The question we get most often, when new visitors enter our homes or view our photos for the first time, (Well, other than “Will you come decorate MY house?!”) is this: Where do you get all your stuff? So we thought it might be a good idea to feature some of our favorite thrift store/antique shop vendors. The first may well be our favorite.
If you head on down US Highway 165 South, you’ll pass through several little, sleepy towns like Woodworth and Forest Hill. Keep going a few more minutes and you’ll come to Glenmora, where you’ll find one of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet, Tina Burnaman, housed at her place of business, Junkin’ on Main. It is always nice to have a great shop where you know new treasures are always circulating, but when that establishment also comes with the added bonus of amazing owners who you always look forward to seeing and chatting with, it doesn’t get much better than that. On our latest visit, we asked Ms. Tina to tell us the story of her little place and this is what she had to say:
I believe it was in 2002 when in full swing with our cafe, Reggie’s, that a sweet friend opened a flea market across the street from us. Twelve of us got booths with her and we all got started by cleaning out our houses…we were all garage sale junkies already! We had a grand time and made a little money for the next two years together. Then the Bill’s Dollar Store building came up for sale and, being connected to our cafe building, my sweet hubby Reg, bought it…after I begged him to…and Gathered Treasures Flea Market was finally a reality and a dream come true! Since it was right next door with adjoining walls to the cafe, we busted through the cinder blocks, installed a door ( I always loved Cracker Barrel’s idea: eat and shop all in one bldg) and the rest is history! We have been open for ten and a half years as of today and have had a ball! We started with seven “fleas” and myself and now, all these years later, we have expanded to all three buildings and have twenty-three “fleas!” Myself, Carla Naron, and Michelle McBride run the shop each weekend and several “fleas” are in and out every week helping us out! We started our Vintage Wedding and Event Rentals in April of 2013, and had rentals a part of twenty weddings, three showers, and several photo shoots. Already this year (2014) we have booked twenty-five weddings so far! We have a great time, have made life-long friends, and will never be rich because we take what we make and buy more…it’s the thrill of the hunt that we really enjoy!!! At times it’s a lot of work, but we love every minute of it – we just don’t move quite as fast as we did ten years ago -but we have followed this dream and Jesus has provided the way!!!
As you can see, Tina’s passion for all things old is right in line with ours! Here are some of our favorite finds from our latest trip:
Junkin’ on Main is open Thursday – Saturday, 10 – 4.
You can check out their Facebook page, but we promise you’ll enjoy a day trip and much more!
Tell Mrs. Tina we sent you!