After going to pick up Sister’s friend, we headed to Conyers, GA. Conyers was a small town that I thought I would LOVE. I did like it. The town was a sweet little town.
I especially liked the painted buildings. It was Saturday, but there was not much going on downtown. There was an ice skating rink across the street, but I believe the whole town turned out to ice skate. We couldn’t even get close to the rink. But that is ok, we had other plans. Antiquing.
I loved that the building names were in stone. This “Bank” is now a hair salon. The Pawn Shop was also a bank.
We head over to Sadie's Antiques and Uniques. We found some interesting things, but nothing that really knocked our socks off.
Love the Jello molds. And we found lots of great dresses if we need a 80’s prom theme dress.
I LOVED these old doors. And this jewelry frame. I AM going to make this for my sister. She has wanted one and I know I can do this.
I loved the old hairbrushes and could just pictures me sitting at the mirror brushing my long blond hair as Rhett Butler came through the door. *sigh*
I LOVE pink depression glass and found these pieces, but as we walked around the corner, we found these two dolls hanging from the wall with these creepy wood stars all over the room. Very Blair Witch Project. Can you say CREEPY???
This is Little Dinky. I think that’s the name and that lead us to the Train Depot.
Afterwards we headed to Covington, GA. I was looking so forward to this because it had a real town square.
Downtown Covington was just what I expected. What I didn’t know is that this town is a movie mecca of Georgia. The Dukes of Hazards, Sweet Home Alabama (yes), Cannon Ball Run and The Vampire Diaries. In fact, The Vampire Diaries are still filming there.
They even have a Stars walk of fame. Notice Ian Somerhalder at the top left.
This is Damon from The Vampire Diaries. I think I need to start watching this show. Ain’t he Purdy?
This is the Mystic Grill from The Vampire Diaries. Sister and her friend kept talking about eating at the Mystic Grill and I was excited. Then I found out it was a fictitious place and just the part of the set. WOW, I was a bit disappointed. HA
But we did find a Fish Camp, which was a little funny because we are not near the water. But their food was really good.
I got a shrimp taco with mango pineapple chutney. It would have been better with Cole slaw instead of lettuce, but it was still amazing and I would get it again.
Sister got blackened shrimp. They smelled so good and she said that tasted good too.
And of course we had to get dessert.
Sister and I split Chocolate Cream pie and Sister’s friend got Banana Cream pie. Both were good.
So, after eating lunch, we had some shopping to do.
Spires Interiors and Gifts was probably my favorite place in Covington. The ladies in there were extremely nice and wrap a special gift for Sister so she wouldn’t know what it was. I highly recommend the place if you find yourself in Covington.
Then we headed over to Square Perk Café for the girls to get coffee and use the bathroom. All this walking and shopping was really hard on the bladder.
A couple doors down, you will find Church Street Antique Market. The couple that ran this shop were super nice and more than willing to help you find anything. I loved their jewelry displays.
Another piece of movie magic…this is the clock tower from Back to the Future.
We then went over to Antiques and Stuff which is located right off the square. They had some great finds. We only made it through half of the market when it closed. But not before Sister got two great night stands for a pretty good price.
But here are some of the coolest things I found.
Both of these items I would have loved to bring home with me. But I had to leave them behind. Maybe next time…or maybe I can at least make one of them.
By this time it was 6:00 and time to head home. It started raining so hard and blowing. I couldn’t go over 45 mph on the Interstate and knew that I would be run over. After dropping Sister’s friend off, we headed home to let the puppies out.
Around 8:30, we headed over to a great Irish Pub; Olde Blind Dog.
Sister and I split some great Potato Chip Nachos. I should have stopped there, but decided to get a burger. I only ate about 1/3 of the burger, but it was soooo good.
Sunday Sister had to head out to Washington DC and I had to get back to Middle Tennessee. So, I packed up the car and Baby and Luci begged for a couple weeks together, so we all head back to TN together.
Baby and Luci both rode in the front seat. Baby sure did make a good pillow for Luci.
I was pretty glad I didn’t leave late when I hit the top of Monteagle. There was ice all over the rocks, but I have to admit that it was pretty.
Sister will be visiting us in a couple weeks and I think Luci will be glad to see her, but I also think that Baby will miss her cousin very much. They are having a blast together.