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Johnson Manor Antiques moves to larger location

Published 10:17am Wednesday, October 24, 2012

BY ANDREW FAISON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER
andrew.faison@yahoo.com

Barbiera Johnson, left and Diane Midyette inside Johnson Manor Antiques Store on Southampton Parkway in Courtland. -- ANDREW FAISON/TIDEWATER NEWS

COURTLAND—Barbiera Johnson has moved Johnson Manor Antiques next door to the Courtland Antiques building at 28210 Southampton Parkway.

“I am real excited to open a store this big,” said Johnson.

The 60-year-old Carrsville woman also has partnered with Diane Midyette, 70, of Holland.

The store offers furniture, antiques, and vintage and costume jewelry.

“We try to offer merchandise that you won’t find in just any store, and even in hard times, we can offer all that at reasonable prices,” Johnson said.

“We offer a real wide variety of items,” Midyette added. “We have a little bit different taste, which is really good for our customers because she offers different merchandise than what I offer. It all varies from really reasonable items to really nice and ornate.”

Johnson Manor Antiques offers 30-day layaway and through Saturday, Dec. 22, will offer Christmas layaway.

Prior to going into business, Johnson was the office manager for attorney Bill Johnson in Suffolk for 10 years and worked as a legal representative for Bon Secours for 17 years.

The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

“We say on Sunday go to church, go eat lunch, and then come see us,” Johnson said.

For more information, call 641-8184.

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