By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – His Hers Antiques amp& Collectibles is now open in downtown Tupelo.
The store is at 307 W. Main St., across the street from the Community Development Foundation.
Owner Virginia Chambers has the store split up into different sections.
Part of the store is dedicated to “his” items, such as rare, first edition books. The store currently has rare books by Mark Twain and William Faulkner.
Signed and numbered lithographs decorate the walls. One piece of art features the Statue of Liberty with Elvis’ face.
The male-oriented side also has vintage cufflinks, duck decoys, fishing lures and political memorabilia. Chambers plans to sell upscale cigars in the future.
On the “her” side, Chambers specializes in vintage linens, including towels, bed linens, christening gowns, tablecloths, napkins, bonnets and aprons.
“A lot of pieces are 70 or 100 years old or older,” Chambers said.
Chambers sells her own blend of linen washing powder, as well. She said it was extremely popular at her original store in North Carolina.
The store also sells vintage clothing, jewelry, perfume bottles and tea sets.
The back of the store is dedicated to French and European antiques and furniture that have been selected by Apryl Miller.
Plus, Chambers and her daughter, Ashley Chambers, are preparing to open a tea room in the store in the next month or so.
The tea room will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and have tea cakes and tarts in the afternoon.
The tables in the tea room echo the elegance throughout the rest of the store – linen tablecloths, vintage tea sets and specialty teas.
“We hope when people walk through the door that it takes them back, and it’s beautiful and relaxing,” Ashley Chambers said.