Shady Lawn owner gives new looks to old stuff

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While his Shady Lawn Antiques was closed for winter break, owner Dave Emigh spent his downtime refinishing items for display at the business, 711 N. Rose St.

The shop officially re-opened this week after a seasonal break.

Among the new major pieces is a late 1800s oak buffet Emigh refinished. The buffet features a massive pair of carved winged griffins — the mythical lion with wings — as shelf support brackets.

Other new pieces and items have been added in the redesigned displays, including an industrial-style cart constructed from repurposed heavy timbers and huge cast-iron wheels.

Shady Lawn operates in the historic Shady Lawn Creamery building, which dates back to the 1870s. Dave and Jill Emigh are the fourth generation in the Emigh family to operate a business at the property. The antiques retailer operates Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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