The trip to The Smocking Arts Guild of America's Sewcation in Orlando allows plenty of antique shopping.
My favorite search is for vintage lace and christening gowns. While shopping, I am always thrilled when I find vintage hankies, other linens, patterns and fabric. Sewing implements including pin cushions, tape measures and scissors are the bonuses.
There are lots of Antique stores to stop at on your journey by car. For example, when starting In Virginia, use route 75 to Clinton, Tennessee where there is a cluster of antique stores on Market Street. This is great because you can park and walk from store to store.
There is the South East Antique Trail that connects Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia through to Florida. Just as you cross over the border into Florida, Pensacola has ten shops which are part of the Florida Antique Trail Member Shops.
If you have to fly to Sewcation, there are plenty of Antique Shops in and around Orlando.
In order to plan your stops along the way, go to www.antiquetrail.com where there are 924 antique shops and malls listed with details.