Southern Accents Giveaway!

Here’s a chance to win a Southern Accents coaster, pencil, drink cozy, and 20% off coupon!

It’s a Southern Accents (SA) Architectural Antiques Giveaway!!!

In the Sweetgum Life Comment section, tell us what you’d most want to buy from Southern Accents…An old mantel, old church pews, doorknobs, a clawfoot tub, or something else maybe? (BTW, you can online shop at Southern Accents!)

Commenters’ names will be entered into a random drawing for all of these:  Southern Accents 20% off coupon, SA pencil, SA drink cozy, and an SA coaster. (See end of post for official rules.)

One of my favorite roadtrips is to take off to Cullman, Alabama in search of architectural treasures at Southern Accents.

The SA team goes all over the United States to find salvaged architectural items to sell at their huge warehouse at 308 Second Avenue SE in Cullman.

According to their brochure, Southern Accents “one of the South’s oldest and largest reclamation business” with a mission to “rescue, restore, repurpose and document architectural salvage of historical significance.” In 2012, they won the Heroes of the New South Award for being “keepers of our culture.”

Southern Accents was established in 1969 by Dr. Garian Gudger and is now being run by his son, Garian Gudger, Jr.

The business has been featured in Southern Living, Gargen & Gun, Coastal Living, and Veranda, to name a few.

Not to mention, I have blogged and about them and photo documented my visit on my own blog.

The folks at Southern Accents are the nicest people around, and they can tell you about the things that you see in their 40,000 square-foot showroom.

When you’re done there, be sure to visit their Wood Warehouse that’s just a short drive down the road. They have hand-hewn beams, barn wood, and…Shiplap! (Squeeeeee!!!!)

Is this the kind of pencil that builders use? Just curious.


Official Rules:
1.You must be 18 years or older and live in the US or Canada (excluding Quebec)
2.No purchase necessary.
3.My immediate family members may not participate. Sorry!
4.Contest ends by at 5 p.m. CST on Friday, February 10.
5.Void in states or countries where prohibited.
6.Winner will be selected by random drawing from participants in Comments section of blog.
7.Note: Southern Accents (SA) Architectural Antiques donated the prize in return for a blog post on Thank you!
8.Please tell the Southern Accents family “hello” for me when you go to visit them in Cullman.

Southern Accents coaster…Stephanie’s old boots. 😉


20% off coupon from Southern Accents! Woot! Woot!


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8 Responses to Southern Accents Giveaway!

    • Well, Southern Accents is the place to go! You may also find one at Harrison Brothers, but they don’t have as many as SA.

  1. It’s been years since I have been there, but we bought our mantle there that is in our house. We stripped many layers of paint and refinished it. It was a lot of hard work, but I love it!

    • I’d love to see it, Missy.

      When we first built our house in East Limestone, Tim W sold us an antique mantle that he had on hand. It was beautiful.

  2. Been there with my adventure buddy & thought it a fascinating store with so much to see. Loved the glass door knobs of every kind. Loved the wrought iron & huge wooden doors. Thanks for blogging about it❣

    • I like the wrought iron, all those rusted keys, the old doors…It’s a very inspiring place for people who like to make upcycled art, too.

      Thanks for stopping by, Kim!

  3. What a great store! I love to spend time browsing through places like this even if am not planning to buy anything because it is always inspirational to see all the things that can be reused and up cycled in some way. We have a similar place in Brevard that just moved and expanded and it is always a really fun visit. Looks likeSouthern Accents is a great place.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Beth Ann!

      I’d like to buy some of their corbels to give our cookie-cutter house a little more character.

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