My good blogger friend Pat at Back Porch Musings, posted today on her blog about a number of things, one of which was a mention of how much they love to visit Franklin, TN. It is indeed a fun little place to visit, and I have noticed that a number of other bloggers like Kim at Savvy Southern Style like it, too.
|I adore the Italianate bracketed eaves!|
There are supposedly Country Music stars living all around, but I didn't see any. They probably avoid the tourists like the plague... Located South of Nashville which has grown exponentially over the years, Franklin is still a small town, but the shopping is fantastic, especially for antiques.
|A cute Victorian cottage on one of the side streets|
I shot some photos in some of the stores, and I honestly don't remember the name of the places. I should have made notes -- oops! If you just go shopping up and down the streets, you will run upon it, I guarantee. Tough assignment, I know... but somebody's gotta do it.
While we were there, the juried Antiques Show was going on, so we went over there a few times (the pass you buy once gets you in for the duration). Yes, we did buy a couple of goodies!
|I adore the porch! And all the trees!|
|I want to make one of these --|
I have had the "bones" in my garage forever --
just never seem to get to it.
Procrastination, thy name is Ellen...
|Be still my heart!|
|We tried this little greasy spoon for lunch --|
sorry, can't recommend!
|Some reading material|
Here is what we bought at the antiques show --
I spotted the silver tray on the first day, and loved the copper coming through in the design. The piece is English. I did not buy it the first day, but waited. My husband spotted the German cologne bottle at another dealer's space, and he wanted to buy it for me. Who am I to look a gift horse in the mouth? I told him I thought I should go back and buy the tray because they look like they belong together. They do they do they do!
You should definitely visit Franklin for a little getaway -- there are also lots of historical sites to visit, and you are very close to Nashville, if the music scene is your thing. I don't think you will be disappointed.