We are open from 10am until 5pm Monday through Friday and 10am until 4pm on Saturdays. We are CLOSED on Sundays. We will be close at noon on Christmas Eve and be closed all day on Christmas Day. Due to the Colorado state wide mandate, face coverings/masks are required to enter our store. If you do not have one on, we will politely ask you to go and get one. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces in our store.
The second Saturday of every month, the town of Florence has sidewalk sales on Main Street. This event includes sales, art, food, music, and fun. The stores will be staying open until 6pm on those Saturdays. The next second Saturday event will be Saturday, December 12th. We hope to see you there.
The annual pickle contest IS happening this year. The rules for this year are:
1.Contest begins November 30, 2020, and runs through December 23, 2020, at 11am.
2.Drawing for first, second, and third prizes will be December 23, 2020, at 11:30am.
3.Drop off all entries to Willie’s Antiques at 111 Church Ave. in Florence, Colorado by 11am on December 23rd.
4.Winner will be contacted by phone after drawing on December 23 and can pick up their Prize at Willie’s Antiques on the afternoon of the 23rd or the 24th before noon or after Christmas.
5.More than one entry per household is allowed, but only one winner will be chosen from any one family or household.
6.Prize winners will be chosen from entries with the correct pickle Locations.
7. Entries may be picked up at Willie’s Antiques or down town Merchants. Good Luck!!
The Story Behind the Pickle
The most popular version of how the Christmas pickle got started is that John Lower, who was born in Bavaria in 1842, immigrated to the US as a teenager. He fought for the Union in the Civil War and was captured and sent to a prison in Georgia. There he languished to the point of starvation. It was Christmas Eve and starving and near death, he begged a guard for just one pickle. The guard, taking pity on him, gave him a pickle, which gave John the mental strength to survive. Shortly after that, the war ended and he returned home. From that point on at Christmas, he would hide a pickle in the family tree. The first person to find it would be blessed with a year of good fortune and an extra present.
We hope that you and your family have a wonder Christmas season. Always remember that Jesus was born in the manger so that He could later die and come back to life to save us.
“In those days Cesar Agustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the town of Bethlehem, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her first born, a son. She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:1, 3-7
This is our Christmas village all set up. This is a wonderful Christmas scene with different kinds of buildings, trees, bushes, and people in it.
These are our two wonderfully decorated Christmas tables this year. The first table is just regular dishes with Christmas decorations on the table. The second table is Christmas dishes and Christmas decorations on the table. We love decorating for the holidays. Please come in and see our beautifully decorated store for Christmas.
Merry Christmas to YOU and your family from all of us at Willie’s Antiques!!!