There are dozens and dozens of antique and junk shops in and around the south. There are just a few that stand out in my mind to be gems. The other day i headed to statham, georgia which is just up the road from athens. i had been hearing about factory antiques for a year or so now so i wanted to check it out. it's home was in an old two story builing on the square. the building itself had lots of character and great natural light. the shop was filled with thoughtfully curated and arranged. it is worth a visit....again and again.
photos and words by kristen bach