Through the years . . .
A New Beginning
We are proud to occupy an historical building in downtown Huntingdon. From the photos you can see the changes in the town from 1870 to 2012. In the first photo there is a stagecoach in front of our building and we believe that there was also a telegraph office within. In 1912, an automobile of the times is parked in front of our building which housed a dry goods store known as Huddleston's. From left to right the buildings are: the "Old" brick courthouse, Farmer's Bank on the corner, Carter's Hardware, the original Bank of Huntingdon (the current location of Maddox Law Office), an alley (current location is the former Huntingdon Museum), our building, the building now housing Jean's Flowers, and next door, Priest and Townes Drugs, now the location of PDC Arts & Eats. By 2007, our building had housed a furniture store, shoe store, children's clothing store, sporting goods store, durable medical equipment facility, pawn shop, country music museum and small cafe.
We began work on the building in 2007 and strived to preserve the building's original charm, adding items from the past such as treddle sewing machines, an old cupboard and chests as a backdrop to our modern and up-to-date offerings.
We opened our store in October 2008, and are proud to serve the community with our array of products and services.
What you will find
While our building is rooted in the past, our inventory serves as a bridge between old and new. Mockingbird Threadworks offers a pleasant mix of quilting fabric, batistes, and broadcloths, sewing threads, embroidery floss, notions, and sewing and quilting supplies. In our children's area we have a variety of useful gifts for the new baby as well as clothing, toys, and hairbows for toddlers. Decorative items, candles and cookie cutters are among our ready-to-go gifts.