Introducing Rosanna

August 16, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

Want to turn your dessert table into a work of art? So do we…Because let’s face it, it’s not just about the delicious taste;  it’s also about the fantastic presentation!

We’re so excited to introduce this fabulous new line to Kelly Spalding Designs! Rosanna Inc. produces stunning tableware… The dishes are simple yet elegant, with an emphasis on combining the best elements of both traditional and modern décor.

We absolutely love Rosanna’s cake pedestals! They’re perfect for entertaining groups of any size; whether you’re throwing a dinner party for five or fifty, these charming pedestals function for any type of dessert you may be serving. Each pedestal is hand assembled and crafted with an exquisite design.

The “Initially Yours” series makes a great gift for bridesmaids and hostesses. Each mug is hand crafted and personalized with a calligraphic letter. We special order these items at your request!

Remember that Kelly Spalding Designs can custom design dessert tables for weddings, events, or that special celebration at home. What’s your favorite dessert to serve? Let’s chat soon!




Dog Days of Summer Event

July 17, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

I love any excuse to throw a party but a party with a purpose gets me every time.  We are one of  twenty-six downtown Franklin merchants that will support local charities on Friday, July 20 through their sales, as part of a “Dog Days of Summer” promotion coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association.  We are donating 15% of our sales between 4pm and 9pm to the Williamson Medical Center Foundation benefiting WMC Breast Health Center in memory of my mom who lost her battle to breast cancer in December of 2009.  

I think shopping should be a fun experience so we will be serving wine, champagne and some fabulous snacks for you to enjoy while you visit our shop.  We have some great new decor items and the most fabulous line of purses you have ever seen!

Need some fun party accessories?  We have paper straws, bakers twine, washi tape and the cutest favor bags to add that special detail for your guests.  We also offer custom design and styling for your wedding or event.

Stylishly Yours,


Our Featured Artist, Franklin Art Crawl

July 02, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | 1 Comment

We love being a part of downtown Franklin’s business community. If you haven’t attended a Friday night art crawl you are in for a treat! Kelly Spalding Designs will be participating for the first time on July 6 from 6pm – 9 pm with cocktails, appetizers and live music on the porch.

We are happy to introduce Dorma Tabisz, our featured artist for July. She is a local photographer and painter with amazing raw talent and a great eye. Originally from North Carolina, Dorma says she was inspired to take up photography after the trauma of 9/11/01, as a means of reconnecting with the beauty in this world. For over ten years, she’s been capturing beautiful moments between families and friends, or gorgeous landscape scenes across the world. Over time she began taking her photographs and turning them into stunning oil paintings.

She just joined our Franklin community five years ago, and we’re so happy to have her here! She says that “both photography and painting have enabled [me] to see the many tones in colors and how the light plays across the scenery and subjects to enhance the beauty. “ We love her art work and think you will too. Dorma will have pieces available for purchase the night of the event. Here is a peek of what to expect.


Franklin Art Crawl

June 27, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

Historical Downtown Franklin has so much to offer.   Did you know that the first Friday of every month is the Franklin Art Crawl? Stores and galleries in Downtown Franklin and the Factory open their doors to feature local artists and this month we are going to join in on the fun! Come by for some fabulous cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music and our featured artist, Dorma Tabisz.  Her photography and artwork are a great addition to Kelly Spalding Designs.

To add to the nights festivities we will have some great store specials so y’all come on by!  Friday, July 6 from 6pm – 9pm  915 Columbia Avenue.  Look for the Franklin Art Crawl banners for other participating locations.  To find out more about the Franklin Art Scene, visit

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Stylishly yours,



Celebrating Amanda & Ben

June 26, 2012 } Blog { by Kelly | No Comments

I loved being a part of this sweet wedding  full of southern charm and special details.  I met the bride when she first moved to the Nashville area and we became fast friends.  When it was time to plan her wedding I was thrilled to help her pull it all together.  Amanda planned this wedding while Ben  (her hubby to-be) was deployed.  Needless to say there were a few obstacles here and there, but it all worked out.  Even the cicadas behaved! (The only time during the entire planning process where the bride had a minor freak out was when we talked about the cicadas being a part of her outdoor wedding.)

Amanda and Ben really added tons of personality and local flavor to every aspect of the day. From fan programs to local beer, their guests got a taste of Nashville, Tennessee and our famous southern hospitality. Amanda also put her stamp on the wedding by adding a little bling wherever she could. They just celebrated their first anniversary so I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate here on the blog.

Love ya Amanda and Ben!

Stylist Kelly Spalding Designs
Venue Riverwood Mansion
Florals Brocade Design
Photography Donald Yeager Photography

Stylishly yours,