Ginger McInnis has always had a love for antiques and collectibles, in fact many of the items available in her shop, “Ginger’s Attic” are from her own childhood. She has quite the collection of both old and new, to everything in between. You are sure to find that something special to add to your own collection or the perfect gift for that special someone. Check out THIS PAGE for current listings of furniture, knick knacks, and handmade items or stop by during business hours.
Ginger worked as a teacher in Ascension Parish for 30 years and has been retired since 2011. She is enjoying this phase of her life – doing volunteer work, spending time with her grandkids, shopping for the antique business, and crafting. She has a passion for refurbishing old, forgotten pieces giving them new life with a distressed look. Scouring yard sales and auctions for pieces to bring back to life with some paint, sandpaper, and wax. You can view some of Ginger’s transformations HERE.
Ginger sometimes does painting and distressing workshops where participants can bring in a piece of their own and learn painting and distressing techniques as well as recipes for homemade chalk paint. Check out THIS PAGE for upcoming workshops. And HERE you can view the transformations from past participants.
In 2017 Ginger started making angels out of jewelry and unique objects and putting them on canvas or wooden plaques. She loves doing the small projects now because she can work on these at home. Her church has an annual craft fair around Christmas time so she makes the angels to sell at the market and then puts what she has left at the shop “Ginger’s Attic”. She also has made some custom made angels for people and may do more of that in the future. It brings joy to her when she sees that angel go to just the right person. Ginger says she feels a special connection to God and to her artistic dad when she uses her art and creativity to put together these angel plaques.
Ginger’s Attic is located at 615 E. Ascension St. Gonzales La 70737, inside the Country Kitchen (a family style buffet ran by her husband, Skipper McInnis).
The shop and restaurant are open Sunday through Friday 11am to 2pm.