What: 43rd Annual Bell Buckle Daffodil Day
Where: Historic Bell Buckle, Tennessee
When: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Who: Sponsored by the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce and the Bell Buckle Tree Board
Ok so Daffodil Day is cancelled, but we can’t actually cancel the daffodils, can we! So even though we won’t be having the Daffodil Flower Show and the book signings and the BBQ Cook Off, we’ll still celebrate the happy yellow faces even it is a low key kind of celebration. On Saturday, March 20th, be sure to visit to enjoy our annual tree seedling give away, M&L Greenhouse spring offerings on the Quilt Square, book signings, and new spring store merchandise!
The daffodils will still line the roads to Bell Buckle and even with all the heaviness that has been thrown at this world over the last year, there is always hope for a better tomorrow some time soon and the return of the daffodils reminds us that there are still things we can look forward to always being there. In the words of Williams Wordsworth, a “host of golden daffodils” is indeed to be in “jocund company”.
The Bell Buckle Tree Board will have their popular tree seedlings available to any and all. However, due to social distancing, we will have them in buckets in front of Bell Buckle Town Hall for you to take on your own accord. This year we will be offering 100 each of Willow Oaks, Sweet Pecan, and Persimmon. We implemented the same plan last year when the pandemic hit, and the seedlings went fast so be sure and plan to be there if you want any! We will be posting on the Bell Buckle Park and Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook pages, the information on the different seedlings and planting instructions.
Also M&L Greenhouse will be on the Quilt Square in the parking lot offering their Spring bounty. These beautiful arrangements and options for planting in your flower garden are truly inspirational and will get that Spring Planting fever going strong!
As for our wonderfully unique stores, here’s a few sneak peaks at Spring merchandise and store promos:
Bell Buckle Coffee Shop and Book Swap will be hosting Tennessee Poet Laureate Margaret Britton Vaughn just across from the Coffee Shop at the old fire hall next to the mural for a book singing and meet and greet. Times to be announced closer to date. Be sure and check back on Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce and Bell Buckle Coffee Shop Facebook pages for updated information.
Bluebird Antiques and Ice Cream Parlor will be featuring Mama Phillips’ delicious handmade Fried Pies cooked in a cast iron skillet! Five fantastic flavors: peach, apple, chocolate, lemon, and yes, her famous “Banana Pudding” Fried Pies!
Phillips General Store continues their 50th Anniversary celebration with the unveiling of their Spring Windows “Bell Buckle Barnyard” and “The Potting Shed” featuring country primitive antiques with original surface. Other not to miss item are Norma and Jennifer Schneeman’s handcrafted calico folk art, new locally made Spring Garden Potpourris and refresher oils, and Stones River Candle Company’s newest summer scented soy candles and wax melts! And of course to celebrate the renewal of Spring, check out the tip-top collection of vintage and modern garden statuaries, lamb, bunny rabbits, frogs, and calves!
You know, William Wordsworth MUST have visited Bell Buckle to have written these words, don’t you think?!
For oft when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude,
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the Daffodils.
Bell Buckle, Tennessee – Close to Home, but A World Away
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