This week I’m sharing favorite junking finds in Greenback Tennessee. What a neat little store! Hubby and I made a little getaway to Tennessee last week to visit our daughter.
And when you’re a true picker like me, you find places to pick wherever you are. You use up phone data to research locations to the local thrift stores. You comb through craigslist for the local estate and yard sales, and you keep your eye peeled for little places off the beaten path. Such was Greenback.
I bet you’ve never heard of Greenback. Well, I guess I really hadn’t either, although hubby reminded me we’d been there once for a parade. And the only reason I found it was because we were taking a shortcut back to the campground. 3 blinks and you’re through it. Oh yes, we stayed in our home-away-from-home while in Tennessee…our vintage RV motorhome, over 20 years old, but comfy.
And by the way, if you’ve always wanted to tour one of those old things, now’s your chance! You might enjoy reading Worst RV Nightmare, the “funny” story that wasn’t funny at the time! That also happened in Tennessee.
When I’m on the hunt, I don’t go to antique shops much because they’re usually a lot more than the garage sale prices I’m used to. I started not to even stop, but it was a cute little storefront.
I was on vacation. Why not? A little bell on the doorknob jingled as I walked into “The Home Decor Resale Store.” Walls of wooden shelves packed with interesting doodads and merchandise greeted me. Larger items artfully arranged were in the center of the store. Slowly I browsed up and down several times so as not to miss anything.
I met the two store cats! Here’s “Connie” with Janet, the store owner. Connie was talkative and followed me wherever I went, but “nosirree bob,” she says. “You aren’t picking me up!”
I forget what this one’s name was.
I later learned the Home Decor Resale Store had been the General Store at one time, and all those fine-looking wooden shelves are original. What I couldn’t believe were the prices! So inexpensive!
I thought this was the cutest little side table.
I loved the prices here….more like garage sale prices! So this is what I found. It doesn’t seem like much. I could have bought more, but I already had a lot from thrift stores and estate sales. I’m dying to show you those…on another day.
Interesting wooden candlestick….$3…Available
I rarely see one of these men’s valet boxes in this good a condition! $8…Available
Showing my ignorance, but I thought this was a fancy dustpan! Do YOU know what it is?
To not keep you in suspense, it’s an antique crumb tray. Very ornate is it not? I can just see this being used in Gone With the Wind. $8
I thought these 3 rose pictures were lovely. All for $15.
So if I’ve whetted your appetite just a bit, and you have a hankering to visit Greenback Tennessee, it’s about 15 miles south of Maryville, off Highway 411 and Hiway 95. (Maryville and Townsend Tennessee are jumping off points to visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.) Turn right on Hiway 95 and go all the way till it tees into Morganton Road, a quick dogleg to the left, and you’re practically at the store. Address is 6710 Morganton Rd. Open Tues, Wed, Thurs, 10-5. Phone: 865-856-2229.
“Offering the finest in second-hand home decor shopping, with unique items at a price that will make it OK to take it home with you!”
I told Janet I’d send ya!
On Another Note~
My hubby and I are very sad this week because we unexpectedly said goodbye to our beloved little “Beezer,” a Maltese rescue we’d had for 15 years. Unbeknownst to us, he developed a brain tumor which had grown into the balance center of the brain, rendering him unable to walk, among other things. It happened so quickly, we were shocked and unprepared. I know we made the right decision, and the vet concurred, but it’s always sad, isn’t it, when you lose a beloved pet?
Have you lost a special pet?
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