mom & pop.

just like me, i know many of you absolutely love the concept of the "mom & pop" store, right? you know, the family owned, local, been around for ages as a staple in the neighborhood store that carries a little bit of everything you may or may not need. our little neighborhood in Atlanta has it's very own Mom & Pop { yes, actually named Mom & Pop} and it's been around for over 20 years. there was quite a commotion recently when the little store closed a few weeks ago. it turns out they are relocating and a fabulous new little market with local roots will be replacing them and opening tomorrow, so at least good news for everyone!

thanks to the ingenuity & quick thinking of my husband, we were able to score some original handpainted signage from the store as a memento. i think many years of my antiquing and a few episodes of American Pickers has rubbed off him, don't you? but how fabulous that we have a little piece of neighborhood history preserved. now ... what to do with it is another question, but we will figure that out soon enough!

don't you love the sign? do you have a little "mom & pop" type store that you adore too?