Anyone who happens upon the Country Shak Antiques and Collectibles on East Main Street are likely to find Rollie and Pollie, the cats, peering out among the countless shelves of pottery, books and other knick knacks.
Country Shak Antiques and Collectibles Owner Jacob Fields affectionately calls the two his store mascots.
Fields said he inherited his love of antiques from his grandfather, Phleet Philips. He said he had an extensive collection of fenton glass, which Fields inherited when his grandfather passed away in 2008. To this day, Fields said his favorite item to collect is fenton glass.
“I was brought up with antiques,” Fields said. “It’s all I’ve ever known.”
Since his shop is in the downtown Glasgow area, not far from popular tourist attractions like Mammoth Cave, Fields said he’s had the opportunity to meet different people from as far away as Canada. He said meeting with people and hearing their stories is one of the most rewarding aspects of his job.
“I meet people from all over the country,” he said.
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