It took me a while, but I found the sale, and it was pretty good. I'll tell you about my goodies in another post, but I just had to tell you about the neatest store I found along my way!
Now, some of you may know I have two dachshunds, named Bailey Sue and Bessie Mae (see pic in the sidebar to the right). But as I was going up Hwy. 115/52 between Dahlonega and Cleveland I saw a store named - Bessie Mae's!!! Of course I knew I'd have to visit them, but I didn't want to stop on the way - besides, they weren't open yet - so I made a point of stopping by on my way home, and I'm so glad I did!
The owner was so sweet, and her husband who was working the front counter was as well. They had some of the cutest things for sale, too! There were a lot of primitives, candles, gorgeous things for Easter, dried flowers, barn stars, vintage dishes and lovely tea towels and even some precious vintage Christmas decorations.
Look above at the chicken nesting box, filled with painted wooden eggs and such. The basket in front is filled with cute stuffed chickens.
Bessie Mae's had a nice selection of candles. I bought one of the soy jar candles with their name - Bessie Mae's - on it and the scent called "Ye Olde Homestead". The best way I can describe that scent is that it's a strange, but sweet, combination of clean linens and my great grandmother Ma Cook's Tea Cakes! Just scrumptious! There were also tart warmers and little wax tarts to go with them.
This was my favorite corner of the store, with the old wood stove, more chicken nesting boxes filled with tea towels, barn stars, and so much more. I bought a blue and white checked tea towel with roosters on it that I think I'll make an apron from if I can find those instructions, and a cute square sign in honor of 'my' Bessie Mae. It says "Beware, dog can't hold her licker"! And my Bessie certainly is a licker!
This corner was filled with spring decorations - chenille eggs, mini trees with small ornaments to go with them, bunnies and chicks galore!
And some of the cutest quilted and embroidered pillows! If I remember correctly, these were around $10 each!
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Bessie Mae's and if you are ever in the beautiful mountains of northern Georgia, I recommend it as a stop along your way.
Have a great weekend, folks! Becky