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Yes, you read that right!!!!!! Can you believe it? We hardly can.

This is a first for our Grammy-winning friend, who will donate all of her #City FarmhousePopup Holiday sales--happening November 13th through 15th at Jameson Hall at The Factory at Franklin--to the World Food Program U.S.A.

Sheryl will be offering a range of treasures from her own personal stash to our shoppers over this three-day pop-up event, and selling antique and vintage home decor pieces she has personally collected over the years. PLUS, she'll have clothing and other items to sell too!

First dibs on shopping Sheryl's collection will take place during the market’s Preview Party on Friday, Nov. 13, from 5-9 p.m. The $40 ticket offers four hours of early buying, plus complimentary wine, beer and a holiday Chex Mix bar! It also includes a live performance by Nashville’s own Jamie Higdon.

In addition to selling, Sheryl will also personally host an autograph session at select times during the pop-up!!! She'll be on-site to meet guests during Friday’s Preview Party from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and again on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

So how do you get Friday’s Preview Party tickets--which grant admission throughout the weekend? Those can be purchased in advance here, or at the City Farmhouse brick-and-mortar shop at 230 Franklin Road, or by phone at 615-268-0216!

General admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $10 and can be purchased at the door of Jameson Hall at The Factory at Franklin, each day.

Obviously, you DO NOT want to miss this. Keep reading below for more......

So -- how did this all come about?

Well, Sheryl first approached us after the October show, to say she wanted to be a guest vendor at the holiday market and donate proceeds to a charity near to her heart.

Everyone has things they accumulate, and need to purge.... and Sheryl had the brilliant idea to do that, while benefiting others too! She's shopped with us for years, and is very hands-on with designing her spaces and selects everything in her home. You could say she’s a fellow picker who loves the thrill of the hunt! We know you'll love her stuff.

The City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-up Fair, which is going to be held in Jameson Hall at The Factory at Franklin, is hosting 35 hand-selected vendors--including several past Pop-up Fair favorites--who will bring antique and vintage goods. In keeping with the spirit of the season, the November event will also offer a range of timely gift items for shoppers, including upcycled clothing, handcrafted jewelry, handmade art, and repurposed pieces. Plus, some vendors will sell fresh holiday greens, garlands and wreaths for decorating.

The Holiday Pop-up Fair kicks off on Friday, Nov. 13 with the early-buying Preview Party from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. General admission is on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15.

To purchase tickets, or learn more, go here.

More about World Food Program U.S.A.
World Food Program USA (WFP USA) works to solve global hunger, building a world where everyone has the food and nutrition needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, reaching more than 97 million people in 80 countries with food assistance last year. World Food Program USA builds support for WFP through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.
Those of you who missed our October show don't need to worry -- next month we’re hosting a Holiday ‪#‎CityFarmhousePopup‬ Fair for shoppers looking to score one-of-a-kind gifts, seasonal decor and the most unusual of items to add vintage charm to the home!

The Holiday Pop-up Fair will take place November 13th through 15th, at Jameson Hall at the Factory at Franklin.

Our vendors will place their usual emphasis on creativity and styling to inspire shoppers, while also paying special attention to stocking booths with the holiday flair!

We’ll be featuring several favorite vintage and antique vendors from past pop-ups, including The Feathered Nest from Illinois, Natalie Grace Home from Georgia, The French Market from Alabama, La Casita Home Decor from Florida and French Laundry from North Carolina.

Worried about finding that perfect present for friends + family? We’ve got ya covered -- shoppers will get to choose from a range of timely gift items, including upcycled clothing, handcrafted jewelry, handmade art, and repurposed pieces. Not to mention, some vendors will be offering fresh holiday greens, garlands and wreaths! 

Plus, you never know who you’re gonna run into -- odds are you’ll be browsing alongside local celebrities and personalities who are regulars at the shop. 

The fair will kick off with an early-buying event on Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. giving those ticket holders four hours and a first-chance to buy at the show, plus complimentary wine and beer. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through our website at http://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=136637854.

Then, general admission will open on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15. General admission is $10.00 per day and tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Photos by Alissa Saylor Photography

‘Tis the season, y’all -- see you in November! xx,

We ended up having OVER 70 vendors from across the country who brought their own unique design flair down to Leiper's Fork with some truly amazing antiques, treasure and more that made for a real picker's paradise. Beyond all of the one-of-a-kind pieces we got to peruse, everyone partook in fare from a number of tasty food trucks (the FGTBLT {fried green tomato BLT} was a hit!), gained a little know-how from demonstrations featuring some of the best design and DIY celebrities in the biz, and enjoyed talented musical performers -- all of which set the backdrop for a wondrous weekend to see after months of planning. 

In addition to visiting with old friends (like Sheryl Crow and plenty of others), we made lots of new friends who came out to join us from all corners of the country and the globe, with both coasts well represented, and even the GOLD coast (Australia). 

Fellow Franklinite, friend and blogger, Cindy Laverty, wrote about her experience at the fair that can be found here -- we always love hearing what y’all have to say after it’s all said and done! 

"You can almost feel the energy as you approach and everyone is filled with anticipation about the treasures that await," she said in the post, which truly embodies (in words) exactly what I hope for the City Farmhouse Pop-up fairs to mean to people. 

Now… onto the next! The Holiday Pop-up fair is mere weeks away and it’s gonna be a doozy. Check back with us tomorrow for all the details!

Sheryl Crow picked some great stuff! 

Booth of Rusty Rooster, LA

Booth of The Feathered Nest, IL

Long line of eager early buying shoppers!
Booth of Carolyn Westbrook Home, TX

Booth of J. Hill Designs, TX

A crowd favorite, Judy Hill, in her booth!
Booth of Desirable Junk, TX
All photos by Alissa Saylor Photography. 


The City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair is almost here and we can't wait to introduce y'all to our friend Cari Cucksey, host of HGTV's Cash and Cari! When it comes to repurposing this chick has a knack for reinventing, so we caught up with her to help y'all get to know her a little better before the weekend...

1. How would you describe your personal design aesthetic?
Very eclectic but tasteful (of course). I love a variety of periods -- my own home is a mix from the 1700s all the way to the 1950s! Obviously it doesn’t look like some crazy flea market but it’s all about melding together color and texture.

2. Where does your love of antiques & vintage stem from?
Well, I grew up in a 1908 Sears Roebuck and was surrounded by both sides of the family. My mother was a teacher and had a huge love for antiques, so when she was off in the summers she’d drag me around to go shopping with her, always wanting to teach me everything she knew about antiques. On the other side of the family was my grandfather -- the first American picker (way before Mike and Frank!). He taught me all about repurposing… after going through The Great Depression, he had so much gratitude and was just astonished at what people were willing to throw away. He would go shopping every day alongside the road and pick up what other people considered trash, then turn those items into things that were useful and beautiful. He really instilled in me a love for repurposing.

3. How do you know when you've found the perfect piece to refurbish?
I guess it’s just a gut feeling… sometimes I find pieces and I have no idea what I’m going to do with them. It’s all about your gut in this business though, and taking a chance and being willing to put in the sweat and equity to make something come to life!

4. What's the coolest piece you've reinvented?
It’s so hard to pick just one since I’ve repurposed so many fun things out there… I guess my favorite project though was for our wedding. We created 20 vintage vignettes and one of them was a cast iron tub that I cut the front off of and turned into a little vintage couch!

5. If you could only choose three tools to use for the rest of your life, what would they be?
A paint brush, my staple gun and mascara -- definitely can’t live without that one!

6. What's your favorite part about what you do?
I absolutely love the fact that I’m able to inspire people across the globe. Cash and Cari on HGTV airs in 40 countries and it’s so neat to me that so many different people are looking at objects in a different light. We’re bringing back the stories of these pieces and their owners -- if we don’t keep telling that history and educating people about what those items were and can be recreated into, they’ll get lost.

Catch Cari at the demonstration tent this weekend where she'll be teaching fair-goers the art of repurposing with Matthew Mead and Wagner spray tools! For more on Cari and show details, go here.

Aaaaaand, he's back! One of our favorite celebrity stylists is returning to the October 2015 City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair, and this time -- he's bring his secret weapon. We caught up with Matthew so y'all could get a peek into his creative genius and what to expect from him at next week's show!

1. How did you earn the nickname the "Lifestyle Guru?"
I've been doing this for like 20 years now, and I think it's the fact that I have so many different ideas -- I can dream up just about anything.

2. You've been a guest at the CFH pop-up fair twice now -- what are you most looking forward to about the October 2015 show?
I love to see all the great vintage items the dealers have with them, plus I've made lots of great friends at the show over the past couple of years. The vendors are all so talented and stylish, and they ALWAYS bring something new and unexpected to the table. So much inspiration.

3. Will you be looking for any pieces in particular at the Fair this year?
Well, I'm coming with a paint sprayer from Wagner so I'm looking for thing I can upcycle. Things like furniture and small pieces that are stylish but that I can also personalize with my own color palette.

4. What three tips would you give people who want to get into upcycling, but don't know where to start?
Upcycling can start at home, so look around your own house and find things that you already have that can be made better with a coat of paint. Also, don't be afraid to experiment with color -- think about the colors you like to wear or the paint on your walls. They're great for furniture too! Finally, consider the fact that upcycling isn't just limited to indoors... it's perfect for pieces outside too, like a park bench or patio table. You can even paint a doormat, a rug, or a lamp base. It's totally unlimited what you can do!

5. What can fair-goers expect to learn from you at the show demonstrations?
I want to get everyone really excited about being creative and the discovery of this incredible tool that can help them with such a variety of things that will just make their lives more beautiful.

6. Why do you prefer Wagner tools over others?
This one is special, no only because it is studio sized but because it also sits on a countertop and is very transformational. Plus, it doesn't leave any brush marks allowing it to turn something from really blah to beautiful in just minutes.

7. What do you like about City Farmhouse style?
I think it's just so engaging -- it's a real lifestyle that has that casual, comfortable, put-your-feet-up look but is super stylish at the same time.

Learn more about Matthew Mead and the demonstrations he'll be doing at the pop-up fair here.