Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunrise Grocery: Blairsville, GA

I have a confession to make. I have been driving back and forth from Blue Ridge, GA to Helen, GA for over twenty years and I have passed by this little country store every single trip. Not once have I ever stopped. And the sad thing is---I really don't know why. Always in a hurry I suppose. But, yesterday wanting to reconnect with my roots and refresh my soul I headed to the North GA Mountains.

At first, I passed right by it like just like in times past. But, I turned around and went back and pulled into the crowded little parking lot. I was quickly greeted with burning firewood, fresh boiled peanuts and a big smile from the gentleman outside selling jams and hot cider. Wow! Love this store. All I can say is they have a little bit of everything. Everyone was very friendly and the atmosphere was just what this old gal needed. I can't believe I have been missing out all these years. :-(

I never knew this was the oldest business in Blairsville, GA still in it's original location. until I read the old window turned chalkboard by the front door. They have been in business since 1920.

Be sure to check out their facebook page. Because they are cool like that!

                                                          Color or black and white?


Color version of the chalkbord

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2nd Annual Jane Coslick Holiday Cottage Tour

It will soon be time for the 2nd Annual Jane Coslick Holiday Cottage Tour. Proceeds go to a wonderful cause. Last year was a huge success, and I'm hoping with your help it will be even better this year. Purchase tickets at Friends, would you please join me in sharing this info. We want to start getting the word out.
Be sure to click here if you missed the first annual Jane Coslick Cottage Tour

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Senoia, GA

On Sunday, we ventured down to Senoia, GA or aka Woodbury to all you Walking Dead Fans. Lots of filming goes on in this quaint little town. Drop Dead Divas is another recent one to shot on location in Senoia. The weather was perfect and the crowd wasn't too bad. We had lunch at a place called Katie Lou's CafĂ©.  Loved having lunch outside and people watching. Please excuse the crappy cell phone pics.

This was a neat little shop. It very much reminded me of The Paris Market in Savannah.

Zac Brown's place, Southern Ground Social Club

Shot this one through the window. They were closed.
 Loved this old weathered bench right outside Zac's place.
This was the bridge in the 1991 movie, Fried Green Tomatoes. Remember the scene where Buddy Threadgoode got his foot stuck in the railroad tracks.


 One of the beautiful old homes


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum

Here's a few pics from the first anniversary celebration of the Southeastern  Quilt & Textile Museum.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jamwich: Rome, GA

We headed up to Rome, GA this weekend. We had no agenda or reason to be there. I had been seeing the Berry College campus a lot in photos lately and was very curious to see it in person. So after sightseeing it was time for lunch. We started out at the Partridge Restaurant, but left after looking over the menu. My husband was very annoyed with me. And I'm sure it's a good place to eat, it just wasn't what I had in mind. So we wandered down the street a bit and discovered this new little spot.

After checking out the menu I have to admit I wasn't very impressed with these funky sandwich choices. Being the chicken salad snob that I am I reluctantly ordered one.
Love all the funky vintage decor

The chicken salad sandwich was excellent!!! I would go back in a minute.