Saturday, August 31, 2013

Asheville, North Carolina in words.....................

Riverside Cemetery..........resting place of famous 
American writers, Thomas Wolfe and O.Henry.

 Asheville shopping. Antiquing stories coming soon.

Asheville's signs are always fabulous.

 Celebrating the 100th birthday this year of the historic 
hotel on the mountainside where many legendary figures 
hung out - such as F. Scott Fitgerald and Zelda!

Finding the most fabulous authentic Spanish 
tapas bar ever! 
More on this one later......right now I'm trying to 
make my version of this gazpacho, yummy!

A fabulous bakery with cinnamon buns and gluten-free 
banana bread to die for.

Currently the most popular sign seen in several 
antiques/vintage shops. I like it.

Enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend - I'm home again and 
spending it quietly. Where will your grill be heating up?


  1. Mary, no grilling for us this holiday weekend. More than likely just a simple meal in the comfort of AC. Enjoy your holiday!
    Did you stay at the Grove Park Inn? It's been many years since I was there, but it is such an interesting structure.

  2. Asheville looks amazing.
    Thanks for the tour,all places I would love to visit one day!

    Have a great weekend.

  3. You make me want to visit Asheville and stay in that wonderful old hotel! I've not yet been to that part of the country . . . one of these days it may happen.

  4. I need to make a trip down there. It has been such a long time. Just love your sign pictures.
    I too am spending the holiday weekend quietly. If the weather clears I may drive up to Cedarburg Wisc. Great for antiquing.
    Enjoy your Holiday!

  5. Looks an attractive town - the Grove Park Inn definitely looks my kind of place.

  6. I'm loving all the signs, Mary, whether hanging on a shop or in the inventory of an antique shop. Oh, I wish I was antiquing somewhere! I'll live vicariously through you, my friend.


  7. I love the wonderful signs!

    We will be picnicking in the park by the lake a few blocks from our house - birthday party bash for grandson and Don - great family time!!! That is tomorrow - then Monday is a quiet day at home relaxing and probably leftovers from the party.

  8. I love the signs and would love seeing Asheville. What a lovely get-away.
    We are home this weekend. Tomorrow Tim will make a lamb roast with tabouli and hummus.
    Thursday I will go on a three day adventure with Jill and the little guy to S.Oregon.
    She just needed someone to ride about (5hour drive) and help with the little guy and
    it should be beautiful. I will be looking for signs of Autumn.

  9. I've heard so much about Asheville and it's lovely to see your photos. Fun signs with great messages. That soup looks delicious.

    We spent the afternoon enjoying the beach - these days will be over too soon and I'm soaking in the sunshine while I can. (Of course, the beach here is rarely hot - I had light long pants and a light jacket on). Tomorrow will be spent at home, probably making salsa.

  10. Can't wait for was the gazpacho!

  11. I love seeing Asheville through your eyes Mary. You always bring such a fresh perspective!

  12. I love the Grove Park Inn! Its so gorgeous and in such a beautiful setting. I enjoyed your photos so much Mary. Having a bit of a flashback and getting homesick for NC!

    Maria A.

  13. Oh that stone angel - so beautifully aged with the patina of time... what is it about angels?
    I'm always drawn to them.

    Interesting signs and amazing stonework of the Grove Park Inn.

    I'm loving your new header Mary!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    warm hugs
    Shane xox


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