Village Emporium

Vintage Briefcase

BriefcaseCheck out this vintage brown leather briefcase for only $50!  It’s a combination lock and in great condition.

Lang Booth

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

Father’s Day is June 18th

Father’s Day is a very special time for us to recognize the special men in our lives. For those who no longer have our father, it is a bitter-sweet day that is filled with wonderful memories to cherish and recall often. If you still have your dad, whether near or far away, you are truly blessed and may you find time to embrace the day together in some way.

Also remember those other special men in your life. It might be a son, brother, uncle, nephew or even a man who is just very important to you that would love to know you care about him and appreciate him in your life.

Our vendors have many items to help you say “I love and appreciate you”! Books, plaques, old tools, steins, nostalgic carvings, Charlotte skylines, farm animal canvases, flags, rain gauges, Willow Tree family figures, Carolina mugs, collectibles and more.

May your Father’s Day be a great one,

Dianne Kennedy and all the Small Businesses in Village Emporium

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.

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