By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Consumer News | Issue: September 2006
For those who like antiques, collectibles and the eclectic, Wade and Sherri Faust invite you to visit Remember When Antiques. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Wade and Sherri Faust can describe their antique store in one word: “uniqueness.”
Stroll through the aisles of Remember When. Check out each of the more than 40 booths and you’ll agree that the variety of creative products is what makes their business different from other antique stores.
Located at 19845 E. HWY 20 between Pryor and Claremore, Remember When Antiques celebrated two years in business on July 4. Since their opening, customers are saying, “This is one of my favorite antique malls.”
Maybe that’s because booth vendors add their own special creative flair that distinguishes them from the usual fare found at antique stores.
“We have a variety of talent,” says Sherri. “The vendors do similar venues, yet with their own uniqueness that sets them apart.”
Walk into the Junkyard Gypsy corner and you’ll see what Sherri’s talking about. You’ll find unique home décor—think shabby chic—with a cottage feel.
“The owner takes a piece of furniture that is ready to be pitched and redeems it into a one-of-a-kind piece,” says Sherri. “It’s actually better than it was before.”
The Junkyard Gypsy builds everything she creates. Tables, for example, are embellished and transformed into potting benches for gardeners. But you’ll find a variety of cottage-style accessories in this booth.
If Southern French is more your style, you’ll be delighted with the choice of items available in the Timeless Treasures booth. You’ll find more trash that has been turned into treasure like the wrought iron beds and the shutter shelves. Furniture in this booth—like the French Country Buffet—has that black shabby look. You’ll also find accent pieces in shades of red.
“Many of the items in the Timeless Treasures booth actually came from the Deep South,” says Sherri, “including the stained glass doors and windows.”
Many customers who are attracted to cottage charm come specifically to Remember When to check out the wares in the Fancy That booth. With signature colors of pink and white, decorative projects like a basic candelabra get a face-lift and salvaged architectural pieces become fireplace mantels.
If the retro look is more your taste, then MoJoVintiques may have just what you’re looking for. You’ll find vintage toys and dolls, children’s lunch boxes, linens and restaurant dishes in this vendor’s booth.
“Every other booth in the store also displays lots and lots of glassware,” says Sherri. “You can find Westmoreland, Anchor Hocking and Hazel Atlas.”
For the pottery enthusiast, McCoy, Bennington and Frankhoma pieces are abundant as well as assorted Fiesta dishes.
A trip to Remember When Antiques wouldn’t be complete without a free cup of their gourmet coffee. Or climb up on the bar stool and order a fountain soda, root beer float or one of their cool, creamy fruit smoothies made with real fruit and creamy yogurt in six delicious flavors.
Every city and town has a favorite place to shop. Remember When Antiques is fast becoming one of those favorite places.
After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.