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New antique store opens in Olde Town Conyers

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith ---- Stained glass items are among the objects for sale at Treasures and Trash.

Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith ---- Stained glass items are among the objects for sale at Treasures and Trash.

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Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith ---- Treasures and Trash carries a variety of home furnishings.

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Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith ---- China and other glassware is displayed at Treasures and Trash.

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Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith ---- Clay Amyette holds an antique sword which is for sale at his new store, Treasures and Trash, located at 916 Center St. in Olde Town Conyers

Clay Amyette recently opened an antique store in Olde Town Conyers and while his is now among several of those types of businesses in the historic district, he doesn't view that as a negative.

Antiques shoppers like to visit locations where they can browse in lots of shops, not just one or two, he said.

"We're not competition. We benefit each other," Amyette said.

Amyette is the purveyor of Treasures and Trash at 916 Center St. The business features a variety of antiques, and some rare items, provided by several vendors.

Furniture items -- such as dining room sets, rocking chairs, end tables, coffee tables, lamps, bureaus, Victrolas and wall prints -- fill a good portion of the store.

Other items include vintage jewelry, retro toys, China and knick-knacks. There's also a nook containing University of Georgia Bulldog items.

Amyette said he intends to also use an upstairs space to display more rustic antique furniture.

Another way Amyette plans to entice customers is by offering stained glass classes. In a small room in the back of the store, Amyette has all of the tools necessary to make decorative stained glass projects.

A native Georgian and resident of Atlanta, Amyette said one of his family members recently moved to the Lake Capri subdivision in Rockdale County.

"I didn't realize that Conyers had an Olde Town. They drove me through Olde Town one day and I was really fascinated and I just loved it," Amyette said.

The hours of Treasures and Trash are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdayss through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, and closed Sundays and Mondays. To reach the store, call 678-413-9005.