Second Time Around :: A Fun Shop in Nelson County, VA

It’s no secret that I love thrift stores, antique stores, junk stores, and anything vintage.  I was tickled pink to discover a new store along Route 151 in beautiful Nelson County, VA while driving to Wintergreen Resort last Friday.  Second Time Around specializes in antiques and architectural salvage.

Old Bryant's Cafe

Second Time Around


The yard is chocked full of all sorts of treasures.

Second Time Around on 151 in Nelson County


The store is located in the old Bryant’s Café.  The shop owner told me that this store closed in 1985  It was a gas station, café, and bar.

Second Time Around on 151

Wagons and Trunks


It was fun to walk around the property to see the architectural treasures for sale.

Camper and Mantels


I’m not sure who will buy this, but this carriage was in great shape and was really neat.


Old Sign


I’d love to have an old factory cart to restore into a coffee table.

Tub and Factory CartsWooden Crates


The inside is chocked full of vintage goodies.  Here you see the café’s bar.

Bryant's Cafe Bar


I’ll bet that this Coke cooler won’t be in the store for long.

Old Coke Cooler

Quilts and Bottles

Old Suitcases

Reclaimed Parts to Kitchen Island


I walked away with only one treasure, a vintage Santa bank.

Santa Bank

I’m sure to stop at this store again the next time we are in the area.


  1. Of course, you bought the Santa bank! I can’t wait to see where you put him, but I’ll have to, won’t I? Now when do you start decorating for Christmas?

  2. Hmmm, I put 3 very similar chairs out in the street (people always pick up junk left in the street) not too long ago. I wonder if those are my white kitchen chairs! We are not that far away from Nelson County.

  3. Hello All,
    Happy Holidays to you and all who visit this wonderful site of Sweet Pea’s, thank you for the wonderful write up here, the chairs were purchased from an estate those are your typical chairs (common) . we eventually used the spindles to make Birdhouses thus the reason to leave it to mother nature to nature it 😛

    Merry Xmas to all and Happy New Year!! by the way we are having a 25 + % off Sale through Xmas

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