I love a courthouse...the architecture, the history...but I'll be honest, I love the square around it even more, all the eclectic shops and wonderful old buildings.
Especially if it's revitalized like the one in
, where the old buildings are put back
into use, refurbished, painted, filled with antiques, crafts, books or quirky
gifts and busy with customers. Georgetown
Our first stop was Handcrafts Unlimited, an amazing Co-op that has been in business for more than 25 years, a place where senior citizens can sell their handmade crafts and art.
I came across these crocheted watermelon slice potholders - exactly like the ones my Grandmother made. In fact, I found several things in the store exactly like my Grandmother made. I wish she'd had a place like this to sell her products!
What tempted me the most were these pottery pieces. But as I mentioned in my last post, I was on a strict budget. To fight the urge to buy anything, I just snapped more photos...
...like this one of my friend Mary Kay. She bought a few things, I believe, but mostly she gathered ideas. But also take a look at this shop, at the wood floor and tin ceiling and quilts draped along the railings. Such a cool building. The women working there are all volunteers.
Of course, there were plenty of antique shops as well.
I had to go into the Georgetown Winery Tasting Room and gift shop. Loved this sign!
Decorative man-hole covers and old brick sidewalks added lots of personality...
...as did this sculpture on a side street.
Another junky antique shop lured us farther down the side street.
I've posted this book-chair before but had to share it again... it's so original!
I shot it from several angles. Just love the detail on it! I wonder where I could find one of these?
And look at this vintage beauty I spotted on the square. See the blue in the hubcaps? Nice touch!
Stay tuned for more scenes of Georgetown.
(Yes, there are more! My camera saved me a lot of money that day!)