Did you ever walk into a store and immediately know that it was a place for you and the merchandise started calling out your name the minute you opened the door? This happened to me the first week-end in February, when my husband and I made a road trip to the town of Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Many of you might recognize the name of the town, since it is very close to Callaway Gardens, which is a wonderful vacation destination. They have everything you can imagine - golf, water activites, a circus, etc. You can read all about it HERE . When I was very young, I lived fairly close to Pine Mountain and Callaway Gardens, where I took my first swimming lessons. However, Pine Mountain was called Chipley then and it is where I had to travel to visit the dentist - ouch! Now, it is a darling town with great shops and restaurants.
A nice side trip from Pine Mountain and Callaway Gardens is to Warm Springs, Georgia. It is the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Little White House". President Roosevelt chose Warm Springs, because of the physical therapy that he received there for his polio. The two photos above are from a visit that my oldest granddaughter and I made three years ago.
But I do digress!! This blog is supposed to be about my latest obsession, which is the fabulous shop, Chanticleer, that I discovered on my recent trip to Pine Mountain!
This is the way that the shop looks on the outside - charming, indeed. However, it is the inside that really captured my attention. The owner, Barbara Hale, allowed me to take photos, so that I could share with you.
Here are some of them...
This was probably my favorite shelf - just look at all of the brown (my favorite color, of course!). Even my husband was taken by the tortoise shell glass. Oh, I will return for some of those pieces!
Apparently, Barbara's shop is known for its rugs and pillows. The pillows are fabulous! Most are hand-hooked wool with so many different themes. Something for everyone.
These are the ones that need to move into my Florida condo - lol!! Do you see the French Quimper on the shelf above? Oh, such happy colors!
Do you need some Bunnies for Easter? Barbara can help you with that purchase, too. My big purchase was from this area of the store, but you will have to wait for my Easter blog to see it (just a little tease here, readers!).
Other impressive products that Barbara carries are her Murano glass pieces. You were able to see some of these in the first photo with the tortoise shell glass pieces. The one in the photo above was my very favorite!
Another special piece was this brown fish - loved this one, too, and he would fit nicely into the decor of the beach condo. I can see that I need to make a trip here, again, very soon.
The store carries pottery
And candles - Colonial Candles, of course.
Barbara sells so many different things that it is hard to know where to look! Every thing is displayed beautifully...
Look at this display for Winter Spice Teas - wow!
The store carries Karen Adams designs. Here are a couple of the paper weights.
Art is everywhere in the store...
But I saved the best, until last - that proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard and for whom the shop is named:
You will find roosters all over the store. I had fun looking for them in all of the nooks and crannies.
This will be the longest blog in history, if I do not stop here. However, there is so much more to see that you must visit yourself - this shop will become your newest obsession, too! Many thanks to Barbara Hale for allowing me to share her fabulous store with you. It is truly one not to be missed!
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