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. Read more ›

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

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

Nashville, TN is unlike any other city around – blending southern charm, country western feel, and funky scene into one fun city. But when I visit Nashville, I have one specific goal…to hit up the best antiques, vintage, architectural salvage, and thrift stores in town.Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Cleveland, Tennessee

Junkin’ Journey: Cleveland, Tennessee

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that we recently spent some time at our family’s rental cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia. We decorated the cabin Christmas tree AND we set aside some time to explore a new town not too far away: Cleveland, Tennessee. In fact, the drive between Blue Ridge and Cleveland is really beautiful, as the road winds along the Ocoee River which then becomes Lake Ocoee…and there is just something magnificent about mountainside waterways. Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia

Junkin’ Journey: Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia

As someone who does NOT follow NASCAR, Bristol has never been on my radar as a destination. No offense to NASCAR fans, of course! But, when I was researching potential Junkin’ Journey locations, I fell in love with the quirky geography of it. As it turns out, the Tennessee/Virginia state line falls down the middle of State Street, which is the heart of downtown Bristol…in both states.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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Shotgun!: Country Living Fair 2016 (Lebanon, Tennessee)

Shotgun!: Country Living Fair 2016 (Lebanon, Tennessee)

A couple of years ago, I attended my first Country Living Fair in Atlanta and just had a terrific time. If you’ve never been to a CLF before, here’s what you need to know: they are HUGE events and it’s impossible to see everything in one day…and the booths are amazing, so you’ll be plunking down some hard-earned dollars for unique treasures that you just may never find again. So when I had the chance to attend this year’s Fair in Lebanon, Tennessee (just outside of Nashville), I jumped at the chance!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 ›