Nashville Indiana


My birthday weekend is tomorrow and Terry and I decided to escape the Chicago area and venture into a new territory.  My youngest daughter Kimmie suggested Nashville Indiana.  Not the country western capital in Tennessee.  This is a different Nashville.  

Only twenty minutes south of Indianapolis, Franklin is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation. Franklin has a rich history, dating back to its founding in 1823. Our downtown boasts traditional main street shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, and the outstanding academic institution of Franklin College. Victorian mansions line King and Jefferson streets, and our trails provide plenty of opportunities for a quiet walk or a scenic jog.

Franklin is also a city on the move. It is home to a state-of-the-art high school, a bustling night life, and nonprofit groups that work hard to advance our quality of life. Our pro-business attitude and strategic location have attracted companies globally, including seven Japanese corporations.

Kim assured me that it will take me a few days to get through all the shops in Brown County.  There are a million.  Ok maybe not a million but a lot of them.  So excited to investigate some new shops.  A little R&R and shopping and discovering new restaurants.  I am in!!!!

This is the sweet tiny house we rented for the weekend.
Built circa 1868 this home was one of four “Shot Gun” style row houses originally built on a single lot and intended to be tenant homes for working class families.

I will take you on a little tour of the sweet tiny house.

A sweet little kitchen.  Decorated so cute.

This I hope will be a cute little place for our stay.

I already have checked out the shops in this area on line and I have counted at least 50 of them.

Cute names so it will be fun to check them out.

After this weekend I will share with you how this area was to visit.

If you want to look into Nashville Indiana area you can google it on line.

This tiny house is on Airbnb.  Located in Franklin just 20 miles or so north of Nashville.

Have a great weekend.


  1. What a cute little cottage....and decorated so sweet too! Sounds like a great spot to get a way and enjoy a day of shopping. :) Happy Birthday!!!!

  2. Kris, how fun to be going away for your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! The house you will be staying in is so cute and I love the way it's decorated. I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend away and enjoy the shopping.

  3. How adorable!! As a cottage dweller myself, I love this place! It looks like a little brick schoolhouse from the outside and a charming farmhouse on the inside. I can't wait to see what you find in all the shops. You always have the best vacation luck when it comes to unique finds. Happy Birthday and enjoy the trip!! ❤️

  4. What a cute house to stay in! Have a great time and...happy birthday!

  5. What a an adorable cottage. Happy Birthday, Kris and enjoy the trip!

  6. Happy Birthday dear Friend!!!! I think the house is so charming. I am excited to hear all about it.
    Love, Carla

  7. Happy Birthday dear Friend!!! I think the house is so charming. I am excited to hear all about it.

  8. Kris, I loved this post. My girls and I used to go to Brown County every fall. We would stop in Nashville and shop and try to see everything there. I hope you have a great birthday there with your loved ones. That wee house is wonderful. Blessings , xoxo, Susie

  9. With an unforgivable delay I wish you a Happy Birthday!! A beautiful place to celebrate!! Greetings dear!!

  10. Oh, Kris. How darling I could just sit and dream just looking at the exterior. You will have such a good time and you know shopping in a cute little town like that will be so special. Can't wait to hear about it all..Have fun! xxoJudy A big Happy Birthday to you. I almost forgot to mention that I was so excited about the trip.

  11. This is a gorgeous place to stay! It has so much charm and character. The yard is beautiful and the brick exterior is very quaint and charming!

  12. Happy belated b-day - this adorable little cottage looks like a fun place to stay - hope you enjoyed it!