The High King Lives

Writing Spaces July 23, 2015

Hello dear ones! Believe it or not, I am still writing my trilogy The Truth Seeker’s Chronicles. I’m on the second book and hope to release all three at the same time. I’ve made it a priority to leave the house once a week and go write. Some of this time is taken up writing my blog as well. I found several nifty places to write. I’m excited to have found these, because it’s easy to be creative in the right atmosphere. Here are some spots in downtown Columbus, Ga.

Iron Bank Coffee~ Iron Bank is my favorite place to write. The classy coffee/snack shop is located inside an actual old bank. They have a large room upstairs that can be reserved. The two vaults on the main floor are decorated rustic chic and one has a couch to sit on. The prices are reasonable and the service wonderful. I also like to sit by the window and look out at the street. They also have live bands and special events like Trivia night.


Looking at the rain while sitting by the door





Upstairs ~ I can just imagine rich bankers standing around discussing business up here long long ago.








The Vaults





Freeze Frame Yogurt Shop~ I’m not as acquainted with Freeze Frame but I like it so far. It stays open later than Iron Bank. You can customize your yogurt and you pay by the ounce. It’s similar to Sweet Frog but it has the rustic feel of downtown.  They have local artwork on the brick walls. I found this very unique gummy frog to put on my yogurt. I didn’t eat it though. It was too cute. I was pleased with the service as well.





Picasso Pizza~  I like to eat outside of this pizzeria and hear different musicians play an acoustic set. One day I listened to these elderly chaps play the blues. Sometimes our contemporary music minister plays here. The pizza is delicious, and one slice is enough to fill me up. The only problem with writing outside during the Summer is the bugs. I think I’ll like it more in the fall.




There’s still so much of downtown to explore. I hope to share more with you soon. God bless and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover


Broadway Jewelry Review September 28, 2013

Hello dear ones! I usually don’t do business reviews but I was so impressed by this shop and it’s owner, Mr. Mabo. He did a very nice job of telling the stories behind the antiques and jewelry. So if you happen to pass through Columbus, Ga I hope  you take a trip to Broadway Jewelry at 1044 Broadway.  Let me give you a short tour ;).

Here’s Mr. Mabo, the owner. Broadway Jewelry has been in Columbus for five years and all their advertisement (til now) is by word of mouth.  Mr. Mabo has antiques and mainly jewelry from all over the world and many time periods. Below he is standing by authentic Native American jewelry.

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Mr. Mabo was so friendly and very enthusiastic about his wares.  Here is a dream-catcher woven with deer sinew by an elderly Cherokee woman.

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These cuffs were Celtic I believe. They have mermaids on them. You will find all kinds of unique pieces in this store.

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Here’s one I really love. It’s an Amber necklace that is one of a kind. It’s about $400 but it’s nice to dream :).

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Look at these fascinating poison rings. You won’t find these in the average jewelry store. And there’s the moonstone bracelet that’s very rare.

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A very nice replica of the sword of Charlemagne. I really want this…hint hint ;).

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Now, you can find pieces that are below $100 and even in the $20 range. Here are some gorgeous butterfly pins.

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Look at these pieces up close. They are Egyptian from the early 1900’s.

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Mr. Mabo showed us these coral necklaces. Some of them are actual red coral but the rest are dyed because true red coral is rare and almost extinct.

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Mr. Mabo showed us how to tell the difference. Dyed red coral is smooth and completely red all over. But the real stuff is discolored and uneven. you can see in the back.

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These pieces are made with tortoise shell. They are from the early 1900’s I believe, before the practice was banned. It’s illegal to use tortoise shells now.

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Here’s one of my favorites. The shiny look of these comes from a rare butterfly. You can see the butterfly below. It was once on the endangered list but they are now coming back to the wild.  How I would love to see one alive.

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Well, thank you for stopping by. I do hope you drop by the store sometime. Mr. Mabo will be pleased to answer any questions I’m sure. He knew that we couldn’t buy anything yet he was still willing to show us around and treat us like old friends. Maybe in the future I’ll be able to buy something special. I really have my eyes on that sword :).

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God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover