Grandma’s Treasure Attic like the real thing
Rappahannock is not reputed as a spawner of business. Many a merchant have endeavored and many have failed, most often succumbing to the vagaries of a rural marketplace, antidevelopment politics, economic cycles, and recurrently to lack of local support; consumers drawn to neighboring county enterprises, far reaching chains able to offer lesser prices. Boutique specialty shops, and family ventures in particular, sporting local produce such as fresh fruits and vegetables grown on nearby farms and orchards struggle to subsist.
A delightful enterprise, a favorite of mine, has not only sprouted in the last few years but enjoys expansion. Grandma's Treasure Attic, located at 714 Zachary Taylor Highway in Flint Hill, next door to Settles Cars and Trucks, is a rare find of estate sale gifts, myriad antiques and enjoys a used furniture store offering a buffet of wares from tasteful davenports to accent decor.
Fudd, residing in Rappahannock, worked for many a year outside the county, suffered a disability and decided to follow her dream of opening an antique shop. She’s a grandma, hence the name Grandma’s Treasure Attic, and she’s about as warm and gracious as a grandma can get, attested by not only meeting her but reading her 5 star reviews on her Facebook page. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4 and Sunday 11 to 4.
Grandmother Geraldine Fudd of Grandma's Treasure Attic in Flint Hill.