Native produce was offered for
sale as it became ready for harvest from the large garden, which
had been planted. The business venture had begun!
Located on the old road to Cape
Cod before the advent of super highways, business was soon booming,
requiring assistance from the next generation, Harold Hunt
Williams, fondly known as "Buzzie" by most, and his family. While
continuing his photography business through the 50s, Buzzie added a
helping hand to his folks, which in time evolved into a full-time
venture. His sister, Ellen Williams Taylor, and her family, also
helped out creating decorative baskets for the cemetery in the
spring and helping with gardening as well as sales. The spring
season found us all at W.T.P.
Over the years roofs were added, leaving
space for the trees to grow up through the roofline and additional
buildings were erected. The "annex" housed gifts, fabrics, and
houseplants for many years. Textiles had been Buzzie's original
career path. The merchandise has changed somewhat from the early
days into the largest craft supply shop in the area during the 70s
and 80s and is now evolving into a well-stocked antiques and
collectibles shop with an inventory of decorative supplies and
craft items to complement any decor. In 1982, with the loss of our
Buzzie, Williams' Trading Post entered a complete transition to a
third generation ownership. With Nat's expertise in plant and soil
science and his boundless energy, top-quality plants were produced
in our range of greenhouses from tulips in the spring to
poinsettias in December.
The garden center and nursery department
continues to fill your spring gardening needs with top-quality
plants, trees, and shrubs along with many of the supplies needed
for successful home gardening. Our new venture into the realm of
antiques and collectibles has brought a new enthusiasm for our
family—we never know what treasure we might find!