~The Southern Market~

I'm starting to have withdrawals y'all! It's time to hit the road again, for a Christmas open house at the Southern Market. This place is a decoraters heaven! Full of the most fabulous items from several decor boutiques around town. This past weekend was their Christmas open house, and let me say, it was shoulder to shoulder people! I took as many pictures as I could, but it was too crowded to get some of the ones I wanted to get. Hope y'all enjoy the Southern Market. Click on pictures to enlarge!



This was a gorgeous booth...tons of blues, creams and neutral colors.


Notice the leopard pillow among the blues...I love it!



Love these canisters....Nancy, you don't need any more canisters!!!!

Gorgeous churches!



This is the cutest little girl's chair!


Look at these sweet lamp shades above and below!!! Easy to make!

I think this lamp shade very inspirational....I could make this for a lot less $


Each booth looks like a store and is decorated on the outside also.

Let's go in here and look around. See what I mean about the outside ...check out how this booth is decorated with the stone and the arch way.


I have bought several table top trees from this lady over the last few years. About 2 weeks before Christmas she marks them down cheep! I love to put a table top tree in every room, they are already decorated, so I don't have to take them apart or put them together....an easy fast decoration!

Loved, loved these!





Gorgeous!!!!!!

I'm keeping my eye on this one! Loving these gold trees!



OOOH, look at the bench!



I don't know why this pic. turned out so light....I did not use a flash, didn't want to draw any attention to the fact I was taking pictures....You do remember why, don't you?

This turned out a little better.

I had this painting on my Christmas Wish List...till I saw the $$$ $499.00....WOW! It did have a certificate with it....WOW! Somebody was proud of that painting! Guess I would be too, if I could paint like that. It was gorgeous, but I really don't have a place to hang it...LOL

True for this Southern Home!



Cute Whimsical Tree!
Very cute!


I am ending this post with one of the cutest things I think I saw in the whole Market. I am in love with this little piggy! I know I could make something very close to this, if I could find a little pig! Hmmmm....I'll have to see what I can come up with.
I know you are wondering what did Shop buy???? I only bought 2 Topiary towels and a roll of ribbon. I will show you later.
I have several more shopping dates planned between now and Christmas. I think you will enjoy them. I want to add one more thing about shopping...I thought that with this recession we are in, that some of these places I have been going to would be empty of people....WOW, I was wrong, I couldn't believe how many folks are still getting out there and shopping! I want to say also that I am not buying things on these shopping trips and spending large amounts of money! I go a lot of places and never buy a thing...as you know. When I do buy, it is something that I feel is first, priced right and most of the time something I can use or give as a gift in the future. I guess, I have said all that to say this....I enjoy just going...I find it inspirational....like the last picture I showed you of the Pig in the iron bowl....I can make that for a fraction of the cost...I already have an iron bowl and I have some of that green moss, Oh, and I already have some of the berries also....I just need that PIG...and I will find one some time cheep! I would never want anyone to think that this gal has a shopping addiction...LOL
I will be busy the rest of this week with my own Christmas Decor, I will show you little bits and pieces as I gather everything from the Christmas stash! I start my decorating a little early, but I do so much, that if I don't get it done, there's just not enough time to enjoy it...it will take me about 2 weeks to get it all done. I know you are thinking 2 weeks...well, I don't work on every day, just on the days I can.
I want to thank everybody for stopping by and taking the time to go shopping with me! I hope everybody has a wonderful day! I will visit with you all later this evening. Blessings to you all, Nancy

41 comments

Stacey said...

You get the shopping queen award for the week! I want the black bench and the pillows. Your pig is darling also. I've been admiring pigs lately too.

Can't wait to see what you do to your home. My family would not know what hit them if I started Christmas decorating now. They think I'm insane for listening to the music.

Monica S said...

Oh so many beautiful things...
I am not sure I could get out of there with as little as you did...
I loooved those canisters!!!
And the ginger bread men.. mmmm!
the buzzzz pillow.. and the painting.. just so lovely!!And The blue and brown stockings.. aren't they the cutest?? (but I would want mine in a deep green or red color)

Monica

coco said...

What beautiful things...where is this place? I loved the mirror with the greenery around it!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a beautiful shop!! Thanks for taking me along!!!

I love the gold trees!!! They're my favorite.

~Blessings,
Jan

Kristens Creations said...

Beautiful things! The decorated trees were gorgeous, love all the "stuff" on them. Looks like you had fun! Kristen

Miss Janice said...

Loved the shopping tour...I want one of those churches, some gingerbread men,and I love the lamp idea. That little piggy is cute.
Miss Janice

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Nancy, That gold tin soldier would be at the top of my wish list! Wonderful inspiration you have shown! Thanks for sharing! I am like you, I "shop" these venues by mostly looking, and then try to recreate my favorite pieces! Hope you are having a great week! ~Rhonda :)

Becky said...

Well Nancy you never disappoint!! I always enjoy my shopping spree with you. So many great ideas. I'm like you I go window shopping most of the time and come home and make it myself for a fraction of the cost! Have a WONDERFUL day! becjane

Carol said...

What a beautiful display of eye candy!! I Love everything featured in your post today. Can't wait to see your Christmas decorating!
Smiles,
Carol

An Accomplished Woman said...

Okay Nancy, we had to have passed each other this weekend shopping....I love that store. I was there this weekend. You have such an eye for all things beautiful. Love your blog and I would shop with you anytime.

Cena @ Unexpected Necessities said...

Hi,
Love your blog....I'm getting some good ideas. Can you please tell me where the Southern Market is located?? Thanks!

brettinsky said...

Honey you would have had to hold my hand in there! I would have bought so many things!

And "all y'all" towel is perfect for my home too!

If you would like to join Trim the Tree Thursday where we are going to show off our holiday decor from any holiday comment on my blog! I would love for you to join! You could post pics from your shopping trips! I know I enjoy looking at all of your finds!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I took my very pregnant daughter shopping and all the Christmas decor was out but none compared to where you shop...While we were out my daughter kept saying, "I just love christmas" over and over AND OVER again. I'm afraid if she went shopping with you all the excitement of Christmas would put her into early labor! You really know how/where to shop!
I always enjoy my shopping trips with you!
Robin~♥

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

I'm realizing why they start the Christmas season around October... I have no time. Thanks for the reminder to get in gear for the Holiday Season! Have a happy SITS day!

Sue said...

OH, my what beautiful things!!! I can't wait to see what you show us for your decorations. I started getting things out last night, too.

PAT said...

Be still my heart! Oh my goodness, Nancy. I would love to visit this wonderful place!

I'm looking forward to your Christmas decorating. I started a little bit, today. Couldn't help myself.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Nancy, I had to laugh at your comment on my post today! LOL! Why? 'Cause YOU are the Master Decorator! ...honest! :) I steal your ideas all the time! Well, let's just say I "borrow" them! LOL! So, you are more than welcome to copy anything I do too! I'm flattered! I do have an idea for my dining room that I hope will work! It was really pretty last year with a silver and celery green motif, (lots of bling!), but since I have remodeled, none of that will work this year. I can't wait to see your Christmas decorations! I know I will be gaining inspiration from you! Thank you for the comment! ~Rhonda :)

Dawnie said...

Lucky you to have such beautiful places to shop. My favorites were the gingerbread men, the little pillows with the red foo-foo's and the bench.

I have just about finished decorating my house. All I have left is the outside which hubby does and the big tree and a few odds and ends. I will take pictures to, but its really not that impressive. I feel I'm still learning. I did send you my address, again, I'm so excited! Its my first time winning in blogland!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Nancy, those kind of shows are so much fun to go to! Makes you want to come home & decorate for Christmas right then.

Karen said...

Hi Nancy,
I want to go shopping with you! You have such wonderful places to shop in the South. Thank you for posting all the beautiful pictures, so many pretty things. You have inspired me to go through all my Christmas decorations!!!

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVED going on that shopping trip with you. BEAUTIFUL things and what a fabulous place to shop or just look!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Loved all the eye candy Nancy . I am going to try to start getting my decorations out tomorrow . It takes me a couple of weeks to get my act together too.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Nancy,
These pictures are inspiring me to get started on Christmas. I've been trying to wait til after Thanksgiving!

Love the Southern tea towels!

Vanessa said...

Nancy ~

Loved this post! Great job :) I have loved going to Homberg with my Mom since I was a little girl.

I got your sweet message at work on Monday. I will call you tomorrow. I will be at Pellissippi @ Kingston Pike Friday for a 1 pm eye dr appt if that works (before or after) or we could meet for lunch Thursday?

Talk to you tomorrow. :)

Vanessa

Sweetie said...

Nancy, This is my first visit to your blog. I really loved the shopping trip - so many beautiful things. When we visit the South, I notice that there are always so many wonderful places to shop. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess.
Sweetie

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Thank you for taking us shopping with you. I'm with you. . . I just window shop and browse. I would much rather see what's out there and make it myself, or repurpose something else I already have for this purpose. To buy, buy, and buy things I really don't need I just feel is not being a good stewart with the Lord's money. Just my opinion :) Believe me, I've been shopping with friends who purchase everything that catches their eye!! I always tell my husband he should be thanksful I'm not a spender, but a saver and a thrifter.

Blessings,

Sher

Classic Charm said...

Nancy,
Geez girl....I want to go shopping with you for real! Ha. What a wonderful place. I loved all of your pictures, and I have a feeling you're going to be making one of those lamps aren't you? Too cute!
Hugs,
Rose

nikkicrumpet said...

You have more self control than any lady I know...all those gorgeous things and you buy ribbon and a couple towels!! I'm be coming home needing a second mortgage on the house!!!!

Picket said...

I loved the tour thru the market place girl! I can't wait to see your Christmas decor...thanks for coming by and have a great week!

mishebe said...

Well i wish i could go shopping with you. I would be in hog heaven... You have great places to shop by you. Oh i am so trying to hold out to decorate for Xmas. its is hard with all u bloggers going for it now. mishelle

Bo said...

Fabulous items and you did a great job taking these pictures! Seeing all of these pretty things makes me want to throw out all my old stuff & start over, but no way that's going to happen...love the tabletop tree idea! ;-) Bo

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

This is a beautiful post! I wish we had a Southern Market here in Connecticut! Everything is so gorgeous. I love the second lamp with the black ribbon and pom poms and the green ribbon trim. I have a tan lampshade like it. Great idea and I think I might just have to go buy some ribbon and trim. Love it. hugs, Ellen

Jessica said...

Good morning Nancy~ what fabulous pictures ( you always find the best places to shop ) and so inspirational. I have to say I love that bench and those lamp shades. You are so creative, I can not wait to see your Christmas decor. Please hurry and share....lol. :)

Hugs~ J

brettinsky said...

Here is your official Trim the Tree Thursday reminder!

the voice of melody said...

How fun to go shopping like this! This was such a wonderful place, and I appreciate all the pictures you shared. I probably would have soaked it all in and spent a few hours there!

:)

A Hint of Home said...

So many beautiful decorations! Thanks for sharing them all. Thanks, too, for all your sweet comments concerning my hubby's surgery. He is doing well now.

Ashlie said...

Thanks for taking us with you! I loved all the pictures. And I agree with you, places like that are great for inspiration! I hardly ever buy anything at shows like that, either. I'm too cheap, I guess! Ha!

Victoria Lynn said...

Nancy,
I just found your blog and I love it! That market you went to looked so beautiful! I, too, live in this great state of Tennessee! Which town was that market in? I would love to go! I can't wait for you to share your pictures of your Christmas decorating. Take care.
Blessings,
Victoria Lynn

Sue said...

Nancy,
I have to tell you that on one of your older posts you told us how to subscribe to "Dovetales" magazine. I did & received my free issue today. I was so surprised as I opened it and saw a letter written from YOU! It made my first magazine even more special---love it!

Rue said...

Wow Nancy! That place is incredible!!! I admire your restraint, because I wouldn't be able to stop myself LOL

hugs,
rue

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I'm sooo jealous!!! Wow, wish we had a place like that u!p North. Your blog is just as exciting. I am adding you to my blog favorites and when you visit me, I hope you will feel the need to do the same!