What's Old is New...

If you've been to our store, you may or may not know that we've been in business since 1970. That's nearly 47 years, and we've grown and changed plenty during that time. You can imagine that a lot gets accumulated in that much time as well, and last week, while tackling a much needed office organization project, we came upon this fantastic article from 1990, in what was then the Richmond News Leader. It highlighted a visit to Governor's by Whoopi Goldberg, and gave a great little history and "walk through" of our business. 

Twenty six years down the road, it's really interesting to see how many things have changed, and how many things have stayed the same. While sadly we lost Gary Thomas, "The Governor," last year, we have experienced some good changes as well. 

We've expanded ou architectural salvage business, and we're working on making the shopping experience (while it will always be a wild, wonderful, treasure hunt) a bit more user friendly. We have a map now, to help you navigate our 7 acres, and we have curated shops online at Etsy and Chairish (click the shop link on our home page to get there).  

Perhaps our biggest change is the launch of Governor's Antiques Originals, our line of one of a kind furniture, crafted with old world techniques, from vintage and reclaimed materials, and offering a true custom touch to your decor. Have a vision all your own? We can help bring that to life as well.  

And if you haven't been here since Whoopi, we've got a lot to show you! Come visit!

 

 

VIP Ticket Giveaway for The Spring Market at Lucketts!

It's going to be a wild and wonderful May! Our first time at the Spring Market at @luckettstore is coming up May 20, 21, & 22 and we are so excited we want to share the fun!

If you have never been before, there will be great food, local wine and cider, and 150+ vendors (including us!).

Friday 5/20 is VIP Early Buyer's Day, for pre sale ticket holders only! ($40 ea, avail at luckettstore.com/spring-market/) BUT you can win two right here! Just follow us on Facebook or Instagram, like the giveaway post, AND tag that lucky friend you want to join you! We'll randomly draw the winner on May 10 and notify you here, on FB, and Instagram. Follow the same rules on both for an extra entry! Good luck! 

*Tickets are good for all three shopping days, but to get in as VIP, you must have the VIP ticket! (If you don't win, tickets for Saturday and Sunday are only $10 each- we'd still love to see you!) 

Exciting News to Follow!

We are thrilled to announce that we'll be partnering with Richmond's own Modern June (otherwise known as blogger, Oilcloth Addict shop owner, seamstress, author, and more, Kelly McCants) on the renovation of her 1971 Shasta Camper that she has dubbed #SewJunie! As Kelly blogs away on her camper reno, soon #SewJunie will be camped out at our store, as we help create some fantastic interior projects to transform her into a super sweet traveling workshop and studio with a farmhouse style in time for Kelly to take her to the Country Living Fair in Ohio this September! Let's get to work!