A meet up for lunch with three special women -- my sister and two cousins -- also included a visit to a very unique store in Athens, the U.G. White Hardware Store. In business since 1917, the store carries specialty products in a unique atmosphere.
To be found there are housewares, lawn and garden items, knives, nails, bird feeders, outdoor clothing, kitchenware, groceries and best of all - recreated old time toys.
White's toys are made by Channel Craft, which uses skilled craftsmen to create these aesthetically appealing toys of yesteryear.
How nice to find the games of Tiddly Winks, marbles,dominoes, jump ropes and Tin Penny Whistles, and many more, all made in the U.S.A.
What a neat store. I love visiting it, especially at Christmas.
|I LOVED these Wax Lips when I was a kid. Haven't seen them in years.|
|You might know I couldn't resist buying one and of course my sister insisted she make my picture made wearing them! A lady walked by, laughed and said it looked like a Botox job gone wrong!|
|Penny candy on the carousel (Mary Janes, Banana Kisses and many others, now sells for $5.99 per pound!|
|Note the man whittling cedar in the upper right of this picture.|
I asked the lady behind the cash register what is done with the shavings produced from the whittling demonstration. She replied they are just swept into the trash. I asked if I could have them and she gladly produced a bag to pack them into.
More closet sachets!
|Remember these? Made from a man's work sock|
|How funny is this? Clever marketing, no?|
|Wash day accessories from times gone by|
|Peanuts are roasted and sold in the store|
|The lunch crew - Darry, Becky, Edith and me.|
Bright and colorful things, but I wasn't tempted by anything! Isn't it funny how very pretty all these things look when massed together in stores, but when you get the two or three things home they don't look nearly so nice; they just look lost, at least to me they do.
|Lots of Vera Bradley!|
I hope everyone has a great weekend.