Friday, February 17, 2012

nashville or bust!




In a little over a week the hubs and I are headed South!

{Destination: Nashville, TN}


You know I love me a road trip! There is something about getting in the car and hitting the road that makes me soooo happy! I love the unknown...the conversations in the car, it is in my blood to want to discover every nook and cranny of this big old world we live in! 

I love my hubs. He supports me and my wanderlust no other man could!

So here is where I need your help! I already know I have one SUPER SPECIAL destination in mind...I just know this is going to be the highlight of my trip...I am stopping in to see Michelle at Vintage Junky in Spring Hill, TN! If anyone in the state of Tennessee would like something from Michelle's shop, you best get there before I do! I have a feeling a whole lot of vintage love is going to be leaving that little shop in my car! I am soooooo excited to finally meet her!

Here is what I need from you...I am looking for shops, restaurants, hotels, wacky roadside attractions, museums...you name it! If there is something along my route that I MUST see, I want to know about it! I hope I have some readers out there from the area, or that have traveled to it that can give me some advice!

I am taking this route to Nashville:



But this route through Kentucy to get back home...I like a change of scenery on my trips!




So hit me with it girls! I want to pack a lot into a short time so I hope you have some ideas for me!

Happy Friday, girls! I am off to clean house and do a little laundry today! {super exciting, I know!} I am soooo behind on answering emails, so if you sent me something and you haven't heard back from me, I will try to get through them all today!







41 comments:

  1. You could hit my shop on the way home from Nashville.

    I'm only 2 miles off I-65, exit 86 Glendale exit.

    tot

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  2. Hey Mary. Did you know that the Nashville Flea Market is next weekend? It is Feb. 24-26 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Will you be in town on that weekend? This should be a pretty good month as the weather is getting a little warmer. I would love to help you out more, but that's usually my main go to spot.

    You will love Tennessee. It is a beautiful state and the people are wonderful. I have lived here my whole life. I am about and hour away from Nashville.

    You will have to let me know where you end up going just in case I want to go sometime myself.

    Blessings for a safe trip. Amy

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  3. Ditto what Amy said. We've found many a treasure at the Nashville Flea Market, and sold some there too! There are several cute shops on Nolensville Road, in Nolensville, TN, which you may be able to hit on the way to Spring Hill. We would love to meet up with you too if you plan a stop at the Nashville Flea Market!

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  4. Oh, you're boot picture reminded me of a popular boot shop on Broadway in downtown Nashville. You definitely want to check out the stretch of Broadway that leads to Riverfron Park. There is the Frist Art Center also on Broadway and lots of places to eat. There is a beautiful replica of the Parthenon on the west end of town that is a great backdrop for pictures and has been featured in at least one movie (and is within walking distance of my office :) Robin

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  5. Oh gracious, Nashville, one of my most favorite cities.....love the downtown area since Im a country music fan.....great place to be on a weekend, yahoo!!

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  6. I forgot to add that we also have Antique Archaeolgy here too! I've run into Mike Wolfe driving the big van in traffic before. Maybe I should think more before I comment, or just stop thinking, lol :)

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  7. My mom and I visited some family friends in Franklin, TN back in '05 and had fun wandering around one day at The Factory in Franklin. It had a few antique dealers...also art galleries, dining, home decor, gifts etc.

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  8. goodwill outlet in indy!

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  9. lincoln's birthplace in kentucky

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  10. The Bluebird cafe in Nashville is a must visit; I used to live in Nashville, there are soo many cool places to visit. Many famous people including Don Henley, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks you name it have played at the Bluebird!
    To Robin and Pam-I agree about that boot shop on Broadway; I forgot the name of it but it's where I bought my first cowboy hat and boots;
    Have fun on your trip!
    Jenah

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  11. I've always wanted to visit Tennessee! (I was hooked after discovering the "Christy" tv series so many years ago). I hope you have a blast and post lots of photos when you get back. It's a beautiful state.

    Kristin

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  12. If you go into Franklin and want a good place to eat it would be Puckett's. It's at 120 Fourth Ave. South. Great food!!!

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  13. There is a cute little shop called Enhance your Home in Berry Hill. I live in Nashville but I don't know a ton about good shopping. Centennial Park is awesome, (it's where the Parthenon is) and they usually have some sort of event going on there on the weekends. In the summer they have dancing in the park with a "big band", so beautiful and so much fun. It's my favorite thing about Nashville!

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  14. You will be coming thru Evansville Indiana! Unfortunatley (especially for me) there isn't much here. But Nashville is awesome! You will have a great time. Safe travels!

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  15. Nolensville, TN has some of the best antique and vintage shops I've ever seen. And it is just a few miles from my house! It is jam-packed with goodness.
    Eats: loveless cafe for breakfast and mcdougals for lunch. Hit up Hillsboro Village (21st Ave) for a walk around some great shops and restaurants. Head south to Franklin (on your way to Spring Hill) and see the downtown area. It's quaint and classy and just. plain. amazing.
    HAVE FUN! Nashville is the best.

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  16. i have lived in and around nashville for 30 years and now reside in Franklin soooo....i agree with all of the above! you MUST hit the nashville flea and after, head down bransford ave. to Gilchrist and Gilchrist (shabby chic and antiques in a cute little cottage) and then further down the road to Yellow Porch for lunch (to die for blue cheese/celery soup!) downtown Franklin is a must for their shops but also for old houses that ooze charm and lots of civil war history....the shops on main Sreet are great, but don't miss Scarlett Scales (featured in co. Liv. Mag.)and P.D.'s off South Margin Street. if you like live music then The Bunganut Pig in Franklin is my fave, they also have great food AND my son is a bartender there! Another must see area is Leipers Fork...not far from franklin...to get there you will drive past beautiful countryside and horse country...the town is adorable and i love a shop called Serenite Maison (antiques and spectacular vignettes) and you can grab a bite to eat at the original Puckett's....this is the area that alot of stars live in for its beauty and privacy. the Loveless Cafe (sitting in an old motel with little shops behind)on highway 100 has the best biscuits (martha ate there) and is close to the Natchez Trace Parkway which is a beautiful drive. Nolensville is a good place for junking and they have good prices. Of course Lower Broad in Nashville has tons of honkeytonks and restaurants (kinda touristy) there is a restaurant called Rotiers near Centennial Park that has the best burgers and fried pickles (been serving them for like 40 years!) gosh, i could go on and on! you will have a great time for sure! feel free to e-mail me directly for any more suggestions...i love it here!
    erin

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  17. Have a safe and very fun trip! I am so jealous...I want to visit Nashville so badly, especially via road trip. I can't wait to read all about it!

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  18. I love Nashville. We are going in March and I can't wait to return to the Green Hills outdoor shopping area. Cute, cute, cute clothes and a great Anthropologie-be sure to check out H. Audrey. It is way out of my price range but so interesting! I kept waiting for Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood to walk in the door. Have fun!

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  19. Sorry I can't be of more help...I rarely make it out of the state of Kansas these days! LOL...Have fun on your trip! Can't wait to see what you bring home :o)
    ~Des

    PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you
    will follow me back :o)

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  20. Pick up the latest issue of Garden & Gun magazine(I don't really like the name, but it is an awesome mag and I am a mag junkie:))....it outlines a trip to Nashville & most of Erin's suggestions are featured with great photos & suggestions...sounds like an AMAZING trip! Have fun!

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  21. Listen to Erin~

    I can't wait!!! SOL (that is screaming out loud!)

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  22. I'd love a good road trip
    right
    now!
    Have a blast. We used to
    live outside of Indy and
    I remember a huge antique/
    junk/vintage mall about a
    half hour south off of I-65
    called Exit 76 Antique Mall.
    Soak it all up,
    girlie!

    xx Suzanne

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  23. Lucky you - can't wait to hear all about it! Those suggestions you are getting all look wonderful - think I'll copy them all down so I can dream about a future trip!
    :)


    Jan

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  24. Hey! Toni here from J'Aime Vintaje! All of these are fantastic suggestions and you just cannot go wrong in the Nashville area...in addition I HIGHLY recommend that you make it on down to Franklin...the best of the Nashville burbs! Take exit 65 off of I-65 and continue onto 96 west....your first stop for fantastic treasures will be the Harpeth Antique Mall...J'Aime Vintaje and Entirely Apropos are both located within the mall...then head on into historic downtown Franklin...lots more vintage opportunities including Scarlett Scales and City Farmhouse, the downtown strip is packed with fantastic shopping (don't miss the Iron Gate) and great food! The Red Pony is a must for dinner!! We would L~O~V~E to have you here! Hope to see you!!

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  25. You are in for a TREAT! Nashville is THE most delightful place! Born and raised here! If there is ANY way you can squeeze in time. You haven't experienced Nashville until you have eaten breakfast at The Pancake Pantry. The line is out the door with an hour wait every day unless you can get in there before 7:30 or so. Loveless is so good too and worth the drive for any meal. But have the fried chicken if you can! The biscuits will cause you to fall off of your chair. It is true. You would enjoy Gas Lamp in 100 oaks area (very close to Gilchrist- a must see) over 300 dealer booths inside this mall! You could get lost in there! Prices and goods run the range...everything you could imagine!! Green Hills is every shade of awesome! Nordstrom and The Container Store just opened recently if you want city shopping:) Plus the Hill Center. Hello Anthro!! My favorite little stores there are The Dotted Line and then right next door is Bella Linea. All manner of fun. Downtown Franklin is incredible and you could spend an entire day there. Everything Erin said plus! So many shops. One right after the other. The Historic village in Nolensville would be a big treat for you!! I just opened a little booth inside Three French Hens called Vintage Grace. Lots of treasures inside TFH and then right next door is The Roost. Down the street is Rustics and Roses....oh her styling is like nothing I've ever seen. LOTS of other little shops right there within that stretch as well! Eat at Nana's cafe!! Enjoy every minute of it!!! Sibi

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  26. Oh and the Nashville Flea Market is the most fun you've ever had. You can get yourself a vintage table and chairs for fifty bucks, a pack of tube socks and a box of little debbie cakes all along the same row....seriously. It is SO MUCH fun and so much for so cheap. Most buyers go on Wed. or Thursday and stand and watch people pull stuff off of their trucks and buy it as it comes off....you can still get good things on the weekend but the steals are usually gone by Sat and Sun. Parking is free until the weekend and then it is five dollars:) Lots of dealers come to the Nashville Flea Market who also set up at Scott's in Atlanta! Enjoy!!

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  27. Gee it sounds like fun, be safe.

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  28. Come to C'est Moi in Brentwood! It is a wonderful little boutique that carries all kinds of funky junk, jewelry, antiques, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, rugs, linens, etc. It would be a great stop between Franklin and Nashville and is located right off of Franklin Road in Brentwood. It is just a quaint little gem in the middle of Brentwood.

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  29. Have a fantastic time! I was in Nashville years ago, and didn't get to see much, but did get to go to a show at the Grand Ole Opery!
    Have fun....
    Nancy

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  30. Travel safely and have a wonderful time. :) Paula

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  31. you are going to have such a great time. i loved nashville. can't wait to go back someday.

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  32. I really like your blog:) Great pics and som much inspration...I wish you a lovely week
    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  33. If you enjoy good music you have got to hit The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, it's great!

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  34. how fun! never been there....

    have a great time!! bring back some spring up here Mary

    (p.s. we are accepting dealers for May...hint hint)

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  35. Oh, that sounds fun! I could go for a roadtrip...I love a little bit of adventure. I'll be interested to hear how everything goes :)

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  36. You have to check out Franklin! It's seriously gorgeous if for no other reason than almost all the homes downtown are part of the historical district. I was there this weekend and saw a vintage aqua bike with a wire basket sitting outside an old house. I wanted it so bad, so perfect! There is a great little fish and chips place there in a tiny little "pub" called McGreay's Pub. And some little shops but I have never shoped down there. Have fun :) Let us locals know if you are going to the flea market

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  37. On your way back check out Architectural Salvage in downtown Louisville, KY. Great place it goes on and on each room is a different item, like one whole room with nothing but door knobs! Also waterfront park also in Louisville...have fun!
    http://www.architecturalsalvage.com/home.asp

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  38. You definitely should check out a shop in Louisville called "Tickled Pink." A great vintage, antique shop with AMAZING prices. My go-to for everything. Their address is 3269 Taylor Blvd, closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Also, for a funky food stop, you should go to Lynn's Paradise Cafe. Great food, neat place to look around. Have fun!

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  39. You must,must go to the square in downtown Franklin, very near Spring Hill. There are some awesome shops! Lunch at Merridee's is a must!

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  40. You are probably on the road but I just ran across this this am. Clarksville downtown has several great shops, worth stopping there.

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