Shopping in Franklin, TN: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Franklin, TN: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Whenever I travel to Nashville, TN, I almost ALWAYS end up staying a few miles south in Franklin, TN. And that’s exactly how it worked out once again when we last visited the area. So, OF COURSE, I explored Franklin during that trip to find the best antiques, vintage, and thrift stores around. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. In fact, my favorite shop of the entire trip wasn’t in Nashville at all.

Ready to find out all about my trip and favorite shops? Because if you’re looking for things to do in Franklin, TN, then these antiques and thrift stores need to be on your itinerary!

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Shopping in Franklin, TN

Tag Treasures, Antiques, and Good Stuff

This, my friends, was my absolute FAVORITE shop of the entire trip between Nashville and Franklin. Imagine you have a fascinating dowager aunt who lives in an eclectic villa filled with AMAZING antiques and peculiar treasures. Deep down she’s your favorite relative and you look forward to spending a week each summer exploring her mansion. Well, that’s what Tag Treasures feels like to me – and honestly, I cannot WAIT to go back again for some more treasures.

Tag Treasures is one of the best antique stores in Franklin TN for things to do in Franklin TN by Sadie Seasongoods

Things to do in Franklin TN include antique stores and furniture stores such as TAG Treasures by Sadie Seasongoods

Our Thrift Store

There are a couple of worthwhile thrift stores in Franklin, TN and Our Thrift Store is at the top of the list. Not only is it absolutely HUGE, but for an upcycler like me, their housewares section is worth the trip alone. It stretched on for what felt like miles, which I had zero complaints about.

And, there’s a corner full of vintage goods at the opposite end of the shop…and you don’t want to miss it, trust me.

Thrift stores Franklin TN include Our Thrift Store when you need things to do in Franklin TN by Sadie Seasongoods

The Barn Door Co.

Let me tell you, the only reason I found this vintage shop was from driving around in downtown Franklin, TN. It didn’t pop up on any of my research – I simply saw it and the end of a road and decided to see what it was.

The moment I pulled up, I was in love – the front of the shop was a delightful junk garden-patio covered in salvaged bits and pieces. And the inside? A delightful mix of cabin decor and farmhouse chic – so make sure you don’t miss this one on your trip!

Antique stores in Franklin TN include The Barn Door Co for farmhouse decor and vintage decor by Sadie Seasongoods

Shopping in Franklin TN for antiques, farmhouse decor, and vintage at The Barn Door Company by Sadie Seasongoods

CR-71

Another fortuitous find that I hadn’t originally known about, this vintage store is located inside The Factory at Franklin. I swung by to see the repurposed industrial space. AND I wanted to see if City Farmhouse was having a pop-up show, in the off chance.

And as luck would have it, I parked at the entrance near CR-71. A blend of farmhouse decor, vintage decor, and custom built furniture, it’s a fun and eclectic mix to explore. AND the Factory is just a fun place to visit if you’re looking for things to do in Franklin, TN.

Furniture Stores Franklin TN and Franklin Antiques at CR-71 by Sadie Seasongoods

CR-71 is one of the antique stores in Franklin TN inside The Factory at Franklin by Sadie Seasongoods

GraceWorks Thrift Store

My last stop on my trip to Franklin was this massive thrift store that benefits GraceWorks Ministries. While it certainly had a nice selection of housewares, it was the furniture selection that really blew me away. So, if you’re ever in the market for used furniture stores, then Graceworks Thrift should not be missed!

Franklin TN thrift stores and Furniture Stores Franklin TN at Graceworks Thrift Store by Sadie Seasongoods

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Also worth mentioning, I checked out Scarlett Scales Antiques, but I failed to get any blog-worthy photographs!

I also went to Clerk’s Antiques, but my understanding is that it is now permanently closed. I’m glad I went, though, as I found a couple of treasures there AND I got to photograph this painted sign on salvaged metal. I’m not a motorcycle gal, but Norton is my maiden name so I always get a kick out of stuff like this.

Norton Motorcycles sign on salvaged metal at Clerk's Antiques in Franklin TN by Sadie Seasongoods

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Hopefully I didn’t miss any amazing antique stores or thrift stores in Franklin, but please let me know if I did. And I wanted to give a special thanks to the gals working at Tag Treasures (first shop mentioned above) – they were impossibly kind and gave me terrific shop suggestions while I was there.

Don’t forget – I’ve been junkin’ in other places, too- check out all the places I’ve traveled to here and start planning your own junkin’ journey!

Explore on!

S

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Comments

  1. I wish I lived down there Canada doesn’t have a ton of thrift stores at least where I am.

  2. Maggie Martin says

    Sadie! I want at least one of everything pictured here!
    Thank YOU!
    Maggie

  3. So many nice looking treasures…..but…..what about pricing??? That’s the biggy for me!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      It varies from store to store- the thrifts were competitive for the most part, and Tag Treasures was very reasonable.

  4. I always love seeing what is in shops and I see several things I would have bought!

  5. Thanks for sharing! Loved the pictures. I can’t wait to see them in person. I am in Smyrna, Tn

  6. Debbie- Dabble says

    Wow!! I wish we had stores like this near us!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  7. I just love to see the pictures of the shops you visit. So want to shop around in them. I wanted to jump right in and have a close up look at the blue and white dishes in the one picture.
    I do have one small complaint about your site. I know you have to have ads to help pay for keeping your site up and I don’t mind the ones to the side but the one from linxio is really in your face and have to keep scrolling above it to look at the pictures . This is the first time I have ever had a bad comment or complaint to any site I go on. Maybe I am tired today

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you for letting me know, Ronny, and I’m so sorry it was an aggravation for you! If I see that ad myself (everyone sees different ads), I’ll make sure to report it as it is ruining user experience. It’s a fine line of having enough ads for me to pay my mortgage but not too many to be awful for readers.

  8. Debbie Henderson says

    Sarah, I was so honored to meet you on your visit to TAG, you are welcome back any time!! Debbie H.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you so very much, Debbie – and likewise! I hope I did the shop justice in my post! XOXO

  9. Planning a trip to Franklin in early June so are these places your recommendations for must visit?
    I was raised in TN and not sure I’ve ever been to Franklin.. can’t hardly wait! And I LOVE prowling thru good “junk & stuff”.
    thanks for the tips!
    Brenda 🙂

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Of all the shops I visited, I’d say TAG Treasures is a must visit for sure! Have a wonderful trip!

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