15 North Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
LOCATION: The shop is conveniently located in the heart of the historic downtown, directly across the street from the Welcome Center and Fairhope Museum of History.
The new Hampton Inn is two doors down and a large public parking garage is in the rear. You can access the public parking by a small alley off of Section Street or you can access using driveways from Church Street.
Betty Jo G. Haynie
Born and raised in Jackson, Alabama, Haynie completed her B.A. in History, M.A. in History, and 15 hours post Masters studies at the University of Alabama. She went on to pursue a career in education that began as a fith grade teacher in Demopolis, Alabama.
Later, she spent ten years teaching at various junior colleges and universities. On the Eastern Shore and in Mobile, she enjoyed instructing numerous courses for Elderhostel Programs on subjects in history and the decorative arts. In preperation for tours of Mobile's historic homes, many of her lectures provided an introduction to the significant architectural heritage, historical context, furnishings, and works of art.
In pursuit of her new career in antiques, Haynie furthered her studies by completing a two-week program in Amercian Decorative Arts at Winterthur, a three-week program by the Parsons School of Design, the Sotheby's Summer Program in London, the Natchez Forum, Williamsburg programs, and special sessions at George Washington University.
Over thirty years ago, her antique businesses in downtown Fairhope began with The Wish Bone followed by Crown and Colony Antiques that is now under new ownership and management. Eventually, she established her current business that also represents many years of providing appraisals and conducting estate sales. During this time, she was a Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers. She also participated in prestigeous antique shows throughout the southeast including the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi.