium


New Vendor – Thia’s Place

Thia's Place We have a new vendor- THIA’s Place!

Thia’s life reflects her broad range of interests, love of beauty, and commitment to excellence. She has taught yoga and meditation for years and is a professional graphic designer, having worked with notable companies and freelance in San Francisco and Charlotte.

She has recently begun offering interior design consultation. She is happy to have a space at Village Emporium and looks forward to meeting new friends and clients.

Come and explore her booth in the center aisle of our store!

New Furniture Vendor – Sunny Bedenbaugh

Village Emporium is happy to share an introduction to one of our recent new vendors, Sunny Bedenbaugh. We also invite you to come see her very interesting booth of painted furniture, vintage items, children’s clothing and so much more. Sunny also is fortunate to have her son, Patrick, who is her wonderful strong helper not only carrying items in but making very good suggestions for placement and merchandising for his mom. Sunny was gracious to submit the following information about how she got started in a business that has brought her to us:

“I started The Wishing Well in 1992 after we were involved in a very serious car wreck which left me unable to work for three years. Since I was not able to work and was confined to crutches I made a lot of crafts and sewed a lot too, I made wedding bells, wedding decor and quilts. In 2008 my friend asked me about opening a booth in a new antique mall and that would be a great way to be able to sell my arts and crafts; therefore I started my booth with a roll top desk, vintage secretary, pieces of vintage glassware and vintage baby clothing.

Having a booth is great and it is like owning your own business and only working when you want to! Since being diagnosed with STARI in 2005 I have gone from an extremely energetic busy person to a person who lives with pain daily and not able to out bed some days. Being an ABA therapist with special needs in the school system and then being unable to work at all left me very depressed. The Wishing Well has certainly given me self worth and helps me feel like I am contributing to my family’s income.

The business has also helped my autistic son realize there is a job for everyone, no matter what the disability might be. He loves helping me redo furniture and making things. Working the booth helps both of us meet new people, make new friends and increase our knowledge of the past and the way people used to live.”

I am extremely thankful for all of my customers.

Sunny Bedenbaugh
The Wishing Well

Waterfall Vanity Dresser

This waterfall vanity/dresser is from the late 1940’s and actually was part of my first bedroom suite. I loved it and still have some of the suite in our family. It is painted with Paint Couture The Collection Vera at the Ballet and the original metal part of the hardware is dry brushed with our copper metallic.

Night Stand

This quaint night stand just arrived in our shop. Beautifully restored and looking for a new home!

Landmark Woodcrafters

Landmark WoodcraftersToday’s featured booth is Landmark WoodCrafters! They custom build quality farm tables and benches from salvaged barn and mill wood as well as reinventions and signs.


Stop in and check them out!
Open 10-6
1615 Sardis Road North
Charlotte, NC 28270

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