Thursday, August 18, 2011

Small Town Antiquing in The Mountains


About 35 miles from my home is a small town in the Smoky Mountains called, Waynesville.

My friend Penny of Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen and I decided to go antiquing there.  Every where you looked on the drive over you saw beautiful mountains.  Here is Penny in the parking lot of the first antique mall we stopped at.


Look at the beautiful mountains and blue skies in the background!


While shopping in Waynesville, we saw some great pieces.  Like this big old dough bowl.  Imagine this filled with gourds and pumpkins this fall.


And this amazing armoire...

Another great thing about antiquing in a small town in the mountains is the quirkiness and quaintness.


First the quirky...


and here is the quaint...
What did I buy?  A couple of plates to use in my mosaics...Though I would have loved that dough bowl, it was a bit too pricey for me.

If you are ever in the Asheville area and want to spend a day antiquing with me....just email me!
Welcome Home,
Penny

23 comments:

  1. The quirky reminds me of Abingdon, VA. They have quirky things all up and down the main street where the antique shops are... Love it!

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  2. Love that dough bowl too, and I would love the wire egg basket in the first photo. It Llooks like such a fun place to shop!

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  3. Antiquing with you would be a dream-come-true, as I enlarge the photos any time you feature a visit to an antique store. There is little variety on the Island, and I love nothing more than a good rummage!

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  4. Love the quirky! If they do not make you smile, not sure what would:) Loving the dough bowl too, never knew what one was til recently. I think I must find one for Fall!

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  5. The fun you two must have had! I love the dough bowl, too, and I have been looking for one to hold fruit or veggies.

    Great pictures, Penny!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Two Penny Day! Looks like a fun time. I love the Asheville area and would love to return someday. Thanks for taking us along. ~ Sarah

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  7. It looks very quaint. The two Pennys spending their pennies!!

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  8. What? You mean you don't have the washtub picker? He'd look adorable under the Italian lights. ☺

    Oh that does look like a sweet shop. Did Penny make it out of there with nothing? I'll have to check her blog to see.

    Thanks for the standing invitation. What a generous gal you are!

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  9. Penny
    I would love to come to Asheville and go antiquing with you. But it's not in the stars in my near future I'm afraid!
    You live in a beautiful part of the country and I saw a few years back that Asheville was voted as one of the best places to live. I think it may have been in a Midwest Living magazine.
    I have a dough bowl, but nothing like that one!
    But it works great for fall gourds and mini pumpkins!
    Take care now-Kimberly

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  10. Everything looked great the blue sky and mountains reminded me of Mt. Shasta where my uncle and aunt live...The antique store looked amazing all the great things you showed..Happy Thursday.

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  11. This looks so charming. What a wonderful way to spend the day. I too would love a large dough bowl like that.

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  12. I love that large dough bowl too! Looks like you had an enjoyable day!

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  13. Greetings from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa. thought id say hello. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  14. I look forward to meeting you and doing some antiquing, as well as maybe having the husbands cook together when we return to your area.
    dgmills@tampabay.rr.com

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  15. We go to Gatlinburg every year...we just went last May...so we're looking forward to going again after Jan 1 2012...I've never heard of Waynesville...but I have heard of Lake Lure because of HGTV blog cabin...very pretty..Mel's Designs from the Cabin....Mel

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  16. That sign, I love that sign....

    Sounds like you had a great trip.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  17. But that's what is so great about antiquing -- you never know what you're going to find! That dough bowl would have been perfect on a table for fall!

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  18. It looks as if the two of you had a wonderful day. I don't believe we have been to Waynesville.

    I would have wanted that dough tray, too.

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  19. Oh man!!! So many pretties!!! I would love that sign, basket and dough bowl! Oh, and a pocket book with a endless amount of cash!

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  20. Great times is what you have when you go antiquing. I never tire of the 'hunt'. I admire the dough bowl too. Someday we might find a bargain. You never know.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  21. Oh, that sounds like fun. Antiquing around Asheville is great ~ my friends and I have always enjoyed it.

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  22. Hi Penny, I came over from Beverly Sandhills. Love your blog. I think we are kindred spirits. And you are friends with the other Penny, Also one of my favorites blogs, Lake Lure Cottage. I'm off to dig into your archives. I love NOrth Carolina. We visited Asheville about 8 years ago and I'd love to come back.

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