Monday, January 19, 2009

Favorite Shopping Spot




I am dreaming this evening...of my old time favorite shopping spot, Nashville, Indiana.


This is one of the shops. Moss grows on the roof in the summer months. :) Many are fun shops, many with gorgeous rustic and country types of wares.


I lived about one hour away from Nashville, which made it easy for me to visit 4-5 times a year. Up early, off to Nashville, many times by myself.


My stops started with the For Bare Feet shop. Fun, comfortable, locally made socks. I have a pair with flashy fawn boxers on them. Of course, they stay hidden under my pants. I bought dalmation socks one year, along with dalmation t-shirts for my nieces. They wore them out, worn as PJ's for years.


I had my perfume formulated at The French Connection. They do an excellent job for decent prices! Now, of course, I wear my own.

I shopped at the herb store (I cannot remember the name), to purchase hand made soap. The soap was not wrapped. It layed in stacks on an old wooden chopping block type of table. Brown paper bags layed neatly by the soaps. It was a sack your own soap type of deal. I believe you could buy 5 soaps, get the 6th one free. Oh my, the pathchouli was to die for!


I always had to go the the shops with the whimsicle gardens, such as Ruth's Garden. And I had to hit up the candle shops. I allowed myself to pick up about 5 candles each trip. :)


And I cannot leave out the fresh hot cashew nuts in the Nut House!


Mmm..mmm...the memories! Have you been there?


I miss the little town! I do not think it is quite so rustic as it used to be. It is more of a tourist attraction than it is an artist colony (how it started), but to me it still holds its magic.

7 comments:

Amy said...

How fun, there's a lot of different towns wih the name Nashville, LOL since I live in Nashville, Ohio. I have some fun memories to Frankenmuth, MI though.

Alix said...

Speaking of rustic... have you ever been to Eureka Springs, Arkansas? I was there for a wedding at the Thorn Crown chapel (a famous chapel of glass and wood beams literally on the side of a mountain in the Ozarks). My friend's mother owned and ran a quaint little gift shop (Huckleberry Finns, I think) in the shopping village. We were there at the peak of leaf season in the fall and it was the most picturesque place I've ever been. Definitely put it on your list of cool places to go (or a the very least, Google it).

Joanna said...

Sounds like a nice place to visit.

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Sounds like a very neat place!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

It was a special place to me. During really humid weather I would go very early, beat the crowds. Nothing like walking around all of those different stores, down the paths, you name it. I wanted to open a place there!

Alix, I will have to Google Eureka Springs!

KathyB. said...

This sounds like a treat trip ! Shopping and browsing on your own, soap and candle shops, socks and whatever catches your fancy! Maybe one day YOU will be a destination shopping place, soaps, goats....handspun angora yarns...

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Kathy! I told my husband, Bob, what you said. Mind you, he is an absolute support to me, he wants me to be happy, and he dsplays all of that in a whacked out humorous way, but his comment to your comment was, "I think you have to stop at soap and goats!" Ha ha ha! You just never know...