Storybook Antiques

Published 9:41 am Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Name of person featured: Debbie Baugham

Name of Business: Storybook Antiques

Street address: 32143 Main St., Boykins

Phone number: 757-654-6306

Operating hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Antiques and gifts

Owner: Debbie Baugham

Year founded: 2010

Number of employees: None

How’s business? Doing great! We have newcomers on a daily basis. We also have had a lot of people from out of town who are passing through.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We sell more than just antiques and collectibles. We sell Felts hams and side-meat bacon; Edwards ham, sausage, Dan Doodles and ham hocks; jewelry; candles; peanuts; old fashioned candy and Coke in glass bottles; and a variety of sodas.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: A lot of old, unique items.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Anything is possible if you have faith and hard work.

Your first job: Aster Nut Products.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My parents as they both have always had high work ethics and standards.

The key to a successful business is: Don’t overprice your items, be organized, be open the hours that you post and treat the customer to friendly service.