Junkin’ Journey: Savannah, Georgia

Junkin’ Journey: Savannah, Georgia

We all know how much I love Greenville…I’ve posted about it here on Sadie Seasongoods…I’ve blogged about it here on Visit Greenville, SC…and I’m a walking advertisement everywhere I go. But I’ve also had a lengthy love affair with Savannah, Georgia. I’ve traveled there for years, accumulating a list of favorite haunts…including a list of favorite junk shops. There are plenty of highfalutin boutiques and manicured antiques dealers in Savannah- if that’s your flavor.

But for me? These shops- both thrift and antiques- are quirkier, more affordable, and serve as wonderful muses for projects and ideas. So, keep this list handy next time you head to Savannah and maybe, just maybe, I’ll see you there.

Gypsy June’s

Welcome to Gypsy June's!

Welcome to Gypsy June’s!

Gypsy June’s (Historic District location- 4611 Atlantic Ave.) is one of those perfect places- it’s really an intersection between thrift store and vintage shop, in a small little building that is deceptively larger once you step inside. It’s tucked in a cute historic neighborhood, dotted with darling little houses and overarching trees. Inside the shop, you’ll find carefully curated merchandise – enough stock to keep you interested but not so much as to turn you off. And even though it’s a smaller shop, it’s worth two laps so you don’t miss anything.

Bull's Eye!- a jewelry case.

Bull’s Eye!- a jewelry case.

More fun items to poke through...

More fun items to poke through…

Blessingdales

Welcome to Blessingdales!

Welcome to Blessingdales!

I first learned about Blessingdales years and years ago when they had a location in the heart of the historic district. Unfortunately that location closed a while ago, but they still have two others- including this one at 2118 Bona Bella Avenue. At first glance you might not expect much, given the slightly run-down old strip mall entrance. But they do a lot with the space they have- an excellent housewares section, (which is always a go-to section for a DIYer like me) AND thrifty prices. Definitely a keeper!

See? Treasures await!

See? Treasures await!

Habersham Antique Market

Habersham Antique Market (2502 Habersham Street) is a place I found a few years ago by sheer chance. It’s across the street, more or less, from one of my absolute favorite low-key eateries in Savannah, Green Truck Pub. But back to the antique market- it’s a sizeable place but not overwhelming. And there are lots of booths with “smalls”…i.e., project bits…plus other vintage items that I love- jewelry, apparel, hats, etc. And despite being in the historic district, the prices are quite comfortable…something you don’t often find within a tourist destination!

A booth or a muse?

A booth or a muse?

Bought one of the yard sticks...and couldn't resist a pic of the toe shoes!

Bought one of the yard sticks…and couldn’t resist a pic of the toe shoes!

 

Goodwill on Broughton

Hello, Broughton Street! Fancy finding a Goodwill here.

Hello, Broughton Street! Fancy finding a Goodwill here.

The Goodwill on Broughton Street (108 W Broughton Street) is proof positive that not all Goodwills are created equal. This location doesn’t feel like a thrift shop at all, other than the crazy-low prices. So that alone makes it a winner in my book! It’s not a huge space but the location can’t be beat- right in the heart of the Broughton Street commercial district. The place is merchandised with care- management is borrowing concepts from the Manhattan Goodwill, which give it a boutique feel for sure. But you still score a lot for a few dollars…so this Goodwill is definitely worth the trip!

Small Space but worth a trip!

Small Space but worth a trip!

Pinch of the Past

Prepare for sensory overload...

Prepare for sensory overload…

Architectural Salvage!! Sorry, I get super excited about it. Pinch of the Past (2603 Whitaker Street) is Savannah’s pre-eminent dealer in architectural antiques…housed in an old building, every nook and cranny is filled with rusty, chippy goodness. And that’s just the downstairs- head up and you have a regular antiques shop.  Now I’ve got your attention, right? It’s a Twofer!

No Ouija board necessary to bring these back to life...

No Ouija board necessary to bring these back to life…

Pick of the Litter

I can’t help myself- I have to include the thrift shop that benefits the Humane Society! I know a lot of folks who seek out animal-based thrift shops, too, so at least I’m not alone. The good news is that Pick of the Litter (7215 Sallie Mood Drive) is worth checking out! Like a lot of thrift shops, it’s in a compact space- but the merchandise is sectioned-off very well, making it easy to find what you’re looking for. And for those of you that like thrifty clothing, Pick of the Litter’s selection (especially for women) feels far more consignment than thrift, but without the higher price tag. Super score!

Housewares and Glassware for the pickin'...

Housewares and Glassware for the pickin’…

MORE than Honorable Mention: The Barkin’ Basement

A new absolute fave- and a MUST STOP on the way to Savannah.

A new absolute fave- and a MUST STOP on the way to Savannah.

OK…so this place isn’t in Savannah. Heck, it’s not even in Georgia! BUT if you are traveling to Savannah from the north and pass by Ridgeland, SC on I-95, then this is a MUST-STOP shop. I stumbled across Barkin Basement and was immediately smitten, thrifty-style. Once again, another animal-based charity shop… my favorite! But this one is so much more than that- 1 part antiques, 1 part thrift, all parts awesome. I’ve picked up awesome vintage linens there…and some awesome project parts that I can’t wait to work on. Plus there are shop cats… I mean, it doesn’t get much more Sadie-perfect than that.

Thriftiques...

Thriftiques…

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The whole thrifty enchilada!

Jon and I are already planning our next trip down to Savannah… I just love living a few hours away from so many amazing places where I can go junkin’!  But where to next, hmmm?

Junk on!

S

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Comments

  1. I adore Savannah – although it is darn hot! I don’t know when I will get down there again but I will definitely keep this list to consult next time!

  2. Hi Sarah! What a fun post and I would totally have loved going on this junkin’ journey; at least I was able to go virtually! 🙂 Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend! Happy Monday and have a fabulous week!

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