Shopping in Franklin – 2018

Franklin shelters a wide array of home decor-related shops and stores offering everything from antiques and art to furniture, recycled finds, and the latest trends. Trees ‘n’ Trends features outdoor furnishings, small furnishings, floral arrangements, and art. If you’re looking for sunroom and outdoor furniture–wicker, aluminum, wrought iron, and upholstered–there’s a wide array here. For great design coupled with color, don’t miss this store. Across the parking lot, At Home offers a wide range of decor items ranging from mirrors and bedding to occasional chairs and design items. To see the possibilities, walk through this large store and take in …

March/April 2017

About the Cover A modern farmhouse covered porch is complete with a beautiful black distressed hanging bed at the House For Hope Designer Show House. The porch, designed by J & K Design Studio, graces the home built by Carbine & Associates for the Southeastern charity show house open March 4-12 in Franklin. For more information visit www.carbineandassociates.com. Photo by Peyton Hoge.

Shopping in Franklin

Shopping in Franklin Scattered throughout Franklin is a wide range of independently owned shops offering a large array of goods, ranging from antiques and home furnishings to gifts and decor items. Park on or near Main Street (there are a couple of garages to expedite parking) and plan to walk much of the downtown area. The Iron Gate The Iron Gate features found objects and furnishings that have a story and may be something you’ve never seen before. The shop, in addition to offering interior design services, also carries a wide selection of other items like premium brand candles, French …

O’More Show House May 12-27, 2016

Twenty-two leading interior designers from three states are collaborating in the restoration of a historic home on Franklin’s historic Main Street. It will serve as the O’More Show House from May 12-27. Hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $20. Leading interior designers from three different states are completely restoring a historic home on Franklin’s historic Main Street as part of the O’More Show House. Middle Tennessee’s leading real estate firm has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the 2016 O’More Show House. “O’More College is a Middle Tennessee …

O’ More Show House in Historic Franklin Home May 12-27

O’More Show House in Historic Franklin Home May 12-27, 2016 O’ More Show House in Historic Franklin Home May 12-27 Twenty-two leading interior designers from three states are collaborating in the restoration of a historic home on Franklin’s historic Main Street. It will serve as the O’More Show House from May 12-27. Hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $20.

Folk & Folly Part of Pop-up Barn Show Oct. 17-18

Folk & Folly Part of Pop-up Barn Show Oct. 17-18 Folk & Folly, sponsored by Social Marmalade, is a creative and collaborative design showcase presented by Dream Team events at the City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show scheduled Oct. 17-18.    Slated at the Buddy Killen estate at 3090 Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin, the show features this year some Poe-inspired interior design, as well as vintage and antique shopping, jewelry, artisans, and more; live music and food trucks. Just past the rusting iron gates enveloped with nature’s growth lies a path that leads over a stone bridge to a mansion. It …

July/August 2014 Cover

About the Cover  R Thomas Construction’s home in Franklin features materials handcrafted in the 1800s combined with the latest amenities. Central to the gourmet kitchen is a large granite island. For more information call 615/ 371-9970 or visit www.rorkthomashomes.com.

Operation Finally Home

Operation Finally Home Operation FINALLY HOME, in partnership with local builder Carbine & Associates, LP Building Products, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, and Kings’ Chapel Community recently completed construction of a custom built home for U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luke Van Dorston. Dorston is decorated combat veteran with deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq. He flew 140 combat missions and directed 194 Close Air Support missions. He suffers from severe PTSD and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011 as a result of his service. Van Dorsten and his wife Abby have a two year old son …

Sweet Potato Crisp

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This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Michael Richardson of Franklin, TN (Jolene.) It is served annually at the Thanksgiving Night in the Hunger Fight annual fundraising supper at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church which has raised thousands of dollars to feed and educate children in Haiti. It’s been served to many groups and families, over the years that it’s become a holiday favorite.   Sweet Potato Crisp  Potatoes 3 cups sweet potatoes (peeled, cooked and mashed) 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs  1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Mash cooked sweet potatoes, add all other ingredients and put into a …