Sunday, I had the great privilege to attend the grand opening of an antique market in Pine Mountain. Old Chipley Market made its official debut and put itself on the map as an antique stop well worth more than a drive-by.
I love little towns with big history and I LOVE antique shops. But there is definitely a plethora of definitions when one uses the word “antiques”. We’ve all been sucked into a store promising beautiful furniture that gives us glimpses into the past as well as looking fabulous in our foyer only to find out we’ve walked into a musty smelling store housing rusty harnesses and boxes of doorknobs.
And don’t get me wrong, I LOVE junkin’, but if you are looking for “junk”, you will not find it at the Old Chipley Market.
Purchased in 2013 by Dennis McMahan of Atlanta, the Old Chipley Market is beautifully appointed with gorgeous furniture, décor and wares that are nothing less than move-into-your-home ready. One could easily lose hours just taking in the variety, history and quite frankly, trying to decide which item to take home.
I had a great time at Old Chipley Market. From the front it looks deceptively small, but rest assured, the building goes on and on and is full of must-haves. No box of doorknobs here. Trust me, I looked. Mr. McMahan has built a beautiful store full of tasteful vendors (one of which is my mother-in-law) and it is a touching tribute to the love affair he and his late wife, Margaret have had with antiques throughout their marriage.
I highly recommend you head down to Pine Mountain and have a visit!
Old Chipley Market
230 S. Main Avenue
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Open 7 days a week: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 6PM;
Sunday 12PM – 6PM
From Atlanta, GA: Travel I-85 south to I-185. Take Exit 42 (U.S. Highway 27), turn left and travel 12 miles to Pine Mountain.
*This is an unsolicited review and in no way meant to insult people who buy, sell or just prefer boxes of old doorknobs.