Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good Things - Norcross, GA

Family from New York came to visit and Atlanta provided them with marvelous weather.  68 degrees was the Saturday temperature and the sun shined all day.  Made a trip to Norcross, Georgia.  A lovely revitalized community full of pretty little shops, great restaurants and this little gem, Good Things Home and Garden. 

Don't let the front door fool you.  What looks like a small shop actually goes back into four rooms filled with beautiful home and garden pieces, sculptures, wind chimes, fountains, gazing globes, lamps, bird feeders, you name it.

Scented candles and oils, baskets and unique decor abound.  Lovely lamps, floral arrangements and every kind of container you can imagine can be found at Good Things.

Nifty soft picnic baskets are perfect for tailgating, a special date or an outdoor concert with someone you love.

Good Things has a marvelous selection of unique "dog" theme items.  I fell in love with these Scotties bookends.

All around this pretty little shop were these silver metal balls of flowers and garden visitors.  So many to choose from and just lovely.  How pretty they are as they capture the suns kiss and send tiny rainbows everywhere.

Of course, the prettiest item in the shop is Miss Prissy who quietly moves from room to room meeting and greeting all of the shops visitors.  I wanted to put a fresh daisy in her hair.  What a sweet girl she is.

A corner of white to choose from for your garden, greenhouse or favorite white room.  Lovely.

Nested throughout the rooms were these pretty, little fountain sculptures.  So whimsical and joyful, I took a short video so you could enjoy them.

 Wheezer said that old southern women grow things and wear funny hats.  Well Good Things has shelves full of beautiful straw and Panama hats for men and women. Southern or Yankee, you will look faboosh in one of these hats.

Baskets full of pastel colored faux eggs for your decorating. I could have bought the lot.  Good Things is a delightful shop to stroll through. Do stroll rather then move quickly as there is so much to be found within.  Really, a perfect shop for gifts for anyone on your gift giving list.  From perfect housewarming gifts, to unique items for the gardener, you will find it at Good Things. 73-B South Peachtree Street, Norcross, GA  770.263.8885
Mon – Sat 10am to 6 pm, extended seasonal hours. 

We decided to have a bite across the street from Good Things and walked over to the historic Norcross Station, the restored train depot.

With a glorious day and the sun shining down, we decided to lunch Al fresco.  Sis found the perfect table under a large umbrella overlooking the main street.  French Onion Soup and their famous "Norcrossiant", slivers of smoked ham, swiss cheese, a light schmear of mayo on a croissant and it was lunch heaven.  

Bar resides in the former main ticket counter and waiting room.  Has a very "Cheers" look to it and I bet the evening crowd does it justice.  I can already hear somebody yelling out, "Norm!"

We couldn't leave without ordering their famous, homemade peach and cranberry cobbler. OMG... to screaming die for.  Hot out of the oven with a side of french vanilla ice cream.  Heaven, I tell ya...heaven.  Nearly two hours later, we finally decided to continue our day visiting shops. It was hard to leave our table as it was so much fun to watch the world go by.  But, other shops awaited so off we went.  Tomorrow's post will have some of the treasures that we found along the way.  Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch


Robin Larkspur said...

Glorious weather, great shopping, wonderful food, and your favorite people...what a great day. And you got to meet Miss Prissy! Love those silver balls for the garden and the Scottie bookends..gotta love scotties!!

FrenchBlue said...

What fun! I love that mushroom! Thanks for sharing all these treasures, Miss Prissy and that peach cranberry cobbler! Have a good week sweet one~

just call me jo said...

Oh, how ideal. Love Miss Prissy. So soft and flowy. I want some of the cobbler BAD!! (My husband doesn't eat such things so I end up eating it all.) You show us good times indeed.

Seawashed said...

YOur lunch sounds so yummy especially the croissant sandwich!

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Wow I could spend some time in that shop and yummy lunch. Thanks for sharing some of your wonderful day!

jordiegirl said...

Looks like a great shop to look around. Love the Scottie dog bookends. Miss Prissy is so cute.

Davine said...

Oh I love shops like this. When I lived in New York when ever we would go on a weekend journey I would seek out so many wonderful shop like this.

sassytrash said...

That is one of my favorite places to eat!! I haven't been down that way in ages, but will have to go soon and see that cool garden shop and have a yummy lunch, too!!

Stacey said...

Hello fellow Georgian! I've been reading your blog for a while but this is my first comment. I had to comment since I have worked in Norcross for the last 10 years. This is one of my favorite shops! (Did you go next door? That place is Anglo fun, too.) I wish I could bundle up this post and stick it in my pocket - it is so fun to see what one is familiar with right there on the 'net.

Ana said...

Looks like a shop I would love to visit and could spend hours in :-) So many wonderful things to see. Sounds like you had a great time. Hope you are doing well my dear friend.

Much love,

Shellbelle said...

Gosh I haven't been to Norcross since I was a child, but it sure has changed! I'll have to be sure to go visit the next time I'm hanging out with family in that area.

btw, I do wear funny hats, lol.

Barb said...

Hi Sea Witch,

It looks like you had a marvelous day. I think I would still be wandering around that shop. Miss Prissy was definitely the highlight however. What a sweet little face.

Hope all is well. Have a blessed weekend.

Thewhimsicalchick said...

I love that little town. That shop is beautiful. I agree Miss Prissy is sweet.