Once the city’s most sought-after neighborhood due to its convenient location east of Nashville’s downtown area, East Nashville today is a growing, thriving, eclectic, historic, and hip neighborhood and is again one of the city’s most desirable areas. That popularity and the area’s laid-back personality have to lead to the growth of its shops and stores dedicated to home decor.
Galena Garlic Company offers a world of tantalizing flavor with its easy-to-use, gourmet products designed to redefine the art of cooking. Products include chef blends, spices, seasonings, rubs, and sea salts, as well as a large selection of 100 percent pure olive oils, vinegar, and balsamic.
Offering a mix of upscale products for dogs and their families, Baxter Bailey & Company takes its name from the owners’ two dogs. The store celebrates the uniqueness of individual dogs by stocking a variety of goods including locally produced beds, coats, collars, harnesses, leads, and treats. Their locally designed dog accessories are sold across the country. For the unusual, as well as gifts, candles, and human apparel stop by Baxter Bailey & Company.
Chocolate F/X features handmade artisan chocolate and confections with a “fun rock and roll attitude.” Using natural and unique flavors, Andrea Smith creates has won several awards and continues to create new tastes every day in her shop.
Showcasing a selection of home, gourmet, and gift items featuring vintage and vintage-inspired items, as well as the work of local artists, is Abode Mercantile. You’ll find signage, pillows, small furnishings, ceramics, plants, flowers, candles, and more.
Hempopotamus, an unusual shop, is spreading the word about useful, nutritious, and environmentally sound industrial hemp. Products range from clothing, jewelry, and accessories to artwork, towels, and table linens.
Offering vintage repurposed furnishings is Rustique, which also showcases unique American made goods including candles, textiles, pillows, and more.
Rusty Rats Antiques & Vintage is a little shop full of vintage digs and other items, including an ever-changing assortment of gifts. The store’s motto is repurposing, recycle, reuse.
Featuring one-of-a-kind items is Metropolis Antiques & Gifts which showcases gift cards, gift wrap, small furnishings, china and glassware, and a large selection of vintage items
An interest in bees, and then beeswax and beeswax candles developed into a life interest for Mark Wood, owner of Thrive. In becoming a beeswax candle artisan, he began ordering beeswax in bulk and the passion grew and became a business. Every Thrive candle is handcrafted from pure beeswax harvested in the US. The shop also carries organic teas and pure natural soaps as well as eco-friendly gifts and home décor from renewable resources like hemp, bamboo, and hogla. Supporting Fair Trade, Thrive practices respect for tea growers, artisans, and craftspeople worldwide.
High Garden Tea & Tradition, which recently moved from Fatherland to Woodland Street, offers a wide selection of white, green, yellow, pu-erh, and oolong teas as well as a lengthy list of traditional herbs. In addition, the shop features spices and a complete line of herbal tinctures by Herbalist and Alchemist, Terra Firma Botanicals, and others.
Wonders on Woodland is a Victorian home filled with antiques, vintage games, mid-century jewelry and decorative items and Victorian furniture. Visitors will find
1950s merchandise, older antiques, and furniture, as well as numerous cabinets filled to the brim with antique jewelry and trinkets. Explore the large spaces to find candles, signage, art, and more.
At Alegria, Bil Breyer’s taste for fine leather encompasses his cozy off-the-beaten-path store. This shop is packed with gift items, such as Votivo scents, Pre de Provence soaps, Barcology clothing, Lou Zeldis jewelry, Shady Brady hats, Hobo International, vintage belt buckles, plus clothing and jewelry hand-made by local Nashville artists.
Bringing their 20 years of combined floral experience to FLWR are Alex and Quinn, who have brought their metro experience to Nashville and have put down their roots to share their enthusiasm for nature’s beauty. Well-crafted flower works of art at affordable prices are available in this charming East Nashville Victorian home. You’ll find unique and beautiful flowers, houseplants both big and small, succulents, terrariums, and specialty vases, as well as an array of botanically inspired gift items. Flower design classes and a flower subscription service are available.
Apple & Oak is a unique furniture and home goods store located in the Shops at Porter East. Begun on Instagram from the owner’s small home in East Nashville to combine classroom design with rescuing and restoring vintage furniture. Visitors will find chairs, dressers, bar cards, tables, mirrors, rugs, wall decor, lighting, and small home accessories and gifts. In addition, the store is the only certified Fusion Mineral Paint retail store in Nashville. A portion of profits and services are donated to help design local Nashville classrooms.
In addition to decor items like rugs, art, lamps, and pillows, Welcome Home strives to offer fitting gifts for everyone on your list. You’ll find a beautifully curated shop that offers a playful mix of home goods, art, gifts, and personal accessories including candles, pillows, kitchen and bath accessories, bar and desk accessories, and more.
The Fuselage features urban and industrial decor, aviation decor, as well as arts and entertainment items. In addition to marquee signage, repurposed vintage items, jewelry, and costumes, it’s a great place to prowl for unusual finds.
Carrying the theme “In God We Trust,” Old Made Good (OMG) offers a little bit of everything: vintage goods, clothing, and accessories, handmade local art, one-of-a-kind finds, and re-purposed and rescued furniture abound. In addition, the owner Ashley Sheehan offers personal styling and interior concierge services.
Wallpaper & Designer Home Consignments is a locally owned in-stock and special order wallpaper and consignment store. The store offers beautiful in-stock wallpaper and borders with the largest selection of special order books available to the public in Middle Tennessee. Consignment items ranging from furniture to wall art, lighting, and decor, are an eclectic array from high-end designers, local artists, and homeowners. From trendy to classic and traditional to unique, consignment items can change daily. u
There are a number of sources for home decor items in East Nashville including:
1006 Fatherland Street #102A
1108 Woodland St.
Apple & Oak
717 Porter Road
Art & Invention Gallery
1106 Woodland Street
Baxter Bailey & Company
1004 Fatherland St. #101
123 South 11th St.
521 Gallatin Ave.
Galena Garlic Company
1000 Fatherland St.
1006 Fatherland St. #208
High Garden Tea & Tradition
935 Woodland St.
1017 Fatherland St.
Old Made Good
3701 B Gallatin Pike
700 Fatherland St.
Rusty Rats Antique & Vintage
1006 Fatherland St. #305
1100 Fatherland St. #107
Wallpaper & Designer Home Consignments
3701 Gallatin Pike
1882 Eastland Ave.
Wonders on Woodland
1110 Woodland St.