Franklin Shopping: Exploring 3 Best Antique Stores

In a city as rich with history as Franklin, shopping for antiques is a unique experience that helps to bring visitors a little bit closer to the past. BBOnline recommends three fantastic antique stores that shouldn't be missed during your stay in Franklin. Shopping in this quaint, historic town always makes for a relaxing day out of your Franklin Inn, but visiting antique stores will keep you interested and informed as you browse through facinating items dating back to Civil War times or even earlier.

Scarlett Scales
202 South Margin Street
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 791-4097
www.scarlettscales.com

Scalett Scales is a small, cozy antique store set in the only home in the city built in shotgun style. It has no consistent inventory, which is what makes it such an interesting place to shop. Scarlett Scales is always full of unique antique items, and the items are always changing. Some days there may be many antique pieces for gardens, while another day there may be plenty of jewelry and furniture. The shop also has booths in most of the antique malls in Franklin. Shopping at Scarlett Scales won't break your budget either, as most items are quite reasonably priced. The store is open from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday to Saturday, and 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. on Sundays.

Winchester Antique Mall
113 Bridge Street
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 791-5846

This large antique mall is highly recommended by BBOnline, not only for its great selection of historic items, but also for the excellent values and discounts it offers. From collectibles to furniture to jewelry featuring precious stones and metals, you're almost guaranteed to find whatever you're looking for in historic Franklin. Every booth has a different specialty, so be sure to browse through them all before purchasing. Some antique malls try to pass off new products as antiques, but at the Winchester Antique Mall, you can be sure that every item is genuine. A trip to this mall is a nice way to make your vacation to a Franklin Bed and Breakfast even better.

Lysbeth Antiques and Estate Jewelry
230 Franklin Road, Building 3
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 591-4612
www.lysbethantiques.com

Set in the Factory Franklin, Lysbeth Antiques and Estate Jewelry has probably the biggest selection of precious and semi-precious jewelry in Franklin. There are a huge variety of engagement items including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, some even featuring diamonds. Lysbeth Antiques and Estate Jewelry also has large collections of leather, silver and porcelain relics. Prices are reasonable, although some of the jewelry, considering its historical value in addition to its fine workmanship and quality materials, can be expensive. The store is open from Monday to Saturday, opening at 10 A.M. and closing at 5:30 P.M. On Sundays it is open only from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Even if you're not planning on buying anything, this is a fun place to browse and see all of the incredibly luxurious jewelry that was worn in the past.