I met a special friend today,
she is a member of the Red Hat Society,
just wait until you see where she lives!
We all have our favorite places to shop!
I have quite a few within an hour or two of my home
in the North Georgia mountains.
Atlanta is a treasure trove for sure.
We are lucky enough to have
Scott's Antique Market - the second weekend of each month,
Lakewood Antique Market - the third weekend of each month.
But there are literally a plethora of wonderful vintage, antique and
consignment shops, sprinkled all around Atlanta and its suburbs!
Today I had the pleasure of visiting
The Green Bean Exchange
located in Cumming, Georgia.
The proprietress of this wonderful establishment is
( well I was told Chad and Meredith own the business
but I'm not sure if they are business partners, relatives or husband and wife...
sorry Chad, I didn't ask, so I'm not sure about your last name!)
They also have a second location about 10 minutes away which I have yet to visit!
You know when the outside of the store looks as inviting as this....
...there are treasures awaiting inside!
Love all the goodies inviting you to come in and shop a while!
I met Debra (in pink) and Helen (behind the register),
they both have spectacular booths here!
And why not?
Papier Mache' green beans over the register!!!
How Cute is this?
I love the area right by the front door and across from the register,
it always looks fantastic and today was no different.
What caught my eye was this
beautiful branch covered in what looked like cherry blossoms.....
They painstakingly tied strips of paper all over this large branch
and then attached blackbirds amongst the blooms!
We have just entered the building folks,
now we can begin our shopping extravaganza!
There is so much to see,
I'm just going to browse a bit, wanna join me?
Something for everyone, wouldn't you say?
Wasn't that fun?
Did you see anything you'd like to buy?
I sure did!
Quite a few things in fact!
I had a wonderful, relaxing time, just taking it all in!
Next time you are in my neck of the woods,
stop by The Green Bean Exchange Antiques
in Cumming, Georgia about a half hour North of Atlanta!
What a treat!
I had a great time shopping with you today,
I hope you did too!
Live your life AUTHENTICALLY! Be the REAL you!