Friday, January 30, 2015

As of January 30, 2015, I will no longer be serving as event director of Bella at AGAPE. As to the absolute fate of Bella, today, I am unsure.

My heart is so full! Where do I begin to tell you all how much you all have meant to me?  Six years ago, when Bella was only a twinkle in my eye, I would have never dreamed how my life would change.  So many of you have even said, “Bella changed my life!”  Shoppers and vendors alike were destined to embrace friendships that will continue for a lifetime.  Vendors who had never done a show before, came and flourished and have since gone on to grow their dream; shoppers who were so inspired, turned around and became vendors and artisans who have gone on to bigger things and inspire others as well.  It truly is a sisterhood of vintage souls. (Oh, and brothers, too!)
Thank you for your kind words and hearty support of the mission of Bella.  Our vendors, volunteers and fans were the absolute best and were the heart and soul of our event; especially obvious during the mud and the rain during the 2014 show. Kindness, consideration and an overall goodwill were evident with everyone involved.  Tired and wet, the rain still didn’t dampen our spirits!
I will be eternally grateful for this opportunity and forever changed by the people and the experience.  Whatever the next chapter brings, I will take a part of each of you with me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Ciao, Bella!

Linda Lindley

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A two-day vintage extravaganza, 
October 10-11
The Park at 
Harlinsdale Farm
239 Franklin Rd, 
Franklin, TN 37064
Market Hours are 
Friday, 9am-6pm and
Saturday, 9am-5pm

Franklin Farmer's Market
will be on hand with
fall's bounty and fresh
Pick Tennessee

Besides all the great food from some of Nashville's best food trucks, you'll enjoy  some amazing live music!


Joseph Marlowe

Gil in the Harbor

TJ McCloud

Out of the Dust

Erica Bryan

No Signal

Fox and the Phoenix

Lane Johnson & the Jingo Jammers

Kosmic Girlz

This year we've added some fun activities for the kids!

Gates will open early, so get your tickets in advance.
Free Parking, too!

Monday, August 11, 2014

 Home on the Range….

When Mackenzie Edgerton and Blaine Vossler decided to take their print and leather goods company, The Local Branch, on the road, they needed the perfect trailer to make it happen. With four weeks and $3,000, the couple transformed an Airstream trailer into a cozy home and studio that they now live in full-time as they travel the country selling their products.

 “We were both really excited to take on this project, but we had to learn it all, including carpentry and plumbing, as we went,” Edgerton said. “There was a lot of trial and error.”
"Beyond the flat tires, broken window, layers of gross green slime and old wallpaper, we saw potential."  

The couple, crafters at heart and by profession, rolled up their sleeves and applied their signature aesthetic to the trailer’s interior, crafting a space that functioned not just as an inspiring studio, but a genuinely homey house on wheels.

“There is an inherent story and history behind everything we collect,” Edgerton said about their home décor. Their bison skull came from a small trading post in Sedona, Arizona, while their 48-star flag came from a stop in Freehome, Georgia.
The couple now sells their products out of their trailer at craft shows, music festivals and pop-up shops throughout the country. They have also made a point to pick one-of-a-kind décor items for their home from various spots in their travels.  Wouldn't they be perfect for our "Spectacle of American Vintage?"

Serving as home and studio, this gorgeous camper allowed Mackenzie and Blaine’s business, The Local Branch, to get out of town and stretch its roots. Check out all of their travels on Facebook HERE.  “We’ve been all over the country, from San Francisco to Brooklyn, New Orleans to Portland,” Edgerton said. “No matter where we are, we’re always home."

*The preceding story and photos were taken from features done on Design Sponge HERE  and the Today Show HERE.  We discovered them on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with their style. 

 No, they won't be coming to Bella this time, but perhaps next year
Go to their Facebook page and show them some love…and tell 'em Bella sent ya!

Stay tuned