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 ›

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 ›

Shotgun!- Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee (Part 2)

Shotgun!- Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee (Part 2)

If you read my previous post, then you know that we recently returned from a fun and successful weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. But we actually stayed in the town of Franklin, Tennessee- a few miles south of Nashville, covered in rolling hills dotted by beautiful horse farms.

I wasn’t expecting to spend much time in Franklin- surely Nashville would be the darling of this trip, right?

Not entirely true. Who would have guessed that Franklin would have some of the most splendid antiquing spots that made me positively swoon?!Read more ›