Fabulous Franklin

The past several months, the hubby has been super busy with studying for his Professional Engineering Exam. For those of you who do not know what this is... it is an engineer's equivalent of a Bar Exam. Thank goodness it is over! He took the exam last week, and now we are in the 6-8 week window where we "patiently" wait for the results.

Because he has been so busy with studying, all of our Saturday's have been devoted to the books. I have tried to be very supportive of him, but I did beg for one Saturday in which we could have some "us" time.  Since my hubby loves to do things for me, he willing agreed to a few hours of antiquing in Franklin, TN.

Antiquing is not exactly his "thing," but he likes watching me peruse the antique booths. I probably have this dorky grin on my face the entire day as I look through what he has deemed "junk." He would never admit it, but I think it amuses him how much I am like a kid in a candy store when there are antiques present.

We had a wonderful lunch at Merridee's. It is this cute little sandwich shop. It's a touch pricey, but totally worth the "experience" of Franklin. I tried their Monte Cristo sandwich... To... Die... For!!! It is fried egg breads, with ham and turkey, loaded with cheese, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. I am salivating just thinking about it!!

Now, a day of antiquing would not be complete if I did not show you my finds!

A beautiful printers drawer!!

Awesome match box crate that I have turned into a pillow holder.

Franklin is a quaint town that has a "small town" feel despite the grand mansions that are in the surrounding area. It may be a little upscale, but it does not take away from the charm, history, and friendly atmosphere. If you are ever looking for a nice place to have a date and be taken back in time. Franklin is the town to visit. You can shop boutiques, antique, grab a sandwich at Merridee's, and visit the Carnton Mansion.  All are great reasons to visit this place!!

I would probably not be exaggerating if I were to say this is one of my favorite towns in the United States!