Welcome 2016

Welcome 2016 and to the new Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust blog!


I just got back from a week in Atlanta where I attended the 2016 AmericasMart International Gift and Home Fashions Market.


It’s a crazy place this market!  It’s overwhelming, exciting, inspirational and exhausting but


This year we (my friend Laura and husband Jay) decided to rent a house from Airbnb.

cabin 1

I’m not going to lie………… We really liked it!

The cabin was built pre civil war and survived the Atlanta fire during the war. The history in the wood and mortar was so amazing. You wished those logs could talk. The stories they would have to tell.

Along with the cabin being so cute and comfortable it was also close to the market and a few of our favorite restaurants that we like to visit when in town.

They aren’t fancy but DAMN they are good!

mary macP.S We stock this cookbook at Bottorff’s Ruffles & Rust because I wanted the recipe for tomato casserole and sweet tea.

Mary Mac’s Tea Room is one the oldest restaurants in Atlanta. Their story is really interesting. Not only is it REALLY GOOD Southern home cookin, but they serve little cinnamon rolls while your waiting for dinner to arrive.

mary mac 1Seriously! Cinnamon rolls before dinner!

Our other favorite is OK Café

ok cafeThey have the most amazing pimento cheese and I’m still dreaming about the grilled pork chop I had. It was sooooooooo good!

Now it’s back to reality and work!

cleaning pictures

I found some really fun new merchandise in Atlanta. All of the items coming in are made in the USA and by small family owned companies. Which I love!

This next week it’s all about shopping local!  Finding some great new locally made items is on my agenda.

Over the next few months I’ll share some of their stories with you. I also have lined up some great vintage items that are set to arrive at the store in a couple weeks.  I’m soooooooo excited for everything to start getting here.

That means………………………

It’s time!

It’s time to make room for all the new stuff.  I’ll be putting things on sale to make room for new merchandise.

Not just on sale, but PRICED TO MOVE!

If you haven’t been in for a while, stop in to see what’s happening or we can just talk pork chops, pimento cheese, and banana puddin!  Either way it will be nice to see you!

See you soon!



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