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While you are busy on Black Friday or contemplating Cyber Monday, don’t forget annual Shop Local Day which the LCT Team is happy to support and we want to share some of our favorite locally owned stores.  Be sure to also check out the home buying bonus below for a beautiful Legend Homes in Stephens Valley and congrats to Lisa Culp Taylor, Haute Residence’s official luxury agent of record for Tennessee. 

Shop Local, Downtown Franklin, LCT Team, Photo by Cayleigh Ely

(Photo by Cayleigh Ely)

Why Shop Local?

Along with the home building industry, small businesses represent a vital part of our economy helping connect and strengthen communities.  Shop Local was established in 2011 as a way to support small businesses within our community and received Presidential support.  Today, over 100 million nationwide have participated in supporting local businesses crucial to our overall economic health. Be sure you make plans to support local businesses in your community on Saturday, November 30. 

LCT Team’s Favorite Shop Local Places

The LCT Team spends a lot of time traveling within the Middle Tennessee area and love supporting local businesses.

With the holiday season kicking off, Hot Pink, in Brentwood is the perfect place to find a hostess gift says Realtor Michelle Chrest, who also loves the store for cute birthday or baby gifts.  And the bonus is the pretty, pink toile gift bags – standard with every purchase.

Hot Pink Brentwood, LCT Team

(Source: Hot Pink)

Taking supporting locally a step further, Realtor Amy Pappas says one of her favorites, White’s Mercantile, is not only a great place to shop, it carries wonderful local brands like ABLE, which employs and empowers women. “They have a great variety of tastefully selected gifts and you can’t go wrong with White’s Mercantile,” says Amy.  Visit their stores in downtown Franklin or the trendy 12 South area. And bonus if you run into the talented owner, Holly Williams, singer/songwriter and daughter of Country legend Hank Williams, Jr.

Shop Local, Downtown Franklin, White's Mercantile, LCT Team, Photo by Cayleigh Ely

(Photo by Cayleigh Ely)

Looking for a special gift for the gardener in your life?  Realtor Camille Harrison says Yarrow Acres, in downtown Franklin, is great for plant lovers and the perfect place to find a unique gift. 

Shop Local, Yarrow Acres, LCT Teams

(Source: Yarrow Acres)

If you are still working on your Christmas list, and please don’t tell us if you are done lol, check out PD’s on South Margin Street in Franklin.  Known for great, discount home décor, Realtor Megan Jones says it’s also a good option for Christmas gifts.  Another bonus, Franklin’s newest resident Kathie Lee Gifford has been seen shopping there numerous times.  Be sure and say hey!

Shop Local, PD's Franklin, LCT Teams

(Source: PD’s Franklin)

Not a huge shopper, Realtor Marabeth Poole says one of her consistent favorites is Finnleys Good Findings also in downtown Franklin. “Choosing the perfect present can be hard sometimes and I always find the best things at this cute store,” she says.  Known for the clever, printed, whimsical t-shirts and mugs, the store carries a great variety of ladies clothing, hats and shoes and is anything but basic!

Shop Local, Finnleys Good Findings, LCT Teams

(Photo Source: Finnleys – Did you know that when you buy one of the 615 hats you’re giving back to the community? @shopcodeword donates a portion of the profits to our local children’s hospital.)

Grassland is a favorite spot for Realtor Lisa Culp Taylor.  Dashing into the Perfect Setting, Good Cup or Garden Delights always guarantees a unique gift and friendly, helpful shop owners is always a bonus.  A favorite for bouquets and wreaths, don’t miss Garden Delights happy hour specials from 3 to 5 p.m. when certain flowers are discounted.

Shop Local, Perfect Setting, Franklin, LCT Teams

(Source: Perfect Setting)

Realtor Margaret Orton has several Franklin favorites including Reed’s Produce, a downtown mainstay known for quality produce year round. Patti’s Flowers is another with healthy stock, artful displays and Patti’s is always happy to help you! 

Shop Local, Pattis Flowers, Franklin, LCT Teams

(Source: Patti’s Flowers)

Finishing out our round up is a team favorite – Kelly Spalding DesignsRealtor Vickie Freas says the Columbia Avenue store has convenient parking in the back.  From cute clothes to adorable Southern-themed gifts, the store is a great resource in downtown Franklin!

Shop Local, Kelly Spalding Designs, Franklin, LCT Teams

(Source: Kelly Spalding Designs)

Haute Living – New Luxury Realtor – Lisa Culp Taylor

Increasing her network for her luxury home clients, Lisa Culp Taylor is the newest member of the Haute Residence community.  Recognized as a luxury home specialist, she is the only Tennessee Realtor part of this nationwide Haute Residence Luxury Real Estate Network.  Haute just profiled one of Lisa’s top listings, 2060 Hillsboro Road, Franklin.

Shop Local, Haute Residence, Lisa Culp Taylor, LCT Teams

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of Franklin’s most prestigious & storied properties, the Hillsboro Road home and property offer breathtaking views from every room. Special design details, antiques and upgraded features throughout. Guest apartment over the garage, separate guest house, and barn plus unbelievable acreage make this property unique!  Contact Lisa today for more information at 615-775-3830.

10 K Buying Bonus – Beautiful Legend Homes – Stephens Valley

Contemplating a beautiful Legend Homes house in pretty Stephens Valley?  This bonus could help you finalize your smart decision!  The award-winning builders are offering a $10,000 bonus for homes under contract or closed by December 31 to be used toward closing costs OR upgrades.  Contact Realtor Margaret Orton today at (615) 604-2590 to get started.

Legend Homes, Stephens Valley, LCT Team

Contemplating Buying Or Selling In The New Year? 

If you are thinking of making a move, the experts of the LCT Team say now is the time to begin and shared tips in this blog.  Connect with the LCT Team – Parks today at 615-775-3830.