A Sampling of Sumner County 11

Unique Finds in Hendersonville

Hendersonville may be on the outskirts of Music City, but music is only the beginning of what Sumner County has to offer. Along with an eclectic blend of high-end shops along Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville boasts some of the most talented artisans in the South. Whether you are looking for art for the “man cave” or matching outfits for your little girl’s American Girl doll, you’ll find it right here.

National Rustic

A hand-crafted piece of furniture, according to Matt and Abby Maisano of National Rustic, is more than just a home accent, it’s a place where memories are made. The Maisano family started making furniture after an exhaustive and unproductive search for an affordable dining room table that would accommodate their large family for Christmas. The first National Rustic table was built in their garage and made a huge impact on everyone who dined at the Maisano home. Word of mouth spread and quickly evolved into a full-time business, with National Rustic shipping tables across the country. Featured on the DIY Network and HGTV, National Rustic tables have set the standard for dinnertime style. Today, National Rustic offers a full line of tables, many inspired by and named after their family, which consists of three beautiful daughters. Custom pieces for the living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining room and patio are available. Matt and Abby take pride in helping others achieve their family-time dreams with one-on-one consultations and personal service. TennesseeTables.com

Portside Java

Specializing in small batch roasts, Portside Java helps Hendersonville wake up with premium, 100% mountain-grown Arabica coffees. Hidden on Walton Ferry Road, Portside Java is the culmination of a lifetime of seafaring endeavors for Captain Scott Howard.  Howard’s love of coffee shines through in every piping hot cup. Ask about the Captain’s Choice sampler. Portside Java | 115 Walton Ferry Road, Ste 20

Someone’s in the Kitchen

Charlotte and Stephen Vallar, owners of Hendersonville’s best kept secret, Someone’s In The Kitchen, believe that food is something to cherish every day. The husband and wife team started their culinary journey together two decades ago when they opened Tennessee Hospitality Baskets. Their love of artisan ingredients is well-known in Sumner County as SitK features more than 50 specialty vendors, most from right here in Tennessee. Someone’s in the Kitchen offers home-cooked lunch specials and a rotating dessert display daily. Stop in for a mid-day treat and ask about custom gift baskets and Valentine’s Day cupcakes, cookies and other hand-crafted delights. Someone’s in the Kitchen | 109 Walton Ferry Road

Music City Skateboards

Derek Williamson grew up in the 1990s, when grunge bands dominated the airways and Tony Hawk was considered by many the greatest sports figure of all time. A skateboard was an essential social tool back then, but one that left Williamson with more bruises than he cares to admit. Combining a love of skate graphics (and desire to remain cast-free) with his innate talent for art, Williamson opened Music City Skateboards in 2005. His first piece was a personal project that sent waves through both the art and skateboarding communities. Built of seven-ply Canadian Maple, Music City Skateboards are as functional as they are fun. Check out Williamson’s art at Hendersonville Wake & Skate or ask about commissioned pieces to compliment any room of your home. 

Simply Sweet Photography

Sumner County school teachers Katie and Cassie Venable spend their days helping to develop little minds. These same kids, however, are the Venable sister’s inspiration. As the owners of Simply Sweet Photography, Katie and Cassie spend their free time capturing moments that last a lifetime. Their passion for both children and photography is a winning combination that shines through in each precious image. For the last four years, the Venable sisters have helped preserve some of the most precious memories in Sumner and surrounding counties. Book now for Valentine’s Day and graduation sessions. Simply Sweet Photography | 615.593.7004

KeyHolder Creations

There are artists, and then there are people like Erin Fezell. Erin is talented with every medium from pencil to paints to digital imaging. However, it is her ability to combine art with technology that has made her stand out in Sumner County. KeyHolder Creations offers truly one-of-a-kind 3D printed jewelry, allowing Erin’s art to come to life. Erin’s hand-drawn designs fit flawlessly with everything from jeans and a t-shirt to dressy office attire. Founded in 2016, Key Holder creations is an inimitable addition to Sumner County’s offering of jewelry and accessories. KeyHolderCreations.com

The Embroidery Chick

Tracy Allen moved with her husband to Hendersonville in 2007 and fell in love with our fair city. The Embroidery Chick, as Allen is known, offers a huge selection of custom hand-made clothing and accessories. The Embroidery Chick’s lineup includes its signature Lily Pulitzer aprons as well as matching outfits for girls and their dolls. Tracy works with local pro-shops, including Hendersonville Martial Arts, offering affordable logo gear without the overhead or expense of maintaining stock. Visit The Embroidery Chick’s website for a current listing of clothing, water bottles, weekend totes and more. TheEmbroideryChick.com