Meet Our Advertisers: River Stone Cottage


Becky Havener and Jill Wooten were neighbors several years ago and discovered they each had a passion for estate sales and yard sales. It led to many hours of buying and collecting. Eventually it occurred to them that they needed an outlet for their passion. They began working at a consignment store where they were able to sell some of the items they had acquired. But that wasn’t enough.


StoneIn 2011 they opened River Stone Cottage on Haywood Road in Mills River. For two and a half years the store had been in a lovely old house. However, since the house was on the market it became a good time to relocate. Their new location is on Greenville Highway in Hendersonville, just slightly down from the junction of US 25.


River Stone Cottage is an upscale consignment store with a lovely collection of antiques, jewelry, modern and eclectic items. Scattered around are room vignettes displaying the charming pieces Becky and Jill have collected; other items have been brought in to be placed on consignment.


Near the front of the store is an old wooden trunk with a collection of quilts and linens. In another corner is an antique double bed and matching dresser just inviting you to take it home for your guest room. Off the main room are three smaller rooms. One is devoted to toys and items for a child’s room. Another is the reading room with a wall of books for sale. Opposite the bookcase is an attractive collection of purses, wallets and scarves. In the back of the store is the kitchen room with table and chairs that say let’s sit and chat. There are canisters, utensils, baking dishes and various items to bring warmth to any kitchen.


Becky and Jill’s passion continues to grow stronger with their new store. On the day of my visit, which was opening day, a steady flow of traffic came through the front door. They were continuously busy with customers making purchases and inquiring about bringing their items in for consignment. Add a visit to River Stone Cottage to your list of things to do. It’s worth it.


River Stone Cottage is located at 636 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC. Store hours are 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. Info: 828-694-1234

Sandi Tomlin-Sutker
Written by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker