Junkin’ Journey: Cleveland, Tennessee

Junkin’ Journey: Cleveland, Tennessee

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that we recently spent some time at our family’s rental cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia. We decorated the cabin Christmas tree AND we set aside some time to explore a new town not too far away: Cleveland, Tennessee. In fact, the drive between Blue Ridge and Cleveland is really beautiful, as the road winds along the Ocoee River which then becomes Lake Ocoee…and there is just something magnificent about mountainside waterways. Read more ›

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!Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Richmond, Virginia

Junkin’ Journey: Richmond, Virginia

On the road again…just can’t wait to get on the road again…

Here we go again on a new Junkin’ Journey…and this time, I did more than just put a foot in Virginia like I had in Bristol. This go around, Mr. Seasongoods and I packed up the truck and headed to Richmond to explore some new territory and find the best antiques, vintage, and thrift shops around. Richmond has been on our target list for a while now…and when it came time to plan a Spring trip, we decided not to put it off any longer.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia

Junkin’ Journey: Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia

As someone who does NOT follow NASCAR, Bristol has never been on my radar as a destination. No offense to NASCAR fans, of course! But, when I was researching potential Junkin’ Journey locations, I fell in love with the quirky geography of it. As it turns out, the Tennessee/Virginia state line falls down the middle of State Street, which is the heart of downtown Bristol…in both states.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Columbia, South Carolina

Junkin’ Journey: Columbia, South Carolina

2017 is underway, which means it’s a new year of junkin’ journey road trips! To kick it off, we recently headed down the highway to my home state capital: Columbia, South Carolina. Now, Columbia isn’t all that far away from me…and I don’t really know why I waited so long to explore the vintage/junking scene there!

Before I begin, though, I want to give a special shout-out to my Columbia-area friends that recommended some of the places that we hit- so thank you to Shanika Pichey, Melissa at Restoration 41, and April Blake! They pointed me in the right direction and helped shape my itinerary with some great suggestions.

Speaking of which, ready to see where I went and what I loved?Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is nearly complete, but we were lucky enough to find a weekend to squeeze in one final junkin’ trip this year. As you may remember, I have a particular fondness for the Appalachians in the fall- when the leaves on the trees wash the mountains in a perpetual sunset and “Nature’s glitter” swirls and twirls behind the car as we zoom by.

This time around, we didn’t go too far from home and explored towns along Interstate 40 just east of Asheville, North Carolina- focusing on Black Mountain through Marion. We checked out a BUNCH of shops but I’ve narrowed down my favorites- as highlighted below…Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Junkin’ Journey: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Twenty-some odd years ago, my mother and I drove the family cars down from the Chicago suburbs to southwest Florida as part of their big move south. It was a sweltering June day and an otherwise fun road-trip. The otherwise part, though? One of the cars- the one I was driving- overheated in Chattanooga, Tennessee…and I had to drive with the heat cranked on in 90°F weather.

I realize I should have blamed Ford, but instead I blamed Chattanooga…and I hadn’t returned since. But I’ve lived half my life since that sweaty day, and decided to lift the ban and take a long, junkin’ weekend to Chatt-town. I’m happy to say that we had a fantastic time…and in true Chattanooga form, the past is quite literally water (from the Tennessee River) under the Bridge.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Junkin’ Journey: Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina

As soon as the first inkling of Fall hits- be it a nip in the air, the faintest color on leaves, or pumpkin ANYTHING- we get a hankering for a road trip into the mountains. Autumn and mountain life just seem to go hand-in-hand…and since it’s September, it seemed natural for us to pack up the truck in search of vistas and vintage. This time around, we decided to go back to Boone, North Carolina- a place we’ve been before but never fully explored.

Home of Appalachian State University, it’s an energetic college town smack dab in the- you guessed it- Appalachian Mountains. And since we were driving through Blowing Rock, North Carolina on the way to Boone, we couldn’t help but stop at a few shops along the way…Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Augusta, Georgia and North Augusta, South Carolina

Junkin’ Journey: Augusta, Georgia and North Augusta, South Carolina

When you think of Augusta, Georgia, chances are visions of golf, azaleas, and green jackets come to mind, thanks to The Masters tournament. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy Augusta…or its sister-from-across-the-river city, North Augusta (which is in South Carolina). One of my all-time favorite vintage shops is in Augusta, and was the catalyst for this trip. But this time around, I checked out a few other shops and wanted to share them with you!Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Louisville, Kentucky

Junkin’ Journey: Louisville, Kentucky

When you enjoy exploring new places for vintage treasures…and your husband enjoys good bourbon… and you BOTH enjoy a fun road trip, then the perfect place to go is Kentucky! This time around, we decided to explore Louisville…but I can definitely see future trips to KY in our future (I’m looking at you, Lexington).

We spent an extended Memorial Day weekend checking out shops around town, distilleries in the area, and a vintage market that coincided with our visit. There was an awful lot to see and discover, and I know I didn’t even scratch the surface of all the vintage & antiques shops in the area…but I discovered a few and wanted to share what I found!Read more ›