Sunday September 6, 2015 8:56 PM
Timber Tunes, a consignment and antiques store at 9862 Johnstown-Utica Road, will unveil has two new display areas in its rear courtyard when its hosts its inaugural Autumn Gathering event Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12.
The most noticeable addition is a restored 1964 Air-stream trailer.
Shop owners, Linda and Karl Harris bought the trailer from a Powell resident who was looking to sell it for scrap metal.
“We have always loved Airstreams and own one ourselves,” Mrs. Harris said. “We are proud ‘tin can tourists’ and joke that we have aluminum in our veins.”
Mr. Harris worked for two years to restore the trailer, even replacing the soggy, rotten floor.
The renovated Airstream now houses vintage and retro items at Timber Tunes.
In addition to the Airstream is Karl’s Cabin.
Harris’ husband spent his evenings this past year building a small cabin in the rear courtyard.
“He built it from scratch and loved every minute of the process,” Harris said.
The building was opened to the public less than a month ago and Harris said only about a dozen people have seen it.
“It’s become a great display for the items Karl has finished creating,” she said.
“However, I’m trying really hard not to take over his new space.
“When he was building it, he threatened not to put outlets inside so I couldn’t take it over.”
To celebrate these additions, Timber Tunes is hosting an Autumn Gathering from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
There will be wool spinning demonstrations and Karl will show children how to shell corn.
“If people come to the Autumn Gathering, they are in for a treat,” Mrs. Harris said.
“There will be fun outdoor activities, additional vendors, fall decor items and lots of antiques, vintage and handcrafted items.”
The Dashing Diner food truck will be serving food Friday.
“I think it will be a great day, not just for us but for all Licking County barns and antique shops,” she said.
Along with the two new spaces, the rear courtyard also features a rustic outhouse the couple restored when the shop first opened in 1994.
Mrs. Harris said the business’ name comes from her husband’s signature handmade folk art music boxes.
Mr. Harris said the biggest draw for people into the shop is the eclectic mix of items they offer.
“You’ve got a little bit of this and a little of that,” he said.
The shop has Christmas items, Longaberger baskets, handmade cutting boards, jewelry, old license plates and soaps handmade by their 10-year-old grandson.
Harris said she plans to continue to offer a variety of items and is looking forward to the upcoming holiday season.
“It fills our cup when someone comes in and finds the perfect gift,” she said.