A Woman’s Dream And A Family Tradition By Katy Fassler Photography by Caroline Maxcy Fox
estled in the high pines of Lake Alfred is The Barn Antiques. Family owned and operated since 1969, The Barn Antiques has been a bucket list hit for many and a staple in home furnishing and gifts for more in central Florida. Opening its doors to bring beautiful pieces of furniture and décor to those who enter has been the goal from inception and the family home feel has not changed through the years and expansion. Ednamay Wales had a heart for her family and community. As the founder of the Lazy W Ranch Day Camp in 1960, which offered horseback riding, swimming and other activities, she also imagined bringing history in to people’s homes. She had dream of opening a store selling antiques to her community. Antiquing was a passion but creating a business was the ultimate dream come true. Her friends thought she was crazy but in the fall of 1969, Ed and Ednamay Wales made that dream come to fruition. Ed built a small tin-roofed building on their family ranch. The Barn Antiques was open for business.
Published on Dec 2, 2017
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