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!

 

 

News this week!

We've been selling on Etsy for a month or so, and hopefully you've had a chance to check it out. It's a great resource for a more curated (read: less overwhelming) selection of collectibles, antique hardware, and decorative items. In the last week, we've added Chairish to our online offerings. A bit different, Chairish really focuses more on design and decor items, and we are so excited to be adding more and more things all the time. 

If you just need a "fix" of some fantastic vintage/ antique lighting, collectibles, or (soon!) furniture, check it out. It gives you a great idea of what we have in store, allows for FREE local pickup, AND is a great way to share items you love with friends or family that may live a little further away. We'll ship nationwide, and in the case of larger furniture pieces, Chairish offers white glove delivery as well. Check it out and see what we have in store!  

Plus, with both having apps, you can now show Governor's on your phone!! What's better than that?