Hi there, friend! Ready to come along on a treasure hunt?
We traveled all night and morning until we reached our destination. After recovering in our hotel room for a couple of hours, we grabbed an espresso-filled pick-me-up and hit the pavement (or cobblestone in Asheville).
We investigated a few of the many specialty and antique shops of Asheville, NC (guess who was happier about that) and discovered all sorts of goodies.
Our First stop was the Gardener’s Cottage. This lovely little store was nestled right up to Biltmore Estate (if you’re unfamiliar, it is a HUGE, lovely, over-the-top home built by the Vanderbilt family). Like most shops near the Biltmore, it’s filled with expensive antiques, but this one also offers some truly beautiful plants. We even came home with some flora of our own (now to keep it alive).
Here are a few of the gems that made my heart happy:
Everything in the shop had a natural feeling, like these unique utensils and flower-themed bowls.
This dreamy hydrangea wreath brought my own wedding bouquet to mind.
I brought home a couple of “Baby’s Tears” plants, along with some great advice for their care. They are pictured above on our dresser.
The little fern in my birdcage and stone rabbit are also from The Gardener’s Cottage, and bring a little bit of the outdoors in. The fern, bird’s egg nest, and stone rabbit were all Asheville finds that were immediately incorporated into our little Spring-themed vignette as soon as we walked in our door.
Please believe me when I say that “enormous” doesn’t even begin to describe this multiple-vendor site. This place was HUGE!
Like many antique stores, there was a wide variety of items, time periods, and prices. But with so many items from so many vendors, we were sure to find some gems. In fact, I commented many times that I could decorate our entire home with finds from the Barn.
Below are just a few of the items that truly enchanted me. Friend, if I could have brought all of them home, I might have! I hope something catches your eye, too.
This awesome table is solid wood unlike a hollow version we found in a big-box store.
If only all birds could be so lucky to have digs like this.
Weathervanes in my favorite color
Something about the blue-and-white stripes and chippy wood made me fall for this unusual footstool.
Do you see the potential in this old junk, too, or am I just a sentimental nut? Either way, we sure had fun scrounging around!
I hope you’ll share your favorite find with me, and that you’ll join me tomorrow for Part 2.
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