Today, I’m thrilled to share with you my delightful thrifting adventure at Dirty Janes Antiques, a treasure trove nestled in the charming neighborhood of Hixon, just outside downtown Chattanooga. From uncovering vintage gems to finding sentimental pieces, each find has its own story and a special place in my heart.
I can’t wait to walk you through my finds. So, grab a cup of tea, and let’s take a look at these thrifted treasures in my thrift haul.
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In December I drove down to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the weekend and stayed with my daughter Hannah. On Sunday we visited a fun antique store called Dirty Janes. This place was so much fun and I can’t wait to go back!
On Friday though, I drove down to Alpharetta, Georgia, with my daughter Laura to go tack shopping at the Dover Saddlery store there. Every time we drive through Alpharetta I love looking at all of the beautiful homes and their beautiful landscaping. I wouldn’t mind living there!
The week before Thanksgiving we drove down to Alpharetta and bought a new (used) saddle for Laura from a lady we found on Facebook Marketplace. They had the most beautiful home and property!
Laura has an equestrian YouTube channel but she hasn’t been able to ride Theo for the last couple years because Theo has had some hoof injuries and other health issues like ulcers and arthritis – but through working closely with his vet, we’re on the upside of all of that and she’s started riding again! It’s been very exciting. 🙂
So on Sunday, Hannah and I spent three hours at Dirty Janes in Hixon, near downtown Chattanooga. This place is enormous and filled with all sorts of interesting items. I found quite a few things I absolutely loved and at great prices – even though much of the store seemed out of my budget.
Okay but before I share all the vintage goodies I found at Dirty Janes, I want to tell you about this sweet little butter dish my mom bought for me. Over 20 years ago she bought me a butter dish just like these and I’ve used it every day since.
Unfortunately the one I had had cracked a couple years ago but was still usable. So I was telling her how mine had cracked but she couldn’t remember what the butter dish looked like. So I sent her a photo of it. She texted me back and said she had seen the same butter dish just the day before at an antique store near her house!
So she called the store and asked them to hold it for her and then she went and bought it for me. Crazily enough, a week later my husband managed to shatter the old butter dish so it’s like it was meant to be!
- Children’s books like Jan Brett’s ‘Gingerbread Friends’ for $3.95
- ‘The Night Before Christmas’ for $4.95.
- ‘Son of The Black Stallion’ for $6.95, which I gave to Laura for Christmas.
Thrifted Christmas Stockings
Needlepoint Christmas stockings, a real bargain at $10 each. I collect needlepoint Christmas stockings. For each of my children’s first Christmases, I bought a new needlepoint stocking to hang on our mantel. Now, I collect vintage ones. I was excited to find these two Christmas stockings for only $10.00 each!! They usually run around $22.00 a piece when I find them in antique stores.
This year I used these two new vintage needlepoint stockings for my little grandsons.
Vintage Cookie Cutters and Christmas Ornaments:
- A snowflake pattern cookie cutter for around $3 to $4.
- A vintage angel ornament, which I believe was about $3.
- A set of vintage ornaments for $5.
- Burgundy glass ornaments (I didn’t mention the price).
- A set of crocheted ornaments for $10.
A Vintage Handmade Quilt
And the highlight, a handmade quilt for $59, which I absolutely adore.
I’d love to hear what you think about these thrifted items! Drop your thoughts in the comments, and if you have any thrifting tips or stories, I’d love to hear those too. Make sure to hit the like button if you enjoyed this video, and I look forward to sharing more of my thrifting journeys with you.
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Today, I am sharing a recent experience. Last weekend, I went down to Chattanooga with my daughter, Hannah. I also went tack shopping with my daughter, Laura, in Alpharetta, Georgia, for a new girth and stirrups for her new saddle.
On Sunday, I got to watch her ride, which was the best feeling. She has a YouTube channel if you want to check it out; I’ll leave the link below. Unfortunately, due to some issues with her horse, she hasn’t been able to ride consistently for a couple of years, so it was special to watch her.
Theo, who we’ve had for five years, is also featured on her channel. After visiting the barn with Laura, I went antiquing with Hannah in Hixon, a neighborhood outside of downtown Chattanooga. We visited Dirty Janes, a huge shop with a wide variety of items. Though some prices were high, we both found quite a few things we were excited about.
First, I wanted to share a sweet little butter dish my mom bought for me. About 20 years ago, she bought me a similar dish, which I’ve used ever since. It recently developed a crack, so after a conversation with my mom, she found the same dish at an antique store and got it for me. It’s very special.
Let’s take a look at what I purchased at Dirty Janes in Hixon, Tennessee. Hannah also found some great items. She found a vintage cookbook from the Chattanooga Junior League with many good recipes. I picked up a few books, including Jan Brett’s ‘Gingerbread Friends’ and ‘The Night Before Christmas’ big golden book. I also got ‘Son of the Black Stallion’ for my daughter, Laura, as a Christmas gift.
I was excited to find a set of needlepoint Christmas stockings, which were reasonably priced compared to others I’ve seen. I also got a snowflake pattern cookie cutter, a vintage angel ornament, and a set of vintage ornaments for $5. Additionally, I found a beautiful set of burgundy glass ornaments and a set of crocheted ornaments, which I plan to gift.
Finally, I found a handmade quilt with bright primary colors. It was $59, which is a great deal for quilts in good condition. I plan to put it on the back of the couch in the family room.
That’s all for this video! I am so glad you joined me. Please leave a comment down below about your favorite piece, what you would have bought, or what you wouldn’t have. Be sure to hit like, and I’ll see you in the next video!