We’ve all heard the phrase “out with the old and in with the new,” but who said there was anything wrong with the old? Here in North Georgia, an abundance of shops that carry one-of-a-kind pieces have made antiquing a beloved activity for our locals and guests. At antique stores throughout the state, you’ll find beautiful, rare pieces that showcase impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail. These antiques were made with great care and show us what life was like at a certain point in Georgia history. They’re the perfect memento to bring back home after an unforgettable vacation!
When you stay with us at Glen-Ella Springs, you’ll be just a short drive away from a variety of excellent antique stores in North Georgia. Plus, traveling around the area will give you the chance to explore our beautiful Georgia Mountain towns. Here are some of our favorite places to go to find antiques in Georgia.
Located just north of downtown Clarkesville is the gigantic Old Clarkesville Mill. With over seven acres under one roof, you’re sure to find your perfect keepsake in their extensive art & antiques area! This store has some of the best Chinese antiques available, including exclusive Ming Dynasty pieces like Ming porcelain, snuff bottles, and mountain paintings. You can even order your favorite pieces online at your convenience.
For a unique antiquing experience, check out the Homestead House, also located in Clarkesville. This 1700s cabin offers guests a variety of country antiques and primitives, including American folk art, upholstery, home decor, textiles, and antique originals. Guests are welcome to browse their products as well as place custom orders. Be sure to stop by when you’re in the area!
Black Bear Creek Antiques in Clayton, GA strives to give guests the ultimate antique atmosphere. Visitors are invited to touch, feel, and reminisce over souvenirs from days long past, including vintage items, home furnishings, and rare books and collectibles. You can even admire works by local Georgia artists or consign some of your own pieces. Whether you plan to purchase or simply browse, a visit to this antique shop is sure to evoke some wonderful memories.
The town of Dillard, Georgia is an antique wonderland for shoppers. They have over 40,000 square feet of antiques within a two block radius, where Victorian furniture and assorted country primitives are just waiting to be explored. Various shops like Carol’s Back Porch, Dejavu Antiques, and Yesterday’s Treasures Antique Mall give guests ample opportunities to find something they love. Dillard is a one-stop shop for finding the best antiques in Georgia, and with so much to see, you’re guaranteed to find a piece that will become a topic of conversation in your home.
For the final stop on your antique adventure, head to historic Nacoochee Village and visit their antique mall. Three floors of unique gifts and treasures will have you saying “ooh” and “ahh” over and over again! The store has everything from chandeliers and pottery to crystal and jewelry, and is the perfect place to find that special something that you’ve been searching for. Be sure to spend the rest of the day strolling through the village to see what other treasures you can stumble upon.
Now that you know about some of the incredible pieces you’ll see during your search for antiques in Georgia, it’s time to start planning your trip! At Glen-Ella Springs, our beautiful rooms and suites provide some of the best accommodations in the area. They’re the perfect place to rest after a day of shopping! Plus, you’ll be just steps away our regionally acclaimed restaurant, so you can refresh and restore with a great cocktail and amazing food. For more ideas on how to plan your perfect Georgia Mountain getaway, be sure to download our free vacation guide!
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