The rumors are true…

Red Bird Ink has a new studio!

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in historic downtown of Conyers, Georgia.

Our new studio space is bright pink and says Candy Shop!

We are excited to have more space and more tools.  The small town where we are renting also holds a special significance for us.

Collin’s grandmother Anna Lee Farill lived in Conyers, Ga when she was a young woman.  Her first job was to wash hair for $0.10 in the  back of a little barber shop.

As time when on and Anna Lee learned more about hair styling and business she owned her own salon.  When she married, her sisters-in-law began to run the salon which stayed in business for many years.  In fact, several people in Conyers have stopped by our space and shared stores about Alice Farill.

Two doors down from our studio is a old town pharmacy complete with chrome stools and an  operating soda fountain. I had a yum-o pimento cheese sandwich from there today.

Historic Conyers has the feeling of a town time forgot, only with a lot of bold paint!  A fun place to be!

Scroll down for a little photo tour…

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The little storefront used to be a barber shop and was most recently a candy shop.

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Pink! Inside and out.

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We love the original black and white checkered floor.

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Since these photos were taken we have painted the walls white… but we still have the two tone pink pole!

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See the barber shop mirrors on the left?

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Moving the presses in…. inch by inch.

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The presses in their new home!

Posted on: April 16, 2010