By Louise Bolger
Ginny Dutton continues to keep it interesting with
a changing variety of
art work and collectibles at Ginnys Antiques
SUN PHOTO/LOUISE BOLGER
sun staff writer
If youre looking for retirement advice, dont ask
After retiring from her broadcasting and marketing career,
Dutton and her husband relocated to Anna Maria Island with
plans to kick back and enjoying the good life. Little did
she know that her modest retirement job would turn into a
lucrative dual-location business keeping her busy seven days
a week, and she absolutely loves it.
Ginnys Antiques & Art has been a fixture in Holmes
Beach for over nine years, and instead of sitting back and
resting on her laurels, Dutton keeps expanding and changing.
A year and a half ago she and her sister, Jane Joyce, opened
Ginnys Garden Party on Gulf Drive in Anna Maria, which
includes Jane Es Ill Bake If I Want To bakery.
In addition, about a year ago Ginnys Antiques was expanded
to over 3,000 square feet, allowing space to display more
art work and collectibles.
Out of state newspapers have featured many articles recommending
a visit to Ginnys Antiques when visiting Anna Maria.
Because her reputation extends far and wide, artists have
approached her about displaying their work. Dutton now has
on display the work of many artists, including Zoe, Mexican
religious icons; Miranda Zimmer, dots on miniatures; Will
Corr, who has showings at the Manatee Art League; Joshua Johnson,
framed tiles; Dennis Deusher, acrylic and spackle; Cindy Inman,
oils of fruits; and Catalino Garcia, famous for his mosaics
in commercial buildings.
Of course, Dutton continues to offer antique and painted furniture,
including wicker, linens, jewelry, baby clothes and unique
odds and ends such as a croquet set and boots embellished
with tropical fish. She and her three employees are continually
updating the inventory they acquire from over 30 artists.
And last, but not least, dont forget Duttons flea
market, also an Island institution. The flea market is the
first Sunday of every week in season running through April.
For a modest fee, anyone can set up a table and display his/her
Dutton says, "It may sound corny, but I am so thankful
for being on the Island and for the wonderful friends I have
made through the years."
Maybe Dutton isnt the best source for retirement advice,
but stop in any time for antique and art advice.