It is the smallest antique store in the smallest city in the big, big country of Canada. Greenwood City Antiques is also the city’s newest business – located next door to the Pacific Grill at 309 Copper Street.
Proprietor Shannon Kelly-Keough says she specializes in small things, “because it is such a small place.”
Shannon says she’s been into antiques ‘forever’. “The first antique I bought I was about 21 and I heard an ad on the radio for a hand-made closet and I needed a closet. So I went and took a look at it. It was a beautiful antique wardrobe. I borrowed money from about four different friends to have enough to buy it for $150. When I got it to my apartment my landlord offered me $1,000 for it and I wouldn’t sell. It is still in my house.”
That got her hooked, and today her little store has everything from a first edition Robert Service to Elvis bubble gum.
“When I was a musician on the road in the 80’s I traveled around Western Canada and picked up a few nice things.”
“Our band played Moosejaw, Saskatchewan and the hotel was selling all of their antiques. They had everything out of their rooms and their dining room – everything. They’d put a piece in the lobby and when it sold they’d bring up another piece. I bought an oak sideboard and carried it around in the back of my camper van for two years while I was singing on the road. I also have that still at my house.”
There will be new inventory every week. “Because I still have my house full and we are always on the hunt for stuff. So we encourage people to come back because there is always going to be something new that’s old.”
Open 10 to 5 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays. Phone 250-498-7806 and online.