Well, apparently it's fall everywhere but Richmond Hill, GA. Our leaves really haven't started changing yet. The weather is wonderful and sunny around 60's-70's each day. That's the thing about living in the south, we don't have a distinctive change of seasons, something I miss from my time raised in Virginia. But, who's complaining-not me! I love the sunshine and the warm afternoons. As for getting into the holiday spirit, the weather does play a significant role in feeling festive. So, I'm struggling a bit to get the Christmas decorations down and just looking to see what I will decorate with this year. But this blog isn't about decorating for Christmas. I thought I would at least pay some homage to the fall season. So I'll share my "fall picking" or what I really was doing- junking!
My daughter and I spent the weekend in Macon, GA which is 3 hours North of Savannah. Definitely a change in seasons there. It was beautiful-trees an array of bold colors and leaves falling down around you. It was sunny but crisp and a great weekend for junking. I didn't find as much as I would have liked to but hey even one small treasure is worth the trip.
She and I visited some wonderful little stores along the way so I've posted some pictures of those stores. I love meeting the people behind the vision and who also share in the joy of junking. I think maybe we fellow junkers are a breed of our own! I didn't take many pictures of what I bought because I have already put them in our booth space to be sold. But I hope you enjoy the weekend junking photos.
|Henry's in Bolingbroke-it's the sweetest little country town.|
One of our favorite places when we lived in Macon, GA.
|Henry's carried the Annie Sloan chalk paint-|
so I stocked up while I was there.
|The beautiful fall day in Bolingbroke.|
|Another fun little shop in Bolingbroke.|
|Loving all of the Christmas decorations.|
|One of the coolest places in Forsyth, GA. It's a warehouse full of retired hotel furniture at discounted prices. I can always find a deal there - a piece to repurpose. I bought a metal luggage rack that I will paint and rebind.|
|Anyone need a lamp??|
|This is a great place to buy furniture for|
that first apartment or college
dorm or even a vacation home.
|The warehouse used to be a fabric mill. |
It still has it's original paint in some places.
This looks like a duck egg blue to me!
|Great chair-not a good price-|
had to leave it!
|This was a new restaurant in Forsyth |
that will be called "the Anvil Room".
It was the old blacksmith shop in town.
The owners gave me a tour.
It will be opening soon
-still under construction.
|Old tools they found when they |
started the reconstruction.
|Another great store in Forsyth. High Cotton is the perfect name for this store. It was their Christmas open house and boy was it fancy. A piano player, catered food, and gorgeous decor!|
|Kennedy was thrilled that they had a |
Leonardo Da Vinci piece in the store!
He's the subject of her history project
and science fair inventor this year.
|Love the old windows displayed across the wall!|