We've got some great events coming up in store! If you're local to Middle Tennessee or stopping in for a visit, we hope you’ll drop by to say hi at our Franklin or Nashville store locations. Mark your calendar for these local happenings coming up soon!
MEET THE MAKER - THE PEN & PIPER
AUGUST 5 | WHITE BRIDGE | 3PM - 5PM
AUGUST 6 | FRANKLIN | 5PM - 9PM
Come out to meet the artist of PEN & PIPER, Noelle Glaze!
The Pen + Piper is a photography studio and stationery line designed by stylist/photographer Noelle Glaze. Noelle regularly creates artistic visual imagery for food/product brands such as Harper Collins and Brown Cow Yogurt, but launched her own creative work in the form of a stationery line in 2019. Believing that beauty lies in the colors, textures, patterns, and shadows around us, and that it is meant to be shared, the collection is aimed at capturing and extending the artful everyday. Noelle styles and photographs each design, including thoughtful quotes by famous authors and thinkers, and shares them ON THE WEBSITE, in partnership with boutiques across the U.S., via the P+P Post, a monthly card subscription, and on IG @THEPENANDPIPER.
Guests can enjoy a free gift with purchase of The Pen & Piper products as well as snacks and refreshments with the artist.
MEET THE AUTHOR - LAUREN BRANDENBURG
SEPTEMBER 3 | FRANKLIN | 4PM - 9PM
Come out to meet famed author, Lauren Brandenburg!
Lauren H. Brandenburg is a high school English teacher and award-winning author of cozy fiction and middle-grade fantasy. The Death of Mungo Blackwell, the first of her cozy novels set in the idyllic town of Coraloo, was short listed for the People’s Book Prize in the United Kingdom and won the American Christian Fiction Writer's Carol Award for Contemporary Fiction. She currently lives with her husband Jamie (who makes her hot cocoa every morning) and their kiddos in Franklin, Tennessee where they play games and laugh a lot.
Guests can enjoy snacks and refreshments with the author.
INTERMEDIATE BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOPS
SEPTEMBER 9 | FRANKLIN | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
SEPTEMBER 16 | NASHVILLE | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Join us for a fun evening of brush lettering! This intermediate level class is perfect for those who have taken our Brush Lettering class previously or those with some brush lettering practice. Senior Designer, Christie Vergona, will guide you through new scripts, fabulous flourishes, and offer plenty of tips and tricks to expand your skills. Beverages and light snacks will be served. All supplies are provided and are yours to keep, including a brush pen and practice sheets! Limited seating ensures each attendee gets some one-on-one time with the instructor. Remember to grab your parting gift before you leave! Be sure to sign up early to reserve your spot!
Not able to attend? Christie was kind enough to share a free printable lettering exemplar to help beginners get a head start. Download + print here.
SET THE TABLE WITH ANGIE HESTER COOK
SEPTEMBER 23 | NASHVILLE | 6PM - 8PM
Join us for one of our most popular and most requested events –– an exciting table setting event with the founder of Hester & Cook, Angie Hester Cook. Learn how to elevate your table settings and enjoy special demonstrations from Angie. Participants are encouraged to bring their own china to pair with the perfect H&C items.
MEET THE MAKERS - HOUSE OF WARDS
OCTOBER 1 | FRANKLIN | 5PM - 9PM
Meet the Craftsman. Tim Ward, Woodworker.
Tim is an environmental scientist turned craftsman who is always on the hunt to build fine goods out of an old scrap pile of wood. He has lived in Nashville since 1989 and has made Franklin, TN his home. Tim spends his time outdoors - fishing, camping with the family, coaching soccer and working on house renovations. He mostly spends time in his shop working on custom projects and sketching new ideas.
Meet the Candlemaker. Jenn Ward, Candlemaker & Small Good Buyer.
Jenn is a full time product designer for one of the largest Farm & Ranch stores in the US. She has a passion for retail buying and has a keen eye for unique items for the home. Jenn also wrangles their two kids, Brennan (11) and June (6) while managing the shop and spreading the word of House of Wards. Jenn is a 4th generation Nashvillian and took up candle making as a pastime which quickly developed into the perfect extension into the House of Wards brand.
Follow them along on Instagram for their latest work and a dose of inspiration: @houseofwards.co