Grandma's Pretties

Grandma’s Pretties Antiques & Collectibles

Posted by  //  December 7, 2015  //  Local Business

Beautifully decorated for the holidays – Whitney Point is home to Grandma’s Pretties, an antique shop with a 25-year history and is owned by Marlene Pittsley. Grandma’s Pretties occupies its eighth location in over two decades. Each time she moved, Marlene’s business grew larger. Marlene is ready for the holidays with her antique tables set with Christmas flare plates and dinnerware! Santa’s peek out in every corner! Holiday dolls and so much more adorn the shop. Check out the newly added back room filled with $1 to $5 items on the sale racks – perfect for stocking stuffers!

The business opened on September 1st, 2013 at 3 Railroad Street in Whitney Point. Though the space is not as large as its former 11,000 square foot space in its former Endicott location, the 2,000 square foot space is quite large enough to house 500+ dolls, over 1,000 of earrings, furniture, glassware, paintings, jewelry, and a vast array of other items that are on display. No vendors or cosigners, the store is a one owner owned shop!

The bulk of Marlene’s business takes place with families, from generation to generation. Instead of buying from auctions or searching garage sales for wares with which to add to her inventory, Marlene acquires her items from private homes. When she first started her business, she and Edward, her husband of fifty-four years, went to auctions, but not to buy.

The desire to start her own antique shop began germinating when she was a very young girl. “When I was four years old, my grandparents lived in Sayre, Pennsylvania. There was an antique shop on the corner of Keystone and Lincoln. My dad and I used to walk up to the antique store and look around. I can remember saying to my dad, ‘Someday, Dad, I’m going to have an antique store.’ And he used to chuckle. That was kind of in the back of my mind, and I had two uncles that dabbled in it for most of their lives. Then I married my husband and my beautiful mother-in-law; and for our first Christmas, she gave me a book on antiques. That’s my most treasured book out of a thousand books. Then I started collecting. It was just something in my heart that I wanted to do, so I started with my glassware and went from there.”

Grandma’s Pretties is open from 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday and is closed Monday & Tuesday. You can reach Grandma’s Pretties by calling (607) 862-9795, or stop in at the handicapped accessible store at 3 Railroad Street in Whitney Point: take a right on to Main Street by the Speedway station, and take a left onto Railroad Street before you reach the railroad tracks. Cash, checks, and credit cards are all welcome. Grandma’s Pretties buys merchandise, such as jewelry, clocks, glassware, furniture, and miscellaneous items. Make Grandma’s Pretties one of your stops when you are shopping for the perfect gift for that special someone special or yourself and take advantage of 25% OFF all Merchandise (unless marked firm)! Sale going on til 1/31/2016. Ed and Marlene want to thank everyone very much for all your support and wish everyone happy holidays! “Like” them on Facebook! Check out their website

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