- Last Updated on 08:30 AM 07/09/14
- BY Mikeala Skelton/Gazette Intern
Old Souls’ Antiques, a new store featuring timeless items, is now open for business in what was once the U.S. Factory Outlet on Main Street in downtown South Boston.
Teresa Rudder serves as the store manager.
“I always loved antiques and collecting,” Rudder said.
The store houses items of all kinds including the typical teapots and china as well as some more rare items such as a 1930s hair dryer, a 1909 barber’s chair and a folding organ, each in excellent condition.
Rudder believes the variety and quality of the store’s antiques should attract customers. Besides furniture and glassware, the store also has an impressive comic book collection as well as a vast collection of vinyl records.
Rudder says that the most sought after items by collectors are furniture and glassware. Old Souls’ Antiques has an assortment of both including a bachelor’s wardrobe with the original pulls and rollers and several sets of Depression glass that come in many different shapes and colors.
One of the most interesting things about antique collecting is the histories that come with the pieces. One special piece for sale at the store is a Zeiss-Ikon camera and case, said to have been carried in WWII by the previous owner’s grandfather.
Rudder acquires her antiques at estate sales and auction houses. Having always been a fan of antiques, she knows quite a bit about the items she offers for sale.
She invites the public to drop by Old Souls’ Antiques and take a glance back through history.
The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.