We’re ringing in the final month of summer with a fresh collection of local FINDS. With the start of August, we begin to look for transition pieces that will effortlessly help you soak up the final days of summer. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your jewelry collection or add some flare to your living room, this list is filled with local treasures we love.
This coffee table necessity brings a pop of color to your space and blends your living room accessories together perfectly. These colorful coasters from ARCHd are handpainted on marble tiles and feature different color versions of the Music City skyline. Get your pack of four for $35 from SB Shop.
Whether you’re looking for a chic bowl to hold your fruit on the counter or a finishing accent for your dining room table, the Ankole Living Asha Bowl from Providence Interiors is sure to impress. With a rustic look, this bowl fits in with even your most cherished pieces. Get yours from their online shop or in-person at their Green Hills location for $45.
Few things go better with a cocktail and pedi than the comforting scent of a fresh candle. Pick from three aptly themed hand-poured candles for $12 each at Clarity, a local business that strives to provide “unique, unexpected, and inspirational ideas for your home.”
We love to style a coffee table, and we’re sure to find all the layering components we need at Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike. These faux succulents blend together your coffee table design while bringing in a touch of natural color (and the best part is, they’ll live forever). Get yours from Margi’s Green Hills store starting at $150.
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This planter is perfect for that ever-growing plant. It can serve as an accent for your existing interior decor or vessel for your outdoor greenery. With two sizes (10 inches and 15 inches), you’re sure to find the right fit for your favorite plant. Starting at $49.99, find yours online or at the Nashville Farmers’ Market.
If you’ve recently adopted a smaller plant baby, the granite luna sphere from Flora is the perfect vessel for your new friend. Different than a stereotypical terracotta vessel, this chic planter is sure to bring a wonderful touch to your home. Find it online for $10 or at Flora’s Nashville and Franklin storefronts.
GasLamp Too is the perfect place to find a unique vase or vessel for your favorite greenery. Get this beautiful glass tumbler vase online or at GasLamp Too’s Berry Hill location for $145.
If you’ve never invested in a decanter for your bar cart, now’s the perfect time. We love this Nashville-themed one from White’s Mercantile. With etched glass, this decanter showcases your love for Music City while keeping your favorite beverage handy. Get yours from the Hill Center White’s location in Green Hills for $135.
As we enter the final stretch of summer, we look to enjoy the sun as we sip on some cool cocktails. One of our favorite locally found mixers is WithCo (specifically Hey Girl). Perfect for mixing with tequila, vodka or gin, Hey Girl features lime juice, cucumber, mint, water and pure cane sugar, leaving you with a spectacular cocktail. Find the Hey Girl mixer at your local liquor store or online for $20.
Cheese & charcuterie
This summer we’ve been attending socially distant picnics with our close friends and Zooming with those far away. One of our favorite treats to bring along to these activities is the Cheese & Charcuterie plate from Anzie Blue. Starting at $30 for two people, it’s the perfect snack to bring to your next socially distant gathering. Order yours online or place your order on Instagram.
During these hot days, we love a light snack that we can toss in our bag and take on the go — and the Daily Crunch snack packs have been a top favorite. Coming in three different flavors, you’re sure to find your favorite mix to grab for a snack after your workout or to hold you over until lunch. Get a variety pack with three flavors on SB Shop for $29.99.
One of our favorite summer toppings is granola, and the one from Cafe Roze is definitely a top contender. This unique and equally tasty snack contains a pint of hazelnut, almond and maple syrup granola. Get yours from their online bodega for $9.
If you’re looking for a sweet treat to munch on during your last road trip of the summer or while hanging by the pool, we suggest Lil’ Goos from Goo Goo Clusters. These bite-sized treats are ideal for snacking and based on the original recipe of the Goo Goo Cluster. Get yours online or at the downtown location for $6.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Getting a solid night of rest is so much easier when you’ve got breathable, comfortable PJs. This 100% cotton desert cactus-print pajama set with matching shirt and shorts is not only fashionable, but it’s also fun to lounge in! You can find it in cream or blue at Nashville-based Indy Boutique for $58.
Initial letter necklace
If you’re looking for a gift for those returning to school, an August birthday gift or maybe even something for yourself, give a touch of personalization with this initial letter necklace. Crafted with 14k plated gold, this necklace is the ideal layering accessory for any occasion. Get yours from H. Audrey’s online shop or at their Green Hills storefront for $110.
Bring a piece of art to your jewelry collection with the Pebble Earrings from Ceri Hoover. These stylish navy matte pieces, crafted of porcelain, are hand-cut and designed by artist Jenny Rush. Get your pair for $75 online, or check them out in-person at Ceri Hoover’s 12South location.
One trend we love is stacking multiple bangles or clasps — and Judith Bright’s collection is the place to shop the look. The Uno Nest Clasp gives us everything we want in a stackable bracelet plus a chance to customize with our favorite stone. Choose between three different finishes and pick out your stone to complete your piece. Starting at $83, get yours online or at their new location at the Factory in Franklin.
While we’re on the subject of stacking jewelry, the simple stacker ring from Yearly Co. is the perfect addition to your ring collection. The classic 1.3-mm band can be purchased in a variety of finishes for $120. Get yours online or from the Green Hills storefront.
Saint Christopher Necklace
Local jewelry maker Carden Avenue crafts timeless staple pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. One of our favorites is the Saint Christopher necklace on SB Shop. The 14k gold-filled medallion is strung on an 18-inch gold-filled chain. Get yours from SB Shop for $88.