We’re ringing in the final month of summer with a fresh collection of local FINDS. From statement jewelry and unique home accessories to crisp wines and gifts for guys, we’ve got quite a list to keep your shopping schedule busy. Get out and explore Nashville’s local shopping scene and pick up a few of these fabulous FINDS while you’re at it !
FOR YOUR TABLE
Salt & pepper shakers
With these adorable salt and pepper shakers from White’s Mercantile, “spicing” up your table has never been easier. The seafoam-colored ceramic duo can serve as your necessary containers for food finishers and also add a playful pop of color to your spread. Get the chic shakers for $15 each and any of the other table accents from the iconic Nashville “general store.”
Citrus Collection table settings
Speaking of tables, we can’t get enough of these (freshly squeezed) finds — we’re doing all kinds of citrus swooning over this brilliant collection from Hester & Cook. Dress any table with orange pieces from the Orange Orchard Collection, and the compliments will keep coming. Grab a pad of 24 placemats for $29, a set of 12 table accents for $14.50, and a pack of 12 place cards for $9 from either Hester & Cook location or online.
FOR YOUR FASHIONS
Whether we’re seeking statement pieces or day-to-day staples, Judith Bright never fails to give us exactly what we need … and then some. Meet the Small Cleo Pearl Hoops, the dainty yet sophisticated earrings that can transition easily from day to night. Shop these beauties from the 12 South store for $148.
Yes, we’re seeing those snakeskin prints all over, and yes, we’re still loving the look. This $98 pure leather crossbody bag from Boutique Bella can fit all of your necessities while also providing a slight punch to your daily (or nightly) getup. The chained strap is great to wear as a crossbody or remove it and you have a clutch.
You know The French Shoppe always provides elegant fashion finds for your summer days both lounging and vacationing, but they also boast an extensive collection of adorable jewelry. From chunky beads and fluorescent colors to elegant shapes and simple staples, you are sure to find something for any occasion. This fun and casual necklace is the perfect finish for your beachy getup or the final few weeks of wearing your summer wardrobe. Get it from the West End store for $25.
From errands and work to travel and the fun weekend agenda, the Alys Tall Tote from Ceri Hoover truly does it all. Available in a number of colors, you can select a style that you can’t wait to show off. The bag even comes with a removable strap if you’re really on-the-go. Shop the gorgeous handmade leather tote for $495 from the 12 South store or online.
FOR YOUR GREENS
Porcelain tea jar
One glance at this gorgeous antique porcelain tea jar and we’re quickly envisioning the many places it could find a home … in our home. Create colorful arrangements to brighten any area of a room with one or a set of the pieces, available from booth 277 at GasLamp Too for $285 each.
Gazing at the Gardens of Babylon gems at Royal Circus has to be a new favorite activity. This gorgeous kerchief planter in a rustic base can simply stun as a table centerpiece or standing on a base from the ground. The planter is available empty, but we’re pretty much stuck on this magnificent sprawling display from our local Gardens of Babylon landscaping friends, so we’ll just leave it like this. Stop by Royal Circus in Wedgewood Houston to see the entire green collection, available for $149.
We always know that we can get our serious green fix from the incredibly large and stunning gardens at Bates Nursery & Garden Center. We also know that we can’t possibly leave without perusing the great selection of planters. From small and solid to large and patterned (and every combination thereof), you will undoubtedly find ways to spruce up your yard in new and beautiful ways! These planters are available in a variety of sizes, ranging in price from $89.99 to $139.99.
FOR SOMETHING TO SIP
Pétulant Naturel Malvasia Bianca
We don’t know about you, but we’re just thankful that the summery white wine season is still going strong. The Birichino Pétulant Naturel Malvasia Bianca is light, refreshing and oh-so-necessary for your August sipping. Do yourself a favor and shop a bottle from Harvest Wine Market for $30 to complete your seasonal dining.
August is toasty, so we love to incorporate refreshing, crisp summer wines into our at-home dining. The Albert Mann Pinot Blanc Vin D’Alsace from Midtown Corkdorks Wine Spirits & Beer is floral on the palate, and its honeyed taste will please anyone. Grab a bottle at the Midtown store for $21.98.
FOR THE GUYS
Though fall won’t be here for a while longer, the new season’s shoes from Johnston & Murphy have arrived, and we’re all about it. The Chambliss leather shoes are great for work or play and are available in two stylish colors. Shop the pair from the Green Hills store or online for $225 to get ahead of this fall’s trends in a bold and very good-looking way.
When it’s time to return to college (or perhaps there’s an upcoming business trip), these Filson bags from Onward Reserve will ensure the guy in your life is traveling in style. The small toiletry bags start at $55, and the larger pieces are priced around $295. Stop by the store to see them for yourself!
FOR A SMILE
Letterfolk letter boards
You may have seen the various ways that you can create adorable and fun greetings, sayings and celebrations with Letterfolk letter boards, and OAK Nashville can help you get “on board” with the trend. For $40, get a board and set of letters, and you will be ready to create a wording display in your home. No, this witty phrase does not come with your purchase, but you’re surely welcome to take notes to recreate for yourself!
Hand-poured TN candles
We’re pretty much always in a candle kind of mood, and these Sweet Tea Candle Co. soy candles are the latest in our fix. The soy-wax-blend candles are hand-poured out of Nolensville, inspired by a number of seasonal and local scents, and Margi’s Chair & Chair Alike‘s Margi Hargrove says she loves them! Consider us sold! Cruise the different scents and pick one up from the Green Hills home store for $30.
Lemon white chocolate cookie(s)
As sure as a new month comes with a fresh list of FINDS, so, too, does it come with a new Christie Cookie Co. cookie of the month. For the month of August, we’ve got our eyes on all the sweet, dreamy goodness of the lemon white chocolate cookie. Grab one (or 12!) of the 2.5 oz. cookies from any of the store’s locations for $2.50 each.
Nashville Watercolor Fine Art Print
Memphis-based Erika Roberts Studio’s Nashville Watercolor Fine Art Print is a beautiful and thoughtful find for anyone you know. The 11-by-14-inch piece, originally painted with watercolor paint and gold ink on paper, is professionally printed and comes signed by the artist. Gift this image of the Music City skyline for any welcome, departure or hostessing gift for $34. See her entire collection at SB Shop to also find her artwork for Memphis and Knoxville!
Seemingly simple yet sophisticated and bold, the Snake bangle from Daedal Jewelry is an eye-catching piece that you will find yourself wearing again and again. The Charleston-based designer draws influences from European architecture and her time spent in Tuscany. Get the bangle for $48 and check out her other incredible earrings and necklaces also now available at SB Shop.
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