Helen Winnemore’s has been in continuous operation since 1938 and still follows many of the traditions established at that time. Located in a house in historic German Village, we are pleased to offer wearable and usable art hand-crafted in the USA.
Established in 1938.
Like so many of us, Helen Winnemore was an artist at heart. Through various avenues, she came to know many artists and craftspeople. Finding great value in their work, she invited friends to her Grandview, Ohio home to view the art, and called it “The Afternoon Shop”. A gracious hostess, guests were served coffee or tea, and invited to peruse the cabinets and drawers where Helen stored the artists wares. Eventually, “The Afternoon Shop” became Helen Winnemore’s, and an official storefront was opened at Broad Street and Parsons Avenue near downtown Columbus. The shop remained there until 1966, when Helen moved the shop to its home in Historic German Village, in downtown Columbus. The traditions born in Helen’s home continue today. Guests are still served coffee or tea, and invited to explore items tucked into drawers about the shop, including the 40 jewelry drawers that are always a guest favorite.