By Taylor Shunk
Dee Davis, Owner of The Nook, looks at trash a little differently than most people. “We do a lot of hauling away of peoples junk,” said Davis. “We like to rescue furniture.” Davis, a retired mental health professional, began her retail journey in 2017 at a location on SW Front St. After a short hiatus in May of 2017, The Nook moved to its new location on N Walnut St in Milford. “We needed a spot with more foot traffic,” said Davis. “So, we said let’s give it a whirl again.”
The Nook carries home décor, DIY paint supplies, natural soaps, local eggs but most importantly, repurposed furniture. Davis hosted 16 vendors at the old location but decided to make it a family affair. Daughter, Holly Frye and Niece, Lanna Culver, supply all the furniture. “It’s all in the family for us,” said Frye. Frye and Culver enjoy turning trash into treasure. “I love old furniture,” said Frye. “I don’t like to see it go in the garbage.” New items just don’t appeal to this crafty family. “There’s so much character and history in old furniture,” said Frye. “It makes you wonder where it was before.”
Davis, a Milford native, knew the town needed a different kind of store. “People like options,” said Davis. “And our inventory is always changing.” The overall good of the town is always on their minds as well. The family has hopes to improve signage and parking throughout Milford. “We’re constantly thinking of ways to make Milford more user friendly,” said Davis.
If you’re hoping to snag a deal, The Nook has something for you too. You’ll always find items on sale plus extra deals on Third Thursday’s. “We like to highlight items during special events,” said Davis. They are also one of the many hosts for the 9th Annual Milford St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl on Saturday, March 16. “We plan on having a sale during the crawl, too,” said Frye. You can visit The Nook at 40 N Walnut St (Next to Irish Rose gift shop.)
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