The Family JewelBox is located on Main Street in downtown Winnfield, Louisiana is a new business in a newly renovated building. In the process of updating the building, the ceiling tiles were removed allowing the original beaded board ceiling to be seen. The horsehair plaster on the brick walls was partially removed, revealing a Monroe, Louisiana wholesaler’s advertisement painted on what was once the outer wall of the building next door. Research indicates it was painted in the late 1800's. An interesting relic from that business has been found and added to the décor.
Out front, the old pocket watch sign is a true Main Street landmark. It was first used on Main Street by Mr. J.W. Perdue to advertise his jewelry store. Rita and Charles Baum, along with their children, Robert and Barbara, continued using the sign from the early 1960's when they bought the business, until late 2002. The sign has been absent from Winnfield since that time. It has been restored and newly painted with the new business' name to welcome customers in.Family JewelBox owners are Donna & Jesse Dyson and Phyllis & Perry Holmes. This is certainly a family business and any time you visit you might find different members of the family from youngest to oldest working. Phyllis is the jeweler and has over 30 years’ experience in the jewelry business. The store carries fine jewelry, watches, and gifts for everyone! Bridal registry and wedding supplies are available. New to our area are the special trunk shows and events held with designers showing their specialties.