Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Road Trip! ~ Sautee Nacoochee, GA

Hubby and I decided to take a little drive up into the hills to a little town called Sautee Nacoochee. I don't think I've been there since my college days, and didn't remember much about it, except there was a Native American burial mound near there. 
   
We were looking for a place to eat lunch and do a little shopping, but next time we'll do the history thing.

The first place we stopped was The Lavender Cottage and Garden gift shop...

...and, of course, I had to bring home a bunch of dried lavender. 

We saw cute retro things and chicken art. I like the painting of the chickens eating a slice of watermelon. How summer-in-the-country is that?

The Old Sautee Store was built in in 1872 and has old things to see, and new things to purchase.

Flower beds...

...and country garden decorations were calling me.


Here's where we had lunch. And yes, that's a "green roof". 
It has ivy and lots of miscellaneous plants growing on it.

A cute garden shop, with another "green roof". 
The sign on the door said, "Open," but no one was there. 
One of the sandwich shop employees said if we wanted to buy something, just choose what we liked, and pay at the Old Sautee Store. 
It's nice to see the honor system is still alive.

Great rustic scenes and vignettes...

...and a big shady porch and comfy twig chair for relaxing.

Thanks for tagging along on our little road trip.
xo Babs   


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16 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What cute shops, Babs! I love stopping in little places like this. They always have the most unique treasures!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You went to the Lavender cottage without ME? heehee! Oh, what a wonderful place to spend the day or a long weekend! I'll look it up on the map! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Sylvia said...

I'm a Georgia girl but haven't heard of this town, it sure is neat. Love it and may have to check it out some day.

Pat Cantwell said...

Babs,
Beautiful "Road Trip", dear friend!!!
My favorites were the bundles of dried lavendar, the polka dot chickens on the red chair, and the green growing along the rock steps!!!
I'd love to "travel" with you again,!
Thank you for the invitation!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Kelly said...

That looked like fun! I love going away to small towns like that. I've never heard of that one before. Was it in GA?

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Thank you for the road trip! I like going to new places! How cute is that about no one in the store and to pay at the other place! I have some lavender I bought last year and in don't know why, but I've been saving it! I love day trios like that...my kind of fun!

My Garden Diaries said...

Let me just say that this is truly a piece of heaven! I loved seeing everything about this post! The shop is adorable with so much goodness and those green roofs rock! And the honor system is outstanding! So glad that you got away to take all of this in...making a note of this one! Happy week to you! Nicole xo

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What fun! That shop looks amazing, built in 1872...wow!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
Blessings,
Cindy

Debbie said...

I'm heading to north GA next weekend for our anniversary. I'm going to google that place and see where it is. The whole feel of it appeals to me.

Debbie said...

Just googled. It's in the general direction where we are headed! Yay! (I can't remember the place we're going. Need to text my husband and ask him. How pathetic is that?)

Poppy said...

Hi Babs,

Oh my goodness! Such prettiness and charm everywhere, from the cottage-y gardens, to the beautiful patriotic colours and adorable vignettes. I would have loved to have browsed that shop; so many tempting treasures. Your lavender, I'm sure, has scented your home, already.

Thanks for the wonderful road trip!

Poppy

Lady of the Manor said...

This looks like such a great place to visit! Glad you and your hubby go to go and shared it with us. I love those gardens and that bent wood rocker!

Art @ Home said...

What a charming little twon, Babs! I love all things lavender, and I'd love a bunch of dried lavender in the cute little paper containers. LOVE it, and I love that one of the stores has an honors system.

In answer to your question about the blue and white vase: It's from Anthropologie!

xo,
RJ

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a fun day trip!! I need to get my husband out of his chair and out to someplace neat like this!! Thanks for the tour!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks like a truly fun trip . . thanks for taking us along!!...so enjoyed touring along with you!

Jann Olson said...

Just the name of that town is enough to make me want to go there. Love the living roofs and those rocks with all of the trailing plants! Sounds like a great day for you and hubby! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann