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A Vendor Named Dead People’s Things

Yep, You heard me. The name of one of the vendors at the Nashville Flea Market is “Dead People’s Things”.


Dead Peoples Things Nashville Flea Market Petticoat Junktion shopping trip


Here’s their trailer/shop. How cools is that! What a cute set-up. At first I wasn’t sure about the name….then realized that it’s probably fitting.


Pumpkins Nashville Flea Market Petticoat Junktion shopping trip


It was an interesting market in September. I got to the flea market late…around 2…. because of the granddaughter’s ball game. That was okay though because I was told I just missed a big rainstorm. The hubby wasn’t with me because he was at the estate auction with a friend. I told him the weather was perfect for the market. Usually, we are either burning up or freezing to death. The day was overcast and the temp was just right. I wandered around and took tons of photos.


halloween coffin display Nashville Flea Market Petticoat Junktion shopping trip

As I said it was a strange market…..


Goblin Nashville Flea Market Petticoat Junktion shopping trip

…..and it got stranger. This guy was promoting 4 different haunted houses in the Nashville area. I’m scared of heights so I couldn’t walk on those stilts….really.


Debbie and Jimbo Nashville Flea Market Petticoat Junktion shopping trip

Debbie and Jimbo with the Goblin/Haunted House guy. Debbie is a phenomenal furniture painter and Jimbo is a wonder at metal garden/yard art. I’ve come to know them since shopping the market. It’s not just about shopping the flea market, it’s a social experience.

What did you think of the Dead People’s Things “shop”? Leave a note if you have time. Thanks for being here, Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I’m a Bible girl, so leaving behind my stuff for someone else to enjoy? Not a problem. 🙂

  2. Hi Kathy!
    I’m Nsv’s neighbor to the south in Alabama. Wondering if the flea market is worth a drive for this reseller…Are the prices (in general) worth a 1 1/2-hour drive?


  3. Correct in what it actually is but not so cool as to the name. I know the folks are gone but have you ever had to go thru those people’s things. Not a pleasant thing to have to do.

  4. Oh, yeah. Dead People’s Stuff sums it up nicely 🙂 I used to get a little creeped out going to estate sales until I realized that maybe (not probably, but maybe) the people were moving to Florida and they didn’t want to take all this stuff with them. Yeah, that’s it!

  5. in Sun City, AZ there is a strip mall of thrift stores on Peoria Ave…I call them…”dead granny shops”…yes I know…but grandma or grandpa has passed..and after the “estate” sale this is what is left to charity…mostly good stuff…I have purchased some great vintage linens and pottery…but there is 1 item that I am SORRY….FAMILY TOSS OUT….it’s underpants…yes UNDERWEAR…..why in God’s green earth is that for sale in a thrift shop…even if it’s new…THROW IT AWAY…..so hey…we all gotta go…and someone else might as well enjoy our things…

  6. dead people’s things lol i think they could be one of my good friends i love the slogan,always so much cool stuff there xx