Watermelon Moon Farm’s Spring Fling

February 28, 2016 in Editorials

As Spring approaches, the ground is warming up and the antique crocuses and daffodils are beginning to poke their green heads out of the earth. Many years have come and gone at the Wm. Washington Seay home located in the far eastern edge of Wilson County in Lebanon, Tenn. This fine plantation home was built in 1835, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Remarkable stone masonry is displayed in the gigantic chimneys, steps and foundation. Also a lost art of faux-grain painting is evident on some remaining doors, baseboards and mantel that have not been painted over in previous years. These are fine examples of the wandering craftsmen that decorated wood to imitate much more expensive grain woods. The design of the home comes from one seen by Seay on trips to Louisiana. Frequent trips were made down to New Orleans by riverboat with tobacco grown on the plantation during those times.

The home is now the personal residence of artist-designer, Emily Steinberg-Cash and her husband, Harold Cash. Together they host this special event destination and gracious retreat called Watermelon Moon Farm. Located in the rear of the home is the Summer Kitchen that is now the Bed & Breakfast for those wishing to visit for overnight stays. Also on the lower floor of the main house, a wonderful dining experience is offered by reservation. Shopping for décor items, jewelry, candles, original art and specialty clothing items, along with many food products fill the antique cabinets and shelves. Workshops of craft and art projects are conducted in the White Barn Studio located at the end of the drive. The farm is home to grazing goats, chickens, guineas, and other sweet pets, including three Great Pyrenees dogs and many lovable kitties.

The farm is closed to visitors during the winter months and re-opens once Spring comes around. It is during this time of grand opening that many vendors grace the grounds with their own lines of vintage, re-purposed furniture, antiques, boutique items, jewelry, art and handcrafted products. This event called “Spring Fling at the Plantation” will take place on April 2-3. The hours are Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-4.

This is a free event open to the public and the home is only open for tour during this time. A wonderful box luncheon is available to purchase along with other food vendors. Gracious seating on the porches and grounds are provided for your enjoyment of a special day in the country! Partake in the ambiance of another time in history and rejoice for the coming of spring… The farm is located at 10575 Trousdale Ferry Pike Lebanon, TN 37090. For more information… www.watermelonmoonfarm.com and they are on Facebook!

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