Shotgun!: Antiquing in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Shotgun!:  Antiquing in Hendersonville, North Carolina

I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll go ahead and say it again- living in Upstate, South Carolina allows for easy access to a LOT of fantastic towns across the South. From Georgia to North Carolina to Tennessee to Virginia (and even Florida, Alabama, and Kentucky), the Southeast is truly my playground by car. Jon and I visited Hendersonville, NC (and its little sister town to the South, Flat Rock) shortly after moving here. As autumn approached, we kept hearing about North Carolina apples (Honeycrisps! Pink Ladies!)…and we were bitten by the bug. And the charming, vibrant town of Hendersonville just happens to be at the heart of all things Apple, including the annual NC Apple Festival.

Luckily for me, Hendersonville is also the home of some fantastically fun antiques and thrift shops, which I wanted to share with you! Let’s go junkin’… in between bites of apple cider donuts, of course…

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So, where did I go in Hendersonville?

Southern Chicks Market

For those of you that love farmhouse, beach house, and/or the chippy/shabby/garden vintage look, Southern Chicks is worth the drive alone. This is the SWEETEST shop with fantastic finds… and it changes every time I’m there. Check out the new nightstands (made from a vintage vanity!) that came home with me!

Southern Chicks Market in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Photo by Sadie Seasongoods

So many goodies, so little budget…

Bedside tables from a vintage vanity from Southern Chicks Market in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Photo by Sadie Seasongoods.

Our new bedside tables!

...and a fuschia alarm clock, just for kicks.

…and a fuschia alarm clock, just for kicks.

Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Shop

When it comes to animal charity-based secondhand stores, I am like a heat-seeking missile. And this one does NOT disappoint- ever! They often have sidewalk sales and other promotions…and 25% of the store is dedicated to vintage items and antiques. Plus you know your dollars are going to a very good place…so what’s not to love?

Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Shop in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Photo by Sadie Seasongoods.

Sidewalk Sale!

Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store antiques in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Photo by Sadie Seasongoods.

The antiques area- woohoo!

Honeysuckle Hollow

Now, this was a new-to-me shop that I explored with Emilee, the amazing gal behind Bee Happy Vintage Market! We had both wanted to check it out, and I’m pretty sure we collectively fell in love with this place. It is romantic and dreamy and whimsical…with not only some amazing vintage pieces but a huge jewelry display, as well. And don’t even get me started on the selection of ribbon and trim- vintage and new…

Honeysuckle Hollow vintage shop in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Photo by Sadie Seasongoods.

Hello, gorgeous…

Vintage sewing notion wreath in Honeysuckle Hollow, Hendersonville, North Carolina. Photo by Sadie Seasongoods.

A wreath decorated with vintage sewing notions!

Salvation Army Family Store

Well organized thrift stores can be hard to find, can’t they? This particular Family Store, located right in downtown, has separated furniture from housewares and clothing into two different buildings and different floors within them- allowing for excellent organization across the board. This is something I can really get behind!

Salvation Army Family Thrift Store in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Photo by Sadie Seasongoods.

Housewares…birthplace of many a project!

Future project hint!

Future project hint!

Needful Things

Needful Things is easily the largest antiques mall in Hendersonville- and really, in the region between Asheville and Greenville. It is rambling in every direction, and carries elements from just about every era. Farmhouse primitives? Check. Mid-century Modern? Check. And everything in between and on either side? Check, check, check.

Needful Things Antiques Vintage Store in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Photo by Sadie Seasongoods.

Aisles of opportunity…

Favorite booth.

Favorite booth.

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Did I miss any of your favorite shops? I should mention that I also love the Hospice Home Store on Main Street- TONS of fun vintage pieces and another charitable organization that is near and dear to my heart. I simply forgot to snap photos the last time I was there- the junk thriftin’ was just that GOOD! Definitely another stop to add to your Hendersonville itinerary, though.

So where should the Sadie Train go next? Suggestions are always welcome- let me know in the comments below!

Junk on!

S

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Comments

  1. Lois Stimax says:

    I live in Rock Hill, SC and will be goin to Hendersonville next week. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction for great shops!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      You will have a great time! Do you like sweets? If so, make sure you check out McFarlan Bakery on Main Street and get a donut- DELISH!

  2. Years ago my father made nightstands the same as your “new” nightstands. He used the same type of vanity, probably from his parents. Of course he did it out of need and of course we, his children, just thought he was too cheap to buy something new. My son has those two nightstands now, and my grandparents chifferobe to go with it.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      That is wonderful!!! My great-grandfather’s dresser is in our master bedroom and still has the original pricetag from 1920. It says $9.50, though I’m not sure if that was for the piece or more of the original set.

  3. marriannad says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new bedside tables! In Northern Arizona, we don’t have the plethora of vintage shops and flea markets as they have in the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, etc.). It’s only 150+ miles down the hill but since I need NOTHING, I seldom go South. But when I do, I rarely come home empty handed. And my house is full, absolutely full, of everything I liked at the moment and some stuff that I still like. I sure appreciate your photos and blog posts since I can live vicariously through them. Just like I do when I wash FLEA MARKET FLIP on HGTV.

    Continue living the good life.

    Marrianna

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you so much, Marrianna- you’re not the first to say that about thrift stores out West. My area of the country has a pretty low cost of living, so our thrift shops are pretty affordable (most, but not all!). I’m so glad you enjoy my Shotgun! posts. 🙂

  4. marriannad says:

    Oh, and our Salvation Army store is crammed to the gills with over priced stock. I mean, really, it’s donated, right? I stop in once in awhile but seldom buy anything there.

  5. chris aka monkey says:

    fun fun fun xx

  6. I loved that arch window against the wall in the first photo! So many cool things. Probably good thing I do not live hear you as would have a home like a hoarder! Hmmm… the hint-tennis rackets. Makes me think of wings…need 4 painted for a dragonfly.

  7. Kay Weaver says:

    If you make it to Hickory, come see the ReSource Warehouse & Gallery! Their profits go to the Safe Harbor mission, and they always have great things to dig through.

  8. I was visiting from Vintage Charm, and since I live in Western NC had to see your Brevard post. Then I went looking for other Shotgun posts in NC and found this one. You missed a couple of really good thrift stores, although you did hit my favorite Blue Ridge Humane Society. There is also the Mainstay store just a block off downtown, and the Council on Aging’s two buildings on Washington street. There are several good consignment stores too! I love thrifting, adding your blog to my Bloglovin list.

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