Monday, August 13, 2012

Getaway Weekend

Happy Monday everyone! 
Hope you all had a terrific weekend' we sure did!
I had a doctor's appointment in Hendersonville, North Carolina, which is 2 1/2 hours away, on Thursday. I was going to drive up and back by myself the same day, but Mr. Fanatic thought it would be fun to take an early weekend. Hendersonville is just south of Asheville, North Carolina, which is one of our favorite cities for a weekend visit, so I wasn't going to say no to that!

I also wasn't going to miss the chance to meet up with Anita from Far Above Rubies since she lives in western North Carolina and only a short drive from Asheville. 
We met for lunch on Friday with our husbands and had a really great time. When you finally meet another blogger whom you've been following for a long time, it seems like you've been friends forever. We could have spent all day talking, especially with our husbands along.

 Anita  brought me a linen made from a vintage grain sack and some handmade soap from a friend's shop.  How sweet was that?

After lunch, Mr. Fanatic and I walked around Waynesville.  This photo was taken in a parking lot above the town. It was such a gorgeous view even though it was a cloudy day.

Downtown Waynesville is a great place for an afternoon stroll.

Of course, we couldn't help stopping in a few stores.

 Mr. Fanatic really liked the coffee table.

I had to take a photo of this tablescape in the front window. I love all the warm wood tones in this shop. It has the same warm feeling as the photos of Anita's home, although her tablescapes are far more beautiful!

Before going home on Saturday, we stopped off at Screen Door in Asheville. Last time we went to the Tobacco Barn Antiques, but I wanted to get home before midnight (lol, you could spend all day in Tobacco Barn).

 The first thing you notice at Screen Door is that everything is artfully displayed.

This lamp made from some kind of pump was just many of the upcycled items in the warehouse.

I have another appointment with the same doctor in Hendersonville next month...I hope we get to make another short getaway out of it.

Hope you did something as fun as we did this past weekend!


  1. It sounds like a great weekend. The shops look really neat. Well, except for what I guess is a baby doll head sitting on that shelf. It's really ooging me out!!!

  2. Looks like a fabulous trip you had!! I sure good have spent hours in some of those shops!

  3. I love Asheville and truly love shopping at The Screen Door. Wish I lived close enough to go more often. How nice to meet Anita in person. So fun meeting bloggers.

  4. Pam, I love that shop in Waynesville too! I bought some great Christmas things there a few years ago. Would you believe I have not been to the Tobacco Barn or the Screen Door?? Luis always says as we drive by, maybe next time, lol. He knows it will be hours! We had such a great time with you guys! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit:-)

  5. Oh how fun. How great to meet up with another blogger too. Love the pics and all the great antiques. Hugs, Marty

  6. You've just brought back great memories of our two trips to Asheville and Hendersonville! I've even been to The Screen Door!! That's a long way for a Chicago girl! I'm glad you had a great time and got to meet Anita. I follow her blog...she is a lovely person and her home is gorgeous! Hope your doctor's appointment went well!


  7. Looks like you had a good time! That was sweet of Anita to bring you that gift! Looks like Waynesville is a nice place to the views too! Kudos to hubby for making an extended weekend out of it!

  8. It looks like such a fun trip! Thanks for inspiring me today. Isn't it wonderful to have great friends. You should think about going to the Southern Bloggers Conference in North would be awesome to meet you!


  9. Thirty years ago I used to camp in a tent just outside of Waynesville. I would not be doing that now but I used to drive into town and shop at the shops which still look wonderful. It looks like y'all had a wonderful time.

  10. If I ever made it to the Screen Door I would have to arrive with a truck! Good think I live so far away :-). I love that composition of circles on the right hand side of the 11th image. (tall and thin up against the wall).

  11. I have never been to the Screen time I am in Asheville, that will certainly be a place to looks wonderful...So glad that you had a great time with Anita...Blogger friends are certainly the best!!!
    Have a wonderful week!

  12. Wish I could have been along for the ride Pam! Looks like a wonderful time start to finish.

    The lamp is made from a cistern pump. I love that.

    We visited Screen Door when we were over there to see Biltmore a few years ago. I've wanted to revisit beautiful NC ever since!


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