BeltLandia: a nice place to hang your hat

When you got hats — which we do — you need some place to hang ‘em, right?

So, this hat rack.

It’s a special hand-made hat rack, though, crafted with authentic BeltLandian mojo and bonafide BeltLine artifacts:

The hat pegs are made from railroad spikes harvested from the BeltLine corridor and fabricated by Marty Martin’s team over at Fred Martin Welding Co. They’re a family-owned, O4W-based business since 1938 and they’ll weld anything but a broken heart and the crack of dawn.

The wood is cedar that came out of one of BeltLandia’s most cherished purveyors, Trader Joe’s Midtown. We rescued a pile of it that was being chucked after a store upgrade.

The sign was assembled and hand-painted by Jen Petrie, one of Trader Joe’s celebrated sign artists. Appropriately, she concocted the wood stain from stuff you can find on any grocer’s shelf: white vinegar and steel wool.

What about you? Would you like to hang your hat in BeltLandia?

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About Burke Sisco

Burke Sisco is an Associate Broker of First United Realty with 15 years of experience in the Atlanta real estate market. He calls the surging infra-culture around the BeltLine both home and business territory and is the founder and managing editor of He has helped a number of satisfied clients buy and sell property in BeltLandia. Those interested in living the BeltLandia Lifestyle can reach Burke at 404.421.9968 or by email at

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