Many thanks to all of you who helped to make the October Food Drive such a resounding success! We collected 13 bags filled with groceries! The food items were donated to the Faith Mission in Mineola. The Faith Mission is a not-for-profit, established in 1969, and its food pantry is run by Mary Joesten and her group of hard-working volunteers. Don’t wait for a Food Drive to do something good. Drop your non-perishables at the Lutheran Church at the corner of Jefferson and Willis in Mineola on any Saturday morning!
With little over six weeks until Christmas, we will begin to kick into high gear for all your shopping needs. To help you focus, each week I will highlight some of the wonderful gift items we have for the holidays! We have something for (almost) everyone – children, women, men, home décor and decorations – and even our furry friends. To tempt you, we have already begun to put out our extensive line of Christmas-themed faux enamel hinged boxes. These are our number one seller! Remember: we have expanded holiday shopping hours on Wednesdays until 6:00pm. Please stop by to browse & buy.
- Starting Nov. 3rd, we have begun to accept high-end furs – minks, lynx, and fox – for consignment! While it may finally be getting a little chilly outside, there will be some hot sales. Fur consignments are done by appointment ONLY on Thursday afternoons (when we have our ladies with furrier expertise).
- Save the date for Dec. 2nd/3rd – The Garden City Historical Society Second Annual Holiday Village and Market (at the Senior Center). The Exchange will have a pop-up Shop at the Senior Center.
If you can’t make it into the Shop, please shop online at www.atstewartexchange.org and pick up your purchases at the Exchange. We also post photos and merchandise on The Garden City Historical Society website, the AT Stewart Exchange Facebook and on the AT Stewart Exchange Instagram pages. We sure do get around!
Unfamiliar with the Exchange Consignment Shop? We are housed in The Garden City Historical Society (TGCHS) Museum on 109 Eleventh Street (in the basement of the building). All the proceeds from the Shop sales directly benefit TGCHS. In addition to our best sellers – jewelry (costume and fine), lamps, mirrors, and crystal (Waterford, Baccarat, Tiffany) — we take/accept silver, pocketbooks, china, furniture, artwork, and collectibles. All items are in new or nearly new condition.
We accept consignments Wednesday through Friday 11:00am – 2:00pm by appointment ONLY. This is done to safeguard customers, consignors, and volunteers. Appointments keep down the numbers of people in the Shop and reduces wait-times to consign. Please call (516)746-8900 to set up an appointment. Unsure if your items are appropriate to consign? Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include sizing info. You will generally receive a response the same day.
Remember: all the profits from the Consignment Shop support the maintenance and upkeep of TGCHS Museum. Old World Quality will be working to repair and re-paint the back of the Museum. They recently constructed scaffolding at the entrance to the Shop. We will remain open throughout this process and precautions will be taken to protect customers entering the Shop. Thanks for your generous support!
The Shop is located at 109 Eleventh Street. Shop hours: Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm; Wednesday until 6 pm; Saturday – noon – 4 pm. For more information please call (516) 746-8900.