Dear Woodstock,

The Wright Stuff Collectibles, the Woodstock mecca known for treasure hunting and unique finds, turned FIVE yesterday, and owner Tom Wright and his family welcomed everyone to celebrate with a ribbon cutting and barbecue. Members of the City of Woodstock, local media, fellow business owners, and loyal customers all gathered at the store to congratulate the Wrights as well as sidle through the aisles, taking advantage of special sales. (I managed to snag a couple vinyl John Mellencamp albums–old enough that he still called himself the Cougar–that happen to be a good part of my childhood soundtrack.)

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The Wright Stuff Collectibles cuts the ribbon, celebrating five years in business.

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A legion of Walking Dead action figures stand guard over the enormous celebratory sheet cake. (Of course, my twelve year old was first in line for this confection. )

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A little window shopping (my husband’s favorite kind) always reveals something new behind the glass at the shop. Take time to glance in the next time you’re downtown.

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An eclectic mix of items, ranging from “nerdy” classics to vintage ephemera, add to the “treasure hunting” aspect of the store, and there’s always something new waiting.

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A young customer examines the baseball card collection on display, while I indulge in one of my own world traveler obsessions: vintage globes. I’ve even gone so far as to make crafty lamp shades out of them.

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A Edelwieiss-adorned cow bell hanging in the doorway rings in the next five years for this family-run business.

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Their collection of vinyl albums is epic. The music and memories that reside in this aisle promise an afternoon of fun shopping.

Info:

The Wright Stuff Collectibles

8646 Main Street

Woodstock, GA  30188

410-294-8226

In addition to their storefront on Main Street, Wright Stuff also maintains a thriving Ebay business, shipping items all over the world.

Until next time, Woodstock. Much love, Jennifer

Jennifer Carter is a freelance photographer and writer living with her family in Woodstock, Georgia. Her work has been published by the Marietta Daily Journal, the Cherokee Tribune, Cherokee Life Magazine, Cobb Life Magazine, Woodstock Patch, and the city of Woodstock’s tourism brochure. The “I Love Downtown Woodstock” blog is what she considers a “passion project,” an experiment in homage that she calls “A Collection of Love Letters to a City.” See more of her work at jenwanders.com.

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