5:19 PM EDT, May 31, 2013
Sometimes you go shopping with no idea in mind about what you want to buy; sometimes you think you know what you want until you find something that is even better; and sometimes you don’t plan to purchase anything but find something you simply must have. For these serious shopping trips, you would normally need to visit several stores . . . unless you know about Chickadee’s.
You want a decorative item for that long, too bare, counter in your kitchen? Check out the antique or contemporary serving pieces that will look perfect filled with fruit or your collection of cookie cutters or antique utensils. You will probably find some items to add to your collection(s), too (if not today, then when you next visit).
The fireplace mantel needs something to give it that “wow!” factor? Whether your décor is modern or vintage, something will catch your eye. The guest bedroom needs some refurbishing? Buy a bed at a bargain price and add beautiful linens. You finally have a formal dining room? Tables, chairs, sideboards, china cabinets – and items to fill them - are at Chickadee’s.
There’s a picture for every space of bare wall, from signed P. Buckley Moss to framed railroad badges; porcelain collector’s dolls; china old and new; seasonal items; and holiday decorations. Chickadee’s has incredible gifts, too, in every price range and even for that difficult to please person.
Julia Carter, owner, says that the inventory changes every day. If you are looking for something, check often; if you find something you like, don’t hesitate to buy it. Shoppers and consignors know that Chickadee’s offers the widest variety in Williamsburg, from small to large items and from new to antique treasures. With a consignor base from all over the country, many of whom have traveled all over the world, the variety of items is incredible.
Carter likes to decorate and rearrange. With new items constantly arriving while others are sold, she is busy doing what she loves. She and her friendly staff will be happy to advise you about purchases and can suggest prices for items you wish to consign (please call for an appointment).
Chickadee’s is in the Williamsburg Pavilion Shops, 6514 Richmond Road.
Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday and noon until 4 on Sunday
Be ready for a unique shopping experience!
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