Shotgun!: Atlanta, Georgia (Part 1)

Shotgun!: Atlanta, Georgia (Part 1)

*** Please note that this post on Atlanta, GA has not been updated since 2015. It will be updated in 2020 with additional thrift stores and antiques stores. Thank you! ***

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 ›

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 ›

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

*** Please note that this post on Savannah, GA has not been updated since 2014. It will be updated in 2020 with additional thrift stores and antiques stores. Thank you! ***

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 ›