Antiques have been a passion for Green Bank resident Starleen Wooddell since she was a little girl. After all these years, Wooddell has turned that love into a business with Wooddell’s Antiques and More at the Green Bank “strip mall,” joining the Pocahontas County Arts Council Gallery and Green Bank Gallery.
“I decided to open the antique store because I always wanted to do something like that,” Wooddell said. “It’s kind of fun. It’s a hobby of mine to collect antiques, and I thought the public would enjoy it.”
The shop is full of antiques and one-of-a-kind items Wooddell finds at auctions around the county.
“I go to a lot of auctions – a lot of farm auctions,” she said. “I’m originally from Upshur County so I have a bunch up there. Mainly what we’re selling here is what I’ve collected here in Pocahontas County.”
The collection includes jewelry, glass bottles, crystal, Dutch dishes, dolls, farm implements and miscellaneous knick knacks from yesteryear.
In a way to draw customers and add a homey feel to the shop, Wooddell opened a hotdog stand with a picnic area beside the antique shop. The menu is simple – hotdogs, soda or sun tea, and gossip.
“It gives us a little gossip corner,” Wooddell said, grinning. “We’ve got a tent and tables for people to sit and enjoy.”
The shop and hotdog stand are open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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