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…
So, where did I go in Hendersonville?
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!
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?
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…
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!
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.
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!
Here are a few fun affiliate links for YOUR next pickin’ road trip!