october

Wondrous things. Days get shorter, Nashville gets crowded. Traffic jams form as impromptu parades of vintage cars slide by. Long lines for pizza. Parking, parking, parking.  Still, shopping the Emerald Pencil is fine on any day. Handmade or hand-picked— vintage, retro, or remade. Local art, letterpress cards featuring dogs, sunsets, or small purple bats. Bookish totes, socks, and notebooks from Out of Print,  creepy/cute earrings by Jecko, vintage clothing for women and men, estate jewelry, never-water cacti crocheted by the Part Time Hooker, black and white home accessories and art created by Jen, calligraphy/watercolor brushes handmade in China,  shoulder bags stitched from vintage fabrics by Patches Pockets, and so forth...