I (Liza) miss my friends Rachel and Amy. When I found out Rachel was helping Amy design a new room, I knew I had to tag along on their trip to Franklin. Yep, Rachel’s the force behind NestEgg, a blog with which I know many of you are obsessed because you tell me that all the time! Here’s some things we scouted out in the amazing shops found in Franklin, TN. There is a reason this town was voted both the #1 small town in TN as well as a Top Five Place in America to antique shop. Welcome to Franklin:
Like things belong together. They look better together. Remember that for your bookcases and shelves. Here’s proof:
Rachel talked Amy and I into a stop by The Franklin Marketplace. I LOVED this store and I found a future blog post: The TN Barn Project. Check out these tables from the brothers who reclaim the wood from the falling barns. I love the old wood being made into a modern look.
When hitting antique stores, it’s sometimes like hitting your own attic. What do I do with THIS? Here are some ideas Rachel and I came up with:
And, some misc pics from the day:
I read on NestEgg that one of Rachel’s clients has a thing for crowns. Check these out from The Iron Gate:
I, on the other hand, have a thing for coral. (BTW, have you all noticed all the seashell accessories lately? They are EVERYWHERE) The Iron Gate has the best selection of coral I’ve seen anywhere:
I don’t have a picture of me from this day, but you’ve seen Rachel, and here’s Amy. She’s too cute and pregnant with #4!
We all had fun, got to hang out and “work” all at the same time. As most of these pictures posted today prove, similar things should be placed together to show off their best. Friends are like that too. We all shine a little brighter when together. Grab some friends and head to Franklin.
Remember my dilemma and comment if you have thoughts: Is a display of mercury glass only appropriate during Christmas time?