Antique gift – Cheeky Squirrel http://cheekysquirrel.net/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 18:38:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cheekysquirrel.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-27-150x150.png Antique gift – Cheeky Squirrel http://cheekysquirrel.net/ 32 32 Antique and gift store offers vintage flair | News, Sports, Jobs https://cheekysquirrel.net/2022/04/27/antique-and-gift-store-offers-vintage-flair-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 05:42:24 +0000 https://cheekysquirrel.net/2022/04/27/antique-and-gift-store-offers-vintage-flair-news-sports-jobs/ Photos by Amy Phelps Green Acres of Marietta is located at 128 Front St. Many people like to visit antique and thrift stores to search for elusive items, bargains, and other unique items. Visitors need look no further than Marietta, as there are many such stores in town. Jennifer Sturgill, owner […]]]>

Photos by Amy Phelps Green Acres of Marietta is located at 128 Front St.

Many people like to visit antique and thrift stores to search for elusive items, bargains, and other unique items. Visitors need look no further than Marietta, as there are many such stores in town.

Jennifer Sturgill, owner of Green Acres of Marietta, located at 128 Front. St., will celebrate its sixth year of operation in September. “I had a store in California and moved my stuff here,” she says.

Sturgill sources its own products. “I’m a pirate – I’m always treasure hunting” she says. She gets many items through estate sales and through other people looking for finds for her as well.

And this perseverance shows. “We release 30 new products a day” she says. “What sets me apart from everyone else on the planet.”

Another thing that customers notice is the organization and cleanliness of the store. “We dust and arrange every day” she says. “It’s hard to find dust here.”

Popular products range from vintage Fenton wares and glassware to teacups and sterling silver, gold and costume jewelry. “I sell souvenirs” she said of the objects people find that remind them of their childhood, loved ones and other loved ones.

But it’s not just vintage that’s sold at the store. Sturgill also sells handmade items, such as headbands, earrings, candles, and other jewelry. “I can’t keep the headbands in stock,” she says. As far as jewelry goes, a hot item right now is the oyster bar, featuring necklaces and rings with cages to hold pearls that can be harvested from the store.

Another popular item? Sturgill’s 11-year-old dog, Chloe, who is a staple in the store. “She is the most photographed thing in Marietta”, said Sturgill. “She is nice.”

Green Acres of Marietta is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit them at greenacresofmarietta.com.

Contact Amy Phelps at aphelps@newsandsentinel.com.



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Fargo Antique Gift Shop Stops Buying In China Due To Tariffs https://cheekysquirrel.net/2019/05/13/fargo-antique-gift-shop-stops-buying-in-china-due-to-tariffs/ Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 +0000 https://cheekysquirrel.net/2019/05/13/fargo-antique-gift-shop-stops-buying-in-china-due-to-tariffs/ President Trump hiked tariffs from 10% to 25% on Friday FARGO, ND – Donald Trump has raised tariffs on Chinese exports from 10% to 25%. Now Beijing is fighting back by doing the same with American products. This leads a Fargo woman to change her business plan for the first time in 20 years. “I […]]]>


President Trump hiked tariffs from 10% to 25% on Friday

FARGO, ND – Donald Trump has raised tariffs on Chinese exports from 10% to 25%. Now Beijing is fighting back by doing the same with American products.

This leads a Fargo woman to change her business plan for the first time in 20 years.

“I never expected all of this, but it started with a trip to China,” said Cindy O’Day, owner of O’Day Cache.

Since 2000, O’Day has visited China more than 50 times to purchase all kinds of antiques and gifts for his store, O’Day Cache.

When O’Day makes her trip to China, she usually gets a train car full of stuff. But last October, she stocked up on even more items like home decor in anticipation of higher rates.

Which makes it the last trip she will be in the country for a while.

“If I had had my full container and it arrived now, it would be 25% more versus 10%, 3%, 5%. So I didn’t want to risk taking it across to the United States and being hit by the 25 percent, ”O’Day said.

This is a cost that she says is not worth it as she typically gets around $ 75,000 to $ 100,000 in items for her store, meaning she would spend up to $ 25,000. only in tariffs.

“When you look at a $ 100,000 container, it could be $ 5,000, $ 6,000. But when you go down to 25, I have to get an overview of everything I’m bringing. I’m a small business, a real small business, so it’s not something that I want to step into and raise my prices in, ”says O’Day.

But small businesses aren’t the only ones taking the brunt of a trade war.

Government data shows that 14 industries in Cass County are affected, including soybeans and wheat, as well as the manufacturing of agricultural machinery and equipment.

Some say the trade war is needed to correct what they call 20 years of illegal trade practices between the United States and China.

“This is a risk we must and can take without significantly harming our economy. Perhaps the heaviest burden is on the farmers, the agricultural sector. We understand this. We have already helped them with lost exports. I think we had an authorization of $ 12 billion. We will do it again if we have to, ”said Larry Kudlow, White House economic adviser.

For small business owners like O’Day, a longer trade war will mean looking to other countries to fill his store.

She already receives some of her articles from Thailand, Turkey, France, India and Morocco.

O’Day says she’s hoping a deal will be done soon, but depending on how long it takes, she expects consumers to start paying the price.

“Most of the clothes are made there, so you’re talking about a 25% jump. This is really going to make a difference in a lot of products because 25 percent could end up being 50 percent more. I think they will see a difference in what they buy, ”O’Day said.

O’Day says Chinese sellers don’t seem concerned about the trade war despite the fact that they will also be paying more tariffs.


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