Home Sweet East Nashville

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For the last few months I’ve been working on getting settled into my “new to me” 1930 something stone cottage over in East Nashville.

I went here, there and everywhere around town looking for things to make it feel like home and thought I’d share some of them with you! And there are lots of links to click on… just hover over the name of the shop where I found the goodie!

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This bench was a cool find at the October City Farmhouse Pop Up. 2Storeys Antiques came to the pop up all the way from Columbia, Tennessee with it. The seat is made out of an old wagon with refurbished legs. The water can and pillow are also City Farmhouse Pop Up finds!

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My entry way table… another City Farmhouse Pop Up steal! The bucket holding the pine cones something I snagged at Christmas Village.

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My living room could not get any cozier if it tried.

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The built ins were the hardest thing to complete. I had lots of help from the City Farmhouse Pop Up once again… the bird house… the lantern… that beautiful tin and Nashville’s own Paddywax candles!

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My dining room table is my new prized possession. It was made beautifully by Southern Charm Farmhouse Furniture (formerly East Nashville Farmhouse Furniture). McKenzie Child’s is from Vintage Jolie in downtown Franklin! dining roomIMG_0060 IMG_0058

My very first housewarming gift was glasses from East Nashville’s Barista Parlor from my sweet realtor.

And to the office! I found my desk at the always amazing Nashville Flea Market at the fairgrounds.

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I moved pretty fast getting everything decorated but I didn’t feel like my home was truly complete until I got my hands on these two signs from House of Belonging.

In my office: “Today is a good day for a good day.”

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And leading to my bedroom: Proverbs 4:23 “above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” IMG_0064

Just a little slice of Heaven right there…

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I got a big new comfy bed for my new room and made it comfy with Carolyn Westbrook bedding and lamp from… you guessed it… the City Farmhouse Pop Up! And my nightstand is another flea market find.

I was desperately needing to block out light from one of my windows but hated the look of black out curtains. My mom and I found these amazing doors at Peacock Lane in Nolensville and she turned them into sliding window treatment!

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And the finishing touch… a beautiful painting by local artist Heather Thompson!

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Another City Farmhouse Pop Up right there… the next one is in June and obviously I can’t wait!

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Playing Dress Up on the East Side with Kitty Nashville

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When I first moved to Nashville I never thought of East Nashville would be in the same breath as one of my favorite shopping destinations. Much has changed in a year.

Welcome to East Nashville’s newest charmer, Kitty!

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Owner Sarah Davidson and 1/3 of folk trio The Stella James Band named her newest adventure after the pioneering country singer Kitty Wells.

Like Kitty Wells, Sarah is a “go getter gal” determined not to let anyone tell her she can’t do what she has her heart set on.

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I’ve been wondering how Sarah does it all but having her hands in many different ventures is what the Kitty brand is all about.

Kitty is truly an experience.

Get inspired by the wall of singing babes, have a drink and mellow out to beautiful folk music.

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Once you’re done drooling at the beautiful space Sarah has created… it’s time to shop! Lucky for me Sarah was ready to play dress up!

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When I walked in I was immediately drawn to one of her newest two piece sets from For Love and Lemons. The Barcelono crop top and midi skirt duo were sweet, sexy and fit like a glove!

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Kitty’s For Love and Lemons collection was the gift that kept giving. Next up… the glamorous Vienna Maxi Dress.

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And as the temperatures cool down we couldn’t help but put together something for fall.

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These kicka$$ boots from Kate Bosworth’s Matisse line though… killer.

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It’s always a good time to stop into Kitty! Definitely my new go-to spot to grab something before a night out in Nashville!

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Keepin’ it Simple with Consider the Wldflwrs

Consider the Wildflwrs‘ locally handmade goodies make my heart skip a beat.
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I’ve been looking for just the right horizontal bar necklace everywhere… expensive, cheap, the mall online, no luck.

Leave it to a local to have just the design I was looking for!

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I finally got to meet the brilliant Emily Howard and watch the master at work.

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From start to finish…

 

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…from the tools to the attention to detail.

 

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The stacks, the cuffs, the studs are all natural and simple. Perfect for everyday and most importantly, AFFORDABLE!

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And Emily’s studio couldn’t get any dreamier if she tried.

 

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Shop my favorites online:

The Bare Gold Stacker

Textured Tennessee Stamp Necklace

Silver Stump Cuff Ring

Brass Cuff

Bronze Bar Necklace 

The Chip Stud Earrings

 

GIVEAWAY: Kendra Scott Nashville

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It’s only been a few months and Kendra Scott has taken Green Hills by storm. One very lucky gal is going to be the winner of this gorgeous pair of Kendra Scott earrings. Keep scrolling for more details!

 

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I’m very passionate about local businesses but there are a few national chains that have stolen my heart. For good reason.

Target… Starbucks… Trader Joes… Kendra Scott.

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Everyone on this list is a big ol’ corporation but when they come to town you know it… in a good way!

Kendra Scott especially. These girls waste no time getting involved with the community. Kendra Gives Back night happen here in Green Hills just about every week. From March of Dimes to Make-a-Wish, often a portion of their proceeds goes towards our local charities.

If that isn’t enough to make your heart skip a beat… look. at. the. store.

 

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I’ve never felt more glamorous while shopping for jewels!

 

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Now to the important stuff.. all you have to do to win these beautiful earrings is subscribe to my newsletter below and in two days I’ll announce the winner! Good Luck!

 
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GIVEAWAY! Batch: Giving the Best of Nashville

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If you’ve heard of these guys then you’re probably pretty excited right now. If not, get ready to be! The team that has made giving Nashville as a gift really easy wants to give one lucky winner a gift for #BeingLocal. More on that towards the end of my spiel but first let me tell you about ‘em.

What started as an idea to fill Nashville’s much needed void for a souvenir shop that had nothing to do with cheesy shot glasses has turned into a worldwide subscription based business.

Based on the Birchbox’s beauty sample box and Dollar Shave Club’s razor trial models Sam Davidson and a few other local fellas decided to do the same but with products born and bred in Music City.

 

How it works:

  • Each month the Batch team curates and delivers to its subscribers a package featuring 4 handcrafted goods with a description of each product and its maker.
  • Each monthly “Batch” is organized around a common theme and arrives to subscripbers the second week of each month.
  • They’re sending the goods in batches because the state of Tennessee requires small artisans to number each “batch” of product they make… get it?!

 

August Batch

 

 

Sloco’s Jeremy Barlow is putting together this month’s Batch!

You can also create your own batch or order a gift batch to spread some Nashville wherever.

 

 

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But this is where you are going to find a lot of local goodies they don’t sell online… their storefront inside of the Nashville Farmer’s Market.

 

 

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Now to that giveaway I briefly mentioned earlier… one lucky winner is about to get Nashville in a box at their doorstep.

The Standard Everything Nice Gift Batch includes:

  • Box (4 oz.) of Wildflower Honey shortbread cookies from Willa’s Shortbread
  • Bar (2.75 oz.) of cinnamon chili chocolate from Olive and Sinclair
  • Box (3 oz.) of peanut brittle from Brittle Brothers
  • Bag (6 oz.) of snackable granola from Nola Granola
  • Bag (5 oz.) of caramel popcorn from Lisa’s Caramel Corn

Enter to win below!

All you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter and in two days I’ll announce a winner!

 

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It’s not just what’s in the box it’s the love that was put into packing it.

Little Sebastian Takes Wags and Whiskers Nashville

 

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It’s about time I introduce you to my little man. My puppy son. Punkin’ butt. Little Sebastian is my 3 going on 4 month old beagle… lab… boxer… everything else but the kitchen sink rescue baby from Nashville Humane. (Parks and Rec fans I hope you appreciate his namesake)

 

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And last week Little Sebastian got his first bath ever at the brand new Wags and Whiskers on Charlotte Pike!

 

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Oh my goodness he’s such a handful but that face!

Wags and Whiskers has been in town for a while now in East Nashville and 12 South but they just opened this great space in West Nashville with a self serve dog wash.

They had everything we needed all natural shampoos and conditioners, aprons, towels, grooming tools and even a blow drying station! (Little man was not a fan of the blow dryers)

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And guess what… when we were done they cleaned up our mess for us. And we shopped for some treats! Boom.

 

 

Punkin’ butt loves to roll in the weeds so we better hop on that frequent bather program!
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Middle Tennessee Farmer’s Market Guide

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From 12 South to East Nashville and all the way down to Franklin, the Farmer’s Market “scene” in Nashville is my jam. It doesn’t matter what neighborhood you live in or what day of the week you need organic, local goodies there is a big chance there’s a market set up a stone’s throw away. I’ve been to most of the markets in and around Nashville and each and every one of them is authentic. Since there is a different market every day of the week that gives the local farmers, producers and artisans a chance to be at more than one or two so you won’t miss out on anything!

I am by no means an expert but by the amount of time I spend walking in circles at any given market on any given day you’d think I was trying to be. So I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve learned so far!

 

 

BEFORE YOU GO:

 

Do your homework… Know what’s in season in Middle Tennessee and what said veggie or fruit should really look like when it is their time to shine. For example: its August and these peaches are in their juicy right now.

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And two more words before you go… MEAL. PLAN.

I don’t know about you but if I go into the market blindly picking up every beautiful tomato I pass… I will leave broke as a joke. Know what you want to make for the week and make a list.

 

Here’s mine!

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WHILE YOU’RE THERE:

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Don’t forget your own reusable bag. Especially if you have a cute one like my $8 cutie from Bloomsbury Farm.

 

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Most producers get that no one carries cash anymore so even the Amish farmers have mobile credit card readers but I would bring just a little bit of cash just in case.

 

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Beat the crowd and get to the market early! 

The early birds always get the worm.

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BUT if you happen to be really tardy like I was one day in 12 South you could walk away with a gorgeous $16 bouquet for only $8. Boom.

 

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My favorite part about the market is the connection it gives me to the hardworking men and women who are growing and producing what fuels my body. I highly recommend taking a second and introducing yourself to the farmers and asking them questions about how they roll. They might even let you come visit their farm! Hopefully I’m not the only one who dreams of an afternoon filled with being one with my food. Totally normal.

 

 

There are seriously dozens of markets and they are all special in their own way but here are my top 3!

 

FRANKLIN’S FARMER’S MARKET IS EVERYTHING.

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Roll the windows down and hit Franklin Pike and go south until you literally run into this magical market.

 

 

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Thank goodness this market is here all year long, every Saturday! From 8:00am to 1:00pm May through October, 8:00am to Noon November through December, and 9:00am to Noon January through April.

Franklin Farmer’s Market

230 Franklin Road, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

 

 

EAST NASHVILLE’S MARKET GETS ME.

 

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I eat kale like a rabbit and by Wednesday I’ve usually eaten the entire bushel I got in Franklin and I don’t want to grab a bag from the Piggly Wiggly just because it’s convenient. (Sorry Piggly Wiggly) That’s where East Nashville’s market comes in!

 

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It’s there for me every Wednesday in May through October from 3:30pm to 7:00pm

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Shelby Park, 1500 Davidson Street, Nashville, TN 37206

 

 

I’M HERE FOR THE CHANDELIERS… GOD BLESS YOU THOMPSON’S STATION.

 

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Thompson’s Station’s market is also another mid week favorite. This year they’ve moved to the beautiful new barn built at Homestead Manor. (We’ll get to them later) Even better they are a 7 hour operation every Wednesday in May through October from 11:30a.m. to 6:00p.m.

Thompson’s Station Farmer’s Market

4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179

 

 

MY OTHER FAVORITES:

 

Nashville Farmer’s Market

Every day… all year… all the time. The best part about Nashville’s market is it’s very convenient. You don’t have to plan your week around when the market is open. You can pick a day, any day and get your shopping done. It’s also a great place to grab a quick lunch during the week.

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208

 

12 South Farmer’s Market

Another middle of the week savior every Tuesday in May through October from 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Sevier Park, 3000 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204

 

West End

Another year round market from 9:00am to 12:30pm in May through October and 10:00am to Noon in November through April

4101 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205

 

Hip Donelson Farmers Market

Fridays in May through October from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.

2730 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

 

Nolensville Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday May through october from 8:00a.m. to Noon

7248 Nolensville Rd. Nolensville, TN 37135 at the Nolensville Historic School.

 

Richland Park

Every Saturday May through mid-November from 9:00a.m. to Noon

Richland Park, 4601 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

 

Farmin’ in the Hall

Every Thursday in June through August  from 4:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.

451 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN 37220

 

And if I missed any Pick Tennessee Products has a great list here!

 

 

 

Pictures by yours truly and Kelsey Cherry