Day Trip Fourteen

  • Antiquing in a 15 Mile Radius
Antique Mall

Antique Mall

The map below pretty well tells the story.  I’ve listed 18 antique stores all within a 40- minute drive of our Smoky Mountain Accommodation.  They are located  in Sevier and Blount Counties, the towns of Gatlinburg, Townsend, Maryville, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, TN.  If you click on the enlarge map function, the key code will come up on the left.  When you are done, click on the back button to return to this page, or you will close the window.

Over the years I’ve shopped in most of these stores.  Although the furniture at Gracehill Bed and Breakfast is an eclectic mix, I’d have to say we have a fair number of antiques.  As a kid I can remember Mom and Dad taking us to outdoor estate sale auctions.  Some of the “things” like trunks, or tables, or chairs I can remember Mom and Dad paying 50 cents or a few dollars!  Ah, the “good old days.”

I don’t buy too much any more, lack of space and I don’t like a cluttered feeling, but I do keep an eye out for Mayfair Rose Pink Depression Glass and Dixie Dogwood dishware.  Both of these sets were my grandmother’s that I snatched when she met her Maker.  Over the year, I have filled in both of these collections.  With no children of my own, I hope my nephew marries a girl who will delight in using them.  If not, the proceeds would probably put their first born through college!  In the meantime, yes, I use them at the B&B.

Two guests from Texas were here a few years ago, and they were serious carnival glass collectors.  While they were out one day in Dillsboro, NC they saw the mother lode of depression glass in my pattern.  Hmmm, I still don’t know whether to thank them or not…