Shopping in downtown Brevard, NC just keeps getting better and better. An old building that has been empty for a while is sporting a new business, a new look and a lot of fun things to look at. Mantiques, an eclectic store with items ranging from canoes to old telephone switchboards, has taken up residence in what used to be an old Ford dealership in the 1930’s.
The shop has been open just under a month and its location at 68 West Main Street is owned by Carl & Cheryl Littlefield who have had a Mantiques store in Cashiers, NC for years. While the Cashiers location is seasonal and open May to October the store in Brevard will be open 12 months a year.
Walking into the old Rice Furniture store is more than a step back in time. Each piece on display has a story – maybe more than one – and while I could not imagine some of the items finding a home in my own mountain home I can envision them in the right setting and love the possibilities that folks must think of when they walk into the store.
Where else could you find an old telephone operator switchboard? Seriously this was one of my favorite items and its location at the front of the store definitely caught my eye.
The photographer in me loved the various cameras that are on display for sale.
Vintage luggage on an old railway car luggage rack occupies one of the front corners of the store.
Spacious and uncrowded the store welcomes visitors and shoppers with a beautiful layout.
Chris especially liked the various canoes that were for sale and while I do not think I will be buying any of them for him the craftsmanship of these is simply stunning. They are truly works of art and the photographs definitely do not do them justice. The lighting in the store prevented me from getting really great photographs of some of the amazing items including the car located in the lobby.
How about a cash register?
Or an organ? Who wouldn’t want this in their music room?
I was intrigued by this old dentist cabinet – maybe because of my recent dental work?
Wildlife theme, anyone?
Complete with picnic basket and thermos this canoe was quite a work of art.
And who doesn’t want an old Jukebox in their basement?
I would LOVE to read these wise cracking cards, wouldn’t you?
Another great addition to our little mountain community and I wish them luck in their new to Brevard business. Please feel free to follow them on their social media outlets below.
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