Junkin’ Journey: Blue Ridge, Georgia

Junkin’ Journey: Blue Ridge, Georgia

This, my friends, is a Junkin’ Journey long in the making. You see, we’ve been traveling to Blue Ridge, Georgia for the past 10 years…falling in love with the town and area a little bit more with each visit. It’s been a family destination for a decade, and I’m so excited to FINALLY share my favorite antiques and thrift stores in the area with you!

The North Georgia mountains are stunningly gorgeous- and it just so happens that Blue Ridge is a hotbed of secondhand shopping, whether you’re looking for antiques, vintage treasures, or thrift store wares. Another bonus? The newest member of our family (in the form of a Cabin!) is located here! But, first, take a trip with me around town to my favorite shopping destinations…THEN onto some exciting cabin news!

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Three Monkeys Antiques

Whenever we’re in Blue Ridge, I make a point to swing by Three Monkeys- it’s definitely a favorite of mine! It offers a great mix of primitives and farmhouse style antiques, but perhaps my favorite part of the store is downstairs. Why? Because that’s where all the architectural salvage is stored- which means I never, ever leave here empty-handed.

Three Monkeys Antiques in Blue Ridge, Georgia GA by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Three Monkeys Antiques in Blue Ridge, Georgia GA by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Storehouse Ministries Thrift

Storehouse Ministries Thrift is one of the largest thrift stores I’ve ever been in! Not only is it located near the cabin, but it has a terrific selection of housewares- which is obviously ideal for a repurposer like me. On top of that, there is a LOT of vintage mixed in with their housewares, which makes for a fun scavenger hunt with wonderful rewards to be found.

Storehouse Ministries Thrift Store in Blue Ridge, Georgia GA by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Black & White Antiques

Ok- so not *technically* in Blue Ridge, Black & White Antiques is located in Blairsville, just a short drive away. But no matter what, if you’re in the area, it is NOT TO BE MISSED. I’ve visited several times over the years and I’m always blown away by the treasures inside (and out). Wonderfully curated, this shop is beautifully and eclectically appointed- make sure you poke around every corner so nothing is overlooked.

Black & White Antiques in Blairsville, Georgia GA by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Black & White Antiques in Blairsville, Georgia GA by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Humane Society of Blue Ridge Thrift Store

By now you know that I am a heat-seeking thrifting missile when it comes to animal welfare charity shops- and Blue Ridge offers not one, but two of them! This one is located just outside of the downtown area and offers a nice mix of clothing, housewares, and furniture. For whatever reason, most of my treasures through the years have come from the corner display behind the cash wrap- like this watercolor painting from the 1940s that was too cute to leave behind!

Humane Society of Blue Ridge Thrift Store in Blue Ridge, Georgia GA by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Humane Society of Blue Ridge Thrift Store in Blue Ridge, Georgia GA by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Tri-State Pet Rescue Thrift

This shop is located in the downtown area- and bonus, it’s housed inside a cute older home! I just love shops like that- with their hardwood floors and individual rooms full of treasures. And this shop does NOT disappoint- heavy on housewares, I hemmed and hawed over quite a few pieces. And while I wasn’t in the market for any, I spied a nice selection of ladies’ handbags and boots that looked tempting, as well.

Tri State Pet Rescue Thrift Store in Blue Ridge, Georgia GA by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Blue Ridge Antique Mall

Rounding out our trip, I had to include Blue Ridge Antique Mall. This is a more traditional antique mall composed of multiple booths and vendors, but I appreciate the location (heart of downtown- walkable to multiple places) and the size is just right for me! Big enough to have a great selection- particularly shabby chic décor and vintage glassware- but not so big that it gets overwhelming and unfocused.

Blue Ridge Antique Mall in Blue Ridge, Georgia GA by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And while I wasn’t able to snap any good photos of these, I hit a couple of other shops that I wanted to point out. First, Ain’t What It Used to Be is an AMAZING repurposing/upcycling gallery that is filled with wonderful pieces and loads of inspiration. And another thrift shop, Empty Stocking Thrift Store, provided me numerous treasures and pieces for upcoming projects. It also offered one of the larger clothing selections, too, if that’s on your junkin’ list.

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See any shops that tickle your fancy? If you decide to visit, let me know and I can provide other recommendations…including where to stay! As I mentioned before, my in-laws finished their beautiful cabin, which is available to rent!

Down By the River Cabin with Cabin Rentals of Georgia in Blue Ridge, Georgia, GA / https://www.cabin-rentals-of-georgia.com/cabin/blue-ridge/down-the-river

It’s located right on the Toccoa River- and I have had an absolute blast hunting for vintage fishing supplies and other cabin-esque treasures to hang and display throughout the cabin. A few Sadie projects can be found throughout it, too- with more in the works. The best way to view the entire cabin is through this AMAZING virtual tour, and here are a few highlights from it.

Down By the River Cabin with Cabin Rentals of Georgia in Blue Ridge, Georgia, GA / https://www.cabin-rentals-of-georgia.com/cabin/blue-ridge/down-the-river

Down By the River Cabin with Cabin Rentals of Georgia in Blue Ridge, Georgia, GA / https://www.cabin-rentals-of-georgia.com/cabin/blue-ridge/down-the-river

Down By the River Cabin with Cabin Rentals of Georgia in Blue Ridge, Georgia, GA / https://www.cabin-rentals-of-georgia.com/cabin/blue-ridge/down-the-river

Down By the River Cabin with Cabin Rentals of Georgia in Blue Ridge, Georgia, GA / https://www.cabin-rentals-of-georgia.com/cabin/blue-ridge/down-the-river

After a long day of antiquing (or fishing…or hiking…or apple picking), the cabin is like a big, warm hug that welcomes you home. I’ve already got a few new cabin-themed projects in mind that you’ll see in the coming weeks and months. And if you have any questions about Blue Ridge or renting the cabin, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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We’ll be hitting the road again soon enough for our next Junkin’ Journey- I hope you’ve enjoyed Blue Ridge, as it holds a special place in my heart! But as always, where shall we go to next?

Explore on!

S

Comments

  1. Blue Ridge is just up the road from me but I’ve never gone thrifting there but after reading about your adventures there I will be going soon. Your in-laws cabin is gorgeous.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      I had no idea, Sharon- such a pretty area! And yes, Blue Ridge is worth the drive for some thrifting! 😀

  2. Fonda Rush says:

    I always appreciate your scouting out areas that are also fairly near to where we live. Anywhere that takes us 3 to 5 hours away from home is a vacation to us!

  3. Glad I do not live near there as would be broke. Love the cabin, such a big one!

  4. Robbii Mitchell says:

    Splendiferous is a really neat this-N-that store in town too, and the owner is just as interesting and friendly as the store, I recommend it to everyone

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Ooooh, thanks, Robbii!! I wasn’t aware of that one but will look it up next time I’m in town. 🙂

  5. I live right down the way from Blue Ridge, in Ellijay, Ga. I spend many a day junkin my way from here to there, and then out to McCaysville… Next time you are in the area, give me a heads up, maybe we can meet for lunch!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Nice!! It’s such a wonderful area- are there shops in McCaysville? I saw a thrift shop or two but nothing else. Maybe I’m missing something?!

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