Monday, April 11, 2011

Backroads wandering to Hogansville.......part 1

Recently, on a stellar Spring weekend, I got the chance to wander back to my current FAV pickin' place.......
.....Born Again Antiques in Hogansville, GA. (Remember my previous post about the cool industrial lamps? This is the town and this is the place (above).......but more about that in the upcoming "Part 2")


Here's a bit of info about the town........there are a half dozen antique shops along Main Street......
(Hogansville is the home of the "Hummingbird Festival" held every year in October with over 200 artists and crafters)

.....there's the historic Grand Hotel B&B .........


.....and Van Byars Antique Auction is here as well, which runs about twice a month.

I love this cool old Art Deco theater--which now houses City Hall.
What cool architectural details!!

I had lunch at the Grand Hotel, and the innkeeper kindly invited me to take a tour........

....it's quite a beautifully restored place, with amazing woodwork and furnishings throughout the hotel.......


.....and a relaxing patio and garden area out back.....very pretty!

I chose this weekend to visit because the town was having their 1st annual Antique Show......
(you can sorta see that tall green cupboard I bought to use at the Country Living Fair-- the one that the guy is picking up)


.....I thought there was a nice offering of antiques, even though not a ton of dealers, but I plan to return next year--I hope this will be the next "Crabapple" one day!!

There is something quite special about this quaint little town and the friendly people that live here--I keep gravitating back to it and the surrounding area, and best of all, the pickin' prices around these parts are actually reasonable for the most part--something that is getting harder and harder to find!!

Coming up.....Born Again Antiques.....


11 comments:

Sea Witch said...

Dear Sassy...thiws is soooooo my kind of town. Reminds me of Prescott, Arizona where they held a marvelous antique show twice a year around the square. I must visit Hoganville. Sea Witch

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This looks like an awesome town. One you could easily spend all day shopping in .Such pretty things you came across

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Looks like it was a fun weekend. How wonderful that they've saved the old buildings and didn't succumb to Urban Renewal in the 1960s like we did. Looks like we just might have to plan a trip to Hogansville sometime in the near future.

MARY PERNULA said...

My kind of town also...............thanks for taking the time to take photo's and share with all of us. Hugs Mary

Angela said...

Hogansville, Georgia - now on my list! Thanks!!

joetterer said...

looks like a great destinations!

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Martha said...

Hogansville is not too far from me in Dahlonega...would love to see more Antique businesses around here like Hogansville has!

I need to visit the big H and check it out! We'd love to see you visit here....Antiques and Collectibles of Dahlonega, and Gateway Antiques are just off the historic square!

I'm starting a new business producing pillows and other items from Antique and vintage French, German and American grain sacks...should be in Gateway by May 1st! ..and just started my first blog....Come visit us!
I have really enjoyed your posts!
Blessings,
Martha Passman

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

What a great day at hogansville. Thanks for sharing. I did some catering gig there...never saw much of the town though. i hope they have a show next year.
gerri

bikim said...

lovely details!
Rosa

RETRO REVA said...

you are my kind of gal!!!
Have you ever participated in the longest yard sale in america ?
It's all the way down hwy. US 60 and runs right through my former home-town, Sturgis KY, which has a fantastic antique mall as well!
xXx
Reva

Deanna said...

When you come back to Hogansville, be sure to visit the Hummingbird Antique Mall........it looks like you missed us! :-(
We are right across the street from William and Mary's - just below the Grand Hotel! Hope you come back soon!