FAIRFIELD — Karen Villanueva stood inside her new Treasures of Time shop, surrounded by furniture, lamps, clothes, dolls and other items.
“It’s what I’ve always wanted,” she said.
Villanueva called her new store a “one-stop shop.” People can come there for collectibles, antiques, thrift items and items sold on consignment, she said.
“Our goal is to make this the antique destination, not just for Fairfield,” she said.
One side of her store has a life-size bronze statue of what appears to be a Greek goddess. A trumpet sits on a counter. Dolls in bridal wear can be found in the rear. A vendor has rented space to display Asian and Victorian items.
Villanueva talked of having an eclectic array of products.
“We’re just trying to make everyone happy,” said Brian Martinez, who has helped with the endeavor.
Outside the store’s door is West Texas Street, one of Fairfield’s busier streets. Villanueva chose her location partly because of its visibility to traffic.
“When I come in here, I think it’s a totally different world,” Villanueva said.
Martinez called the undertaking a labor of love for Villanueva.
Treasures of Time is located at 1309 W. Texas St. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, though the hours could be adjusted at some point. Call 421-8080 to contact the store.
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