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Cassie Does What: Antiquing Adventures at Antique Archaeology

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Hello, lovelies! My name is Cassie, and I'm an antiquing addict. Of course I couldn't go to Tennessee without stopping at Antique Archaeology in Nashville!

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As promised, here is part 3 of my family’s adventures in Tennessee. When we decided to go to Tennessee, I knew I had to go to Antique Archaeology. My dad and I love antiquing, so we’re of course obsessed with American Pickers. After our excursions in Chattanooga, we made our way through a storm to Nashville. Even if we didn’t have plans to see Antique Archaeology, the drive would have been worth it. This hotel was much better. Even Lumpia was more comfortable. Thank god the Sheraton is pet-friendly.

The Build Up

After finally having a good sleep, we got to the historic building an hour before Antique Archaeology opened. We spent some time exploring. We started with sodas and ice cream from The Soda Parlor. It was super hipster-y, yet adorable. They had some great 80s video games, and their sodas were delish. The building itself was totally awesome. It used to be a factory, and they have some of the old machines on display. There was one part upstairs where there was something wrong with the lighting. We’re pretty sure it was haunted.

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We made the mistake of not lining up early, so we had to wait in a crazy line. Well, my dad and I waited in line, while my mom and my brother went into the candy store next door. It was hot as balls that day, so my makeup melted off my face. Just when we thought we were going to die, we got to the front of the line. Conveniently, right as we got to the front, my mom and brother decided to join us.

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The Experience

To say that the store was packed would be an understatement; however, that didn’t affect our sense of wonder. While we were there, I got to touch Rick Nielsen’s guitar! We also saw a bunch of stuff that they picked on the show. The lighting fixtures hanging from the ceiling were absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, the crowd made it nearly impossible to really shop. I’m pretty sure they sell more of their branded merchandise than antiques.

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Conclusions

I would absolutely love to go back; however, I would plan the visit for a weekday. Hopefully, they aren’t as crowded during the week. I definitely need more space to shop. If you decide to visit on a weekend, definitely be prepared to wait in line. If you can, get there a bit early, and hang out outside. The trip to Nashville was definitely worth it.

  • ellymoemoe

    I really need to explore Nashville, the only things I’ve seen there are the Gaylord Opryland, and some place I had to do my fingerprints at.

    • I’ve heard that the Gaylord Opryland is incredible. I’ll have to check it out next time.

  • Wow, that’s a really cool shop/museum! Too bad it was so packed, but I’m glad you enjoyed it anyways 🙂

    • Thanks for reading! It was totally awesome. I can’t wait to go back!

  • Chasa Parvin

    Hahah! I would love to buy something from there, but too expensive! Maybe next time a t-shirt. I am really keen on collecting patches, I don’t think they had any last time I went. I am not even sure they have those at all in general.

    • I definitely need to save up before I visit again. I’m not sure if I saw any patches.

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