In the heart of historic downtown Flagstaff is a wonderful Victorian era inspired shop that is a delightful mix of antiques, apothecary, boutique and tearoom. When you step through the door of Victorian Moon, you enter a world of enchantment where each display is creatively set to accentuate the charm and style of a bygone era.
Victorian Moon offers fine hand painted porcelain china from Bavaria, Germany, France and England fashioned into delicate teacups and saucers, teapots, plates, butter pats, bowls and figurines. Silver and silver-plated bridal baskets, candelabras, tea services, goblets and spoons are all hand polished and shining. Teddy bears, books, candles, vintage apparel and jewelry, house made bath and body soaps, oils and powders and local art are among the many wonderful offerings displayed at every turn, with new items arriving weekly.
Owner Sharon Lynne had always envisioned having her own business and she plotted and planned until Victorian Moon was born in April 2017! Sharon says she has always been a crafty type person who loves to make things in her spare time, like clothing, jewelry, soaps, journals and, most recently, watercolor painting. She has found this is a wonderful fit since the shop is an outlet for her handicrafts and allows her time to stay creative.
The Tea Room is the newest addition featuring home baked scones and shortbreads, biscotti and a different vegan and gluten free treat every week. There are organic herbal teas and tea blends as well as organic Earl Grey, English Breakfast and China Green teas. More additions are planned for the future, so new and exciting flavors will be coming up soon. Plans are to grow into a quaint place to enjoy a treat and cup of tea as well as offer proper high tea and private parties. Another goal is to have a wonderful local woman come in on weekends to do tealeaf readings. It doesn’t get more Victorian than that!
Sharon says, “The tea room was a feature I always wanted to have in the shop, but never had the space to do it until the most recent shop move into a nice large storefront. It is not a full-fledged tearoom, as there is no kitchen or sink inside the shop, which limits what I can offer to tea goers. It is a new addition and is still evolving with little touches here and there to make it cozier. Live plants, a babbling water fountain, books to read, and home baked treats are just a few of the things one can expect during their visit.”
When describing Victorian Moon, Sharon says, “We are the most unique shop in town! While other antique shops have booths with vendors and a wide array of items, we specialize in Victorian era only. Our hand picked, one of a kind pieces displayed in a beautiful way create a magical experience for customers. They love the feel of the shop, the charming displays of floral teacups, lace fans and perfume bottles to crystal decanters, flasks and carved wooden boxes. Magic fills the air and the candles add their mystical fragrance to the herb and spice jars lining the shelves behind the desk. It’s a one stop Victorian Apothecary and Mercantile!”
She adds, “A selection of unique and fascinating classes will resume at some point in the future when it is safe to do so. They will include tea leaf reading (!), herbs and herbal preparations, the language of fans and flowers—and much more!”
Sharon would like everyone to know how much it means to her to have the support of her customers and community. She loves being a part of the antiquing business family, being able to see someone’s face light up remembering their history when they see a piece of china, and being there to help her customers in any way they need her. She truly knows she is on the right path!
Victorian Moon is located at 13 N. San Francisco Street, in Flagstaff. You can learn more at www.victorianmoon.com, on Facebook and Instagram at Victorian Moon Antiques, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-863-8311.