A walk through Franklin, in Nashville, Tennessee

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Last September when I attended Bella Rustica near Nashville, Tennessee, I had the extreme pleasure of taking in a little Franklin touring with a local friend. Wikipedia reference of Franklin, Tennessee HERE.   Wikipedia reference of Nashville, Tennessee HERE. I met Sandy Leeper at Bella when we were both preparing the barns for the show. We struck […]

An amazing JUNK tour of Bella Rustica Linda’s house

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When Linda invited me to Bella Rustica, I knew she was welcoming me into her beautiful home. In fact, I stayed there several nights before heading out to an amazing little rental house closer to the event. (more on that sweet thing soon!) What I DIDN’T expect is to discover what a junker Linda is! Oh […]

A massive Milky Way Farms manor tour

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One of the highlights of travelling down south to Bella Rustica was visiting The Milky Way Farms. The property, originally owned by the Mars Bar creator Frank Mars, resides on 1100 acres of gorgeous rolling Tennessee hills and ancient trees. The main home was open to touring during Bella Rustica, so my blogger gal pals Rhoda and Sandra […]

Bella Rustica, the day of

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All was silent as the doors were about to burst open at Bella Rustica.  I got there early with Linda so while things were quiet, I quickly started snapping pictures. I wasn’t sure how much camera time I’d have this round, and I ended up being right. I got the inside in just the nick of […]

4 – You should GO.

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This is for all of those that don’t get out much and find it easier to say no, stay home and not make the effort. Read on. I seriously don’t get out much. I live in a small town with one 3 way stop, have my work and my son. We are small town, small […]

Junkin’ Patsy plus Funky Junk? Good trouble at Bella!

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I knew the moment I saw this picture from last year’s Bella Rustica collection, I had to get on over there. This photo just spells FUN in a real good way. Well, I met these gals! But guess who I hung out with at Bella for a spell. Patsy! I fell in love with Patsy […]

What I didn’t expect at Bella Rustica

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When I got invited to Bella Rustica, I didn’t exactly know what to expect. I mean, I expected there to be a big ‘ol barn with lotsa great junk in the middle of amazing Nashville. But a few other things transpired that caught me off guard. Sawdust and Paper Scraps I went ahead and let […]

Blown away by Bella Rustica

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I’m onstage right now about to go on with another workshop. This round it’s about working with tools. I had a few minutes to spare so I thought I’d share what’s on my heart. I think I cried all the way to the barn today. I looked and Linda, she looked at me and we […]

T’was the night before Bella Rustica

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There are so many bonuses to going to Bella Rustica and just one of them is the natural beauty that surrounds Milky Way Farms. This farm was owned by the Mars bar creator, hence the name. It’s 1000’s of acres of incredible rolling hills with historic old barns. … continued – picture heavy … I’ve […]

Getting spoiled with catfish, friends and fun in NashVegas

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 I don’t know if Nashville just knew I was coming or not, but man is there ever alotta cool junk around these parts! (photo heavy post) I’m getting spoiled. Bella Rustica’s founder Linda graciously put me up in her own home for a couple nights and  my oh my that’s a post in itself.  You […]