Antiquing and Thrifting in Columbia, SC

Antiquing and Thrifting in Columbia, SC

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.

antique stores columbia sc

Speaking of which, ready to see where I went and what I loved?

Antiquing and Thrifting in Columbia, SC

Re•Find

Of all the antique stores that were recommended to me, this is the one store that had universal praise. So, not only did I put it on our itinerary, but we hit it the moment we rolled into Columbia, SC. And let me tell you, we were NOT disappointed!

best antiques store in columbia

I loved just about every booth in this shop- which is a nice size (not too big, but not cramped and cluttered). AND it is wonderfully curated with a blend of primitives, MidMod, cottage-style, and all-around funky.

refind in columbia sc

I’ll DEFINITELY be returning here whenever I’m in town.

Again & Again Resale and Consignment

I usually shy away from consignment shops, simply because they rarely have genuine antiques/vintage “stuff”. But, I took a gamble on this shop (based on their Facebook page photos) and ding, ding, ding- we have a vintage winner!

consignment stores in columbia sc

I absolutely LOVED this consignment shop in Columbia, SC and would put this near the top of my list whenever I’m in town again.

The Old Mill Antique Mall

The Old Mill Antique Mall is a pretty famous antique store in Columbia, SC, and was by far the most crowded of any of the shops we visited. If you go, set aside a lot of time because there is a LOT to look at here. Two stories filled to the brim with everything you can imagine.

old mill antique mall

I do, however, highly recommend parking in the back and checking out the connected furniture repair shop. That’s where I found every single treasure we took home from this antique mall in Columbia, SC.

antique stores in south carolina

Ivy House Antiques

Full disclosure, I’ve been to this antiques store in Columbia, SC several times before! In fact, Ivy House is where I purchased the dresser that I discussed in my very first blog post. So, I have effectively come full circle!

antiques columbia sc

BUT, back to the shop. Ivy House specializes in shabby chic/cottage and retro treasures. So if that’s your game, then it should definitely be on your Columbia, SC shopping itinerary.

ivy house antiques

4Paws Thrift Store

Now, it wouldn’t be a junkin’ journey if I didn’t hit at least one animal-charity-based thrift shop, right? So it had to be 4Paws, previously known as St. Paws. While they have plenty of clothing, I always go for the housewares. And there are usually plenty of older treasures tucked in here and there, just waiting for me to find them!

thrift stores columbia sc

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Have You Gone Junkin’ in Columbia?

We honestly ran out of time to hit everything I had wanted to see. But, I’ve heard really great things about the following shops, as well:

junk stores columbia sc

As you know, stores open and close all the time- and at the time this was written (January 2017), these were my favorite antiques, vintage, consignment shops, and thrift stores in Columbia, SC. Now that several years have passed, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Are there new antiques stores or thrift stores in Columbia that I should check out?

I’m also very excited to announce that my first book is now available! If you love working with flannel or fabric crafts in general (sewing and non-sewing), then you will LOVE “Crafting with Flannel”!

Craft book on flannel fabric

Explore on!

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Comments

  1. Always, always fun to read of junkin’ journeys. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I haven’t been to Columbia in ages! I’m from York,SC. Going to Belmont, NC today antiquing!

  3. Thanks for taking us along on your junkin’ journey!

  4. Linda Stepp says

    Virginia is close! Come to Norfolk. I know a few places but I.m not aware of any that support animals and wish I did. I will look into that! Thanks for that bit of information!

  5. Fonda Rush says

    I’m thankful that you are paving the way, so to speak. I live in southeastern NC, and I have traveled to visit Donna of Distressed Donna Downhome in western SC for some junkin’ pleasure. I also have a cousin in Columbia that we visited while in that area. We didn’t go to the thrift/antique stores in that area, though. Now, I have a good reason to visit that area again.

    I have been mapping out my area. Hopefully, I will be able to share that information when I get a new blog started. Soon, I hope.

  6. Thanks so much for coming to Columbia and sharing about some of my favorite places!!! Sorry that I missed seeing you, but next time you’re in town, I’d love to treat you to lunch!!!

  7. Wow, if I could visit this shop, i would be in hog heaven

  8. Was so happy when I turned on my computer and saw that you had gone on another junkin’ trip. I went and got a cup of coffee and got ready for the trip. I have made notes and a list of the shops that you go on each trip. I was so happy when you got in South Carolina. Can’t wait for the next trip. Go to Virginia and hit the back roads or you can save those for the Fall. The mountains, not the beach side. Thanks and let’s go.

  9. My favorite in Columbia is Old Mill. I see a couple I have passed by in recent trips. I am still awaiting riding the Ridge with you. Have you been to Statham, Georgia?

  10. They all look like such wonderful places to explore!

  11. Lots of goodies that I would have to let come home with me!

  12. I live in West Columbia, SC and love to go junk in’. You gave me some great ideas for several places I haven’t visited. Thanks!

  13. Wow…what fun places! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Thanks for sharing. I now a junkin rush. Definitely putting this trip on my list.

  15. Victoria Busby says

    We’re building a house (ack!) And I’m looking for vintage style sinks and tubs…any recommendations? We live about 30 min out to Columbia, but would love to take a little trip if its worth the drive :). Thanks!

  16. This look like a place I could spend the day in looking around, and shopping at I would be a kid in a candy stôre. Thank you for sharing this

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