Sunday, July 10, 2011


I was early so the market was just getting set up. They have entertainment every Saturday during the market. See the log stools for people to sit on.

Spent the last two days in the little village of Taylor, Mississippi where my father lives. They have a wonderful farmers market next to the Plein Air neighborhood. This is a neighborhood that has a Southern Living show house. Southern Living magazine builds a show house every year and several years ago they chose to build one here.The farmers market is on the village green-or park. This beautiful building houses an antique store and Emilee's Table-a wonderful restaurant . On Saturday you can visit the farmers market and have a good old fashioned southern breakfast here. Notice the huge locally grown sunflower in the Cathead vodka bottle!Lovely homes, that look so old fashioned and southern.This is a very famous restaurant in the "downtown" part of the village. Everyone from presidents to rock stars have eaten here, and most have signed there name on the walls. They have the most wonderful food. On Friday and Saturday nights there is a line to get in , so people visit, or sit around on cars in the parking lot having a good time-nobody minds waiting. There is an art gallery next door, where I sometimes have paintings hanging, and another one up the street.
There is even an old building that has music on Saturday night. The stage is a flatbed truck, hence the name. This is a sleepy little village during the week, but it comes alive on weekends. Taylor is about six miles south of Oxford, and well worth a visit. Come back tomorrow and I will share more photos. I am joining Laura for her new party.Go visit and take a vacation without ever leaving home.


Richard Cottrell said...

I want to go so bad. I love little special towns like this. Thanks for sharing. Richard from my Old Historic House

Anonymous said...

Wonder if my son has eaten at that place. He works in MS every week and has told me about several places he's eaten that were featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

Love your sunflower in the top photo!

Pam said...

What a neat looking town! Thanks for sharing.


Sunray Gardening said...

Now that is the kind of places I like to see. Those homes are gorgeous and the diner is great.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

This is my kind of town, although I have never heard of Taylor, Ms. I so wish our little town had something to offer. Thanks for sharing, I will google and see where this is in reference to me.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Neat. Never been to Taylor.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This would be the perfect way to spend a summer weekend!

Debra said...

I have enjoyed visiting your blog this evening by way of Christines blog. This looks like a lovely little town. While I am a blogger that lives in Mississippi, I have never visited this area and will hopefully do a day trip there soon!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this looks like my kind of town! I am just itching to redo that sweet little filling station.

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