The Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths was holding their conference about 15 miles away in Murfreesboro.
Every day we drove through the area where two battles were fought. The first, Battle of Murfreesboro was fought July 13, 1862, with 899 casualties. The second one, Battle of Stones River was fought December 31, 1862 to February 2, 1863, 1677 lives were lost.
The conference auction items were on display, and there were so many beautiful things.
This hand forged tool box was outstanding. Full of tools (not pictured) it sold for a whopping $1250.00.
A side view of the beautiful forging.
This box was also full of tools and sold at the auction for $550.00.
The conference was held at the historical Cannonsburgh Village. In this picture are just a few of the many tailgaters.
Anvils and hammers, just a few of the many there.
This quilt, featuring the anvil pattern was sold at the auction for $800.
I didn't write down what this awesome wrought iron spoon went for. It was really neat.
I did take Suzanne Lebeau's pine needle weaving class. This is the beginning of my coaster.
This was another lady's version. She used a much smaller straw, which creates a finer weave.
Another house at the village. Unfortunately for the conference the houses were not open.
This is the world's largest cedar bucket. It was secured well behind the fence. Click on the picture below to read all about it.
Our time went quickly in Tennessee. One place we visited twice in our three nights out was The Slick Pig Restaurant. It was some of the finest southern smoked meat I've had. Both nights I made sure I got their turnip greens and white beans.
Life is good.