A History of Us

A History of Us

Did you ever wonder about the history of our fantastic log cabin?  Or, how did Buckle and Hide come about?  Well, wonder no more, here is a brief history of both:

History of the Cabin, 197 Enon Springs Road West, Smyrna, TN


The logs started out as part of a cabin at the Davis home in LaVergne, TN.  The cabin was located off Waldron Road near the site of the old Driftwood Inn.  It was moved to Smyrna, TN in  1975/1976 originally to be the home of Charles Earl Hodge II (12/17/1947-12/13/1991).  He died from complications from cystic fibrosis before he was able to live in the cabin and he was one of the oldest living persons in the United States that had this disease.  The cabin was originally decorated with beautiful antiques and glassware throughout.  It was then sold at auction and then sold again to other owners, who made it into the Chatterbox Coffee and Tea Café.  It remained as that establishment under 2 different managers and then became Log Cabin Ceramics and More.  This fine log cabin became home to Buckle and Hide Leather LLC in May 2014 and it has been a wonderful fit!  The cabin became permanent home for Buckle and Hide in 2018, and with your support, we hope to continue the business for many years to come.  We are Smyrna, Tennessee's one stop leather shop!

Adapted from memories relayed by Jenny Hodge Sanders  1/2019

History of Buckle and Hide Leather


Buckle and Hide Leather started out in Steve's garage in 2009 as online sales and also at the Nashville Flea Market.  It was intermittent at the time as Steve was playing drums as a full time venture.  We then had the business open monthly at the Nashville Flea Market.  In February 2013, the retail store opened on Lowry Street.  It started out as basically a flea market booth in walls!  We still were working at the flea market at the time.  In May 2014 we moved to this location at 197 Enon Springs Road West.  Steve was driving by as the ceramics business was moving out.  His vision was to have  a fabulous leather shop in the log cabin environment, providing the rustic look he loves.  We were able to make the arrangements and the current shop was born.  We love having the excitement of the customers as they come in and notice the awesome leather smell and see the many leather goods that are provided.  We hope to continue to provide quality leather goods and patch sewing services to Smyrna and Middle Tennessee for many years to come!  Thank you for your support.

Sharon Johnson  7/2019




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  • Donna Patton

    Great People Awesome shop repeat customer !!!

  • Dot Hills

    Everyone is great there and everything we have bought there is definitely worth it. The patchwork is wonderful. Wish I could do it.

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