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Our Favorite Things

Inside Our Favorite Things (photo Josephine Bennett)

In this edition of Right Here we visit Our Favorite Things, a gift and antique store with a name that explains itself.

Our Favorite Things owner Cindy Gonzalez rings up a customer at her shop

"We just have a bit of everything that we love. We really don't buy anything we don't love ourselves and that's how our name came about."

And owner Cindy Gonzalez loves the farmhouse look made popular by the HGTV show Fixer Upper. While some of these items are new others are antiques discovered on buying trips with her husband.

 

Front room at Our favorite Things

"We travel back roads. We go to estate sales. You know we have a few people that look for things for us. We go to South Carolina, North Carolina, we go lots of places in Texas and we do that two or three times a year."

And they come back with things like quilts, wire baskets and anything made from reclaimed wood.

Outside Our Favorite Things on Vineville Avenue in Macon

"Right now you know it's spring so everybody's wanting unique containers and things to plant in. So we do old watering cans, old buckets, and old wagons. Everybody's coming in for those things."

Gonzalez had similar stores in Oklahoma and Texas before moving to Macon when her husband was transferred.

The store sells new and antique items

"I have made 90% of my close friends from being in this store. You know just because I have repeat people that come. I will have people that will just come to visit to see what's new."

Right Here on Vineville Avenue in Macon.

(Support for Right Here comes from the Peyton Anderson Foundation)

Josephine Bennett is the Station Manager at GPB Macon. She spends a lot of time volunteering in animal rescue and at any given time might be fostering dogs and puppies from the shelter in Macon.