3.19.2012

Lowe Mill

My hometown of Huntsville, Alabama is known as the Rocket City. It's famous for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and our area is filled with all kinds of rocket scientists and other brilliant people.
But, Huntsville is also home to a wonderfully eclectic arts scene...and the best place to find an abundance of artistic talent is at Lowe Mill. 

Built in 1900, Lowe Mill was originally a cotton mill. Today, the facilities have transformed into a massive center for Arts and Entertainment. We enjoyed spending an afternoon at the Art Market which takes place every Saturday. We saw a blown glass demonstration and explored racks of vintage clothing and re-purposed jewelry. Hudson even discovered a treasure trove of sweet vintage toys, which he played with happily, before riding the old cargo lift elevator down to Happy Tummy, a super cute little sandwich shop. I had a spicy cheese sandwich, and Will opted for the "Squeal Like a Pig", which was chipotle pork, bacon, ham and baconnaise on bacon bread. Whoa. I don't think I've ever seen so much pork in one spot. Needless to say, Will loved it. Oink Oink.

The atmosphere at Lowe Mill is truly inspiring.
It's no wonder the art displayed there is nothing short of amazing.

27 comments:

Carlie said...

That is the smallest player piano I've ever seen! haha (I'm assuming it is a player piano) Looks like a great time!

fashionmagic said...

That looks like THE coolest place. I want to go.

Faith said...

oooh you always go to the best places!

loving your outfit and your hairstyle {like always}

great pictures too!

have a great week :)

Squeal Like A Pig said...

I am so glad you found out about this place. I had a blast checking out all the cool stuff the artist had made. Yes my sandwich was awsome and I hope to have another real soon. Hudson seemed to enjoy a few bites of my sandwich aswell. I do want to get back and check out that bottom floor again.

LOVE YOU!!!

O'Melly said...

That Hudson, I tell ya.. he's gonna be a little heart-breaker with that handsom face of his!! <3

jeannie said...

I'm glad you are getting to visit some new places. Huntsville is full of history and so many neat things to do here. We are enjoying having you back home again. The pictures are awesome as usual. Little Hudson is a doll.

My Journey With Candida said...

All those hanging wine bottles remind me of a wine bottle tree that I wanted to make at one point.

You go to the neatest places!!

Kira said...

That place looks so fun, I bet Hudson loved it!

The Little Bit said...

I would love to take S somewhere like this! Looks like you guys had so much fun as a family, as it always does! I love, love, love your hair, too!

misc.alaina said...

Looks like a fun outing! Artist's spaces are always so cool. I love bacon, but that sandwich sounds like a bit much - haha! Such cool photos! Little Hudson is so cute with his curls coming out from under his hat!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Lol not gonna lie, those troll/clowns scared me!!! Otherwise sounds like the perfect day :)

The Frat Pack + Me said...

You guys do so much fun stuff!!

jennifer blair said...

Yay for Hunstville!!! I love that city. It's such a great place to live. :) I will have to visit that place next time I'm up there! PS: I love your look! That outfit is so precious!

Meri said...

Happy Tummy- what a cute name! The Art Market sounds cool!

bird and tree said...

Oh gosh lady, you are killing me with your gorgeousness!!! Love your pics always...! This looks like a fun place...reminds me of my hometown!!! So nice to get away for a bit I know!!!

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Haley K said...

I absolutely love how you take us on your adventures with you with your photography and writing...and you'll be able to relive it again too! And Hudson will love looking back and seeing what wonderful things his sweet parents did with him :)

Lowe Mill looks like an incredible place! And that sandwich...INTENSE :) my hubs would have totally ordered it too!

Glad you guys had a such a great time there this weekend :)

Rach said...

I love the woman fainting on the couch :) Places like this are so amazing, where art and history meet to make something so special. I haven't been to any sort of gallery in so long and have been itching to go. I love wandering around and getting lost staring at all the eclectic pieces. Modern art is my fav!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Your pictures always blow me away! Your family is just too cute. The Lowe Mill sounds and looks amazing!

bethany b. said...

you are an awesome (really really really awesome) photographer. love these photos.

Mrs.B said...

That place looks super cool!


I love your shoes!

Amber said...

That Squeal Like a Pig sandwich sounds really tasty. I might need heart surgery afterward but it would be worth it.

Chelsea said...

Can your family get any more beautiful? Great photos! Looks like such a fun outing!

alex said...

So I just fell in love with your blog layout! It is so simple and beautiful! And the photos are great, and you are so beautiful! I will Definitely keep on reading!

Virginie said...

Sounds like so much fun! Such an inspiring place too.

I can't believe all the sorts of meat on Will's sandwich!!! Man and their meat! I would have opted for spicy cheese too ;)

You guys have to be the most fun parents around :)

Virginie ♥

Whitney said...

Seriously, you guys do SO MUCH fun stuff!! Gaaaaaaaa!! Love these pictures, although the toys in that little house were a little creepy! Yikes! haha

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