Gift #742: Nashville at dusk

This is a hard time of year for blogging for me (hence why I’ve been finding excuses for not blogging the past few days).  I’m plagued by indecision.  I don’t want to start Christmas posts, because that’s two and a half weeks of solid Christmas, and I don’t think I can pull that off.  But I don’t want to share winter/landscape photos because I’ll probably want to use those in the bleak midwinter.  In short, I just don’t know what to blog about, and I become quickly frustrated by my lack of focus.  So until I can hash out a gameplan, today I’ll share some pictures of Nashville decorated for Christmas.  These pictures are taken in a little area that I absolutely love.  Wood and stone buildings are tucked away out of the main path and a meandering garden keeps the shops company.  There are places to sit and enjoy the flowers and ice cream in the summer or to button your coat and lace your boots up tighter in the winter.  The buildings take on a magical glow at dusk when the twinkle lights come on.  It’s a peaceful, yuletide scene for sure.


New Leaf is a jewelry shop, featuring the work of  local metalsmiths and artisans.  I’ve found some lovely pieces in here through the years.


“Twisted Wick” features hand-poured soy candles.  Umm… I just love the name.  I’ve never been in because scented candles and I don’t mix well in small spaces, but the name makes me smile everytime I see it.


Schwab’s Fudge opened their doors back in 1977, so it’s safe to say it’s one of the “old-timers.”   They have big brass kettles out in the front window and marble counters so you can watch them make and pour the fudge.  The sign on the door provides the only incentive one needs to go inside.. pumpkin fudge.


And then there’s the rock and crystal shop.  I’ve not been in this shop either – the wares are too finished for me – gemstone necklaces and the likes.  I like my rocks in the rough – uncut amethyst, geodes, and fossils with the dirt still on them.  There are a couple of rock shops in Nashville.  I’m not sure why as the town is pretty small and rock shops aren’t for the average tourist.  The one up on the north side has samples more to my liking, and a little area out front where you can pan for gold.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Blessings to you,


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