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4B Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Cottage Antiques owner celebrates 10-year milestone Samantha P. Hawthorne Staff Writer shawthorne@plumasnews.com Despite the challenges of running a business in the rural town of Greenville, Patricia Gay Jacobs will soon have realized her goal of operating her business, Greenville Cottage Antiques & Collectibles, for 10 years. When she opened the antique store in September 2004 she made a commitment to keep it : running for 10 years. With her anniversary fast approaching, however, Jacobs has decided to continue business for at least another five years. She said, "Even though I have reached my goal I am not ready to retire yet; I'm having so much fun that I have decided to keep going." Realizing that the business is an integral part of her life, she added, "It's something I enjoy doing. I would miss it if for some reason I had to step away from (the business)." Jacobs said since starting her Greenville business she has come to realize how much she depends on her husband Gary to keep things running. She said he does the bookkeeping and banking; repairs, painting and heavy lifting; and, most importantly, acts as her moral SUpport system. Jacobs pointed out that there are many antique stores in Plumas County; however, each one can easily stand apart from the others. "I have visited most of the antique and gift shops in the county and I've seen that each one is unique," she said. "We are all very different and provide a different aspect of antiques and collectibles." Jacobs said she is always looking for items that are PROFILES IN BUSINESS BUSINESS NAME offers a variety of gift items starting as low as $1. "I think (people) would be very surprised at what they would find if they just take the time to check (the store) out." Cottage Antiques has a wide selection of vintage items including postcards, Life and Look magazines from the 1940s - 1970s, tablecloths, glassware and furniture. The shop's specialties, however, are McCoy pottery and Nancy Ann storybook dolls. Jacobs offers a large collection of vintage dolls dresse.d in crepe paper dresses and hats from 1920 - 1940. She also carries decorative wedding cake toppers from as early as 1920 through !990. Working in rural Plumas County, Jacobs relies on repeat business and referrals. She said walk-ins are rare, unless they are people traveling through the county. Because of this, she believes it's important to provide a unique experience for her customers. Jacobs puts a lot of her concentration into setting up displays in the store and its storefront in order to provide that experience and keep customers returning. She said it's one of the most fulfilling parts of her job. Every change of the season customers can also look forward to an update in the store's d6cor that reflects the change. She said she gives personal attention to every detail in the store. "unusual and also a bit "I also enjoy the whimsical --my sgdi;.:!::interactiorl wit h customers, , the items within it have , '.. . i: ., , ; 2 . and getting to know them--= me ir very own personality . i_ :that is a big part of running' anct lOOK quite attrerent my store. I believe that from the others here in town." She said that people don't often consider antique stores as a place to shop for gifts, but in her store, she honesty is always the best policy and that is what drives me in all my dealings with customers." She said the types of things people collect and Northeastern Rural Health Clinics Proudly Acknowledges Gricelda Dominguez Nutrition Assistant WIC March 2014 Employee Business information Name: Greenville Cottage Antiques & Collectibles Owner: Patricia Gay Jacobs Address: 147 Crescent St., Highway 89, Greenville, CA 95947 Phone: 284-7632 Business hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday through Friday (closed Saturday) Greenville Cottage Antiques & Collectibles owner Patricia Gay Jacobs celebrates 10 years in business this year. Not ready to retire, Jacobs said she plans to maintain the business for at least another five years. come looking for always amaze her. She said she is the happiest when she is able to accommodate a request. "Then I have a happy customer and I feel content that I have connected them up with an item they want." About the Jacobses Gary and Patricia Jacobs have been married for 38 years. They met while hiking to Feather Falls and eight months later, they were married. They spent the first part of their marriage living in Quincy and later moved to Meadow Valley. " Bere settling i, :: i':  Permanentlyinto  .... : Greenville 10 years ago, the couple moved numerous times throughout Northern and Southern California. They also spent one year in Maryland. Mrs. Jacobs said while they were away from Plumas County they. constantly thought about moving back. During a vacation in Plumas County 18 years ago the couple spotted a building they fell in love with, located off the main highway in Greenville. Among its offerings, Greenville Cottage Antiques & Collectibles provides customers with a variety of vintage items including glassware and wedding cake toppers. Photos submitted "1 think (people) would be very surprised at what they would find if they just take the time to check (the store) out." Patricia Gay Jac0bs Owner With prices starting as low as $1, Greenville Cottage Antiques & Collectibles offerings include vintage postcards, magazines, ' "/.[ablecloth$, glsware, .... ftlrniture, dolls atd more. Without hesitation and that same day, they purchased the building. For eight years they vacationed there, making alterations to it so they could be as comfortable as possible, said Mrs. Jacobs. "We also had help from many local contractors and workers in making our dream come true." Once the work was complete, the Jacobses moved to Greenville and made the building their permanent home and business. H/gh Rescue State-of-the-art facility for your pet, offering climate controlled indoor runs with a year-round fenced outdoor exercise yard. Open from 10 am to 4 pm, Mon. thru Sat. (530) 832-4727 Proceeds from the boarding facility benefit the High Sierra Rescue operation. Hey. My name is Sendoa. I am a g year old Great Pyranesee. I know Hi, I'm Betika. 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