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Village Stationary

March 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Village Stationary in Holliston, or just “Village” as we called it growing up, was a shop kids would get candy and random knick-knacks.  This was a big “half-day” destination for us, especially being right next door to Table Top pizza, a great way to kick off the afternoon on such special occasions.
I find this place interesting because not a lot has changed.  Aside from cigarettes, lottery tickets and candy, most of the inventory is the same.

I like to think of Village as (an unintentional) “living museum”.  You can find things like:
Folders for Trapper Keepers

Vintage party supplies:

Old toys/games/Bingo chips:

The always alluring, wall o’candy:

Not to mention a bunch of old make-up and retro hair accessories.  If you’re ever going to an 80’s party, you can stop here and find all sorts of things to put in your hair. Village also has a pleasantly ancient greeting card selection.   I actually bought a card here for my little sister’s birthday two months ago that read (after I dusted it off) “You’re a lady of the 80’s! Party in style!”

Some of my recent purchases have been:
A Trapper Keeper:

Babe Colonge:

Ancient Vidal Sassoon product:

Jean Nate Soap Gift Set (pure as the day it was put in the shelf in 1983):

I usually pick up a little something whenever I’m in the area and go by here.  It’s an interesting place to just walk around and look stuff (to me).  There’s also some gems in the display case like a “Little Professor” calculator.  I guess I’d like to thank smokers and lottery players because this place would have been closed long ago if it weren’t for them : )

Tags: *Holliston · Flashback

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mindy // Mar 7, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Ah, the Village!

    I can’t believe how many times that place occupied my afternoons. A nice long walk from home to get some Table Top & candy.

    Too bad Felicity’s wasn’t still around to add to the tour!

    It’s nice to know where you can still find Trapper Keeper goods 🙂

  • 2 Gruppie Girl // Mar 10, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I loved in Holliston for 23 years and never had the pleasure of visiting VIllage.

    Oh how I wish my mummy bought me those Cabbage Patch Kid party favors in 1984.

    From your pictures, it does look like this store could double as a museum.

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