Showing posts with label Shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shopping. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Hemlock Studio Gallery, Clarkesville, GA, Great Art Studio

Since I am doing a review for an art studio, I felt that the photo should be "artsy". I used to dabble in photography in my younger days so I knew this would be fun. Because of my experience with photography, and because my wife and son both enjoy art, we always take time to enjoy an art exhibit when we travel. So, when we were in Clarkesville, Georgia over the summer, Hemlock art gallery was on our agenda.

Hemlock Studio and Gallery did not disappoint. Located just off the town square, it looks small from the outside. But once inside the store, it is much larger than I expected. The owners of the store moved to Georgia from Maine; they were friendly, fun to talk to, and very knowledgable. They did not mind showing us around the gallery, but they also allowed us to browse at our own pace. The studio provided a wide variety of artistic pieces by local artists: photography, paintings, pottery, rock sculptures, woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, and much more. One of the coolest things we saw were the handmade fly-fishing lures. The lures were wrapped perfectly, and the bright colors looked great on display. Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of the lures, so you'll have to stop by to see them for yourself. 

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Monday, July 18, 2022

The Antique Mall, Clarkesville, GA, Great Stop with A Wide Variety

If you want to take a look back in time, you can do it here at the Antique Mall. Located in Clarkesville, Georgia, you can find this shop on Google maps as simply, "Antique Shop". The name is not as original as most antique shops but don't let that fool you. Let's be real, most antique shops these days have what I think of as quirky bar names. However, even the best named stores often leave a lot to be desired. 

Once inside, this is a rather large shop. You will find dozens of long walkways chocked full of vintage goodies. The picture below shows the depth of the store. Keep in mind that the store is twice as wide as it is long. In a store this size, a shopper could easily spend an hour or more pilfering the shelves.

The variety here was impressive. They have a great selection of glassware, books, records, knives, toys, tools, baseball cards, coins, and so much more. On our visit, my wife stumbled onto some vintage wine glasses that she couldn't live without. Unfortunately, I ended up walking out empty handed. 

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