My favorite haunt

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Just a couple of miles across Hwy 109 is one of my all time favorite places to visit.

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If you’ve not been to Clairrene’s Treasures in Mt. Juliet, you need to stop soon.  When looking for a special piece for a client, this is always my first stop.  Claireene has over 10,000 square feet of goodies, and her display is ever-changing.  While the toys outside may be deceiving, the treasures inside will make you lose track of time.

Claireene has antiques, items from estate sales, and her own one-of-a-kind creations.  If you can dream it, she can build it.  She is building some shelves for a client of mine now.  Take a look at these kitchen islands she has in shop:

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I got to know Claireene Hale a couple of years ago when I stumbled upon her shop.  I say stumbled, because like many, I had passed her shop almost daily without realizing what was inside.  But Claireene’s has been there about 12 years.  I stopped by because I noticed this sign:

 

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Being married to a car man, I’m always on the lookout for someone who likes to do a little trading and Claireene and I traded chairs that day.  After talking with her for a while, I found out her husband was in the car business as well, and in fact our husbands knew each other.  Small world huh?

I love my chairs that I got that day, and have added many of her treasures to my collection over the years.  I love seeing what she has new in store and what projects she is working on.  Besides creating new pieces, she takes older pieces and makes them new again with a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware.  

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And there are accessories galore:

 

 

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When my friends Bill and Phyllis over at The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet decided to run a “Best of the Best” contest in the paper this year, Claireene’s was named the Best Antique Store in Mt. Juliet!  It wasn’t a surprise to me though- I’ve known that for quite a while!

You can find Claireene’s at:

11907 Lebanon Rd in Mt. Juliet 

758-7272

Or online at:

www.claireenestreasures.com

and on Facebook at ClaireenesTreasures

Stop by next time you’re in Mt. Juliet and tell Claireene I sent ya!  You’ll be glad you did.

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