Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall Roadtrip 2013: Part 2 Asheville and Savannah


Today we are strolling around Asheville, North Carolina and Savannah, Georgia.
 
We didn't go to these towns right in this order but the photos go lovely together.
 
Asheville, NC we only spent a few hours in and those few hours left an impression.
Great antique stores and a lovely town vibe. We drove past the downtown and there seemed to be endless restaurants. We will definitely be back and plan to spend a few days exploring. I would love to tour the Biltmore Estate.
 
I have read about the Antique Tobacco Barn and recently Holly Mathis also did a post about this place. It was the reason for our stop and it did not dissapoint.
 
It is literally a huge huge barn, no heat in most of it and rows upon rows of vintage, antique and new giftware. I did find that the "antique look alike" giftware was mixed in with the antique items so one needed to know their stuff if you were looking for the real deal.
 






 
 
On our way to this barn, we drove past a large antique co-op of stores which of course we had to go back to. They were all fantastic, with a good selection and fair prices. My hands down favourite was Oddfellows. I could have moved into this store. It was industrial vintage at its best. I did leave my camera in the car at these stores, so just a few iphone snaps here.
 

it killed us to leave this Oliver tractor grill in green in this store. It was just too far out of the budget but it was love at first sight.

 




 

Next up in our virtual shopping tour is Savannah, Georgia.
A beautiful historic necropolis with so many stories to share. There were tours everywhere to learn everything you wanted about all of the squares and homes. Once we got the hang of walking around and parking here, we hunted out some great gems.
Trevor had to drag me out of The Paris Market. on Broughton Street. The setting, decor, products and cafe were done with such care, although I have yet to venture to the real Paris, this store made you feel like you had hopped a plane across time zones.
 

























We had lunch down on River St which looks right out onto...yep you guessed it, the river and Savannah's shipping harbour. I got a few shots of a huge tanker with a lot of cargo going through. It was really neat, even though we leave near the Welland Canal, I love watching the boats.
 




 
 
 
Thanks for coming along,
Tomorrow, Tybee Island and our first B&B experience

Have a great day,
 
 
Meg

3 comments :

  1. I live in Tennessee so these are all areas that we visit. We're only about 2 hours from Asheville. Love Savannah - but am hoping you also got to see Charleston, SC - our most favorite place to visit!!

    tina

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  3. You must see the Biltmore Estate. It is beautiful. I could spend all day there just drooling over the beautiful artwork,etc.
    I would love to visit that Antique Barn. Have to remember that when next we are in NC. Thanks for sharing.

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