On the Hunt: Antiques and Thrifting


Looking for that unique, hard to find gift or antique? You’re in the right place. Northeast Tennessee has several locally owned options full of hard to find, and new to you, treasures. We’ve put together a few of our favorite antique stores, mixed with thrift shops that give back to the community.

The Homestead Shoppe offers a unique shopping experience – shoppers are instantly greeted by a fun atmosphere complete with music that will have everyone dancing in the aisles.

The Homestead Shoppe located at at 401 Richmond Street, Church Hill, TN, is stocked with finds like antique cabinets, kitchen tables and bedroom sets, as well as vintage tableware, garden accessories and clothing. You’ll be dancing down the aisles to the upbeat sounds of Cajun music playing from speakers around this huge store. The front desk staff are always welcoming and friendly.

Jonesborough Antiques and Artisans is a mainstay in Downtown Jonesborough.

Jonesborough Antiques and Artisans, located at 115 E. Main St., Jonesborough, TN continues to greet visitors and locals to Tennessee’s Oldest Town. It provides a nice stop on the shopping trail that winds through Jonesborough’s downtown area. You might even think you’ve traveled back in time while browsing the multi-level shop. Let your inner sleuth enjoy hunting for rare treasure among the carefully placed collections of bottles, vintage clothing, and seasonal items.

Northeast Tennessee is also home to several thrift stores found throughout the area. Two of the newest options even give back to the community.

The Wags to Riches staff, Halee Robinson, store manager, Aidan Storm, volunteer, and Penny Greene, sales associate, show off some unique jellyfish items available in the store.)

Wags to Riches, located at 2450 West Walnut St. in Johnson City, supports the Washington County, TN Humane Society. You’ll find items for pet owners in the front gift store – home décor, clothing items and jewelry comprise the thrift sections. Be sure to visit the book room, and check out their social media for surprise finds and incoming merchandise.

Do Good Goods, located at 935 Wilcox Ct, Suite 135 in Kingsport, donates a portion of every sale to a variety of charities. The brightly lit store boasts neatly organized shelves filled with plates, cookware, baskets and more. Find that perfect outfit for your next party or vacation from the variety of trendy clothing and shoes available. Do Good Goods even provides a military discount for shoppers.

Do Good Goods’s mission is to give back to the community.

For more information on antique and thrift stores in Northeast Tennessee, visit antiquestorefinder.com and thethriftshopper.com

While this is just a small selection of antique and thrift stores in a few of our cities, we’d love to hear some of your favorites!

Written for Northeast Tennessee tourism by Connie Clyburn.

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