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story.lead_photo.caption Donna Adams, left, and her daughter, Brooke, make sure the place is showing off the furniture in its best light. Full House Furniture is a local furniture shop offering curiosities and unique items. Photo by Junius Stone / Texarkana Gazette.

From the space that used to be occupied by an auto body shop, customers now browse unique and interesting furnishings as well as items for home decor at Full House Furniture.

The mood suggested is one also for those looking for something different to set off their living space just right.

"I call it quirky," said Donna Adams, owner. "This is not a run-of-the-mill furniture store. We look for unique pieces that allow our customers to express themselves in their choice of furnishings."

Adams obtains her merchandise from a variety of sources, in many cases, obtaining one-of-a-kind items.

"Most of what we have in stock probably hasn't been seen in Texarkana," she said. "You might have seen it, or something like it online Most customers have commented that Texarkana needed quirky kinds of offerings."

Adams said she got the idea for the store from her daughter, who was working at a similar place in Waco, Texas, while in school.

"Mom visited me while I was there and she had a chance to have a look at the place," said Brooke Adams. "The idea stuck with her."

Donna Adams worked for Wayne Goodson for 10 years, keeping the books of the auto body shop. After he retired, she ran the idea by him. He suggested she open the store in his former auto body space.

"I wanted to run a business, but not just for running a business," she said. "I wanted a chance to meet people and communicate."

Adams says there has been a great response to Full House Furniture.

"We've only been open a week and the response has been crazy," she said. "We live in a small town and it doesn't occur to you how many people you don't know until you try something like this. It has just been awesome."

They began receiving stock in March and during that time, they got the store ready to go.

"Despite the craziness, we are set," she said. "This is a learn-as-you-go exercise."

Full House Furniture is located at 615 W. Seventh St., Texarkana, Texas. Call 903-793-1011

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