"Chiffarobe" is an old southern word for a type of armoire. It is something that your great grandmother would have used to store her linens and clothing and may have been passed down to her by her mother or grandmother. Chiffarobes are now mainly used to hold special treasures and unique items of days gone by...all the things you can find at The Chiffarobe Fine Antiques and Gifts."
For the last few years that I’ve lived in Ashland, I’ve been in a half dozen times. I bought the Gianna Rose Pumpkin & Squash Soaps pictured here a few years ago. I’ve never had the heart to actually use them but they sit in a small pumpkin dish in one of the bathrooms.
I’ve also brought friends to see Chiffarobe’s collection of Memento Mori and Civil War ambrotypes and tintypes.
This trip my fella and I walked around and looked at the collections. There were Halloween headpieces and antique pins (there was an old ghost and spiders of which I didn’t get a very good picture), candle holders, décor and cards. I bought two of the candle holders, some floating bat candles, the BOO pin, and a pop-up card.
I wish that I had been able to take a picture of the witch riding a bicycle in the front window but the reflection just didn’t give me a good shot.
This is a great shop to find some spooky décor for a grown-up Halloween party or to fill a gothy girl’s home.
Nearly every time I’ve been in there are an assortment of antique mirrors including Victorian hand mirrors that give the atmosphere of dark sophistication. There is also a Victorian doll baby stroller that is similar to my F. A. Whitney Carriage. I didn’t investigate to see if it was the same company but it would be spooky with a porcelain faced doll… which I would never allow in my house because dolls are freaky! But some plush bats could happily roost in that buggy.