Thursday, July 29, 2010

Finally...a junk shop stop!

A good road trip is as much about the trip as the destination. Stopping for quirky little places along the way only add to the experience. I am so glad we stopped at this one. The proprietor, Neal Smith, was just delightful. Several buildings were packed full of treasures but I was drawn to all the piles outside. Especially his collection of antique iron beds set up in the yard and leaning against multiple trees. If you're ever in the area be sure to stop and see him. He's 8 miles north of Ellijay, Georgia on highway 515. Tip...make sure you take cash...I forgot that part.




















Below are photos of my new favorite thing to eat...fried green tomatoes! Our dear friends from La Belle, Florida are vacationing with us. Lucky for us every member of the Luckey family is extremely talented in the kitchen. I had a private cooking class right here on vacation as they taught me the ins and outs of frying up a batch of these babies. We sliced up 20 tomatoes total and ate them all. The kids were standing by the stove waiting for them to come out of the frying pan because couldn't cook them fast enough! I think we'll have to head back to the farm stand today for another bucket of these little green gems. As one of the kids so aptly put it, "they are a little piece of heaven in a hot and crispy, green circle".....oh my, so true!


10 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Looks like a fun place to spend a couple of hours:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Robin said...

OMG!!!!looks like heaven to me.I wish he was down the street from me.Beds and bottles, my fav....Robin Blog:vintagebeachhouse.blogspot.com

Janet - Birdland Treasures said...

WOW, my kinda place, just good ol' junk! :) Looks wonderful.

Sushikay said...

Wow that place looks like a junker's dream...would love to snoop around there! I enjoy your blog.

Building a House and Home said...

I love the Avett Brothers...is that coming from your website or my computer? I can't believe it...another fan!

Urban Farmhouse said...

Building A House & Home: The music on my blog is courtesy a free pop-out player from www.playlist.com. I discovered the Avett Brothers when I was searching for acoustic Hawaiian music of which I don't think it is either(?) but I do not know their history. I loved this song and quickly forgot my original search and added this one to my play list. Thanks for visiting and commenting! Love your post about undiscovered artists and their art!

Susan said...

That tree with the colored bottles was especially cool. Susan

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

wow, what a fun place to visit!! those fried tomato's really do look good, I have never tried them.

xoxo

forever growing said...

OMG fried green tomatoes, not only my favorite book but one of my favorite foods! What a beautiful place, I would wander in and never leave!

Debra Anderson said...

This place is awesome!! Wished we had places like that here in Oklahoma!! I would be there for at least half a day going through everything!! I love the galvanized stuff, and the bed frames!