Antique Shopping Day Trips from Tallahassee
By Jefferson County Economic Developement
Posted: August 1, 2019
Antiques, Etc for Passionate Antique Hunters
Monticello, Florida is a great shopping destination for local residents and tourists alike. For antiques especially, this small town has more to offer than meets the eye. Antiques, Etc. is a perfect example. This local business is a one-stop-shop for anyone with a passion for antiques, handmade and repurposed furniture, and one of a kind collectibles. It’s a taste of Florida antiques and a true representation of the small-town flavor that Monticello is proud to share with everyone who passes through the quaint community.
How Antiques, Etc. Got Started
Owner Millie Christian established Antiques, Etc. nearly five years ago. She had previously owned a small business selling Native American goods in Tallahassee, Florida, and was well-versed in the operational duties of business ownership before retiring.
During her retirement, Millie developed a friendship with a woman who owned an art store in the space that is now home to Antiques, Etc. At the time they met, the woman was moving and in the process of closing the art store. In addition to art pieces, she had a substantial inventory of antiques as well.
As time passed, Millie was convinced, with the support of friends, that she would take over this business space with another store of her own. After renovations to half of the space allowing for expansion and room for vendors, Antiques, Etc. was born.
The Future of the Business
Currently, Sandy Parker is the manager of Antiques, Etc. Together with Millie, the two share the business responsibilities and are the faces customers see when they stop by. They buy, sell, trade, and consign a wide variety of antiques, vintage items, furniture, and collectibles.
Though she loves what she does, Millie’s true passion lies at home with her horses. She hopes to soon take a step back from her antique business and get back to her love of training horses for barrel racing.
Thus, the business is currently for sale. Millie hopes to see it go to the right person, someone who wants to maintain the antiques and collectibles business and continue working with the usual vendors and maintaining the inventory (which is included with the sale price). Inquiring buyers can call the shop at 850-491-9400 for more details.
Visit Antiques, Etc. Today for a Taste of Monticello
Located at 170 N Jefferson St, the store is open Tuesday – Sunday and closed on Mondays. Interested shoppers can call the shop directly at 850-491-9400 or visit the Facebook page for photos and current information about hours, inventory, and more.
The Tourist Development Council is headquartered in the Monticello-Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. Jefferson County is located between two large and exciting communities: Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia. Accessible by the Florida-Georgia Parkway, Interstate 10 and other major roads, Jefferson County is a small, quiet and relaxing community.