Sunday, May 27, 2012

HOME SWEET HOME


Friday we spent the day exploring Black Mountain, which boasts more of that small town vibe that I love.  Coffee and a sweet roll at a cute little cafe, some shopping for locally made jewelry for the girls and then lunch at a little pub.  The drive was so scenic but because the roads curve so much, it's hard to get a shot of the mountains.  They are breathtaking!

All of these pictures were taken at an outdoor fair/flower and plant sale in downtown Hendersonville.  We checked out of the inn in the morning and explored this cute little town on our way to the airport. 

Now it is Sunday morning and I took a pass on going to the lakehouse with The Husband.  If you could SEE my house!  Well, I'd never let you at this moment.  With both girls working (Abby just started waitressing at a little pub called Cork And Kerry), they didn't have much time for cleaning up after themselves!  But it's good to be home and I have tons of energy I will use to get things back in order.  June is just around the corner and I am looking forward to many peaceful weekends at the lake.  And, we have a weekend coming up in Galena, Illinois, where we will be meeting up with Cindy from Applestone Cottage, along with her husband, Dan.  This will be our fourth get together!  I'm so looking forward to it!

So, I'm off to do what I do best and I will see you later in the week.  Enjoy your holiday weekend! :-)

47 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like you had a great trip Jane! I think that planter is neat too. It's always nice to come home, Happy Memorial Day Weekend-enjoy:@)

Debbie said...

Looks like you had a great trip Jane!
How neat that you were able to meet up with blogging friends.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.
xxxooo

laurie said...

such a wonderful time away you had, your husband sounds like he had a great time too, my husband is a fly fisherman too, its quite a passion!!
I remember the days of coming home to a house with the kids having been home alone for a few days, those great tenn and early twenties were the best of times and the worst cleaning wise any way!! My kids are 36 34 30 , I no longer clean up after them, I had to start a new blog my other is gone I hope you will find me, I enjoyed your trip away, I love those birdhouses, with a passion,

Cozy Little House said...

I wish I had those planters and bird houses. Looks like a great place to shop and stroll.
Brenda

Barbara F. said...

I think I am adding Asheville, NC on my travel wish list! Looks like such a nice place to visit and spend a few days. It is wonderful that you get to meet and spend time with blogging friends. Have a wonderful week. xo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It was great seeing you Jane and I am glad you have a wonderful time on your trip here!
Hugs,
Penny

Bliss said...

Those willow settee's and chairs are fantastic 'eh?

~Bliss~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Looks like such a fabulous trip and great views and shops. Love that kind. Glad you and Cindy are getting together again, she's coming here in Oct, so I can't wait. Hugs, Marty

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I love North Carolina so much. This was FUN!

Jeff and I have been working on a plan for a post-planter such as the one you showed.

Sending love,

Sharon

NanaDiana said...

I am glad you had such a wonderful time, Jane. I never got tired of your pictures and tale! I love the little towns you visited and that birdhouse place (the roofline of it) is amazing.

Hope the cleanup of your house isn't TOO bad! xo Diana

lynn said...

what a great time! happy memorial day!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Welcome home. It is always a task getting things back in order after a trip....but worth it!

Tracy said...

Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing trip for both of you! I haven't seen a planter like that - its a great idea though. Looks like your hubs may have figured it out too.

My kids are in their 20's and still have no clue how to wipe up the crumbs or put things away. I guess it's nature's way of making us a little relieved when they leave the nest!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are always on the go, Jane! It must have been fun meeting up with Penny and the others. It sounds like you have a great time when you go to Asheville. Will this be an annual trip now? I'll bet you're glad to be home now! : )

mississippi artist said...

Oh I would have been sick looking at all those birdhouses and plants and not being able to bring them home!Looks like you had a wonderful trip, but I know you are glad to be home-I always am.

Theresa said...

Looks like you all had YET ANOTHER wonderful time in Asheville:) Love the pictures of the market! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Shirley said...

Hi Jane Welcome home and thank you so much for sharing your trip with us. It made me feel as though I was going right along with you. Your planter is neat that you want. I have one similar. Only mine have shelves that my hubby made for me before he got sick. I now use it to set my pictures of my family on. Have a wonderful week and try to stay cool. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Leslie said...

What a great trip!!!! I love that you have met so many bloggy friends..

sissie said...

Glad you had a great trip Jane. I think that the mountains of North Carolina are so pretty and I've heard about all the artsy places in Black Mountain. I'll get there one day.

hugs
Sissie

Olive Cooper said...

Welcome home dear Jane, So glad the fishing,shopping, and relaxing were good.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I think it's great you had such a nice trip, Jane. I love Asheville so much. It might be my very favorite American city! Meeting up with blog friends is so much fun. I have only met one of my blog friends, and I had such a nice visit when I met Bonnie. I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day plans!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Welcome home, Jane.

Fondly,
Glenda

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Welcome home, Jane. I love Asheville - so charming! Looks like you had a great trip. Loved that pic of the gorgeous flowers! Linda

Marydon said...

So glad you enjoyed your trip, Jane. It is beautiful country where you've been. The bt part of traveling is coming home, tho.

Please pray for those that are serving our country & those that have gone before us.

TTFN ~
Happy holiday weekend ~
Marydon

Heaven's Walk said...

What a fun time you had, Jane! I enjoyed seeing your vacation photos. Looks like someplace I need to visit someday! :)

xoxo laurie

Mary said...

............and we so enjoyed meeting you and The Husband! Glad you arrived home safely......always lots to get done when getting home from a trip.....I know the feeling only too well!

Hugs - Mary (and Bob)

bj said...

This sounds like the kind of trip one dreams about. I know you and THE LADIES enjoyed ea other so much.

Geneva said...

Your trip sounded wonderful...it was so neat that you were able to hook up with friends. Loved all the pictures you took...it was (almost) like being there.
Glad your home again and refreshed!
Blessings!
Geneva

Paula said...

Glad you had such a nice trip. I hope by now your house is in order and you are ready to relax for Memorial Day.

Scribbler said...

I really enjoyed catching up with your blog today -- a holiday, but the husband is working. I took the day off anyway!

You have just visited one of my favorite parts of the world -- the mountains of NC, and especially Asheville. I never get to stay long enough it seems. We really enjoy the Grove Park Inn. Hope you wen to to the Biltmore. It is so neat that you got to meet some of the bloggers and enjoy some girly/boggy time.

Have a good Memorial Day.

KarenB said...

What a beautiful area to travel in. I totally understand not having enough room in my suitcase. Maybe I need to visit UPS more often. I did manage to bring home a few small thrift store finds from my recent trip to the Midwest. Have a great Memorial Day, Jane!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

One of the best things about going away is coming back home ready to tackle things once again. Enjoy your home and family and memories of your trip!

Donna said...

Sounds like you are having a great trip, Jane! Hubby and I have been to Asheville and Black Mountain twice, and just love it down there! I could live in Black Mountain, it's such a cute town, and so many neat shops!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I enjoyed seeing your photos of your trip to the mountains of NC. I went to summer camp in Hendersonville when I was young, so I have always loved that town. And our grandson was born in Black Mountain. Your photos make me want to take a trip to the mountains soon!

xinex said...

I can imagine what a great time you had, Janie. We just got back ourselves from a week's stay in Atlanta. I tried leaving a comment on your blog from my IPad while I was there but it wouldn't let me. I did read all about your adventures though and looks very nice. Now, back to reality!...Christine

Lori said...

What a great trip you had Jane. Love all the little shops and then meeting up with bloggy friends would just make the time complete!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Jane, I love Asheville! So many great things to see and do and you are right, the scenery is breathtaking!
I think I recognize the restaurant in the picture... was it near the Biltmore?
I can imagine how excited you are to get to your lake home! I would never want to come back!
Sound like you have lots of fun planned for June!

Melanie said...

Glad you had such a good time in Asheville, but it's always nice to come home, isn't it? (Even if it is messy, lol.) Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is all over the place - even in Cancun!

We love Galena ~ in fact, I am planning a girls-only (me, my mom, and one of my fave aunts) weekend there in August for my big five-oh!

Penny said...

Enjoy the cottage this summer. Will think of you while you are there. I love my roots and you are lucky enough to be living near my hometown. It was good to see you and Al again. My Best and Hugs,
Penny

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love that planter too . . . if the husband can make one, maybe he can make two! LOL!!! I'll pay for shipping! LOL!!!

I have a good friend who moved to Ashville, she's a retired teacher and she just loves it!

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment about my "Champagne Shallot Deviled Eggs" . . . they really were delicious!

Mary

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip! A dear friend of mine was just in Hendersonville last week. :-)

Enjoy your home and your own bed.

xo
Pat

Marla and Steve said...

Love all the newsy updates. Love the flowers in the photos. You are so lucky to get to spend time with Cindy. She is so awesome.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Jane, what a trip! Sounds awesome and I do love Asheville, what a place! Nice trout your DH caught, a Hall of Fame one too! How fun to meet up with your Blogging buds! That's the best, isn't it?

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janie... gee... I thought you must have written me off!... so glad you visited today... I thought I must have offended you or something... I had not heard from you the whole month of May... glad you had a nice vacation, and how fun meeting up with your blogger friends again!... the food you describe always sounds sooo yummy!... as for the purple flowers in my header, I have posted them almost this whole past month... they are called "Dames Rocket" and they are sooo at the top of my list of favorites... they have been blooming for almost two months now... non~stop and are just now starting to fade a bit... they reseed themselves easily so each year more and more beautiful blooms... hope you are enjoying being back home... seems like home really is where the heart is... xoxo Julie Marie

Designing Domesticity said...

I just love Asheville. What a great destination. Thanks for sharing your adventure, liz

Karen Harvey Cox said...

It looks like you had such a wonderful time. Wasn't it fun to meet with your blogging friends. I read Penny's post and thought...someday I'll meet you both.

Have a beautiful day.

Karen

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I am already twinging just at the word Asheville. I simply didn't get enough time there to be "done with it" and I keep wondering when I will get to go back. The rest of this year is already all planned out but I hope maybe next spring. You are right, the mountains are gorgeous and very hard to photograph!