I love to sit down, study the map, and figure out where I want to head to next for my latest junkin’ journey. For obvious reasons (money, time…), I tend to stick relatively close to home- with the occasional longer sojourn to further-away stops. But for right now, I decided to head back into western North Carolina.
What can I say? I’m a sucker for a mountain town.
So we headed up the mountain- literally- to Brevard, North Carolina. Home of the White Squirrel Festival, Brevard is a charming little town with an equally charming Main Street. And I’m happy to report, several charming little shops to explore…shall we?
I’m like a heat-seeking missile when it comes to architectural salvage…ESPECIALLY when the shop is well-organized…and EVEN MORE ESPECIALLY when the goodies are affordably priced (or at least not outrageous). So, a huge round of applause to Underground Salvage Company- seriously fantastic shop full of amazing pieces at comfortable prices. Can’t wait to go back!
Humane Society Thrift Store
Located at 84 E. Main Street, and with an area of pets available for adoption (kitties!), this is my kind of place! It looks small at first, but don’t be dismayed- there’s a basement that is chock-full of treasures to be found. I had exceptional luck with their selection of vintage linens, and interestingly enough, classic wooden puzzles!
If animal-based thrift shops are my favorite kind, then domestic violence prevention-based thrift shops are a close second- making Safe’s Attic an obvious stop on my junkin’ journey! It was BIG and FULL of all kinds of fun stuff- including shower shelves, which had been on my “project needs” list for a while. I came away with a decent haul from this store, and felt awfully good about it!
If you’re looking for American primitives while in Brevard, NC, then Shabby Shack needs to be at the top of your list. It’s an antiques mall with a little bit of everything, but with a higher percentage of rustic, primitive pieces. So, obviously, I was smitten…just the jumble of goodies outside the front door gave me heart palpitations (in a good way).
ANOTHER PET CHARITY SHOP!! Yes…I was very excited to find this place. It’s cute, tucked away, and definitely worth a visit- especially for housewares and other smalls. Truly a treasure trove for upcycling projects waiting to happen!
Last, but not least, The Shop of St. Philips- it’s located next door to Friends for Life, so this is a double-bonus for us thrifters- Park once, shop twice! Even though I wasn’t looking for clothing, this shop seemed to have an excellent selection…but I stuck to the perimeter, looking at housewares, linens…and then I found their crafty-bit room! I couldn’t pass up this Lazy Susan- it’s so gorgeous! And I promise I won’t paint over it at all.
While we were there, we had a lovely lunch at The Square Root– fried zucchini strips and sweet potato chips as side options?? Sign me up! Oh…and straight across the alley from lunch? Brevard’s very only chocolatier- Downtown Chocolates. Moral of the story- we ate our weight in Brevard.
So, where to next? I’m always looking for suggestions- especially in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region!
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