We had a lot of our traveling plans curtailed this year and who knows if and when we will ever be able to travel again, as we once did……………We added a few shorter state trips to our itinerary this year and that may be the way to go, as the country opens up again in all places. We really enjoy the small towns and Franklin, Tennessee has been on our radar THIS YEAR. It is small and quant and the folks are very welcoming. Unlike many small towns, there is lots of local and customized shopping, plenty of varied restaurants with excellent food, and many overnight stays to choose from. They offer cabins, cottages, hotels and mansions, if you want one. In addition, if a hotel is your choice, their hotels are not the generic brands. They are locally owned and operated. Situated in the beautiful hills of Middle Tennessee, each time we go, we enjoy it more and more! So, without further adieu…….enjoy Christmas in Franklin!
Here is the local map!
We enjoyed their window decorations……….the Main Street is still very historic with their pre-Civil War buildings. In fact, this is a great place for the Civil War buff, as there are battlefields here, with “Gone With the Wind,” style homesteads. And many tours are offered………
These two, were my favorite wreaths on the windows of the town shops……one very woodsy and the other very fancy!
Twigs and birch tree sticks were very popular in planters…………
One of my favorite shops in Franklin is Savory and Spice. They make up jars and jars and jars of spice combinations. You select what spice you would like and they bag or bottle it, fresh for you!
Next, we are moving on to the Factory! This is a grouping of four old warehouses that has been converted into a collection of one-of-a-kind shops and coffee and teas shops….. The big Farmers Market is held here also, every Saturday morning……
This is where you could also find a gathering of specialty Christmas trees displayed by different businesses. They were all very different!
This white puff and bubble tree was one of my favorites! My Featured Photo was a Christmas Tree decorated in photos of local Horses and Dogs! How can you not like that?
and this shop just called to me and pulled me in! Could have stayed right here all day!
For our Christmas entertainment we went to the Pucketts Brothers Market in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Population, not so many, but on everyones list to visit! Pucketts sits in the middle of the small village and serves as the grocery store, gas station, restaurant and local entertainment center. Many of Nashville’s finest country stars have played at, one time or another, at Pucketts!
This says it all…………..
and our entertainment was, The Deltaz……..Only six or seven tables were set up for eating and the entertainment. It was by reservation only, you wouldn’t want to come all the way out here, to have to turn around and go home! We were at THE FRONT TABLE AND NEAR THE DOOR and it was LOUD! We may be too old for that LOUD! Ha Ha!
Their specialty is barbequed pork. There is a big grill contraption outside the front of Pucketts, where the meat is slowly grilled all day…. You can smell that BBQ a mile away and YUM! I don’t think that rib was quite big enough, do you?
Christmas would not be complete without the decorations and light displays……..this neighborhood was our favorite! Not one house the same as its neighbor! Take a look with us!
This house was one of my favorites…….it had a cabin attached to it!
And this one reminded me of Norway! Looked like they had a little chapel in the back, but it was the garage……..
And you could have a very modern look too!
And this family prides big blow-ups!
This was my favorite! It was the North Pole! Complete with special parking in front and all of Santa’s and the Mrs’s laundry hanging to dry on the front porch! All the kids loved it!
I hope you have enjoyed our Christmas neighborhood this year! See you soon from another spot!