Connie’s Antiques on Tennyson Full of Christmas Charm

 Gil and Connie are excited to celebrate their second Christmas at Connie’s Antiques & Treasures at 3832 Tennyson St.
They would like you to come to their eclectic paradise to find that unique gift for your special person.
 There will be plenty of Christmas decorations to help you decorate your home and get you into that magical mood.  There are    Santas of every kind and vintage Hallmark ornaments.
 When you come in the door you will be surprised at everything you see.  You will see cookie cutters to fill the cookie jars, teapots to fill your teacups, jewelry for your sweetheart.  You will be able to bring some class with glass to your breakfast/dinner table.  They even have gift cards so your person can pick out their own treasure.
 Connie’s love of antiques was handed down to her from her mom and she and Gil are excited to share that experience with everyone that visits. Connie recalls that her Mom got her started into collecting with an autumn leaf Jewell bowl which was her grandma’s. Since then, she has collected cupie dolls, lady head vases, cups and saucers, Winnie the Pooh and always carousel horse music boxes from San Francisco Music Co.
 Gil and Connie have been married for 45 years. They met when Connie was 15 years old. At that time, she worked at the Weiss Bakery which was her grandmother’s bakery and was located on the very same street that their antique store is now located.
 “Gil is very creative and we both enjoy having something we can share,” Connie tells us. Though Connie is still working full time selling commercial insurance to small businesses, she relishes her time at the store. “I love meeting people. I also have so much fun shopping for our inventory.” They use online auctions, estate sales and pickers. Gil usually works with the pickers, but Connie thinks of herself as the shopper and Gil as the arranger. After Gil retired from his construction work, he was taking care of his 91 year old father. When the pandemic hit, his sister took over those responsibilities and it freed him to pursue the antique store he and his wife were eager to build.
 Together, Gil and Connie have three kids and six grandkids. Two of their granddaughters, Gloria and Samantha, help out at the store. Another helper is their dog Beau who loves to greet people.
 It truly is magical to visit Connie’s Antiques. The holiday music emanating from an antique radio puts you in the holiday mood.  The variety of their inventory is intriguing. Be sure to include a trip to Connie’s for your holiday shopping. We are sure there will be something special there for you and your loved ones this season.
 Masks are required at the store and Gil has one at the ready if you forgot yours. The shop is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 10 to 6.

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