Shop of ‘treasures’ opens in Cardington
By EVELYN LONG –
The always smiling mannequin at the entrance to Junkshun Corner in Cardington, welcomes the public to a room of treasures at 122 West Main Street.
Owners and sisters Margie Bowman and Kim Ullom are realizing a dream they have had since they were children growing up in Florida where flea markets abound.
“We always dreamed of having a business where we could offer the public merchandise varying from collectibles of all kinds, vintage items and even items that can be used in the home, office or shop but not easily found today.” A visit to the store is mesmerizing with so many “treasures” offered.
“It’s not junk, it’s treasures,” said Margie, as she described some of the inventory that can be found in the spacious room. Vintage postal cards, collectibles that include milk glass, ceramics, Avon pieces, Hob Nail and collectible plates; hutches, dish display cabinets, typewriters, Christmas decorations and toys from earlier eras.
The book shelves are filled with hard to find books and includes a collection of
Jewish books, some written by Jewish authors. There are also original paintings and many copies of scenes and objects neatly framed.
Catching the eye is the orderly and precise manner in which the items are displayed.
To acquaint the public with the business they are holding a Grand Opening on Saturday, August 18, from 10 am to 5 pm. A lunch of hot dogs, chips and soda pop will be served from noon to 1 pm. A drawing with the prize being an oversized stuffed animal will be held at 4 pm. The winner need not be present.
The sisters will also do consignment work and will make every effort to find an item that can’t be found anymore.
The sisters, who once lived in the Cardington area, moved back several years ago.
Kim is married to Todd Ullom and their childen are Eric and Elyssa. Margie is married to Jason Bowman and their children are Jaryd, Spencir and Logan.
“We want to be successful and want people here to please come in to find things they are interested in,” said the sisters. They also hope to do their part in helping the community’s progress. ” We want Cardington to be more successful,” they said.
Following the grand opening, the hours of the store will be 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Sundays are by appointment only.
Just look for the friendly mannequin at 122 West Main Street where you will be warmly welcomed.