Previous Pub-owner, musician, mother, button-collector, seamstress. These are only a few of the many titles held by the multi-disciplined artist Annie McCreary. A born and bred Southerner, Annie lives in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, with husband Darryl McCreary, their three boys— Aidan, Liam, and Finn.
Annie met her husband while she was performing at his coffee shop, Jammin’ Java; and since then, their lives have consistently included these same two aspects of life: art and entrepreneurship. Along with family members, they opened restaurant The Franklin Mercantile and, then on their own, McCreary’s Pub which both remain two of Franklin’s favorite meeting places. Whether it’s designing a restaurant interior, stitching up a slipcover or crocheting a hat, Annie has artistry in the blood.
At age 12, with a jar of buttons that her father picked and a newly acquired skill of sewing, Annie began her craft in the field of fashion design. With age and acuity, her art has matured into a fully blossomed passion for sewing slipcovers, textiles and interior design. Annie’s work can be seen in multiple homes in the Middle Tennessee area.
Annie is inspired by romantic, vintage style and natural, colorful textiles. The real craft of Annie’s art is in her finding the story behind each object, weaving meaningful history into every piece.