Fay's Furniture & Antiques
By Pat Thomann, Editor
If you are over 40 you probably like looking and maybe purchasing antiques. Salem, Kentucky is fortunate to have a very nice antique and furniture store right on Main Street.
Fay's Furniture and Antiques has been in business since the late 1990's and is a place you can find just about anything. Owner Fay Baker and her husband Billy scour the countryside for items they think their customers will like. Billy however, has a collection of items hanging from the ceiling he will not part with. "I love antique tricycles, peddle cars and toys and cant part with them," Billy says. He had just arrived with a newly found Sky King all metal airplane peddle car he had purchased at a yard sale in Reidland and said it would "NOT" be for sale.
While there are many items Billy will not part with, there are also many lovely old items that are for sale. The store has everything from iron skillets to old cookie jars and dishes, Aunt Jemima items, wood rockers, 4 poster beds, metal cabinets, kerosene lanterns, old ice cream freezers, Retro Coke table & chairs, Retro jewelry, quilts and doilies and lots more.
Billy Baker even makes a few items like the old door that he turned into a combination trash bin, mirrored hall tree and mail receptacle. It was really nice.
Kay says most of her items come from garage sales and estate sales but she also gets calls from people wanting to sell items to her.
Whatever you are in the market for you will probably find it at Fay's Furniture and Antiques at 110 E. Main Street in Salem Kentucky. You can reach Fay at 270-988-2668. Her hours vary so call her or stop by and check out some very nice and unique items or just take a look at all the items Billy has hanging from the ceiling. You will probably see some of the same items you had when you were a child.
Either way you will really enjoy your visit with the Bakers.