After selling Granny’s Attic Antiques in 2005, Jan Curtiss is back at the helm of the new and used antique store just east of the Highways 87 and 260 intersection.
While away from the store, Curtiss spent the last three years on a road trip with her husband that spanned across much of the northern United States.
“We decided to retire so we sold our home in Payson and decided to travel in our motor home,” Curtiss said. “Then the previous owner decided to retire after we came back, so we bought it back.”
Much of Curtiss’ time traveling was spent antiquing.
“I am always antiquing,” she joked. Although the open road was a thrill for Curtiss and her husband, she said she missed her customers and the store.
Now back as the owner, for a second time, Curtiss said she has no plans to change the 3,200-square-foot shop, which has been in Payson for more than 20 years and owned by four separate owners over the years.
The antique shop rents space to 23 dealers and seven local artists who set up and display their own collection of wares.
With so many different dealers, the selection of items sold varies greatly from one area of the store to the next.
“We sell only good quality items, we stay away from the yard sales,” Curtiss said. “There are mostly antiques and collectible with some new items.”
If your looking to complete your Hummel figurine collection, Granny’s Attic has has got you covered. Or if you are looking for Depression-era crystal, salt and pepper shakers of all kinds, costume jewelry, Arizona Highways magazines, vintage records or that perfect apron, Curtiss can probably find it in stock.
“We have just a hodgepodge of a lot of different items,” she said. “From the very elegant to the very rustic.”
Behind the store is an outside area that is stocked with cowboy merchandise, from rustic furniture, license plates and artwork.
“If we don’t have it, we’ll add you to our wish book,” she said.
The wish book is filled with unique items customers are searching for. When a dealer comes in, they look through the book and if they have the item they bring it in and Curtiss sells it directly to the customer.
The store also offers layaway.
For more information, call (928) 474-3962 or stop by the store, 800 E. Highway 260. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.