Is Old Man Winter breathing down your neck, making you want to stay inside where it’s toasty warm with a cup of hot cocoa? What if we told you there is a way for you to go shopping without freezing? Would you take the bait and ask for more information? What if I added the fact that Blount County has one of the finest selections of antique and curio shops in the state? If you are looking for somewhere fun to shop that is sure to be nice and warm at this time of year, here are some of the warmest, unique places in the county to shop.
Rivermill Antiques, Etc.
You can find this unique store at 4618 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, in Walland, TN. When you visit the Rivermill Antiques, Etc., you never know what you might find. Wandering through the aisles of this mall, you might find antique tools, hundreds of records, photographs, possibly even an old phonograph — trinkets, knick-knacks, furniture, stuff on top of furniture, and much more. Take your time, enjoy the warmth and don’t forget to look up from time to time or you might miss something special.
This fantastic store can be found at 564 N Foothills Plaza Dr., in Maryville, TN. Hoo-la-la Vintage ‘s main focus is on vintage furnishings, and many rare and unique items. The moment you walk through the doors, the heat feels remarkably inviting. Everywhere you look are items of furniture that have been lovingly curated to ensure they fit in with your decor. Along with their vintage and antique furnishings, you will also find new furniture from The Bramble Company and Mayo Manufacturing on hand. This is a wonderful place to find the perfect piece of furniture and many other items for your home .
You can find this massive warehouse-sized store at 5214 Homberg Dr. in nearby Knoxville, TN. Nostalgia is one of the most popular vintage stores nearby Blount County with reasonable prices and items ranging in period from the early 1900s, on up. Most of the things are arranged in booths operated by the individual vendors, each of which is packed to the brim with quality items. Never be afraid to haggle; you never know how much more you’ll save. One word to the wise, there are several cats running loose in this store, if you have allergies, you might want to take your allergy medicine first!
The Shoppes at Homespun
You can find The Shoppes at Homespun in the old Cherokee Lumber Company building at 1410 Sevierville Rd, Maryville, TN or at 11523 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Both stores are loaded with a fantastic selection of items for sale including primitives, period clothing, vintage items, creative décor items and so much more. Wander the aisles while the snow continues to fall outside.
These are only a few of the many fabulous antique and collectibles stores to be found in Blount County. Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but in our antique stores, the warmth is quite delightful. Be sure you take a little extra time to check them out this winter; you never know what you might find!
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