It’s summertime and the living’s easy! And we’ve made it even easier by curating a fantastic list of must-have items from around both Williamson County and Nashville. From beautiful succulent gardens to refreshing wines, there are so many great things to relish this month. So kick off your sandals, sit back, relax and take a look at our favorite July FINDS!
We all love some local love and the following items showcase our love of the Volunteer State!
Show your Tennessee state pride with new glassware for the bar. Serve up some tasty summer beverages in glasses that feature etchings of the three stars or the state. Find them at HeyDay for $12.50 each.
Southern bibs and Tennessee hats
Even the tiniest Tennesseans can sport their Southern pride with these adorable bibs and hats! Great for baby shower gifts or for a little pint-sized splurge, find them at Silver Steer & Co. Bibs, $18.95; hats, $16.95
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Nothing is more enjoyable than a shared meal with loved ones. We hope these options inspire some upcoming gatherings with those you love most!
Rosés are hot right now, and you can get in on the trend by selecting from the wide variety available at local wine stores like Moon Wine & Spirits, The Bottle Shop and Brinkmann’s in Franklin and Cool Springs. Thought of as the quintessential summer sipper, enjoy a rosé on the patio or by the pool. Prices vary.
The Outdoor Table cookbook
Summer calls for myriad gatherings of various types … barbecues, patio parties, picnics, you name it! And with the stifling Middle Tennessee humidity, it’s hard to find a recipe that can stand the heat. The Outdoor Table, by local author April McKinney, offers plenty of options that are perfect for serving or bringing and won’t wither under the summer sun. $26.99 at HeyDay in Franklin
“Chocuterie,” found at Olive and Sinclair, is an evolving line of chocolate creations, showcasing seasonal ingredients in a shareable fashion. Pair this chocolate with good friends and wine, and you’re set! The current flavor selection includes raspberry + white chocolate ganache and wedding cookie. $15
FOR THE GREEN THUMBS
Get out in the garden—or tend to one indoors—with these great ideas.
Spigot soap dish
If you’ve been trimming the hedges and mingling with the poison ivy, make sure you keep some poison ivy soap handy and ready to go in this whimsical spigot soap dish. Perfect to keep by the nearest faucet, it’s a fun way to get clean. $14.30 at Yarrow Acres
Succulents are all the rage this season. Bring a touch of this trend into your home with a ready-to-go succulent garden at Garden Delights. The various sizes, shapes and colors will bring any space to life. $165
Boxwood and bowl
There is nothing like a boxwood. So attractive on the outside of a house, this one from Harpeth Gallery is too cute to not include inside your home. The blue and white bowl is an antique piece of Chinese porcelain of the 19th century and pairs perfectly with the greenery. With little to no maintenance, this piece would be perfect as a table centerpiece or on a front hall dresser. The boxwood is available for $106 and the bowl is priced at $195.
Summer fashion is a bit more casual and fun than its winter counterpart, as seen in the options below.
Just in at Lizard Thicket, the Freeloader line of shirts is perhaps the softest thing we’ve ever felt! Choose from a variety of styles and colors, layer them and embrace the comfort. These will fast become your new favorite tops, whether wearing them out or lounging at home! Prices vary.
If your tolerance for high-heeled shoes begins to wane in the summer months, know you are not alone! Fortunately, we found this super comfy pair at Hemline that goes with just about everything, whether you are wearing white denim or a sundress. Available for $175
White linen tunic top
This white linen top from Zelda is perfect for hot summer days. Easy to dress up with layered necklaces, dark jeans and wedges or down with casual shorts and sandals, this shirt is a must-have. We love the texture, and it will go with just about anything in your closet. Available for $135
Sometimes fun little FINDS are the best ones! Here are some great items to pick up for yourself or as a token of affection for someone else.
Do good for you and your community …
Absolution now proudly carries products by Thistle Farms! In a sea of chain stores, locally owned Absolution is our oasis for style and beauty in The Mall at Green Hills. Go to discover great jewelry, home decor, the perfect gift and now, Thistle Farms’ products, as well! “Thistle Farms is a social enterprise of women in recovery from prostitution, trafficking and addiction.” Prices vary.
If you or someone you know is planning for the big day, pick up The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas at Landmark Booksellers. Filled with ideas for everything from toasts to tiered cakes, this is a great resource for anyone preparing to tie the knot. $19.99
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Happy middle of summer, everyone! Hope you enjoyed this list of local FINDS!