Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tennessee backroads

Even though my flip trip was abbreviated, I still managed to get a bit of wandering in, and my favorite stop in Franklin was Scarlett Scales Antiques (just off the downtown area).......

.....and LuLu (on the main road through downtown).
My new favorite TN town is Leipers Fork (a short drive SW of Franklin).....the rural countryside around this area is absolutely stellar!
The main draw in town is Puckett's restaurant, which serves great food and features talented musicians throughout the week.

Serenite Maison was closed when I went through, but I have heard great things about this shop.
I loved the old vine-covered train depot I came across on the backroads out of town.
A quick stop in Bell Buckle yielded some good pickin's (don't miss the two antique malls BEHIND this row of shops) and leg-stretching before hitting the dreaded interstate.
Phillips General Store was having an open house---they always have awesome displays.
There is also a good restaurant--Bell Buckle Cafe--among the main row of shops.
So much to see....so little time!

6 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Nancy, I LOVE, LOVE Bell Buckle!!!! I can't believe those two stores right there on the strip...I spent hours poking around in those two!! I want to go back some day ~ and lunch at the cafe was amazing!!! I hope you're doing wonderful sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Amy Kinser said...

I live about 40 minutes away from Bell Buckle and love going there. Bell Buckle Cafe is delightful.

My Shabby Roses said...

Love the pictures from Philip's General Store!!! I can see why you enjoy going there. So much eye candy!

Kim said...

What's wrong with Indiana? We don't have any cute shops like these around any more. I know, I used to be in the business. SassyTrash must be thriving in other locales!
Come up and start something cute up here!

time worn interiors said...

I love Billy's store and Alex's store as well! I missed you at the show, you hadn't got there yet! I had both grand babies and their mommy's with me so we didn't stay to long. I hope the show was good for you!
tot

Bohemian said...

I'm glad I browsed thru your Archived Posts to discover this one that I'd missed! *swooning* That last Photo especially, with the amazing columns & Styling... LOVE IT!!!

Dawn... The Bohemian