Shopping Downtown Franklin

Shopping Downtown Franklin

Franklin has long been a destination for shoppers of all kinds, and the downtown area includes antiques, furnishings, kitchen accessories, and more beautiful accessories than you can imagine.  Surrounding the town square, a 15-block mix of shops, businesses, and restaurants is listed on the National Historic Register. Downtown proper begins at the square and continues along Main Street for a couple of blocks.

Start your tour with Redo on the square where you’ll find beautiful original art, upholstered and wood furniture, and numerous accessories from sparkling to rustic.

Just off the square, west on 3rd Avenue, lies The Franklin Marketplace, a 200-year-old home that offers two floors of furnishings, decor, and gifts, ranging from simple antique Swedish pieces, to upholstered pieces, mirrored glass, and more. Noted for its seasonal items, this shop is sure to please the most selective shopper.

Down Main Street you’ll find The Curious Gourmet which features Aga ovens, an amazing array of pot racks, and high end cookware and small
kitchen appliances of all kinds. From knives to pots and from advice to cooking classes, you’ll find it here.

Next door, HeyDay offers home accessories and dinnerware, specializing in The Good Earth pottery and Lentil Beans bunny prints by southern artist Carla Marshall.

A couple storefronts south will put you at The Iron Gate, a distinctive, one-of-a-kind shop showcasing a thoughtfully chosen collection of furnishings and accents designed to brighten the home and lift the spirits. You’ll find a range of treasures culled from around the world.

Hearts and Hands features home accessories made by Tennessee artists including pottery, picture frames, stained glass, and more. The  
artists themselves take turns manning the store.

Sharing the same space is The Patchwork Pantry, which offers traditional quilts and a variety of handmade sewn art for table, bed, and more.
Further south lies The Faye Snodgrass Gallery. Faye Snodgrass has been in business for 22 years and moved her gift shop and gallery to  
historic Franklin, in 1989. Her shop features such well-known gift lines and home decor items as as Swarovski Crystal, Vera Bradley, Hummel and work from more than 200 vendors. Here you’ll find chests, lamps, pillows, rugs, paintings, and more.

Next door, Wessex & Rye offers three levels of shopping, including a collection of unique and affordable priced furnishings. If you are looking for that unusual wine rack, apothecary case, bookshelf or bench for the hallway or foyer, this shop is an adventure.

Featuring linens, vintage furniture, and decor, Avec Moi’s product assortment changes regularly and everything in the store is for sale, including the antique cases in which the wares are displayed.

Rare Prints Gallery of Franklin sells fine antique prints and is noted among galleries, dealers, and those who simply enjoy collecting fine antique prints. The gallery’s collection includes rare prints ranging from the 1500’s to the 1900’s.

In the next block south, Yarrow Acres is a small garden and home decor store. Check out the scented candles, Caldrea soaps, and eco-friendly household cleansers.

Franklin Tea offers more than 100 loose-leaf premium teas from around the world. Teas are chosen to insure the very best brew but the store  
also recognizes the pleasure of steeping a cup of tea, and features tea infusers, brewing mugs, and colorful teapots.

Cross the street at Starbucks and turn north to The Shoppes on Main, which shelters more than 20 merchants featuring furniture, jewelry,  
seasonal decorations, home decor, fashion accessories and clothing, stationery, fine linens, local artists, and baby items.

In the next block north, you’ll find Lulu, which tags itself “a casually elegant lifestyle store.” This shop offers a large selection of unusual home goods including furniture, bedding, sushi trays, aprons, artwork, and more.

Almost next door lies Rebecca’s Furniture & Design, an eclectic shop in downtown Franklin. Rebecca’s is a resource for one-of-a-kind pieces made by her father’s manufacturing plant as well as upholstery, lighting, bedding, gifts, accessories, floor coverings and fabric, all echoes of her personal interest in antiques and furnishings, and a reflection of her art history degree from Vanderbilt University. For custom furniture designed for your home, talk with Rebecca.

A few storefronts further north lies The Registry, designed to provide beautiful china, lead crystal, sterling silver flatware, everyday Italian pottery, and everything in between for those who enjoy entertaining at a lovely table.

Head east on Main Street east to Mayfield Gallery, located in a Victorian home on the National Register of Historic Homes. This shop specializes in Old World classic antiques and fine art from local and international artists.

Proceed west on 2nd Avenue. and turn right on Bridge Street to Riverside Antiques where you’ll discover wonderful wood furniture including tables, chairs, buffets, kitchen islands, and more, as well as home accessories, antiques, and a large selection of ornamental iron.

Across the street, the Winchester Antique Mall offers 4,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles on two levels.

Bridge Street north rounds the corner and becomes First Street. Take First Street south across Main Street and you’ll find P.D.’s on the left just by the railroad tracks.

Located in the old train depot, P.D.’s features finds by owner Sherri Porter, who has been in business for 14 years. The store takes its name the abbreviation of Premium Discounts and features high end items including furniture, linens, and gifts. There’s no sign and no advertising—it’s just a decorator’s Mecca.

There are no returns and no delivery service, but the prices are unbelievable, generally below wholesale.

After leaving P.D.’s you’re within a block of several wonderful shops and you can park fairly easily in front of any of them and walk to the others. J.J. Ashley’s, located in Franklin’s historic farm and feed store, features classic traditions in Country French and English Country furniture and design.

Across the street lies Scarlett Scales Antiques. a 1900’s shotgun house featuring American country furniture, architectural elements, and antique merchandise.

Next door is Arbor Antique Mall, three buildings under one roof of antiques including English, American, and Primitive furniture, silver, estate jewelry, china, glass, linens, and collectibles.

Across Second Avenue. is the Franklin Antique Mall, located in Franklin’s historic ice house. One of the oldest and largest antique malls in Middle Tennessee, this large facility offers fine antiques as well as decor, gift, and collectible items.

Also on Second Avenue, Bagbey House is a new incarnation for the former Carter House Antiques. Kris Bagbey has brought his distinctive design sense to a shop that now reflects the best in home design, featuring furnishings, home decor, seasonal items, and his signature faux floral arrangements.

Featuring more than 16 different local merchants, designers, artists, and artisans, Harmony Home is located in a sprawling 5,000 square foot 1800’s historic home. Here you’ll find furniture and decor ranging from seasonal items to antique drawer pulls for dressers and cabinets.

And finally, just five blocks from downtown, lies the Country Charm Antique Mall, a fun place to shop since 1987. Take Margin Street west and turn left on Lewisburg Avenue. (U.S. Hwy 431) and proceed a few blocks. This store, which is located just before the railroad tracks, features three buildings of antiques and collectibles, furniture, primitives, quilts, glassware, china, pottery, books, and home and garden decor.
Take Lewisburg Avenue back toward downtown and take Main Street north past the square and across the Harpeth River to The Factory, which occupies the circa-1929 buildings that once served as the Dortch Stove Works, Magic Chef, and later the Jamison Bedding Company. The sprawling property now houses art galleries, shops, antiques, home decor, and more. The following shops are found within The Factory.

Not only is Amish Excellence’s furniture richly elegant, beautiful, and durable, it is extraordinarily comfortable and family friendly, as well. Pieces feature the comfort of old-world craftsmanship including finger-joining, dovetailing, and mortise-and-tenon construction.

At Antiques at The Factory you can explore a wide collection of antiques and collectibles, art, jewelry, and an assortment of useful items.
Cherie’s Unique Decor offers elegant, whimsical items from around the world, including unique wine racks, fabulous glass items, Lampe Berger fragrant lamps, candles, and furniture.

At Essy’s Rug Gallery you’ll find hand-knotted Persian and Oriental rugs, mostly one of a kind. The store also features rugs from Russia, Turkey, China, India, Pakistan, and Iran.

The showroom for Mark Casserly Architectural Woodworking, Inc. features beautiful examples of the company’s distinctively designed, handcrafted custom kitchen cabinets, built-ins, furniture, and mantels. Mark Casserly builds libraries and home theaters to custom specifications and can enhance a wine cellar, office, or specialty room with display cabinetry and shelving systems.

Stonebridge Gallery is an independently owned company dedicated to the business of fine art and custom framing. Stonebridge Gallery was founded by Ron Burr in 1988. In addition to custom framing, the gallery visits major art markets nationwide to discover new artists and artworks that are unique and collectible.

Across Franklin Road from The Factory is Maggie Mae’s where owner Judy Veach sells consigned furniture and home accessories, everything from sofas and tables found in model homes to new wooden swings, rugs, and antiques.

Go back to the square and turn left on Hwy. 96. Just before you reach I-65 you’ll pass Tree ‘n’ Trends in the shopping center behind O’Charley’s. You’ll want to check for their new wicker furniture and garden accessories.

Stores located in downtown Franklin include:

Amish Excellence
The Factory
615/ 794-1777

Antiques at the Factory
The Factory
615/ 591-4612

Arbor Antique Mall
202 South Margin St.
615/ 599-1200

Avec Moi
418 Main Street
615/ 791-9121

Country Charm Mall
301 A Lewisburg Avenue
615/ 790-8908

Curious Gourmet
334 West Main St.

The Factory
615/ 599-9904

Essy’s  Rug Gallery
The Factory
615/ 595-0959

Faye Snodgrass Gallery, The
344 Main St.
615/ 591-7211

Franklin Antique Mall
251 2nd Avenue S.
615/ 790-8593

Franklin Marketplace, The
117 3rd Avenue N.
615/ 595-2887

Franklin Tea
430 Main St.
615/ 794-6311

Harmony Home
236 2nd Avenue S.
615/ 791-0414

Hearts and Hands
342 Main St.
615/ 794-2537

334 Main St.
615/ 472-1816

J.J. Ashley’s
125 South Margin St.
615/ 791-0011

Iron Gate, the
338 West Main St.
615/ 791-7511

345 Main St.
615/ 794-3345

Maggie Mae’s
227 Franklin Road
615/ 599-8422

Mark Casserly
The Factory
615/ 794-8045

Mayfield Gallery
206 East Main St.
615/ 790-1560

Patchwork Pantry
342 Main St.
615/ 538-6002

119 South Margin St.
615/ 591-3209

Rare Prints Gallery
420 Main St.
615/ 472-1980

Rebecca’s Furniture & Design
341 Main St.
615/ 595-2553

300 Public Square
615/ 790-3989

Registry, The
335 Main St.
615/ 595-2323

Riverside Antiques
144 Bridge St.
615/ 591-4089

Sapphire Road Stained Glass
The Factory
615/ 714-4420

Scarlett Scales Antiques
212 South Margin St.
615/ 791-4097

Shoppes on Main, The
413 Main St.
65/ 591-8433

Stonebridge Gallery
The Factory
615/ 790-9020

Trees ‘n’ Trends
209 S. Royal Oaks Blvd.
615/ 591-4601

Wessex & Rye
346 Main St.
615/ 599-5666

Winchester Antique Mall
113 Bridge St.
615/ 791-5846

Yarrow Acres
424A Main St.
615/ 591-7090

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