Downtown Franklin, Tennessee

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After reading about Cheekwood and Gentry's Farm, you probably thought I was done telling you about our Tennessee trip, but I'm back with just a little more. I couldn't forget downtown Franklin!

Where to shop and eat in downtown Franklin, Tennessee

This little town was so charming and picturesque, both during the day...

storefronts in downtown Franklin, Tennessee

...and after dark!

Gray's and Franklin Theatre at Night (neon signs in downtown Franklin, TN)

My favorite shop was definitely White's Mercantile. I've been following the owner, Holly Williams, on social media for quite a while, so it was fun to be in this place in real life after seeing it in my Instagram feed on the regular. Holly is not only an incredible entrepreneur but also a fabulously talented songwriter and musician, following in the footsteps of grandpa Hank--yes, that Hank Williams! My friend Dallas turned me on to her a couple of years ago, and I am so glad he did! I've been a pretty big fan of her music since then, and I'm definitely a fan of her taste in housewares and gifts, too! I even picked up a sweet book for baby Rhoades while I was there. 

White's Mercantile in Franklin, Tennessee

Another highlight of our time in downtown Franklin was our dinner at Puckett's. Alex and Tom had eaten at a different Puckett's location when Alex came to visit, and he'd given it a glowing recommendation. I concur! The "Piggy Mac" was absolutely delicious.

Puckett's restaurant in downtown Franklin, Tennessee

I'm still sad our friends moved away, but I'm glad they picked such a cool place to move to. I'll be back, Franklin! :)