Welcome to Tin Cottage. We'd like to get to know you better, but in the meantime, here's a little bit about us.
Small Town + Big Heart
I grew up in a small town in Kentucky where just about every house had a front porch. My Grandfather, affectionately named "Preacher," could spin a tale so outrageous that you found yourself enthralled, on the edge... and at times, a little skeptical. But no matter, because his laughter was infectious, the front porch was inviting and my Granny's food was memorable. Food? Yes--apple slices, warm rolls, sweet tea. Anything brought from the kitchen to the front porch that just kept us all together. Stories and food bound us together a family.
My father, Joel, carried on that tradition every day until he passed away in 2016. All of us kids have moved from our small Kentucky town but every Christmas Eve until his passing, our daddy gave us the best gift of the year. An unbelievable home cooked supper, complete with handcrafted jellies and sauces, and a year's worth of tales and memories to catch up on. I miss my daddy, but he has given me a tradition to carry on with my own family. We sure do love getting together, these days on the back porch, and spinning tales of what was and what will be.
Thanks for joining me in my own lil slice of heaven, Tin Cottage in Franklin, TN.
About Tin Cottage
Tin Cottage is the conceptualization of bringing back the art of southern hospitality: Creating your front porch. Finding your style and inviting everyone over to put down their phones and share a story or experience. Reaching out to your family and friends and hosting memorable Sunday dinners, birthday get togethers or asking your neighbor to play his new song for the neighborhood.
Stop into Tin Cottage just to say 'hey' or let us help pick out a beautiful floral for a your bedside table, a new favorite cookbook, a farm table for your family gatherings or a hostess gift for when you are invited to share your story. We carry the things that add personality to your home, your style, and your gifts.
Marianne DeMeyers opened the Tin Cottage in 1999. Initially located inside of J.J. Ashley's, Marianne and her husband Greg rebuilt an adjacent coal office / cottage and relocated the Tin Cottage into the new space. DeMeyers has been involved in the Downtown Franklin Association for over 17 years, currently serving as president. She has owned four businesses in downtown Franklin, re-opening Tin Cottage in 2014. Her previous shops include: Honey's Vintage Sweets, Ragazza, and Philanthropy. In late 2017, Marianne and Greg will be featured on the show 'House Hunters Renovation', airing on HGTV.