334 Main Street | Franklin, TN | 37064 | (615) 472-1183
803 S. Main Street | Columbia, TN | 38401 | (931) 548-2141
Monday - Thursday 10-5
Friday - Saturday 10-6
Monday - Saturday 10-5
Tin Cottage is a locally-owned and operated business founded by Marianne and Greg DeMeyers in 1998. The shop, which features gifts and apparel (most of which is designed by Marianne and inspired by our local community), was originally located adjacent to J.J. Ashley's on South Margin Street in the Antique District of historic Downtown Franklin. Not long after it opened, Tin Cottage grew to become a local favorite, a happy little shop where customers could find friendly conversation and unique gift items. Marianne eventually closed the original Tin Cottage to pursue other ventures and went on to open several other local businesses in Downtown Franklin, including: Ragazza, Philanthropy and Honey's Vintage Sweets before returning to her first concept: Tin Cottage.
"I found myself continuing to have conversations, years later, with former customers who had become friends, about the 'old Tin Cottage'. I realized that it wasn't just my happy place - it was a special place for lots of people in our community," says Marianne. She re-opened Tin Cottage in 2014 and began introducing her own uniquely-designed apparel and gift product into the mix.
In 2018, Marianne's husband Greg joined the shop full-time and the store re-located to Main Street in historic Downtown Franklin. In October 2019, a second location opened in Columbia, TN. "We just love the community in Columbia - it's a not-so-hidden gem in Middle Tennessee," says Marianne. The couple, who has spent most of their adult life and raised two children in Williamson County, are in it for the long-term. "We love our community, our customers who have become dear friends, and feel genuinely blessed to do what we love," says Marianne.
From September 5, 2019 via Instagram @tincottage:
20ish years ago, Marianne opened Tin Cottage in a small space adjacent to her sister Lisa's shop (J.J. Ashleys). As a young mom and with the full support of her awesome husband Greg, the original shop became our town's happy place. We learned it wasn't just because of the gifts. So many customers came in after a hard day for the twinkle lights, the familiar smells (orange vanilla candles + magic) and some pleasant conversation - some HAPPY. We laughed with our customers, we cried with them, and we celebrated life milestones alongside them. You all became more than our customers - you became our friends. Marianne, a serial entrepreneur, has opened several small businesses, but Tin Cottage has always held her heart. Through the support of our community, you all have made us so happy and feel so loved! You showed up for us and support us by choosing to shop local with us. We are filled with gratitude.
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