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Finds & ReDesigns: not an antique store

Tony and Beth Chavez, right, have opened Finds & ReDesigns in Brandon, a showcase type gift store featuring unique artisan wares from approximately 25 vendors. They are joined by daughter Marcena Chavez, front, Martha Long, left, Alycia Marshall-Steen and Rich Boozell, back. Photo by Eric Vician

Tony and Beth Chavez, right, have opened Finds & ReDesigns in Brandon, a showcase type gift store featuring unique artisan wares from approximately 25 vendors. They are joined by daughter Marcena Chavez, front, Martha Long, left, Alycia Marshall-Steen and Rich Boozell, back. Photo by Eric Vician

BRANDON — If you are shopping for antiques, don't be confused with the newest expansion to the White Rabbit antique store at 207 S Parsons Ave.

Finds & ReDesigns opened in February in approximately 1,400 square feet on the south side of the building as White Rabbit consolidated to a smaller space.

"We are not an antique store," said Beth Chavez, who owns the store along with her husband Tony. "We are more a collection of enthusiasts and hand-crafters."

Approximately 25 vendors and artisans have come together to offer vintage treasures ranging from glass creations and organic soaps to handmade jewelry and refinished furniture.

Tony, who is retired from the Navy and still works in aircraft maintenance, also has a room dedicated to all the picks he has collected throughout the area. He also is happy to offer his wood-working talents for custom projects.

The Chavezes plan to host outdoor markets in the front parking lot and hold auctions.

Beth said that vendors either rent space or consign their wares, but she is at capacity and "can't take any more." Other items include pet-friendly creations, mid-century modern housewares and cozy mermaid tails, which is as close as the store comes to offering clothes.

"The response has been amazing," said Beth, who has tried this concept before in the SouthShore area.

Finds & ReDesigns showcase gift shop is across the street from Campbell's Dairyland and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (813) 808-6621.

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