Labor Day is pretty quiet around here. The girls are all over…one at the beach, one in the city, one working with the Red Cross up in North Carolina. Quiet. I spent the morning shining up the cottage, and then took the Mini Cooper for a drive up the road to Thomasville, Georgia. Thomasville is a lovely little Southern town with lots of charm and grace. The people are kind, the food is excellent (try Liam’s and Jonah’s Fish and Grits), and the shopping! The shops actually have personality and uniqueness. That’s hard to find. There are antique shops galore! There’s Relish–a much beloved store for kitchen fanatics, and the Sweet Grass Dairy shop for gourmet food lovers. They make their own award-winning cheeses –and offer cheesemaking classes–at their farm right down the road. For amazing home decorating fabrics, you can visit Trolley’s. I spend a lot of money there.
Visit Coffey’s for the most gorgeous furniture, and Kathy’s for kickass shoes. The Gift Shop is always fun to visit, with their beautiful accessories and great customer service. Kevin’s is the place for outdoor wear, guns, and a nice collection of tablewares and cookbooks. A stop at the farmers market is a must on the way home for local produce, honey, and smoked meats. I was so excited to be going to Thomasville for a day of shopping. But my favorite shops were all closed for the holiday. No matter. I saved a ton of money and had a great time anyway. There was one antique shop with its doors open, and I took some photos of possible purchases to show my husband. And you. Take a visual stroll through Thomasville with me.
I enjoyed my quick visit to Thomasville, and I’ll go back soon. Next time, all the shops will be open, and we can load up the back of the Mini with goodies galore for Cowlick Cottage Farm!
PS: If you want me to purchase any of these items for you, or you’re searching for a special something, just send me a note–I’m happy to pick them up and have them shipped, from my cottage to your cottage.