Monday, October 25, 2010
Jimmy had one of the largest selections of chippy, painty fireplace mantles that I have ever seen in one location. It is a restorers dream.
I came to Jimmy's to find chippy treasure but instead, found some great vintage clothing pieces so that is where my most of my budget went. I get weak in the knees with vintage/antique clothing and love to wear it. When I ran an antique mall, I would wear it everyday...it was so much fun.
Hilarious vintage garter belt and front panel girdle from the 1940s.
Magnificent and wonderfully crushable pine green velvet opera coat. The look and cut of an Edwardian lawn coat, but the hem seaming gave it away as an item from the 1940s. Just lovely.
View from the back of the coat. Edwardian detailing with frog closures. Coat is just too small for me or I would have kept it. I love velvet coats/cloaks for their look and their comfortable feel.
Too cute, a pair of vintage toddler's long johns (circa 1890s) right down to the drop seat over the tush. I love old underclothing...I think it is such a great equalizer of men and women. We all have to put our panties on at some point no matter how much we may or may not own.
A pair of adults long underwear in knitted wool. Flaps for the front and the back and the crotch separates for a comfortable squat along the trail. Circa 1890s.
Nice Edwardian cotton batiste nightshirt for a man. Will display this in my Victorian booth for Christmas along with a top hat.
I love old dictionary's for their period slang and language use. This was in from 1934.
After a few hours at Jimmy's looking at all of his treasure, we decided to grab lunch at the local cafe in Comer, called Maggie's. (Comer is just a "mile" away from Carlton or "a piece down the road" as they say here in the south).
Cheerful and welcoming, the front has pretty bistro tables and chairs outside, a chalkboard with the day's specials and folks coming and going.
It had warmed up by noon so we chose to eat inside rather then in the afternoon heat. Tables were set with pretty red fabric tablecloths, a mixture of comfortable oak chairs and the sounds of a cafe. A broad menu for both lunch and dinner and Maggie's speciality was beer battered fish and her onions rings. My honey loves home made onion rings and put Maggie to the test.
We both opted for the house Patty Melt Sandwich on rye with grilled onions and a slice of melted swiss cheese. HEAVEN! Grilled to perfection and yes, the onion rings were freshly cut sweet onions deep fried in a delicate beer batter. I almost had to wrestle my husband to the ground to return home with me rather then stay for the next dinner bell.
I had the house fries which were from thick cut potatoes and fried to perfection. Huge garlic dill pickle and I thought about remaining for the next meal as well. There were home made desserts to select from and the carrot cake almost had us order, but we were stuffed to the gills with the portion size of the lunch so we will have to make another visit if we want dessert. Maggie's is worth a day trip just for a good meal. Welcoming, local wait staff and good food at reasonable pricing, Maggie's should be included on your trip through this part of Georgia. Make it a stop if you are taking a drive to look at our autumn leaves. You won't regret it. I always have to walk after a meal to get the digestive juices moving...thanks dad...I do this in your honor as this was your habit following a restaurant meal. Found two other antique shops in downtown Comer and came away with more treasure.
Lovely aqua blue/turquoise blue anything...it is the sea witch in me. Nifty old cigar tin and a McCoy planter from their butterfly collection.
These planters always look wonderful filled with found objects like sea shells or soft handspun or your best vintage mercury glass Christmas ornaments or bead garland.
We slowly worked our way back home from an enjoyable Saturday. Got home in time for my honey to catch the last quarter of a football game and I cleaned and prepped my finds for my personal collection and the booths. Hope your weekend was as enjoyable and blessings to you and all those you love. Sea Witch