The Blue Cardinal

The Blue Cardinal The Blue Cardinal is a comfortably creative boutique located just outside downtown Franklin, TN. We offer home furnishings, painted furniture, found & unique treasures, gifts, monogramming, clothing, & local artists & vendors.

Operating as usual

How cute is this little upcycle project? We just tied an amber glass bottle to an old vintage grater, added a bit of gre...
01/06/2022

How cute is this little upcycle project?
We just tied an amber glass bottle to an old vintage grater, added a bit of green, and now it’s perfect as an accent piece in your farmhouse kitchen.

Our shop is full of new and old. We like to inspire and offer you ways to upcycle and repurpose, display, and rethink your decor in unique ways.
What’s your favorite find or piece from our little shop?

How cute is this little upcycle project?
We just tied an amber glass bottle to an old vintage grater, added a bit of green, and now it’s perfect as an accent piece in your farmhouse kitchen.

Our shop is full of new and old. We like to inspire and offer you ways to upcycle and repurpose, display, and rethink your decor in unique ways.
What’s your favorite find or piece from our little shop?

Good morning! I know we have a few new friends on here, so exciting! Where are you from?
01/05/2022

Good morning! I know we have a few new friends on here, so exciting! Where are you from?

Good morning! I know we have a few new friends on here, so exciting! Where are you from?

More new products for your home in the new year! We’re so happy to now carry @fullcircle home products in our kitchen ar...
01/05/2022

More new products for your home in the new year! We’re so happy to now carry @fullcircle home products in our kitchen area!

Our selection is a good starting point into zero waste, sustainable living. Even if you don’t think zero waste is fully for you, that’s ok! Even making small changes can make a big difference.

How about a cup of coffee to warm your insides on this snowy winter day here in TN? You can now find @leipersforkroaster...
01/04/2022

How about a cup of coffee to warm your insides on this snowy winter day here in TN?
You can now find @leipersforkroastery coffee beans in the shop.
They’re a smooth, medium to dark roast, we’re confident you’ll love them as much as we do ☕️

How about a cup of coffee to warm your insides on this snowy winter day here in TN?
You can now find @leipersforkroastery coffee beans in the shop.
They’re a smooth, medium to dark roast, we’re confident you’ll love them as much as we do ☕️

So nice of my husband to let me steal the gorgeous pics he took this morning of our land, so I didn’t have to get out in...
01/03/2022

So nice of my husband to let me steal the gorgeous pics he took this morning of our land, so I didn’t have to get out in the cold 😉☃️❄️

It’s gorgeous out there today Tennessee, drive safe. See y’all at 11!

(📸 @daveywag)

Happy New Year! We’re praying and believing for our year to be blessed with creativity, good ideas, fresh starts, growth...
01/01/2022

Happy New Year!

We’re praying and believing for our year to be blessed with creativity, good ideas, fresh starts, growth & progress, friendly faces both new and old, and lots of fun & laughter!

We’re looking forward to GOOD things in 2022, what about you?

Happy New Year!

We’re praying and believing for our year to be blessed with creativity, good ideas, fresh starts, growth & progress, friendly faces both new and old, and lots of fun & laughter!

We’re looking forward to GOOD things in 2022, what about you?

Can you believe it’s almost 2022? How are you planning to light up the new year?
12/30/2021

Can you believe it’s almost 2022? How are you planning to light up the new year?

Can you believe it’s almost 2022? How are you planning to light up the new year?

I hope everyone had a lovely and sweet Christmas! We got the best and most perfect gift this year, our very first grands...
12/26/2021

I hope everyone had a lovely and sweet Christmas!
We got the best and most perfect gift this year, our very first grandson! Look how happy and proud his mommy & daddy are, they did so good. Some of you may even recognize Kelsea from the shop earlier this year. To say we’re blessed and in love with this new little guy is an understatement 🥰

I hope everyone had a lovely and sweet Christmas!
We got the best and most perfect gift this year, our very first grandson! Look how happy and proud his mommy & daddy are, they did so good. Some of you may even recognize Kelsea from the shop earlier this year. To say we’re blessed and in love with this new little guy is an understatement 🥰

Happy Christmas Eve Eve ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
12/24/2021

Happy Christmas Eve Eve ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

Happy Christmas Eve Eve ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

Oh hello! Are you ready for Christmas?!
12/23/2021

Oh hello! Are you ready for Christmas?!

Oh hello! Are you ready for Christmas?!

Only 3 more days y’all! 🎄🎄🎄
12/23/2021

Only 3 more days y’all!
🎄🎄🎄

Only 3 more days y’all!
🎄🎄🎄

A cute and easy gift idea are these book sets! We love them. There’s one for bakers and a few for cheese board lovers. W...
12/22/2021

A cute and easy gift idea are these book sets! We love them. There’s one for bakers and a few for cheese board lovers. Which would you choose?

@pollyopalstudios space has always been a customer favorite! She’s still got plenty of last minute decor & treasures at ...
12/22/2021

@pollyopalstudios space has always been a customer favorite! She’s still got plenty of last minute decor & treasures at 15-20% off

Plus, that bench is GORGEOUS and priced to sell.

@pollyopalstudios space has always been a customer favorite! She’s still got plenty of last minute decor & treasures at 15-20% off

Plus, that bench is GORGEOUS and priced to sell.

There’s only a few more sleeps until Christmas! At The Blue Cardinal we’ve gifted you, our friends, a few things to help...
12/21/2021

There’s only a few more sleeps until Christmas! At The Blue Cardinal we’ve gifted you, our friends, a few things to help with last minute Christmas shopping this week ❤️

🎄 An extra hour of shopping! Monday - Thursday we’ll be open 10am-5pm

🎄 Christmas sales! All apparel, spa and beauty products, wreaths and garlands, door mats and pillows, DIY chalk and clay paint, and JRV stencils are on sale until Christmas Eve. Some of our vendors also have markdowns and sales throughout the store.

There’s only a few more sleeps until Christmas! At The Blue Cardinal we’ve gifted you, our friends, a few things to help with last minute Christmas shopping this week ❤️

🎄 An extra hour of shopping! Monday - Thursday we’ll be open 10am-5pm

🎄 Christmas sales! All apparel, spa and beauty products, wreaths and garlands, door mats and pillows, DIY chalk and clay paint, and JRV stencils are on sale until Christmas Eve. Some of our vendors also have markdowns and sales throughout the store.

We’ve still got some super cute Christmas pillows left 🎄(all of which are 25% off now through Christmas Eve)
12/20/2021

We’ve still got some super cute Christmas pillows left 🎄

(all of which are 25% off now through Christmas Eve)

We’ve still got some super cute Christmas pillows left 🎄

(all of which are 25% off now through Christmas Eve)

We’re in love with this pair of  MCM brass fawns. They’ll be great displayed all year. Except they may come home with me...
12/19/2021

We’re in love with this pair of MCM brass fawns.

They’ll be great displayed all year. Except they may come home with me after Christmas if they haven’t sold 😉

We’re in love with this pair of MCM brass fawns.

They’ll be great displayed all year. Except they may come home with me after Christmas if they haven’t sold 😉

For the Bestie…This one is called “For the Bestie” because it’s highly inspired by what I got my friends this Christmas....
12/18/2021

For the Bestie…

This one is called “For the Bestie” because it’s highly inspired by what I got my friends this Christmas. In actuality, it’s a great gift for any woman in your life!

🌹 Cute journal
🌹 Morse code bracelet
🌹 Mini Thistle Farms lotion
🌹 Holiday chapstick
🌹 Locally handmade tassel (that doubles as a gift tag)

For the Bestie…

This one is called “For the Bestie” because it’s highly inspired by what I got my friends this Christmas. In actuality, it’s a great gift for any woman in your life!

🌹 Cute journal
🌹 Morse code bracelet
🌹 Mini Thistle Farms lotion
🌹 Holiday chapstick
🌹 Locally handmade tassel (that doubles as a gift tag)

How old do you think this vintage sock monkey is? He’s the real deal, we were so excited to find him earlier this year. ...
12/18/2021

How old do you think this vintage sock monkey is? He’s the real deal, we were so excited to find him earlier this year. Did you ever get one for Christmas?

One of my favorite displays this season has been the loads of vintage & antique toys and kids furniture around one of the trees. It’s been so sweet to hear the grown-ups walk by and say “Oh! I had this when I was little!”

It’s the best when y’all tell us how nostalgic our treasures & vintage finds make you feel, what good memories you have of this or that, especially at Christmas 🎄

P.S. this antique childrens rocker was just brought in this week from Beth of @southwardasyougo and it’s precious!

How old do you think this vintage sock monkey is? He’s the real deal, we were so excited to find him earlier this year. Did you ever get one for Christmas?

One of my favorite displays this season has been the loads of vintage & antique toys and kids furniture around one of the trees. It’s been so sweet to hear the grown-ups walk by and say “Oh! I had this when I was little!”

It’s the best when y’all tell us how nostalgic our treasures & vintage finds make you feel, what good memories you have of this or that, especially at Christmas 🎄

P.S. this antique childrens rocker was just brought in this week from Beth of @southwardasyougo and it’s precious!

For the creative…🖌 Fusion mineral paint testers🖌 Wooden blank🖌 Foam brushDid you know we now carry Fusion mineral paint ...
12/17/2021

For the creative…

🖌 Fusion mineral paint testers
🖌 Wooden blank
🖌 Foam brush

Did you know we now carry Fusion mineral paint testers in a few of our colors?

This gorgeous, antique navy cabinet from @southwardasyougo is one of our favorite furniture pieces in the shop right now...
12/17/2021

This gorgeous, antique navy cabinet from @southwardasyougo is one of our favorite furniture pieces in the shop right now.
It definitely gives you winter wonderland or Narnia vibes 💙

This gorgeous, antique navy cabinet from @southwardasyougo is one of our favorite furniture pieces in the shop right now.
It definitely gives you winter wonderland or Narnia vibes 💙

For the one dreaming of a wine Christmas…🍷locally handmade gnome wine bottle topper🍷”I’m dreaming of a wine Christmas” t...
12/16/2021

For the one dreaming of a wine Christmas…

🍷locally handmade gnome wine bottle topper
🍷”I’m dreaming of a wine Christmas” tumbler

Our little Tennessee tree 🎄We’ve still got a few of these ornaments left, but not many, so if you’re looking for a local...
12/16/2021

Our little Tennessee tree 🎄

We’ve still got a few of these ornaments left, but not many, so if you’re looking for a locally themed ornament we’ve got you covered while they last.

Our little Tennessee tree 🎄

We’ve still got a few of these ornaments left, but not many, so if you’re looking for a locally themed ornament we’ve got you covered while they last.

For the kiddos…🦌 a holiday puzzle🦌 Wild Republic stuffed animal🦌 a cute little ornamentAll Wild Republic stuffed animals...
12/15/2021

For the kiddos…

🦌 a holiday puzzle
🦌 Wild Republic stuffed animal
🦌 a cute little ornament

All Wild Republic stuffed animals contain fun facts about the chosen animal!

For the kiddos…

🦌 a holiday puzzle
🦌 Wild Republic stuffed animal
🦌 a cute little ornament

All Wild Republic stuffed animals contain fun facts about the chosen animal!

Our last Christmas themed Mixed Media Class of the year, “Santa!” Is this Friday, you don’t want to miss it. These class...
12/15/2021

Our last Christmas themed Mixed Media Class of the year, “Santa!” Is this Friday, you don’t want to miss it. These classes are SO much fun!

Instructed by @suzanne.beaumar

Our last Christmas themed Mixed Media Class of the year, “Santa!” Is this Friday, you don’t want to miss it. These classes are SO much fun!

Instructed by @suzanne.beaumar

For the wonderful host/hostess…🍪 BrightStone cookie mix🍪 “Vodka & Cookies” tumbler🍪 cookie cutter
12/14/2021

For the wonderful host/hostess…

🍪 BrightStone cookie mix
🍪 “Vodka & Cookies” tumbler
🍪 cookie cutter

Are you a hot cocoa or tea kind of person? Or both?On the stories today we talked about putting together gift ideas in t...
12/13/2021

Are you a hot cocoa or tea kind of person? Or both?

On the stories today we talked about putting together gift ideas in the store, to make your Christmas shopping experience a bit easier. Throughout the week, and up to Christmas Eve, we’ll be sharing some of those ideas here!

Lovers of hot cocoa:
☕️ vintage style Santa mug
☕️ hot cocoa bombs (there are so many flavors to choose from)

Lovers of tea:
🍵 vintage style Santa mug
🍵 BrightStone tea
🍵 local TruBee honey sticks

I’m dreaming of  white Christmas… 🎄
12/08/2021

I’m dreaming of white Christmas… 🎄

I’m dreaming of white Christmas… 🎄

Have you decorated your tree yet? Do you use a mixture of memorable ornaments or is there a specific color palette? We l...
12/07/2021

Have you decorated your tree yet? Do you use a mixture of memorable ornaments or is there a specific color palette? We love these Kurt Adler ornaments, especially the blue birds 😉

Have you decorated your tree yet? Do you use a mixture of memorable ornaments or is there a specific color palette? We love these Kurt Adler ornaments, especially the blue birds 😉

It’s a whole mood ❄️
12/04/2021

It’s a whole mood ❄️

It’s a whole mood ❄️

Lots of new vintage Christmas pieces made their way to the sales floor yesterday! Do you tend to prefer a more vintage C...
11/30/2021

Lots of new vintage Christmas pieces made their way to the sales floor yesterday! Do you tend to prefer a more vintage Christmas or traditional Christmas?

Lots of new vintage Christmas pieces made their way to the sales floor yesterday! Do you tend to prefer a more vintage Christmas or traditional Christmas?

I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who showed up this weekend (and everyday, really) to support our small business...
11/28/2021

I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who showed up this weekend (and everyday, really) to support our small business here in Franklin ❤️

We’re officially in full Christmas mode folks, only 3 more Saturdays to shop before it’s here! 🎄

I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who showed up this weekend (and everyday, really) to support our small business here in Franklin ❤️

We’re officially in full Christmas mode folks, only 3 more Saturdays to shop before it’s here! 🎄

Do you shop Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or both? Be sure to add us to your places to shop this weekend. We’ve...
11/26/2021

Do you shop Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or both?
Be sure to add us to your places to shop this weekend. We’ve stocked a variety of gifts, home decor, vintage, and handmade this season to make your gift giving and decorating decisions easy for you this year 🎄

Do you shop Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or both?
Be sure to add us to your places to shop this weekend. We’ve stocked a variety of gifts, home decor, vintage, and handmade this season to make your gift giving and decorating decisions easy for you this year 🎄

Wishing all of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving full of family, friends, good food, fellowship, and stretchy pants! 🦃
11/25/2021

Wishing all of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving full of family, friends, good food, fellowship, and stretchy pants! 🦃

Wishing all of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving full of family, friends, good food, fellowship, and stretchy pants! 🦃

How have we already made it to Thanksgiving?🍁We are open today from 11am-2pm.Tomorrow we will be closed for Thanksgiving...
11/24/2021

How have we already made it to Thanksgiving?
🍁
We are open today from 11am-2pm.
Tomorrow we will be closed for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time and we’ll see you back on Friday for our normal hours of 11am-5pm!

How have we already made it to Thanksgiving?
🍁
We are open today from 11am-2pm.
Tomorrow we will be closed for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time and we’ll see you back on Friday for our normal hours of 11am-5pm!

Brightstone fudge. If you haven’t had it, you need it. If you have had it, you already know you need it. Thanksgiving de...
11/23/2021

Brightstone fudge. If you haven’t had it, you need it. If you have had it, you already know you need it. Thanksgiving dessert? Yes please!

Seriously friends, this product sold us on having the Brightstone food line in our shop (thank you taste testing at #PumpkinFest). It’s amazingggg.

Brightstone fudge. If you haven’t had it, you need it. If you have had it, you already know you need it. Thanksgiving dessert? Yes please!

Seriously friends, this product sold us on having the Brightstone food line in our shop (thank you taste testing at #PumpkinFest). It’s amazingggg.

Address

1911 Columbia Ave
Franklin, TN
37064

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

+16155167055

Products

Debi's DIY Paint, General Finishes Milk Paint & Stain, Iron Orchid Designs, JRV Stencils, Sweet Pickins Milk Paint, TruBee Honey, Loveless Cafe Products, Monogramming, Locally Handcrafted Home Decor & Jewelry, Custom Painted Furniture, The Find Resale Clothing, Classes & Workshops, Open Studio Space, Farm Tables, Vintage Finds & Treasures

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I wanted to share my latest accomplishment. An Asian chest I completed. Shout out to Molly with answering my questions while painting this piece.
I want to thank the ladies at Farm Fresh Vintage for answering my questions and the advice they gave me when I was working on this piece. Here is the result. I am looking forward to my next project.