July 27, 2012

Nashville Adventures: Antique Archaeology

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I spent the day with my mom recently and we decided to visit Nashville, a short 70 miles from my hometown. We mostly hit up some thrift shops and just enjoyed our time together but at the very end of the day, we accidentally stumbled upon a wonderful place.

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You might be familiar with the popular television show “American Pickers” in which one man’s trash is truly another’s treasure. Picker Mike Wolfe has opened a second location of his retail shop in Nashville and my mom and I ran smack dab into it while heading to the Bang Candy Company for some homemade marshmallows.

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Located in the old Marathon Automobile factory, Antique Archaeology is a fun stop for pickers, antique lovers and fans of the History Channel show.

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Antique Archaeology features wall-to-wall memorabilia and oddities galore. Some items were ‘picked’ during episodes of the show. Most of the antiques in the store are just for display, but fans will be happy to know that lots of fun souvenirs are available, from t-shirts and caps to other collectible trinkets.

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We were in a hurry but there was so much to explore. Leave yourself plenty of time if you decide to visit Antique Archaeology. Located a few blocks from downtown Nashville’s Gulch, you won’t run out of things to see, taste and enjoy!

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Do you consider yourself a picker? My family has its fair share….my uncle even started his own site/group for pickers in and around Tennessee. You’re welcome to join the fun!

Happy weekend friends!

4 comments:

  1. I live close to Nashville and this is on my list of things to do! Thanks for this post!

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  2. Well, I had no idea that was there! I'm in Lebanon, for sure going to check that out after the kids get back in school! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love love LOVE American Pickers! How cool!

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