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  • By Lisa Brody

Silver anniversary

Crimson Rose Antiques, 205 Pierce Street, is flourishing in downtown Birmingham. The antique and vintage boutique is celebrating its 25th year in business, specializing in a wide variety of collectibles. Owner Sandra McElroy said she originally opened in Franklin, and two years later moved to Birmingham. Crimson Rose has an extensive collection of fine and costume vintage jewelry, with real jewelry – including rings, necklaces and earrings – from the Victorian era to the 1950’s and ‘60s, and costume jewelry from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. Collectors clamor for beaded purses from the ‘20s and lucite purses from the ‘50s, she said. The store also has china, silver, frames, glassware, pottery, and for the last four years, hosts DeDe and Jim Taylor Antiques. “They add to the variety with furniture, brass, silver and copper,” McElroy said. In honor of Crimson Rose’s 25th anniversary, McElroy is having a special – and rare – 25 percent off sale for three days, February 27, 28 and 29. “It’s the first ever with that big of a discount, because it’s 25 years,” she said. “I’ve got to do something special.” Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.

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