Let me introduce you to my favorite little vintage thrift store!
Tucked away in a miniature strip mall in the lowly town of Rogersville, TN, sits an often-overlooked place of wonder.
At least for those of us who love vintage, homey, and thrifty.
And I do love those things, even just to stroll through and window shop, which is generally all that I do!
If you like thrift store shopping, by the way, you need to read my article about things I’ve learned while thrift store shopping!
Wendy’s Simple Treasures and Consignments is just a fun place to visit!
It’s no ordinary thrift store, but a cross between thrift, consignment, and antique store.
I’m not the only one who loves this store! But from what I can tell, there’s no website or social media connections yet. You can read theTrip Advisor review, though.
Walk inside the doors, and you’ll be greeted by a homey atmosphere and friendly ladies tending the wares. Here and there, you will find vintage furniture set up resembling actual rooms out of antique homes. Last time I visited, they had actually sold many of their furniture pieces, but they will somehow get more!
For Christmas, I found many cool vintage home items. It really took me back, looking at so many things we actually owned when I was a child, and, of course, before. Who knew that my family owned such classy stuff? Retrospect really does make things look better.
Kind of a wild Christmas tree!
Looking Back with Nostalgia
When I see how cheap we have gone in terms of quality and durability, I see that we really did have it better. We had toys made of metal and wood, and the plastic we did have was harder than what comes out of China these days.
Wendy’s Simple Treasures also has plenty of clothing. The clothing side is more like a thrift store, and they run daily, weekly, and monthly sales, so you never know what deals you’ll find! I have found several skirts at this store, and at least twice the ladies have helped me to undress a mannequin so I could see if that piece of clothing would fit! The ladies are very friendly and take pride in their store!
I think you’ll find some sweet memories and some cozy finds if you choose to visit. Just enjoy the photos I took!
No vintage consignment store would be complete without antique quilts!
I bought this vintage slate sign a couple of months ago at this store. It’s made from slate roofing tiles from an old New Orleans home.
Homey displays of vintage toys and home items make me want to pull up a rocking chair and pick up my crocheting
New sales every so often, and they always have a cheery message!
I could imagine Grandpa sitting in this chair
I bought this print to hang over my sewing machine. Funny thing is the artist spells her name just like I spell mine!
I’ve never considered Pyrex storage containers to be vintage!!!? I reckon I’m older than I realized!
So many interesting, random finds! I’m not too interested in the antique bedpan, though, so that’ll be there for you!
Not vintage, but cute!
Outside looking in.
This instructional sign rests against the vintage cash register. Wipes out any sort of guilt you may feel about picking up something special. 😉
Happy treasure hunting!