On the Road to… Georgia

On the Road to... Georgia

Georgia, the Peach State, has a rich and sweeping history that spans almost three centuries and many important events. Named for King George II of England, Georgia is known for peanuts, pecans, peaches and antiques.

SHOWS

12th Semi-Annual Braselton Antique & Holiday Festival
October 23-25
Downtown Braselton, GA
120 booths. Free admission, good food and fun.

Southern Lovin’ Junkin’ Show
October 30- November 1
706-327-4522; www.facebook.com/junkinshow
801 Front Ave, Columbus, GA
Three Full Days of Junkin’ Fun at the Columbus Trade Center in the Historic District of Columbus, Georgia!

The Mill Market Expo
1st Saturdays of each month. November 7, 9am-6pm
478-973-4551; www.facebook.com/themillmarketexpo
Forsyth, GA, off I-75 at 89 East Adams St.
Three buildings full of unique vintage items, antiques, furniture and home decor. Featuring regional outdoor dealers and artisans offering the best in southern antiques, collectibles, art and jewelry. Something for everyone!

The St. Simons Island Antique Show
November 7 – 8, 9am-5pm
Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallory Street, St. Simons Island, GA
Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring interesting and unusual items, and other treasures from by-gone eras, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc.

Scott Antique Markets
November 12, 13, 14, & 15
404-361-2000; www.scottantiquemarket.com
Atlanta Expo Center, 3650 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta, GA
“America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt!”

15th Annual Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor, and Gas Engine Expo
November 13 – 14
404-569-0028; www.capa-ga.com
Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market
3rd weekend of the month. November 20-22
770-889-3400; www.lakewoodantiques.com
1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA
This upscale Market features 500 spaces in a 75,000 foot climate-controlled building plus outside veranda and courtyard dealers. North Atlanta’s Premier Market for Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Furniture, Re-claimed Architectural, Home & Garden Decor and MORE!


AUCTION HOUSES

Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery
404-869-2478; www.aandoauctions.com
715 Miami Circle Northeast #210 Atlanta, GA
See web site for upcoming auctions & information.

Atlanta Auction Company Inc.
404-213-9429; www.atlantaauctionco.com
133 S Clayton St, Lawrenceville, GA
Auctions Every Saturday at 10a.m.

Red Baron’s Antiques
770-640-0890; www.rbantiques.com
8655 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA
See web site for upcoming auctions and information

Preston Opportunities Auctions
770-502-0028, 678-296-3326; presto434343@yahoo.com; www.prestonopportunities.com
Newman, GA
Preston Evans has been in the antique and collectible business for over three decades. Through Preston Opportunities he provides many venues for the collector, hobbyist, and aficionados to acquire and enjoy the finest in antiques and collectibles. Opportunities Auction specializes in vintage coin-operated machines and is known for selling uncommonly rare items and holding many records for prices realized.

Rockabilly Auction Co.
770-652-8075; www.rockabillyauction.com
409 Pottery Factory Drive, Commerce, GA
November 14, Huge Holiday Kickoff  – November 28, Fantastic Holiday Auction – December 12, Year-End Advertising, Americana & Nostalgia Auction

Slotin Folk Art
770- 532-1115; www.slotinfolkart.com
112 E. Shadburn Ave. Buford, GA
November 14-15, Folk Art Auction: Self-taught art, Outsider Art, Southern Folk Pottery, Contemporary Folk Art, Decoys, Antique & Anonymous Folk Art, Erotica, New Discoveries, and so much more.

MUSEUMS

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
404-865-7100; www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov
441 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is part of the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal government agency. The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library includes photographs and historical memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1976 – 1981). An exact replica of the Oval Office and gifts received by the Carters are also featured. A permanent exhibit of significant events occurring during Jimmy Carter’s life and political career includes photographs with interpretative text.

Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site
404-331-5190; www.nps.gov/malu
450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
At the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site you will find the places where Dr. King was born, lived, worked, worshipped, and is buried. While at The King Center visit the final resting place of Dr. King, Jr. and exhibits on him, Coretta Scott King, and Mahatma Gandhi.

The Margaret Mitchell House
404-249-7015; www.atlantahistorycenter.com
979 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House is a turn-of-the century, three-story, Tudor Revival building where Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote her Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, Gone With the Wind.

World of Coca-Cola
1-800-676-COKE (2653); www. worldofcoca-cola.com
121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA
The only place where you can explore the fascinating story of Coca-Cola – the world’s best-known beverage brand. Over 1,200 artifacts representing Coca-Cola’s rich heritage can be viewed at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. In Milestones of Refreshment, you can walk through time and re-live the fascinating history of the brands, the company and the people.

SHOPS AROUND TOWN

Jere’s Antiques
912-236-2815; www.jeresantiques.com
Open M-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
9 N. Jefferson Street, Savannah, GA
Jere’s Antiques, voted Savannah’s #1 antique dealer according to Savannah Magazine, has been an established family business since 1976, specializing in the sale of fine antiques and in designing and constructing bespoke furniture. Jere’s sells items from its fine collection of furniture and antiques to dealers, decorators, auctions and private clients worldwide.

Queen of Hearts
678-297-7571; www.queenofheartsantiques-interiors.com
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursdays open late until 8p.m., Sunday 12- 6 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 12 – Sun., Nov. 15 – Holiday Open House
670 North Main Street, Alpharetta, GA
This 33,600 sq. foot mall is home to the most savvy and creative dealer-merchants in the city with over 200 booths filled to the brim with antique, vintage, mid-century, repurposed and decorative merchandise.

Queen of Hearts
678-714-0643; www.queenofheartsantiques-interiors.com
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursdays open late until 8 p.m., Sunday 12- 6 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 12 – Sun., Nov. 15 – Holiday Open House
4125 GA Hwy 20, Buford, GA (next to Hobby Lobby)
A mecca for the treasure hunter… Over 33,000 sq. ft. oasis of great merchandise provided by 200+ dealer merchants. Aunt Connie’s sandwiches and sweets is open Wed – Sat. and helps provide fuel to continue shopping.

Queen of Hearts
678-453-0600; www.queenofheartsantiques-interiors.com
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursdays open late until 8 p.m. Sunday 12- 6 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 5 – Sun, Nov. 8 – Holiday Open House
2745 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA (at the intersection of Post Oak Tritt)
Home to over 168 consignors in 24,000 sq. feet. This store has primitive, vintage, antiques, mid-century, collectibles and a clock shop. Plan to spend a couple of hours browsing this great mall.

On the Road to… Georgia