National Retro Day
February 27, 2021
“Do you remember when…” is phrase that often harkens people back to a time of joy and great memories. Like the family gathering around the table for a board game or maybe cranking up the sound and reeling in the years with some 45’s and 331/3’s. Well, National Retro Day is the perfect day to kickback and remember the “good ole’ days”.
If you need a little help sharing the good old days on this rainy day weekend… here are a few...
... places to stop and check out with the friends and family.
Looking for some tunes?
Check out Vinyl Revival located at 113 East Pryor Street in Athens for some of your favorite artist. From Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones to the Eurythmics and more – there are plenty of albums to peruse and take home. You’ll find the doors open Thursday: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM and Saturday:
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Looking for some toys from your past?
Step inside UG White is like stepping into yester-year and you’ll find popular toys – and candy – from eras gone by. The candy bins are irresistible – piled with lemon drops, Sweet Tarts, Pop Rocks, Tootsie Roll pops, Charleston Chews, Cow Tails, Laffy Taffy, and loads more. You’ll find Coke in a glass bottle, roasted peanuts, and specialty goodies like honeys, hot sauces, barbecue sauces, jams and more from all over the South to help transport your meal to the “good ole’ days” too.
Step over the toys and let the nostalgia wax as well with classic Fisher Price toys, the prognosticating Reckon Ball, train sets, a variety of old time hand-held games and more.
Of course, the big kid in your can enjoy the Case Knives filling case after case – you might even spot one like Grandpa used to have. Then there’s Lodges’ cast iron like Grandmas too. A peruse of U.G. White’s will have the nostalgia flowing.
You’ll find U.G. White in downtown Athens located at 101 North Jefferson Street. They’re open Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Looking for that special item from your past?
Set your mind to explore and pass through time by checking the antique shops dotted throughout Athens-Limestone Alabama. You never know what you’ll find from antique furniture like Grandma had to the lunch box of your youth – anything and everything can fill the booths.
Candlelight Antique Mall located at 26501 Upper Elkton Road in Elkmont is open Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 PM – 5 PM. Favorite finds include merchandise signs and blow mold decorations.
Country Traditions located at 26636 Main Street in Ardmore, TN is open Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday from 10:00AM – 5:00 PM. Favorite finds include primitive and antique furniture of various styling and periods.
Serendipity Antique & Interiors located at 22335 US Highway 72E, Suite B in Athens is open Monday - Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM and Sunday 1:00PM – 5:00PM. Favorite finds include crystal and china and antique furniture.
The Treasure Chest located at 1428 Freeman Avenue in Athens is open Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM. Favorite finds include classic toys and assorted memorabilia including Coco-Cola and NASCAR.
Willow Cottage Antiques located at 109 South Marion Street in Athens is open Wednesday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Favorite finds include antique décor and paintings.
SunShine Attics Boutique located at 30497 Ardmore Avenue in Ardmore, AL is open Wednesday - Wednesday 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Favorite finds include
The Painted Fern Vintage Market located 25691 Alabama Hwy 127 Suite C in Elkmont is open Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Favorite finds include glass vases and seasonal décor.