this is a place i've been wanting to revisit for years. it's on highway 25 east in white pine, tennessee. it was crowded a few years ago, but now it is more so. a bit dark inside, with piles on top of piles of collectibles of all kinds: cookie jars, blue glass, teapots, china patterns of all kinds and glass of all kinds. thank god like things are all grouped together. after i got done picking out a few things, i asked the guy if he had any glass frogs. he said 'yep'. i asked if he knew where they were and he said 'yep.' i said do you know where everything in here is?, and he said 'yep'. you have to hold your breath and go sideways down the aisles. a sign stenciled on the wall out front says 'not responsible for accidents". go there sometime. pretty sure they have whatever it is you're looking for!
photographs and words by rebecca wood