We are ready for cooler weather and all that the fall season brings — fashion favorites, football games and fun with friends. These September Finds have us ready for fall and ready to shop local!
These accent tables can be used alone or paired together instead of a traditional coffee table. We’re quite smitten by this look! These tables are perfectly at home in both traditional and modern interiors. $690 each at Bradford Interiors.
Salt Block cooking is all the rage, and we are excited to jump into fall and throw some salt on the grill! Salt blocks can be used for chilling, grilling, serving or curing. Salt Block Cooking, a book filled with 70 recipes and tips from Mark Bitterman, is the perfect introduction to all you can do with a salt block in the kitchen. Pick up the book and salt blocks today at Spruce, Inspired Living.
School is back in session and it is time to get organized. First step: Having the home office in check. While you are straightening your pencils and paperclips, be sure to add a fun decor piece, such as this globe from Vignette for $375. We love this take on the traditional globe and are sure it will be a focal point for any room.
Next time you are flying down Highway 100, take the time to pull over at Pembroke Antiques. This quaint shop is stocked with classic, country antique furniture and accessories, much of which is sourced from England. We are thrilled about their new fall merchandise like this handpainted cupboard, perfect for stowing those miscellaneous pantry items.
Barn Wood Tray
The Porch Company sells these gorgeous barn wood trays with deer antlers used as handles. We think they are pretty fabulous. Each is made with 100+ year old barn wood from Pulaski, TN, and they come in a variety of stains, each handmade for $200 each. porchco.com
Made by a local Sylvan Park based couple, Juicebox Designs keeps wowing us with their creations. This set of TN notecards features the TN state flower, tree and bird. The set is $16.95. The quality does not stop with the cards themselves as the envelopes are made of high quality butcher paper for a fabulous look and feel. Available at The Willow Tree.
Head back to school in style with this Campus Backpack by Frye. The days of L.L. Bean and Columbia school bags are well behind us and the days of fashionista leather bags are here. Pick up this stylin’ yet practical backpack from SOCA and pair it with all your fall favorites. This is an accessory that will easily transition into different seasons, and the leather will only get better with age.
Blue Lace Agate Necklace
This is a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece that would compliment any outfit. The blue lace agate pops against the gold vermeil to create a stunning look that could be paired with your favorite sweater, dress or t-shirt. You can find this statement piece at Fabu for $126.
This adorable PJ set makes us want to cozy up with a cup of tea and pop in Dead Poet’s Society. The Eberjay, tank/shorts combo is as soft as it looks and cuter than your dad’s old t-shirt. I See London keeps us coming back for the sets and separates so we always look our best on sleepy Saturdays.
Perfect Fall Clutch
Summer is kinda over, but it’s really not. It’s actually still summer on the calendar for a few more weeks, but we’re all itchy for a fall wardrobe. This clutch is perfect for September as it’s a bridge piece equally happy in summer as it is in fall. With the dark leather accents, but lighter, slightly metallic faded snakeskin canvas, this bag happily compliments a bevy of wardrobe options. At J McLaughlin for $110.
Nothing gets us more excited for fall dressing than a great pair of boots. Sought after brand Rag & Bone designs a slick new pair every season, and we are thrilled that H. Audrey has already added these suede stunners to their inventory. With an appropriate heel and understated detailing, these boots will suit just about every Nashville function you’ll encounter this fall.
If you aren’t familiar with Lucchese, a visit to this high-end boot shop is a complete experience where you can behold fine craftsmanship first hand. Begun in 1883, Lucchese maintains the superior quality that defined the shoe making industry in generations past. Their stylish selection is expensive, but if you’ve been yearning to spend your paycheck on fine leather goods, get a pair of these ostrich and calf hair boots (now on sale for 30% off) before they disappear!
Whether its football games, farmers’ markets, or outdoor concerts, there are plenty of September events that require an ample amount of walking. So it’s nice when you finally find a boot that is both comfortable and chic. This tan leather Tory Burch Selena boot from Jamie is ideal for fall weekend wear.
We are ready for fall and we are ready for bow ties. Men, ditch the summer T-shirts and jump into something with a little more class. We are thinking your favorite Oxford shirt with an Otis James bow tie. We love these three variations of Otis James’ classic bow ties for fall. Head to Marathon Village and shop today. These picks are $88.
Gulf Seafood Tees by Billy Reid
With so many of us depending of the AL coast to provide sanctuary, food and adventure each year, celebrate and help support the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation with a Billy Reid-designed tee! Available online at Billy Reid.
Banded, the original no-slip headbands based in Franklin, TN, are now sold at Snap Girls. For each headband sold, three meals go to orphans in Uganda. The headbands come in all sorts of groovy patterns and the prices range from $9.98 to $12.98. Head into Snap Girls today to purchase a headband and help a child in need!
Does summer sun and pool water leave your skin in dire need of hydration? Whish Body Butter is the ultimate remedy for dry, cracked skin. This decadently thick but ultra-smooth lotion is available in coconut, pomegranate, and lavender scents at Wax Nashville. They are currently selling bonus size bottles which equate to 7 bottles of lotion (worth $175) for $72.
If the back-to-school craze has left your beauty routine in need of a pick-me-up, try this hair perfume from the boutique brand United. This energizing spray is laced with notes of citrus to awaken your roots and it protects strands from UV rays, prolongs color and reduces static! Trim carries the U LuxuryColor Protectant in Bianca and Alanna scents for $35 a bottle.
The Emmy’s set the tone for fall fashion, and we loved the variation of lip colors that are favorite celebrities rocked. These looks can be easily recreated with Nars’ new line of lipgloss that offers shine and color we adore. Our favorites are Misbehave and Sweet Revenge, but find your perfect color today at The Cosmetic Market.
In September, with the start of football, we all are ready to chill out and drink a beer. Stiegl Radler Grapefruit Beer is 40% Stiegl-Goldbrau beer and 60% grapefruit soda, a seriously wonderful combination. It’s very low in alcohol at only 3.2%, so our friends at Harvest Wine Market recommend adding a splash of tequila or vodka and a salted rim to make a mighty fine cocktail! It’s light and bright for these hot, humid days.
Fall allergens can wreak havoc on your sinuses, but fortunately honey, nature’s natural elixir, can help alleviate your symptoms. The Juice Bar in Brentwood carries fabulous local treats and we stumbled upon this award winning honey on our most recent pit stop. Smooth and sweet, it’s the perfect complement to your morning slice of toast or your afternoon cup of tea.
These spices are sourced from all over the world, but this delicious mix is blended and bottled right here in Music City! East Nashville Spice Company is a purveyor of fine spice blends that contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives. The Original Mix is a harmonious melody of herbs that pairs well with poultry, beef, fish, pasta, potatoes or seasonal veggies of your choice. For those of you that like it hot, try the “Heat” blend for a little extra kick in your cooking. Available online and also at The Country Music Hall of Fame, Boone & Sons, Spirit of Nashville, Hey Rooster and more!
One Man’s Folly
In One Man’s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood, Furlow Gatewood gives readers a glimpse into personal property in bucolic Americus, Georgia. With the help of local craftsmen, he restored his family carriage house to create an oasis for Furlow, his beloved dogs and peacocks. This book would make a beautiful gift or a worthwhile purchase to display in your home. From Absolution.