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Eva's Attic offers one-of-a-kind inventory

May 23rd, 2012 3:35 pm by Cindy Harmon

Eva's Attic offers one-of-a-kind inventory

Owner Debra Howard is part-artist, part-treasure hunter.

When you step inside Eva’s Attic, one word comes to mind: eclectic. And the same goes for shop owner Debra Howard. She’s part-artist, part-treasure hunter - painstakingly scouring flea markets and estate sales for gently used items to stock her one-of-a-kind inventory.

"I’ve always enjoyed going on the hunt for things and have been collecting items to sell over the years. I try to be particular because I want objects to be in good condition no matter how old they are and I want to get them at really good prices so that I can pass that onto my customers," Howard said.

Her Main Street shop is named after her beloved grandmother, Eva.

"As kids, we would go to her house and play in her attic. There were a lot of neat things up there and I have very fond memories of that. I loved my grandparents dearly. My grandmother was very special," Howard recalls.

Eva’s Attic is a special place, too - part gift shop, part trip down memory lane. It’s filled with antiques and collectibles, hand-beaded jewelry made by Howard herself, artwork, porcelain and crafts at prices that can’t be beat. She’s hoping her newly expanded space can accommodate more local craftsmen and artisans.

"When I was a kid I was drawn to art and got into beading a few years ago. I just love it. I would love to have more time to spend on it," she said.

If you are looking for an unusual gift, you should visit Eva’s Attic. "You just never know what you might find," Howard said with a smile.

Located at 116 E. Main St., Rogersville, Eva’s Attic is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays. They do keep evenings hours during downtown events. For a virtual tour, go to, click on shops, then Eva’s Attic. But it’s much more fun to go in person and explore.

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