Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bray Family Farms

This is a cute, little fruit stand located in Powder Springs, GA. I moved to Cobb county in 86 and can you believe I've never stopped there until this past Sunday. They were closed, but I was able to get a good shot of the stand. Not sure if the same folks have had it all this time. I really don't know why I haven't stopped there in the past because fruit stands hold a special place in my heart. My Grandfather had one in Blue Ridge, GA for a good many years. You don't see too many of these anymore, and that's sad really.

This old house has been sitting next to the fruit stand. Not sure about the connection, but I' m sure there is a wonderful story there.

The website
Facebook page

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

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Gerald's Pig & Shrimp

Here is another little jewel that we have been passing by for several years. As a tourist, I think at at first glance, you assume this is another little seaside shop. But upon further investigation, we discovered this is a walk up, open air restaurant. So, we decided to give it a try. We were the first customers for the day, but then again we did show up a few minutes before they were supposed to open. The young guy working, didn't seem to mind. He was very kind to us and was happy to answer all our questions. Hubby had the bbq and I had the Po Boy. It was nice being able to sit outside and soak up some fresh Tybee Salt air. Next time you are in town, be sure to check them out. Here is a link to their Facebook page.

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