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 ›

Shotgun!: Knoxville, Tennessee (Part 1)

Shotgun!: Knoxville, Tennessee (Part 1)

I don’t know about you, but I love to visit college towns. They are perpetually injected with youth and the funky vibe that comes from college coeds. And as all things “vintage” become trendier, college towns are really turning into hotbeds of places to thrift for cool, unusual, or wonderfully seasoned secondhand pieces. So, revisiting Knoxville, Tennessee moved to the top of my junkin’ journey list! Home to University of Tennessee’s main campus, it’s a fun mountain town that boasts a LOT of thrifting and antiques-shopping options.

I ended my weekend with a carload of goodies and a text message apology to Jon for everything I was bringing home. But, where, oh where, did I go?Read more ›

Shotgun!- Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee (Part 2)

Shotgun!- Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee (Part 2)

If you read my previous post, then you know that we recently returned from a fun and successful weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. But we actually stayed in the town of Franklin, Tennessee- a few miles south of Nashville, covered in rolling hills dotted by beautiful horse farms.

I wasn’t expecting to spend much time in Franklin- surely Nashville would be the darling of this trip, right?

Not entirely true. Who would have guessed that Franklin would have some of the most splendid antiquing spots that made me positively swoon?!Read more ›

Roadtrip!- Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee (Part 1)

Roadtrip!- Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee (Part 1)

As March rolls around, Nashville, Tennessee (or relatively nearby) becomes the host city for a board game convention (yes, you read that correctly) called Tennessee Game Days. Some of my husband’s friends go every year, and when Jon decided to go this year, I asked if I could tag along. Not to play games all day of course, but to explore Nashville and do some junkin’.Read more ›