Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Trip to Franklin Tennessee

It's spring break week for us and since our daughter is out of school, we decided to take a little trip and decided to go to Franklin, Tennessee.  Franklin isn't very far away from us, so we had plenty of time to shop, eat, see the sites and rest.

I love all the fun decor items I see posted in Blog Land.  I enjoy looking, but find it hard to participate at times, since I have a traditional home and some of the things that are so fun right now or that I'm attracted to, aren't so traditional.

There were a number of fun antique and home shops that we got to visit while in Franklin.  Some were high end and very trendy with wonderful repurposed items.  Some stores had nice collections of shabby chic items.  Others just had junky stuff and a few others had country home style offerings.

Would you like to see some of the items I saw this week?

 I loved this display caddy.  It looks like a tool box
of some type.  Note to self, go check out Daddy's tool shed.

This store had a lot of signs and items that were wired to be light fixtures.

Cool idea for a folding carpenter's ruler.

I love containers. 
Containers made out of wire are always appealing.

I love all the light blue bottles seen here. 
I remember digging up bottles like this
with my Dad one time when I was a little girl.
My brother, I remember, later used them for target practice.

Bottles and kitchen scales.

Another tool caddy.

Olive baskets.

Old books, a globe and a type writer.

Wooden milk crates.

A nice collection of ironstone at this store.

Berry crates.  I really looked at these--I just knew I could do 
something with them when entertaining.

I just loved these milk bottles in their carrier. 
What would I do with those and why
 did I secretly want them?  I'm glad they
were already sold.

Large chippy candle sticks.

Well, I did get one of these items! 
I'll let you know later,
when I find it the perfect home.

Blogger Friend, Dawn, from Creative Cain Cabin recently visited Franklin, Tennessee, too.  You can read about her trip here: Front Porch , Plantation Homes , Tennessee Mini Vacation

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Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I was in Franklin last summer. It was a very nice little town. Lots of great things to see.

Bonnie said...

Marsha, Franklin has such a special place in my heart. It is my Dad's birthplace. We lived in Nashville for nine years and trekked to Franklin frequently. The last time we visited it had grown so much. It has always had wonderful antique shops and a wonderful nursery. Love all the pictures. I can't wait to see what you took home with you. Bonnie

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Wonderful photos. You found items that I didn't see. I'm sure the turnover is pretty fast in that town. So glad you had a great time and thanks for the link posting.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What wonderful finds. I am on the lookout for an old tool caddy, too. I love your tradtional style and am following you now. Can't wait to see what you picked up. Patty

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh I just LOVE Franklin...charming little town. So many wonderful shops filled with goodies that I decorate with.


srpprcrftr said...

We lived outside Bowling Green KY for 5 years. While we lived there hubby was a truck driver so gto to see alot of TN. I loved going down to Rivergate, TN to the huge Jo-Ann's ETC. I miss the awesome second hand stores, antique stores where I found so many great collectibles and re-do's.

Jann Olson said...

Tons of eye candy Marsha. I have an old type writer like that black one.