Over the past weekend, I attended the grand opening event of a local business – Piper & Leaf – at the iconic Huntsville’s Lowe Mill.
Lowe Mill is a beautiful old textile mill nestled in a residential area of Huntsville. An interesting fact about Lowe Mill that many don’t know, is that the boots of every soldier of the Vietnam war was made in Lowe Mill.
Now that the factory is no longer producing footwear, this beautiful old structure has been converted into one of the largest art communities in the Southeast.
The main building houses three stories of shops, studios and more.
And of course, on the main level you have my favorite tea people!
This special event had the feel of an old time country fair – minus the animals.
There was music from our local Chris Wade and others.
Fun for the kids included sack races and hula-hoops.
Inside, I explored some of the shops…more in the video below.
Have I mentioned the tea & watermelon? Isn’t this adorable? This lovely event was like stepping back in time a bit. Such a fun time.
All in all it was a lovely afternoon.
See more of Lowe Mill, the Splendid Shindig and the goodies I brought home in the video here: