Debra Whitson

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The self-proclaimed gypsy queen of Warehouse 2120 in Hickory divulges her love for rescued home goods and eclectic art.



Debra Whitson

Whitson, sitting in her favorite alpaca wool- upholstered chair, opened the upcycle shop last year with interior designer Pamela Lee.



“I love a good pair of worn-out boots. I was about 20 when
I got my first pair.”





“Gemma Lingle makes these vintage brooch bouquets. I just love them. I’m already married, but I had to have one.”




“We do consignments with artists. Fleetwood Covington is one of my favorite North Carolina artists.
He does oil-on-metal pieces.”




“When I saw this Luna Bella floor lamp, I just had to have it. It’s in the store, but we’re not selling it. It’s going in my house when we finish construction.”



“I’d seen McClure’s Pickles on the Food Network and ordered a case. They’re addictive. We sell them in the shop now.”

“This ball of Dead Sea salt was a gift from a friend who traveled
to Israel.”