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Not to Shabby opens with ribbon cutting

Posted: Friday, January 8, 2021

Downtown Huntington’s newest retail store, and the first new Chamber member of 2021, opened Saturday, January 2 with a grand opening celebration. Owners, mother and daughter team, Pam Howell and Tiffany Walker, cut the ribbon, opening the doors of Not to Shabby Home Decor.

Featuring home décor and repurposed furniture, Not to Shabby will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays are by appointment only by calling (260) 224-2083.

The interior of the new store has been completely remodeled with the help of Dale Howell, Pam’s husband. From the repainted original tin ceiling, the wood design laminate floor to the redesigned sales area, Not to Shabby, isn’t shabby at all.

Inside Not to Shabby, those looking for decorating items for the entire home including the kitchen, will find a very special selection of floral arrangements, baskets, shelves, pillows, metal works and even a set of box springs converted into a shelving unit. Some of the collection is created by the owners themselves and others are ordered in.

The Eleanor Violet & Co. collection of scents are made locally by Randi Forney and featured at Not to Shabby. These are 100% Hand Poured Natural Home Fragrance Products that are simple and clean. Like this company at

Personal items include a variety of jewelry and Color Street nail products. See Facebook: Pam’s Amazing Nails. Purses and bags and knitted and crocheted items are also part of the shop. The source of these items are a local craftswoman. Specialized gifts customized with names are available with same day service.

Walker explained that she and Howell just want to help people decorate their homes. The business is also offering a decorating service and can customize “just about anything.” They want to help make a home feel more like a home in a “budget-friendly way.”

The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Not to Shabby Home Decor on January 2. Pictured from left are Mayor Richard Strick; Dale Howell; Pam Howell, owner, cutting the ribbon; Tiffany Walker, owner; Mari Kuoch and City Councilman Charles Chapman. The Chamber congratulates Howell and Walker on their new adventure and becoming Huntington's newest store downtown.