The other day, we were in Cullman for a couple of hours – of course, Av had to stop and get a sack of Duchess doughnuts:
…you know, Shug isn’t growing up in Cullman like I did, but he sure does know what’s good.
(Sorry about those fingerprints!)
I ran into Southern Accents
for a few minutes – it’s one of my favorite shops in town, and they have some of *the* most interesting architectural antiques.
Over the years, I’ve dreamed about the copper bathtubs they’ve had, the section of boxes from the Selma post office, and once it took everything I had not to bring home a marble-topped work table from a Memphis chocolate factory.
It sure is fun to look at everything – antique doorknobs (those porcelain and heavy leaded crystal ones), the giant wooden and marble mantels, stained glass windows, old lighting fixtures…
A few years ago they started heavily promoting replicas: things like reproduction doors and bathroom fixtures which I didn’t care for. I like it when people stick to authentic items. And of course that’s the best part of their inventory.
Outside is a menagerie of bathtubs that one day someone restoring an old house will take and sand and refinish – and no one will ever know it was once resting sadly off-kilter, collecting rainwater on an old tarp in downtown:
Sinks, radiators, fencing awaiting a new life:
…and a section of *beautiful* old bathroom tiles: