Photos by Drew
Polka dot dress and bag: thrift stores
Cropped sweater: H&M
Shoes: Madewell (birthday gift from Drew)
Saturday was cool and cloudy and perfect for doing indoor things, so Drew and my parents and I went to the tiny little town of Bell Buckle, Tennessee for some antique store shopping/exploring. As much as I love visiting Nashville, I think I might like going to the small country towns more; Bell Buckle is exactly the sort of thing I picture when I think of Tennessee towns. It’s a tiny train town with a general store, lots of antique stores, an ice cream store, and even a little restaurant that broadcasts live country music over the radio. The general store was definitely the best thing we saw, though. The owner told us all about how he bought the place in the 1970s and how it came with lots of original stock, like the ’30s dresses and hats he had hanging on the walls. He told us about how back in the day the town did pretty well and even had a big hotel across from the main square, but that like a lot of small train towns it pretty much quit growing during the Depression. These days the place is filled with antique stores. The old hotel looks like it was converted into apartments, but it’s still there.
Also there: Moon Pies! Lots and lots of them, in every flavor you could imagine. Apparently there’s a Moon Pie festival in Bell Buckle every year, and if I didn’t eat way too much sugar that weekend already I would have bought one.