OddsNEndsSwFL

Vintage, Antique, and many unique pieces

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OddsNEndsSwFL

Vintage, Antique, and many unique pieces

3 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(2)

Announcement   After a long hiatus, Odds 'N Ends has now reopened for the online market!


Check out this clipping from a 1999 news article --- NEWS-PRESS, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1999 B0N1TA 1 Bonita Collier T , . t"t'. Bonita Springs antiques shop fulfills new owner's dream By CLARE ULIK News-Press correspondent BONITA SPRINGS - Margaret Vandetti can't count the times in the last 20 years that she gazed at the furniture in her home, or sat in an auction and dreamed of owning her own antiques store. The opportunity finally arrived when she least expected it. "It's always been my dream to own my own antiques store, but I had never been in this one every time we would go by it was closed," she said. "Then one day there was a sign in the window that said, 'Business for sale,' and I said to my husband, I have to find out when he's there! I have to inquire about this!" Vandetti is now the new owner of the Odds 'N Ends antique shop at 27796 Old U.S. 41. She reopened June 9 even though the remodeling is not yet completed. "People were knocking on the doors asking to come in every time I was here painting and cleaning," she said. Vandetti purchased the store from Mike Hagens of Fort Myers, who operated it the past three years. "It's the most fun I have ever had," said Hagens of the business. "But I was driving 30 miles each way every day to get there, and I got involved in another business that had gotten so lucrative that I couldn't afford to be down in Bonita anymore." Still, Hagens' love for the store drew him back recently to see what Vandetti had done. "He was so excited for me he thought it looked great," she said the day after opening. Customers also must have been keeping an eye on the store Vandetti sold an old wagon wheel to someone who stopped by one day while she was remodeling, and on opening day a woman bought the two antique lamps that lit up the front room along with two more from a back room. Hagens specialized in unique antiques and Vandetti wants to maintain that theme. She inherited a few pieces of Hagens' inventory, including three WWII bomb casings, an antique gas pump and a Soap Box Derby racer. But she's also been out shopping a lot for new items: dishes, furniture, bottles, linens, steamer trunks and other finds."I want to have unusual items that you can't buy down the street that's why it's called Odds and Ends," she said. "I'll have more glass than he did, just because I like it. But I'll also have lots of antique furniture and lamps and unique things." : Vandetti repainted the interior of the 1,600-square-foot, multi-room store and built shelves. She rearranged furniture, hung art and signs on walls and stocked glass cases. ' "I want to make it a store that people enjoy walking into and walking around in, very comfortable and homey." The store is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. In season, Vandetti will also open for a few hours Sunday afternoons. Vandetti left a job she loved in insurance to take the plunge into business ownership. "I was scared to death I still am she said. "But this is something I had to do, because it's something I've always wanted." ,, , -r rLlSL- 'Wi 7 l , , ai SPECIAL PLACE: Margaret Vandetti, owner of Odd N' End

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Last updated on Jun 9, 2017

After a long hiatus, Odds 'N Ends has now reopened for the online market!


Check out this clipping from a 1999 news article --- NEWS-PRESS, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1999 B0N1TA 1 Bonita Collier T , . t"t'. Bonita Springs antiques shop fulfills new owner's dream By CLARE ULIK News-Press correspondent BONITA SPRINGS - Margaret Vandetti can't count the times in the last 20 years that she gazed at the furniture in her home, or sat in an auction and dreamed of owning her own antiques store. The opportunity finally arrived when she least expected it. "It's always been my dream to own my own antiques store, but I had never been in this one every time we would go by it was closed," she said. "Then one day there was a sign in the window that said, 'Business for sale,' and I said to my husband, I have to find out when he's there! I have to inquire about this!" Vandetti is now the new owner of the Odds 'N Ends antique shop at 27796 Old U.S. 41. She reopened June 9 even though the remodeling is not yet completed. "People were knocking on the doors asking to come in every time I was here painting and cleaning," she said. Vandetti purchased the store from Mike Hagens of Fort Myers, who operated it the past three years. "It's the most fun I have ever had," said Hagens of the business. "But I was driving 30 miles each way every day to get there, and I got involved in another business that had gotten so lucrative that I couldn't afford to be down in Bonita anymore." Still, Hagens' love for the store drew him back recently to see what Vandetti had done. "He was so excited for me he thought it looked great," she said the day after opening. Customers also must have been keeping an eye on the store Vandetti sold an old wagon wheel to someone who stopped by one day while she was remodeling, and on opening day a woman bought the two antique lamps that lit up the front room along with two more from a back room. Hagens specialized in unique antiques and Vandetti wants to maintain that theme. She inherited a few pieces of Hagens' inventory, including three WWII bomb casings, an antique gas pump and a Soap Box Derby racer. But she's also been out shopping a lot for new items: dishes, furniture, bottles, linens, steamer trunks and other finds."I want to have unusual items that you can't buy down the street that's why it's called Odds and Ends," she said. "I'll have more glass than he did, just because I like it. But I'll also have lots of antique furniture and lamps and unique things." : Vandetti repainted the interior of the 1,600-square-foot, multi-room store and built shelves. She rearranged furniture, hung art and signs on walls and stocked glass cases. ' "I want to make it a store that people enjoy walking into and walking around in, very comfortable and homey." The store is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. In season, Vandetti will also open for a few hours Sunday afternoons. Vandetti left a job she loved in insurance to take the plunge into business ownership. "I was scared to death I still am she said. "But this is something I had to do, because it's something I've always wanted." ,, , -r rLlSL- 'Wi 7 l , , ai SPECIAL PLACE: Margaret Vandetti, owner of Odd N' End

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john gallegos

john gallegos on Jul 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice vintage truck, reasonable price. Thank you very much !

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