“We are not your Usual Antique Store ! !”
We do offer the Antique Items that you would expect such as…
- General Store Items
- and Radios
But what makes us “not your usual Antique Store” is we also have…
- New/Vintage/Antique Home Decor Items
- Musical Instruments
- We are a Live Music Venue
- and we have Event Space Available for Rent
As for the name…
We get asked from time to time how we came up with the name of our store. It’s a good question as it’s not exactly clear what you are walking into when you visit for the first time !
We came up with the name to highlight the era we were going to specialize in, 1930’s-1960’s.
The “Flatbeds” part pertains to the beginning of that era (1930’s-40’s), a time when everyone worked hard and the trucks they drove were worked just as hard. These trucks were flatbed trucks (particular style that still dominates trucks used for work today). Times were tough and the people and the vehicles they drove were too, a very utilitarian era.
The “Tailfins” part pertains to the ending of that era (1950’s-60’s) where our nation prospered and finer things were introduced into the average household. Luxury cars were being driven, and cars with Tailfins were King ! !
This era of the 1930’s-1960’s reaches into every aspect of our business. We have actual items that were in the homes of that era, and earlier, as well as new items of the same style. This includes our selection of musical instruments, and even the music events we host. The start of that era was predominantly acoustic/bluegrass instruments. Then electric guitars like Chuck Berry played were popular throughout the 1950’s. The era ended with guitars like The Beach Boys would have used.
So the name of our business is the embodiment of that era, from music, to automobiles, to the furnishings in the homes of that time and place. A time when America stood strong, proud, and by the grace of God built the foundation for the times we enjoy now ! !
I hope this helps explain it a bit. Besides, with a name like “Flatbeds and Tailfins” you never know what you may find, so come on by ! !
Thank you all for your continued support,
Carter and Jewel