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Start or add to a collection. Buy better quality furnishings for less. Individualize home with art, lighting and decor from fine antiques to farmhouse fresh. It’s all at The Corner Gallery.

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Start or add to a collection. Buy better quality furnishings for less. Individualize home with art, lighting and decor from fine antiques to farmhouse fresh. It’s all at The Corner Gallery.

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Start or add to a collection. Buy better quality furnishings for less. Individualize home with art, lighting and decor from fine antiques to farmhouse fresh. It’s all at The Corner Gallery.

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Start or add to a collection. Buy better quality furnishings for less. Individualize home with art, lighting and decor from fine antiques to farmhouse fresh. It’s all at The Corner Gallery.

Any day is a good day to stop in at The Corner Gallery. Nevertheless, owner Nancy Granich is sweetening the pot to make shopping even more fun and affordable with the chance to win a $50 gift certificate. Register today, June 18 through Friday, June 21 at the store located at 2222 Ryan Street in Lake Charles. The winner will be announced Saturday.

“The winner can apply his gift certificate to any purchase in the store,” Granich said. “If customers haven’t been in lately, they may not know we have new dealers who specialize in vintage, retro, original art and jewelry, and of course we still have rustic, primitive and fine antiques.”

To add to this summer celebration, one of the backroom Corner Gallery dealers has decided to offer price cuts on some of his merchandise up to 50 percent.

The Corner Gallery is full of things to see, but easy to navigate. Displays change, but if you’ve never been, here’s what to expect: furniture from Hoosier cabinets to French country sideboards to wicker desks; fine china to Corning Ware to silver sets; vintage and antique jewelry; linen clothing and hats perfect for summer; country, farm, cottage and shabby chic delights; masculine selections; frilly frou frou; fine art, local art, whimsical objects d’art and home accessories such as candles, lighting, throw pillows, crochet and linens.

Styles and price ranges run the gamut, with something to strike everyone’s fancy. The last time the American Press visited The Corner Gallery, copper, antique chandeliers and rooster figurines ruled the roost. Those items can still be found, but new on the scene is the supply of Blue Willow, Blue Onion, and other blue and white china, dishes, foo dog lamps and ginger jars. The willow pattern is also available in pink, brown and multi.

“Blue Willow originated in England, yet has an Oriental look and story with a happy ending,” Granich said. “A young girl promised to a wealthy, but old merchant falls for her father’s clerk. The spurned merchant pursues and just as he’s about to strike, the gods transform the lovers into doves and they escape.”

A little something from The Corner Gallery Antiques & Vintage Market can give any space a happy ending. Rooms, and even certain outfits, look better when layered with a little something from the past.

“It’s great if it’s a keepsake from great grandmother so-and-so, but if those things weren’t passed down to you, you can start the tradition. Antique pricing generally allows the purchase of a higher quality, well-crafted piece of furniture. Plus, it will be timeless and last long enough to be passed down from generation to generation.”

Add a tiny teacup. Start a collection of tole-painted trays. See a space go from ho-hum to remarkable by adding an antique German Pine cupboard expertly crafted in circa 1870. (It’s been discounted.)

“Every season, I look for ways to freshen up my home and store,” said Granich. “Switching out a few key pieces can change the dynamics of a setting and celebrate the season. Stop in this week. Register for a gift certificate. See how something old can infuse your space with personality and make you appreciate your individual style – and home -- all over again.”

Call (337) 436-6444 to find out more.

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