After 31 years on St. Clair Street at Forest, Theresa’s Woodshed will be closing its doors for good Aug. 31.
Theresa Myers, the woman behind the antique store, said after years of finding and selling collectibles and antiques to area enthusiasts, she is ready to move on to the relaxing portion of her retirement.
“I’m 75 years old and I just want to take care of my house and enjoy life,” Myers said. “I’m looking forward to it; it’s time, I guess.”
Another factor in her decision was the loss of her husband three years ago after 54 years of marriage. Going it alone has been challenging and she said she plans on enjoying her grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Known for a shop packed with items to look through, Myers said she carries everything you would ever need or want in your home.
“Anything that would be in a home is in here, including linens,” she added.
From early on, Myers had an interest in antiques, starting out in her garage refinishing furniture for friends. She would trade a finished piece for a new piece from people and then decided to open up her own shop. Travelling to buy items of interest, Myers built up the inventory in her store, and now has thousands of items of interest.
A new acquisition is a unique wooden sarcophagus depicting an Egyptian pharaoh that opens up with shelves inside. Myers said the previous owner kept her shoes inside.
As the closing date of Aug. 31 nears, Myers currently is selling her inventory at 20 per cent off, and invites customers new and old to come in and find treasures for their own home, from china to Depression glass to clocks.