The awesome-ness that was Bella Rustica just about blew me away.
(let me set the scene)
Imagine a grand, stone barn perched in the picturesque, rolling hills of beautiful Tennessee,
filled with the most lovely vintage goods, amazing antiques, and inspiring artwork.
I mentioned a bit about it before, but you guys, this was one really cool event to help out
a really great cause. Bella Rustica is an annual fundraiser held by AGAPE Nashville, a wonderful organization that serves the needs of families and children in Middle Tennessee through adoption, foster care, unplanned pregnancy support services, and faith-based counseling and psychological services with an unconditional, agape love.
This year Bella Rustica was held at Milky Way Farms...which as you may remember,
we visited once before. (Take a look!) The very kind Linda Lindley from AGAPE Nashville contacted me a while back regarding the photos that I had taken of the farm, and I was glad for her to use some of my work to promote the event. Subsequently, she invited my family to visit Bella Rustica...and I'm so glad we did!
The vintage barn marketplace was filled with juried vendors who clearly have a flair for vintage style!
The barn was filled with repurposed and handmade items that were creatively displayed in dazzling ways! We saw everything from old silhouette art to vintage crystal balls. Swoon! I especially loved everything in the Old School Vintage booth. Their display was amazing...from the beautiful chalkboards to the flour sack towels...it was all FABULOUS.
And the food? I can't even.
Hudson and I shared a bowl of hot tomato bisque with homemade jalapeno cheddar bread.
Will had a big barbecue sandwich with slaw and baked beans.
And then we all split a FRIED Snickers bar. Seriously delicious.
Tennessee knows how to do good food.
And as if our day couldn't get any better,
guess who was entertaining the crowd in the barn?
THE SECRET SISTERS!
Please tell me you've heard of them?
They're great great great.
Go ahead and take a listen:
We had so much fun at Milky Way Farms.
A BIG thanks to AGAPE and Bella Rustica for showing us a wonderful time.
I have more to show from our little Tennessee adventure,
so stay tuned!