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crafts and memorabilia from the South

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crafts and memorabilia from the South

Hi!

My sister and I are travelling to (then through) Georgia in April. We are interesting in buying hand made craft items and vintage memorabilia from the South. Can anyone tell us where the best stores/flea markets/towns are for this, please? We like to travel off main highways to see more "real life" instead of touristy places. Would appreciate any suggestions you have for fun places to go.

Gainesville, Georgia
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1. Re: crafts and memorabilia from the South

i'd suggest visiting madison ga.

Calhoun, Georgia
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2. Re: crafts and memorabilia from the South

As funny as it may be, a good place to buy Georgia memorablia is the Craker Barrel Stores inside the Craker Barrel Restaurants. I know they are "touristy" but that is what I would recommend.

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3. Re: crafts and memorabilia from the South

There are many "antique" stores in the towns of Blue Ridge, Ellijay and Talking Rock; all quite close to one another.

I consider Blue Ridge a little more artsy but there are definately antique stores too, Ellijay is mostly made up of antique stores with other types of stores finally moving in. The tiny town of Talking Rock is mostly antiques.

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4. Re: crafts and memorabilia from the South

If you can arrange it, you might try the Lakewood Antqiue Market that's held every second weekend of the month. It's held at an old fairgrounds south of Atlanta and it is huge. You can easily spend an entire day poking around.

They have a new location up in Forstyh but it is smaller.

Here's the site for more information: www.lakewoodantiques.com/lakewood.htm

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5. Re: crafts and memorabilia from the South

Try Trevor's on the square in downtown Ellijay. The owner is quite a card. Misguided perhaps but well informed.