About UsHistory and Team
Granma Had One History
Granma Had One has been serving the Hampton Roads area since January 2004. We also have three booths at Barrett Street Antique Mall (Dealer #813). In early 2017, we closed our Chesapeake shop location, concentrating on our Barrett Street Booths.
We are a family owned and operated business, with a combined experience of 120+ years. We strive to maintain the quality level of antiques, furniture, collectibles, and salvage items that our customers have grown to love. We do, however, enjoy a challenge, so if you are looking for something specifically that we don’t have in stock, be sure to ask us to find it for you.
We are a bunch of hard working characters and want to make sure that every customer’s visit is great one. So if you see one of us out, be sure to let us know how we are doing and what we can improve. All suggestions and encouragements are welcome.
You might say that Ed Davis has “Antiques & Collectibles” in his blood!
Even as a child, he was investigating the barns and farm houses of his family in North Carolina – eventually growing into the teenage boy who drove his mother’s cousin to auctions in Wilson, NC. Only later to be found wandering through that same cousin’s antique store on old Bank Street in downtown Norfolk back in the 50’s and in her shop on Military Highway years later. Right from the start, he was learning the value and beauty of what some people would consider “Grandma’s old stuff”.
As a young man, Ed continued… read more.
Jay is Ed’s youngest son and the next generation of Granma Had One Antiques. He and Joy (wife) took over the Chesapeake store in January of 2014 allowing Ed to retire for a second time in life. Jay and Joy opened up the second location, Granma Had One Too in Virginia Beach in October 2014.
Jay not falling far from his Dad’s tree has a special talent of finding hard to get items from some of the oddest places. Growing up in a house that valued and displayed beautiful antiques and collectibles, he knows the difference between what is good and what’s junk and what junk has potential to be good!
Jay’s original passion in life was working on small engine machines and vehicles. His mechanical mind helps him to fix or repair just about anything you can put in front of him.
Joy is one of the newest partners at Granma Had One, married to Jay Davis. They are the next generation of Granma Had One Antiques.
Joy has a keen eye for antiques and home decor. From a small child, she has been around antiques and grown to value the craftmanship of them. As a young adult, she honed her skills as an artist and adapted her eye to visually appealing decor for the home. She loves decorating and organizing the shops to give them a fresh look.
Joy is known for her creative mind when it comes to repurposing items that are outdated, unused… giving them new life. She also does a good portion of our furniture updating, which includes refinishing, restoring, and shabby chic’ing items.
Originally a graphic designer and website developer, Joy has really taken to the antique business and hopes to carry on the family tradition. With all that being said she still cannot let go of her education and continues to develop the shops’ website and marketing plan.