We love old things. We wouldn't be in this business if we didn't. Many times customers come in to The Plum Tree looking for a certain piece of furniture to fit in a particular space they have in mind.
Other customers come in to the store for something to do after they've eaten their lunch. Not quite ready to go back to work or home, they want to stroll the shops in the square and take in McDonough. They might see something they like and purchase it.
But then there are the customers, when they enter our store they are instantly taken back in time. Certain items remind them of their grandmother, a favorite aunt or another special person. They remember visiting and seeing these beautiful items and not really giving them much credit then. But now, as these wonderful people may have passed on before them, they see these items as sweet treasures. Reminders of the people they have loved and seeing these things brings back so many fond memories.
Customers buy these wonderful old items to remind them of good times past and the sweet people that owned them. What a great business to be in . . . the business of memories.