by Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie
When I moved to Nashville 8 years ago to attend Vanderbilt for college, I had no idea that world of arts I was entering. Living in the bubble of the college world for four years, I didn’t realize all of the handmade goodness that Nashville had to offer until the last few years. I had no idea that I lived among such talented entrepreneurs and artists. I’m excited to share several of them with you today! Nashville is known for it’s country music, but what I have discovered is how many amazing, talented designers live in Music City as well!
Cake Vintage Table & Home is one of my absolute favorite handmade finds in Nashville, TN! Inspired by vintage finds, they are known for vintage doorknobs and paper placemats. Their linen cake stand kitchen towels are my absolute favorite find and a wonderful hostess gift!
Best known for their famous breakfast biscuits, The Loveless Cafe is a southern staple. Since the 1950s, Loveless Cafe has been serving up fried chicken, red eyed gravy, and all the southern fixings. Nashville locals are lucky to enjoy this eatery on a regular basis, but their handmade goodies are now available online! I have tried a lot of handmade jams in my life, and I must say The Loveless Cafe is the absolute best.
Hatch Show Print is one of America’s oldest working letterpress shops and their signature “look” can be noted not only across Nashville, TN but across the country. Their designs were used to promote vaudeville, circus, and minstrel shows across the country. Gaining popularity for wedding save-the-dates and baby announcements, Hatch Show Print does all the design and layout in their shop using antique wood and metal typefaces and imagery from the Hatch archive. Take a look at Hatch Show Print for a unique and handmade look for upcoming print work!