Ej’s Treasures was previously located at 8455 Bellenfant Rd in College Grove. This “unique” antique, gifts and jewelry shop was housed in an old grain shed on Joe & Elynor Bellenfant’s farm. Ej’s, named for Emy Joe Bellenfant-Bilbrey, the proprietor, is the middle child of Joe and Elynor. Ej opened her business in the original grain shed in 1998 but quickly outgrew the space and added an addition that connected the old stable and feed room to her shop. . Ej is delighted to share with you the history of her father’s former farm machinery business that lasted for over 40 yrs. There is a support pole inside that has Joe’s grain figures “penciled in” from 1952 and 1953. She has the original grain chute as well along with old farm auction pictures that were taken in the 50’s. Hanging on the wall is an old picture of Bill Covington in his bibbed overalls. “Uncle”, as he was nicknamed by Joe, was a very tall, stout black man that worked for Ej’s grandfather, Sam Bellenfant. “Uncle” moved to the Bellenfant farm when Joe was 1 day old. He hauled a lot of grain in and out of this shed and remained a faithful employee until he died in his nineties. You will not only find these old pictures but new ones of Ej’s family and friends. Country music stars/authors/artists have been known to shop there, perform and pose for a picture or two.
There’s a sign posted inside: “Enter as a stranger, leave as a friend” which is Ej’s motto and one that most folks would say was her father’s motto also. By the way, the sign is NOT for sale! Unfortunately, Ej's mother passed away in 2014 and the real estate is being sold! For this reason we are having to move! Our future plans are to relocate in a new barn that will be built close to our home on Cox Rd in College Grove. Meantime, we will continue to do estate/moving sales with class! You can visit her website www.ejs-treasures.com or call (615) 368-2020 for more information on estate sales she conducts as well as location updates! We appreciate your business so very much for the past 18 1/2 years!!!!