Shopping in Columbia, SC: Best Antiques, Vintage, Consignment Shops, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Columbia, SC: Best Antiques, Vintage, Consignment Shops, and Thrift Stores

2017 is underway, which means it’s a new year of junkin’ journey road trips! To kick it off, we recently headed down the highway to do some shopping in Columbia, SC. Now, Columbia isn’t all that far away from me…and I don’t really know why I waited so long to explore the vintage/junking scene there! Because there are some really amazing antique stores, vintage shops, consignment shops, and thrift stores in Columbia, SC.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

Junkin’ Journey: Marion and Black Mountain, North Carolina

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is nearly complete, but we were lucky enough to find a weekend to squeeze in one final junkin’ trip this year. As you may remember, I have a particular fondness for the Appalachians in the fall- when the leaves on the trees wash the mountains in a perpetual sunset and “Nature’s glitter” swirls and twirls behind the car as we zoom by.

This time around, we didn’t go too far from home and explored towns along Interstate 40 just east of Asheville, North Carolina- focusing on Black Mountain through Marion. We checked out a BUNCH of shops but I’ve narrowed down my favorites- as highlighted below…Read more ›

Shopping in Chattanooga, TN: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Chattanooga, TN: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

Time again for another one of my junkin’ road trips, and this time I decided to do some shopping in Chattanooga, TN. And of course, the type of shopping I’m interested in is antiques, vintage, architectural salvage, and thrift stores in Chattanooga, and I’ve gathered up my favorites to share with you!
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Shopping in Boone, NC: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Boone, NC: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

As soon as the first inkling of Fall hits- be it a nip in the air, the faintest color on leaves, or pumpkin ANYTHING- we get a hankering for a road trip into the mountains. Autumn and mountain life just seem to go hand-in-hand…and since it’s September, it seemed natural for us to pack up the truck in search of vistas and vintage. This time around, we decided to go to Boone, NC – a place we’ve been before but never fully explored – in search of the best antique stores and thrift stores.Read more ›

Shopping in Augusta, GA: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Augusta, GA: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

When you think of Augusta, GA, chances are visions of golf, azaleas, and green jackets come to mind, thanks to The Masters tournament. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy Augusta…or its sister-from-across-the-river city, North Augusta (which is in South Carolina). Golf aside, let’s talk about shopping in Augusta, GA. Specifically…the best antiques, vintage, architectural salvage, and thrift stores in Augusta and North Augusta.Read more ›

Shopping in Louisville, KY: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Louisville, KY: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

When you think of Louisville, Kentucky, the first things that probably come to mind are Churchill Downs, bourbon, and baseball bats. Thankfully, though, that’s only scratching the surface of this sweet city! We recently hit the road in search of the best antiques, vintage, architectural salvage, and thrift stores in Louisville, KY – and now I get to share them with you!

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Shopping in Athens, GA: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Athens, GA: Best Antiques, Vintage, Architectural Salvage, and Thrift Stores

If you’re not familiar with Athens, Georgia, then you probably don’t follow college football (University of Georgia is located in Athens). Music fans know of Athens thanks to hometown bands such as the B-52s and R.E.M, but I’m here to talk to you about shopping in Athens, GA. Specifically…the best antiques, vintage, architectural salvage, and thrift stores in Athens, GA!Read more ›

Shotgun!: Brevard, North Carolina (A Junkin’ Journey)

Shotgun!: Brevard, North Carolina (A Junkin’ Journey)

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?Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Knoxville, Tennessee (Part 1)

Junkin’ Journey: 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!: Atlanta, Georgia (Part 1)

Shotgun!: Atlanta, Georgia (Part 1)

If I haven’t mentioned it before, my husband’s favorite past time is sword fighting- with the long sword, to be precise. He studies historical European martial arts with various groups in the Carolinas as well as Eastern martial arts at a local dojo. When he had an opportunity to train with a sword fighting studio in Atlanta, Georgia, we decided to turn it into a long weekend…which meant I could go junkin’!

Truth be told, a city as large as Atlanta offers COUNTLESS options for antiques, vintage, and thrift stores…so this post will just have to count as “Part 1” in a series…because with Atlanta not all that far from me, you can be sure that I’ll be returning many more times…for many more blog posts.

Let’s get started- here are the places I hit this time around!Read more ›