Hobby turns into antiques business for Stavedahl – InkFreeNews.com

Hobby turns into antiques business for Stavedahl – InkFreeNews.com

The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce cut a ribbon for Andrea Stavedahl’s store Bent Leg Antique Marketplace on Thursday, September 22. It is located at 1621 W. Lake St., Warsaw. Stavedahl’s friends and family attended the event along with representatives of the Chamber. From left: Chamber Ambassadors Heather Deal, Morgan Bruner and Scott Clay; Kelly Moorman; Sheri McDaniel; Stavedahl; Becky Stavedahl; Jamie Murphy; and Chamber Ambassadors Krysta Miller and Matthew Bochard and Member Relations Manager Scott Wiley. InkFreeNews photo by Leah Sander.

By Leah Sander
Ink-freeNews

WARSAW — After her daughter went to college, Andrea Stavedahl had something to keep busy.

“I started repurposing furniture — simply reuse, nothing extravagant — and then sell it on Facebook Marketplace,” she said. “And then, for part of finding and locating furniture, I dove into ceramics, glassware and started my Etsy page and…so things fell together in (a few) years and here I am.”

Stavedahl opened her Bent Leg Antique Marketplace store in January. The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cut for the company, located at 1621 W. Lake St., Warsaw on Thursday, September 22.

There is plenty of glassware, plates and all kinds of household items for sale. Stavedahl said her store contains items that are “vintage, modern, (or) recycled.”

“So it’s a mix of the three, one because it gives everyone a chance to find something, so again, like I said before, people see things, it reminds them, it takes them back to their childhood or their grandparents, ” she said.

Stavedahl shared the story of how one of her customers was able to take home an old pepper and salt set of mushrooms that made him happy because it was similar to the set his grandmother had on the table for Thanksgiving.

“This is a place for people to come… and go away, just feeling good about themselves, their lives,” she said.

She noted that the name Bent Leg comes from the idea that “nothing is perfect,” both antiques and people in general.

“People need to remember that we’re not perfect,” she said.

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