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he store was in the middle of cow pastures and pines in rural Polk County but as time passed, the business grew. Every year there was expansion. With the construction of I4, more and more people were traveling to visit The Barn. There are currently four generations playing a part in the everyday business of The Barn Antiques. Ed and Ednamay Wales were the founders and their two sons have carried on the legacy. Richard and Suzan Wales are responsible for the antiques, with their daughter, Ansley, and Tom and Jan Wales handled the gift shop and restaurant. Tom and Jan’s sons, Justin and Drew, with his wife Adrianna, now operate The Stable Home Décor gift shop, The Seasons, The Back-Yard Garden Shop, and the Back-Porch Restaurant. Every year since its opening, The Barn Antiques closes for the summer to travel abroad to hand pick pieces to bring back to their faithful customers. The first Saturday of October was the 48th year opening with its new treasures; furniture, accent pieces, and the favorite, stained glass. The other shops and restaurant remain open year-round. „

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Heartland LIVING Dec 2017-Jan 2018 Issue  

Heartland Living is published bimonthly by Heartland Publications & Marketing. Serving the Heartland of Florida - Sebring, FL - we highlight...

Heartland LIVING Dec 2017-Jan 2018 Issue  

Heartland Living is published bimonthly by Heartland Publications & Marketing. Serving the Heartland of Florida - Sebring, FL - we highlight...