Brentwood Flower Shoppe has been in town since the 1970s, and Lori Shipe has been the owner and designer for the last 20 years. The shop just moved into a beautiful space next door, which is filled with an abundance of flowers kept in stock every day.

Lori and her staff are focused on customer service and personalized flower design for any occasion. She believes in being on the premises every day to ensure that everything is just perfect for her customers.

For Mother’s Day, the shop will have a huge variety of flowers, including peonies, tulips, garden roses and unique flowers you don’t see every day. She encourages people to bring in a piece of family china, such as a teacup, in which she can arrange the flowers for a lovely table display. The arrangements themselves can be done in a variety of price ranges in order to fit everyone’s budget.

“Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays since it’s much more relaxed, and you can really feel the love,” Lori says.


1. Glamorous old-world silver box filled with the perfect roses, pale green hydrangeas, white ranunculus, Brazil berry and (relatively new to the market) ethereal bleached foliage.

2. Budget-friendly and elegant European market wrap bouquet is simple but exquisite with Keira garden roses and oh-so-feminine pink wax flowers.

American Jewelry, which is family-owned and operated, is celebrating its 45th year in business. Sailor and Taylor Belew run the store in Brentwood, while Sailor’s father, Sonny, runs the original store started by Sailor’s grandparents in Mt. Juliet.

Specializing in custom jewelry and repair, they also do rework, which is creating something new out of the old, as well as watch repair. Everything is done in-house, and most of the high-quality merchandise in the cases has been designed and made by either Sailor or Sonny.

“We do all things jewelry,” Taylor says.

For Mother’s Day, they have a variety of beautiful items from which to choose. Two of their most popular are the initial and name stackable necklaces.

“We make them like modern-day charm bracelets so you can add letters and gemstones for future children,” Taylor says.


1. Made of solid 14k gold (white, yellow or rose), this lovely necklace can be customized to celebrate life’s most special moments. Start with a simple yet elegant single letter design for $175.

2. Adjustable in length from 16 to 18 inches, with optional diamonds and gemstones, it’s a perfect gift to celebrate Mother’s Day or any other memorable occasion. Additional customization starts at $175 and increases based on selections.