Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Nest on Bradley

Carrollton has lots of cute shops, boutiques and restaurants. Today we visited a shop called, The Nest on Bradley. This adorable shop is located at 121 Bradley Street in Carrollton, GA. It is across from the Amphitheater. This shop has been around for a while, but has recently changed ownership and management. So we decided to check it out and see what was new. Upon entering the shop, we were immediately greeted by the new owner, Becky Hill. She was very sweet and welcoming. One of the first things that caught my eye was a vintage camera. In fact, the shop has lots of vintage cameras scattered about and I was dying to bring them all home.  


The shop is filled with lots of old architectural salvage which is something that I love just as much as vintage cameras. Isn't this old, chippy fireplace mantle great? And look that the vintage chandelier that is hanging in front of it. It's hard to tell from the photo, but it had the old Edison bulbs. 


They have a great selection of vintage inspired jewelry too. And how adorable is this window display!



Please excuse the photos. They were shot with my cell phone. Not the greatest quality.








There is a section in the back of the store called the Man Cave. It's just for Guys and for those girls that love rusty, crusty old tools etc. 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spending The Day in Blue Ridge, GA

I love those days I can get away to my old home town. Its seems I don't have the opportunity to get up there very much anymore. But yesterday just happened to be a day I could get away. The weather was perfect and we didn't have much traffic either. After the family and I finished with some business, we headed over to L&L Beanery for lunch. We had never eaten there and was going on the recommendation of a friend. Fortunately, the kitchen was closed. I say fortunately...because we walked next door to a place called, Southern Charm. We enjoyed it much more than we would have L&L Beanery. The folks at L&L were very nice to us, They offered cold items like salads, and sandwiches, and while that might have been okay, what we were really in the mood for, was a hot meal.

L&L sits on the corner of West Main St. As if you couldn't tell the old building used to be  bank. I have seen several businesses come and go in this old building. One of the first things you see is the original walk in safe.


This old building has some great architectural features like the marble front, doric pilasters, and glass block transom windows.




We headed next door to this lovely place. I love the butter yellow color of this building. It just reminds me of happy sunshine. And a sunny day it was.



The F16 jets had just flown over Blue Ridge and left this neat criss cross design with their chem trails. Or as in pilot talk ---geo engineering.
This is the backside of Blue Ridge. 

And this looks like an interesting place. They take everyday objects and create art. They were not open. I loved the name, it used to be a church.

This old building has some businesses down stairs, including the new Bagel Depot. But what I remember most about it is the old Blue Ridge Skating Rink. I spent many Saturday nights in that old building skating my tail off. Oh the memories!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pic of the Day: Lumber City, GA

 Southern Railway trestle bridge with operator shed at the top. This shed allowed the operator to have a better view of steamboat traffic coming up and down the river. It's located in Lumber City, GA

Monday, March 16, 2015

Palladino's Pizza

My hubby and I had lunch at a new place called, Palladino's Pizza. This is a completely new place that was just built in the fall of 2014. They have a huge restaurant and very nice covered deck where you can sit outside and eat. I love Al Fresco dining. My favorite when the weather permits.


The view from the deck overlooks the Maple Street Mansion. I can't say that I am a fan of the new color scheme the new owners choose for this house.  


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Road Tripping: Lagrange, GA


Does anyone remember the Kress Dime Store chain? Growing up in a small town, I can't say that I remember them. It was neat to see the old building where Kress was in Lagrange. The tile outside the front door is slowly chipping away.

 






Most of the time when we visit Lagrange, GA, it's because we drive down to Country's BBQ. Now, one would think if you visit a BBQ place, you're gonna order BBQ. Right? Never the case for me, or at least here anyway. I always order the buttermilk chicken fingers, tater salad and baked beans. But this trip I switched up one of my side dishes and ordered the fresh corn on the cobb. 


Homemade Naner pudding fresh out the oven. Yet another reason we go to Country's BBQ.