Everyone who reads my blog or follows me on social media knows that I LOVE to go junking. Ever wondered where I go to find all of my stuff? I have certain favorite spots and dealers, but I am always ready to find new places to add to my rotation!
I was excited when I happened to notice a link on Facebook the other day to this article from Only In Your State the other day called: 19 Amazing Flea Markets In South Carolina You Absolutely Have To Visit.
The ones they listed from the Upstate that I have been to:
3. Hwy. 11 Flea Market – Westminster (open Friday-Sunday at 4265 SC-11, Westminster)
My husband and I rode up to this one one Saturday to check it out. It wasnt horrible, and I think I bought some salt and pepper shakers for my mother-in-law, but it didn’t really wow me. Sorry.
6. White Horse Flea Market – Greenville (open Saturday-Sunday at 2710 White Horse Rd, Greenville)
Now this flea market is close to my heart. We start here. I have found everything from chaises for our pool to a 1700’s coin silver spoon here. Great fruit and vegetable markets, tons of tools (we even bought our lawnmower here) and a just recently bought a china cabinet for $10. Get your nose out of the air and try it.
8. Pickens Bargain Exchange Flea Market – Pickens (open Wednesdays at 1449 Walhalla Hwy, Pickens)
This is hands down the absolute best flea market in my mind. Heaven on Earth. You can buy chickens, furniture, smalls, a goat, pork rinds, vintage signs, boiled peanuts, AMAZING apple fritters, plants, fruits and veggies…anything under the sun you could be looking for AND get to listen to live bluegrass. It doesn’t get any better than the Pickens Jockey Lot. And it is HUGE.
17. Flat Rock Flea Market – near Anderson (open Friday-Saturday before Flashing Light on Hwy 81 South on Flat Rock Road at the corner of Hayes)
First let me say that we drove by this one twice not realizing it was there. It is not exactly what you think of as a flea market. It is more a guy’s yard. But don’t turn around and drive away! I got a Cosco kitchen cart, a cooler stand, a vintage fan, a Fire King bowl and some cheesy pirate and bar maid busts for our future beach house…all for under $20.
The good ones from the Upstate they did NOT list and should have:
20. Barnyard Flea Market in Greer (open Saturday-Sunday at 2000 Highway 101 S, Greer)
You can find pretty much anything here. This one is probably a great place to start for people who aren’t ready for a really grungy flea market. It’s very clean and organized.
21. Anderson Jockey Lot (open Friday-Sunday at 4530 Highway 29 N, Belton)
I have been going here since I was a student at nearby Clemson. There are tons and tons of indoor vendors, but I prefer the outside. You never know what you will find. I like to get my Bath and Body Works Wallflowers here, as well as coffee, plants, and some really good, cheap antiques.
…and we happened across this one on Saturday while in Anderson:
22. K&W Indoor Outdoor Flea Market (open Thursday-Sunday at 700 E Shockley Ferry Rd, Anderson)
This one surprised me. Not only did I find a Margarator machine for $10, but I also got an old Watt Ovenware bowl for my collection and some old SC license plates. Beware of some of the vendors here, who think they are in a high end antique store and not a flea market.
The ones they listed from the Upstate I have not visited (and need to plan a road trip to do that):
13. Greenwood Flea Market – Greenwood (open Friday-Sunday at 120 Dixie Dr, Greenwood)
19. Barnyard Flea Market at Pineville – Fort Mill (open Thursday-Sunday at 3674 Highway 51 N, Fort Mill)
Here are links to some blog posts I have written about junking:
- Junk 101: Feed Sack Quilts
- Junk 101: Antique Tool Boxes
- Junk 101: Vintage Thermoses
- Junk 101: Cake Carriers
- Junk 101: Coke Crates and Carriers
- Junk 101: Radios
- Junk 101:Pyrex
- Junk 101: Tobacco Tins
- Junk 101: Blue Willow
- Junk 101: Silver
- Junk 101: Sunbeam Mixmasters
- Junk 101: Oil Lamps
- Junk 101: Office Supplies
- Junk 101: Soda Bottles
- Junk 101: Baby Ben Clocks
- 31 Days of Junk
- Junk 101: Mixing Bowls
- Junk 101: Composer Busts
- Junk 101: Hen on a Nest
- Junk 101: 1973 Looney Tunes Pepsi Glasses
- Junk 101: Tupperware Tumblers aka the Uncle Si Tea Glass
- Junk 101: Hobnail Milk Glass
- Junk 101: Big Top Peanut Butter Glasses
- Junk 101: Cast Iron
- Junk 101: Rolling Pins
- Junk 101: Ironstone
- Junk 101: Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk
- Junk 101: Waffle House Dinnerware
- Junk 101: Flow Blue
- Junk 101: Coffee Cups
- Junk 101: Jadeite
- Junk 101: Vintage Shakers and Range Sets
- Junk 101: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys
- Junk 101: Insulators
- Junk 101: Canning Jars
- Thrift Store 101
- Flea Market 101
- 31 Days of Junk