Junkin’ Journey: Chamblee, Georgia

Junkin’ Journey: Chamblee, Georgia

Exploring the Atlanta area has been long overdue for me…I mean, I live a scant drive away from this cosmopolitan southern city and yet I rarely make the time to head down Interstate 85. So, let this blog post be the first part in rectifying an overdue trip!

Puttering around Chamblee, Georgia was never part of my original plan- I had focused on Metro Atlanta with only a stop or two scheduled for Chamblee.

WHAT WAS I THINKING??Read more ›

Shotgun!: Asheville, North Carolina

Shotgun!: Asheville, North Carolina

Please note that this post will be updated in June 2019!

One of the many, many benefits of living in Greenville, South Carolina is our close proximity to Asheville, North Carolina. A pretty drive north through the mountains leads one to Asheville, a fun, funky, cosmopolitan town with a free spirit and welcoming arms for an upcycler like myself.

In fact, Asheville is truly a junk destination- there are so many amazing vintage-based shops, from salvaged junk to the highfalutin finery, that there really is a shop for everyone, regardless of taste. My husband and I go to Asheville more infrequently than either of us prefer, he for the beer, me for the pickin’…and since I have many more shops to explore for the blog, we’ll just go ahead and call this Asheville: Part I.

I’m pleased to say that we hit some old favorites as well as some new spots, all of which were fun and fruitful in their own way. Asheville truly never disappoints!Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Fort Myers, Florida

Junkin’ Journey: Fort Myers, Florida

So, you may remember that I hail from Chicagoland…and I currently live in South Carolina. But in between the two, I spent a good number of years in South Florida- hopping from one coast to the other, chasing schools and jobs. Anyway, my parents retired there, and I was long overdue for a visit.

Thankfully, they are understanding and supportive of my blogging obsession and carved out plenty of time to hit some shops in search of vintage treasures. And let me tell you, Fort Myers did NOT disappoint.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Fernandina Beach, Florida

Junkin’ Journey: Fernandina Beach, Florida

Despite residing in various parts of Florida for fifteen years, I never had the opportunity to explore Amelia Island and the town of Fernandina Beach. Let me tell you- I was missing out! What a great town, full of all kinds of shopping opportunities. I recently spent a little time there and obviously did some junkin’ around town…and compiled a list of my favorite spots. I’d go back to any of these in a heartbeat!Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Savannah, Georgia

Junkin’ Journey: Savannah, Georgia

We all know how much I love Greenville…I’ve posted about it here on Sadie Seasongoods…I’ve blogged about it here on Visit Greenville, SC…and I’m a walking advertisement everywhere I go. But I’ve also had a lengthy love affair with Savannah, Georgia. I’ve traveled there for years, accumulating a list of favorite haunts…including a list of favorite junk shops. There are plenty of highfalutin boutiques and manicured antiques dealers in Savannah- if that’s your flavor.

But for me? These shops- both thrift and antiques- are quirkier, more affordable, and serve as wonderful muses for projects and ideas. So, keep this list handy next time you head to Savannah and maybe, just maybe, I’ll see you there.Read more ›