Right downtown Maple City, in a little house next to the post office, is the cutest little store you could find. Unassuming from the front, it looked to me like someone had turned their side enclosed porch into a little store.
When I stepped inside, I realized that the whole house was consumed. Everywhere you turn. You have to stand there a moment to take it all in.
The first thing I saw were some old 6-packs of Pepsi and Vernor’s bottles in the carton. There were collectible items mixed in with garage sale finds. And the prices were all very affordable. Usually when you go in to a place like this, the prices will give you a pause. Not the case at the Maple City Trading Post.
The owner, Julie Lattimore was available to help us find what we were looking for. She was very helpful without being overly attentive. She allowed us to browse and was there when we had a question.
My husband was with me, and I thought I’d have to be quick because he’s usually not thrilled when I drag him into antique stores. But when I thought I was out of time, he was becoming more enthralled by the place and all of the interesting items it contained.
Turns out we spent almost an hour and we both had a blast. We bought a few neat things that we just couldn’t leave behind. We got a couple collectible Christmas gifts, and even the wrapping paper to adorn them.
Julie has things displayed nicely with gift baskets started for you, stuffed with some local food items like coffee and jams.
She closes the store for a short break during the winter months, but you can get updates by following her on Facebook.
Maple City Trading Post
Tuesday thru Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.