Grandma’s Trea­sure At­tic like the real thing

Rappahannock News - - THE RAPP - — Chris Green

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.

Geral­dine

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.

BY CHRIS GREEN

Grand­mother Geral­dine Fudd of Grandma's Trea­sure At­tic in Flint Hill.

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