Thursday, July 24, 2014

Featured Retailer: Estate Treasures

Our Featured Retailer this week is Estate Treasures located in Panama City, Florida. The shop offers both old and new, estate furniture, jewelry, china, pottery, and glassware. They "love anything vintage and are dedicated to offering a wonderful selection of affordable, vintage, and new items."
Their paint display, the piece that the paint is displayed on is a 
100 year old work bench that came form an estate they did.
Wanda owns two stores, one in the historic district of downtown Panama City called Estate Treasures with a sister store located on Panama City Beach, called Coastal Cottage Emporium. The Amy Howard At Home products are available in Estate Treasures with Coastal Cottage Emporium offering more coastal themed décor as well as a few antiques and vintage items. 

"Estate Treasures features antiques and vintage items as well as a selection of new items that they buy at market. They also liquidate estates, which is where many of our antique pieces come from. They have started using the Amy Howard paints to give older, overlooked pieces an updated modern look that can fit into any décor."

Wanda has been in the antique business for over 30 years. She opened Panama City's first ever antique mall. Understanding that downtown areas were being redeveloped into new "hotspots," Wanda saw a opportunity to become part Panama City's historic district so after many years she moved the business to Harrison Ave., the "main street" of downtown. After 10 years and with a desire to own a smaller business where she could control the quality of merchandise in the store and to focus on high end jewelry, she sold the Antique Mall in 2001 and opened what would become Estate Treasures. She has been in the same location, still downtown, for the last 8 years.

In 2011, Wanda decided it was time to branch out and so in April of 2012, she opened Coastal Cottage Emporium. She wanted to have a store on the beach that catered not only to guests with vacation homes but also to locals that lived on the beach year round. To achieve that, they decided the merchandise needed to be "beachy". Coastal Cottage Emporium has more of the painted and reclaimed furniture, although with it's popularity on the rise, they have started to offer that look in the downtown location on a smaller scale.

Here is one of the pieces that Wanda has refinished.

A china cabinet from the 50's

"These cabinets were rarely lit inside so to update it, I painted the inside ballet white, this allowed beautiful pieces inside the cabinet to be shown. I painted the outside Charm School red, because I wanted to showcase the beautiful workmanship of the cabinet I left the marquetry natural, as shown in the stripes. All done in Light wax. "

Estate Treasures

Wanda Hicks
500 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 215-3782
Store Hours: 
Monday through Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

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