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Ole Grapevine Antiques Store ready for Easter

Celebrating over 40 seasons

By DAWN HANKINS - dhankins@t-g.com
Posted 3/26/22

Easter is around the corner and the Ole Grapevine Antiques store is a one stop center for spring table decor, interesting works and forms of art and more. There are other items like hats, baskets and of course, bunnies in all shapes, forms and fashions.  

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Ole Grapevine Antiques Store ready for Easter

Celebrating over 40 seasons

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Easter is around the corner and the Ole Grapevine Antiques store is a one stop center for spring table decor, interesting works and forms of art and more.  

There are other items like hats, baskets and of course, bunnies in all shapes, forms and fashions.  

If you’re looking for something in particular, but can’t find it, just ask Eddie or Connie Murray, owners. They’re glad to help.  

The Murrays have been in business in Shelbyville since 1975. They operated stores in other sections of town and moved out to their current location on East Depot Street 15 years ago.  

They specialize in estate sales. In fact, they just finished a big one and are preparing for another sale in mid April. There’s no stopping their energy.  

For 45 years, the couple’s served as the go-to folks regarding interior design. They enjoy that aspect of their antique store, seeing a fair amount of traffic each day, being right on the corner of Thompson and East Depot Streets.  

Connie likes to sort and organize things at the store. She points out glass containers full of oddities.  

Eddie, well, he’s not much into the sorting. But he likes to talk about such things as a real wood, drop leaf tables. He also repairs lamps.  

Connie says some people make light of how she likes to decorate in one color. She’s actually teased about it.  

But, she believes one color emphasis is eye-catching. And, she has lots of antiques—decorative plates, tea sets, cake stands in many colors—to compliment one color style kitchens or dining rooms.  

The Murrays give considerable thought to the antiques they carry in their shop. From more traditional to farmhouse, there are enough antiques in Old Grapevine Antiques to keep homeowners content for the rest of their days.  

Considerable thought in home interior  

But here’s a few tips before going in and selecting those finer pieces for the home. Homes with a traditional interior style give a formal yet welcoming feel.  

Many individuals associate crown molding and Wainscotting with traditional interiors, so that’s something homeowners aiming for this style should keep in mind.  

Minimal or modern furniture pieces don’t fit with the traditional style, which tends to utilize period pieces made from real wood.  

What about those looking for a more modern style interior?  

Midcentury modern typically features unique furnishings that some might see as retro. Urban modern is another popular modern style, and home interiors fashioned in this style tend to be light, airy and not crowded with furnishings.  

Calm, soft tones are a go-to with urban modern interiors, helping to create the serene settings many homeowners are hoping to create with this style. Farmhouse style in homes just keeps on trending.  

In fact, a recent survey from the interior design service, Modsy, found that farmhouse was the most popular design style in 26 states.  

Farmhouse is beloved for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is its association with a simpler lifestyle.  

The rustic charm of the countryside is never far from the mind when in a home with a farm-house-inspired interior.  

Traditional farmhouse and modern farmhouse are different styles, but natural materials and bright colors, particularly white walls, are elements shared by both.  

Old Grapevine Antiques has especially selected pieces which are well suited for those enjoying the farmhouse style.  

They’ve designed many local spaces and beyond the city limits, and the Murrays note they’re going to keep styling as long as they can.  

As Easter slowly approaches, they note they feel really blessed and are so thankful to their long-time customers and look forward to chatting with new customers in the future.  

From vintage to the eclectic, it’s a great tour for antique lovers at Ole Grapevine. Store hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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