EAT. PLAY. GO. put some junk in your trunk at Aunt Tique and Uncle Junk's
THOMSON, Ga. - Local antique shop Aunt Tique and Uncle Junk's down in Thomson is offering customers an opportunity to go "antiquing" for the day and look through their wall-to-wall collection of unique items.
While there, among some of the items we found was an old TV guide with Elvis Presley on the front, an old kaleidoscope and old viewfinders from the 1800s.
Owners Steve and Lessie Burnley just want to keep the memories alive.
"We do preserve it, because a lot of it goes to landfills and gets thrown away and you'd be surprised at how much gets chunked," Steve Burnley said.
The Burnleys are familiar with the history behind the some of the items they collect.
"That one was done in a studio. Most of them were done on a stage and they would be sold by the company. The company's wrote over here. That was probably 1907," Steve Burnley said about the photo inside the antique viewfinders they collected.
They also have a decades-old scale inside the shop that will tell a fortune for a couple of dimes.
Inside the shop, it's a mix of old and new.
"If you're cleaning out your house or your grandma's house or your parent's house, contact us and we might buy it from you," Lessie Burnley said.
Aunt Tique and Uncle Junk's gets visitors from all over the world, including from England and Australia.
They also sell several handmade items like soap.
They are open everyday of the week except Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Come back with us next week as we Eat. Play. Go. our way through the CSRA!