6 reasons North Georgia is the antiquing capital of the state

  • Kelly Sundstrom
  • For the AJC
2:29 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Shopping in Atlanta
Black bear Antiques in Ellijay

North Georgia offers antique enthusiasts a true taste of the South, and with its rich heritage, diverse history and cultural complexity, you're sure to come across plenty of hard-to-find, unusual and simply priceless pieces.

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Whether you want to add to a collection, hunt for that perfect piece of furniture from a bygone era or go on a treasure hunt through time, your antiquing journey just isn't complete until you've experienced some of the multitudes of small-town shops in the state.

Black Bear Antiques in Ellijay. Old Orchard Square. 240 Old Orchard Square, East Ellijay. 706-635-2327. www.facebook.com.

With over 20,000 square feet featuring antiques from over 125 dealers, you'll find one-of-a-kind furniture, lamps, jewelry, artwork, clocks and more at this cabin-themed antique store.

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Mountain Laurel Antique Mall in Cleveland. 233 Friendship Road, Cleveland. 706-865-0575. www.mountainlaurelantiquemall.com.

Visit this big yellow building with over 8000 square feet of antique goodness to find an unbeatable collection of glassware, Art Deco and Art Nouveau accessories, primitives, furniture, fine china, antique tools and mirrors.

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Sycamore Crossing Antiques in Blue Ridge

Sycamore Crossing Antiques in Blue Ridge. 531 East Main St., Blue Ridge. 706-632-3366. www.foursquare.com.

For a quaint shop in a small North Georgia town of Blue Ridge that has a little something for everyone, Sycamore Crossing Antiques offers a wide array of pottery, furnishings, lamps, sterling silver and vintage tea sets.

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Mountainside Antique Mall in Jasper. 1355C Old Philadelphia Road, Jasper. 706-253-3496. www.facebook.com.

Housed within 10,000 square feet, the Mountainside Antique Mall contains 55 vendor booths featuring antique, primitive, vintage and homemade collectibles. If you're looking for a full day of antiquing fun, this is the place for you.

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Antiques & Collectibles of Dahlonega. 35 E Main St., Dahlonega. 706-864-9024. www.facebook.com.

This small mountain town has a lot to offer avid antiquers, especially if you stop by Antiques & Collectibles of Dahlonega off the Historic Dahlonega Square. Over 100 vendors fill 12,000 square feet with rare antique finds, vintage home decor, clothing, memorabilia, artwork, furniture and Southern collectibles.

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North Star Emporium in Ellijay

North Star Emporium in Ellijay. 10 Northside Square, Ellijay. 706-697-7827. www.facebook.com.
Located off the square in Downtown Ellijay, you'll find every antique under the sun at this shop, which houses over 20 vendors in over 5000 square feet.

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