A little history...
To the casual observer or those driving by this familiar landmark, the store appears almost unchanged, but you'll realize nothing could be further from the truth once you pass through the door. The shop is now brightly lit, items are displayed in an uncluttered, well thought-out manner, and your surroundings conjure up nostalgia and fond memories even as contemporary jazz plays softly while you browse. And browse you will, cause there's so much to see, and there are new things to discover with each visit! And not a jam or jelly, or faux finish, or "Made in Taiwan" sticker anywhere to be found. If you want the genuine article, this is the place, 'cause finally, Black Bear Creek is an antique store that truly sells antiques.
Even before the ink was dry on the contract to purchase what was then The Log Cabin Store Antiques, Jim and Carol began the endless task of finding unique, high quality antiques to replace or augment those included in the sale. You'll find vintage advertising, lodge and cabin furnishings, rare books, kitchen collectables, vintage hunting and fishing gear, antique radios, rustics and primitives, with everything from a Popeye Big "Little" book, to a1966 Harley motorcycle, to a magnificent turn-of-the-century Bailey, Banks and Biddle grandfather clock.
In addition to the fine antiques and collectibles assembled there, as a bonus for shoppers and community artists alike, Black Bear Creek is drawing upon the talents of a potter, two woodcarvers, a rustic sign painter, a watercolorist, and even a custom knife maker, to add greater depth to the treasures offered for sale. Jim and Carol think it important to get involved and support the local people that have so graciously welcomed them into their "home," Clayton Georgia.
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