Susan and Terry Black opened Attic Treasures in October 2004. While theirs is the newest antique shop in Hermann, they are not newcomers to the antique business.
The Blacks have collected antique furniture for years. When they moved to a new home where antiques 'just didn't fit', Susan went to a friend who owned an antique mall and was told that she had enough things to rent a space. Then the Blacks found a location in Washington, Missouri, and started their own shop. After being in business for ten years, the building sold, which prompted the move to Hermann. The Blacks now live in nearby Berger in a home built in the 1890s that is filled with antiques. Susan says, "Antiques get in your blood," and she admits that she hates having a modern dishwasher in her kitchen.
Attic Treasures features antique furniture and a variety of glassware and linens. Other items include new and vintage jewelry and hats. New seasonal items include candles, cards, and gifts. There's even a corner filled with Red Hat Society accessories.
In April, Susan opened Treasure Cafe where she serves a selection of three luncheon entrees from 11-3 Tuesday through Saturday. Desserts and beverages can be purchased anytime during shop hours. Specialty food items also are available.
Attic Treasures is open daily. Hours are noon-4 Sunday and Monday and 10:30-5 Tuesday through Saturday. The shop is located at 115 Schiller St. The phone number is 573-486-4400.