Thursday, October 21, 2010

Weekend ~ Where Is It?

Before we start this week's "Where Is It?", I thought I would let you know how this feature came about.

When I was in Italy a few years ago, I fell in love with the architecture, history, art and landscaping.  Then this past spring, I fell in love with France.  Same thing....the architecture, art, history and landscaping.

I wanted to move there...Italy or France...it didn't matter.  It was just so beautiful.

To move to Europe, was just not practical for me.  So, I set my dream aside.  Then one day, I started noticing that I have wonderful architecture, history, art and landscaping around me right here in Asheville, NC!

I noticed a lot of similarities.  So, I wanted to let everyone else see, what I was seeing, in my own back yard.  And you know what?  I bet if you look, you will see beauty, history, art, architecture and landscaping that will rival Europe in your own back yard too!

So, now that you know the history...on to this weekend's - Where Is It?

I am going to show you two similar pictures. You tell me which one you think it is in the United States and which one is in Europe. All of the pictures shown each week, will be pictures I have taken.


Picture One


Picture Two

Which picture did I take in Europe and which did I take in the US?  I will reveal the answer on Monday. 

Two other mentions.
1:  I am having a HUGE Sale at Lavender Hill Studio.  Click on the link to check it out.

2:  I am going to have an amazing giveaway next week, so keep checking back in - or sign up as a follower.  You will be glad you did!

Welcome Home,
Penny

33 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I went to look...and really love the beautiful mosaic heart! I have always loved everything you make and I would love to have a mosaic bird house some day! Love the photos ...better let everyone else guess! Hugs! ♥

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Penny, these are getting harder.

I'm guessing the first one is the US, maybe the mountains of NC, and the second one is Europe.

I sure had a great time at your get-together last weekend. Thank you for hosting a great time for all of us.
Sam

Kathleen Grace said...

I am guessing photo one is here and the second is in Europe?

Rose H (UK) said...

I think #1 is USA and #2 is Europe.

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
I think the first is in Europe and the second is in the US.
Can't wait for the giveaway!
Hugs, Rhondi

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh, I am so bad at this...but I will say 1 - US 2 Europe...now don't laugh!!

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

I think the first is the NC mountains and the second one is in Europe. I HATE that I missed the lunch . . . I really wanted to there. Looked at your sale things I love the end table. BEAUTIFUL!!! I already follow you and I can not wait for the give a way.
Blessings,
Bren

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I say the first one is US.

Julie said...

One USA two is Europe?

shelia said...

Love all the pictures! I would say 1 is US-Smoky Mts. and 2-Europe.

Maria (a.k.a Angie) said...

I think second one is in Europe. Maybe ireland?

Sarah said...

Penny, I don't have a clue. You are absolutely right though. We have beauty all around us everyday if we just take the time to stop and enjoy. Thanks for reminding us of this. ~ Sarah

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

#1 US
#2 Europe

Brenda Leyland said...

I'm thinking #1 is US and #2 is Europe. Looking forward to the unveiling.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I think the first picture is the US and the second picture is Europe. Hope you have a great weekend.

Natasha Burns said...

You're so right, sometimes we miss what's in our own backyards!
Trying to keep my 100% accuracy rate here... I think
1. USA and 2. Europe

see you there! said...

1- US
2- Europe

Both - beautiful views

Darla

Darla said...

US and then Europe...
Oh, I see another Darla with the same answer, cool!

Carey said...

Photo one is US and photo two is Europe!

Pat said...

#1 US
#2 Europe

Just About Home said...

The first was taken in the US, and the second in Europe!

Vee said...

The first is the U.S. and the second Europe. I hope!

Yes, we have a lot of French influence here with Quebec right next door. I love the architecture of the old mills and the churches that the French from Quebec built.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Penny, I'll say the first one US...I'm not very good at this girl..Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Penny, I say the first is USA and the second is Europe, with those divided fields! I'm heading over to your sale now! Linda

SueMueller said...

#1 is the mountains of NC and #2 is in Europe,they do such a better job of using all their land for agriculture. Love you blog!

Mimi Sue said...

I think the bottom one was Europe. Just guessing. Looks like the blogger luncheon was a big success. Wish I lived closer so I could go too. Mimi

Donna said...

Hi Penny,
I'd say the first one in US, the second one in Europe.

Donnie said...

#1 USA
2- Europe

Those other countries are beautiful but I agree with you that our country is much better.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I'm guessing the second picture is Europe. Oh Penny, I was catching up on your posts...lost in painting land, and I have been editing the photos I took for my best friend's wedding.

What a gorgeous brunch you had. So many of the ladies are familiar too. Loved seeing so many bloggers all under a gorgeous roof!!! I bet they loved getting to peek around your new home. Well, have a great weekend. I'm going to copy down one of those recipes...I love quiche.

Karen

FarmHouse Style said...

OK I think that picture 1 is from the US and that picture 2 comes form Europe.

Rhonda

Jennifer said...

Hey Penny!!! I went to Smiley's Flea Market in Fletcher!

Have a great weekend!!
~Jennifer

Cindy said...

Penny,
I have been MIA but I'm catching up on all your wonderful posts. I plan on trying those quiche recipes. I'm guessing 1 is US and 2 is Europe.

Pondside said...

#1 USA
#2 Italy
............just a guess!....both beautiful scenes!