100 Mile Yard Sale

We were on our way to a mountain retreat for a few days.   I cut over to the middle road, as we intended to take the scenic route instead of the freeways, and hadn't traveled 20 miles when I saw this.   I had planned to get some junkin' and antiquing in while on our mini-vacation but this was too good to be true (for me that is)

LOL...I thought Bobby G. was going to choke as I heard this loud groan.Antiquing and yard saling is not his favorite thing.  And for the life of me I just don't understand that.....do you? :)

But I was very good and only stopped one time, even though the car, inexplicably, kept trying to pull off the road. :) And then the only thing I bought was a pleaser for him and for me.  A little pink fishing rod n' reel for the grand-girls.  And no more stops until we reached our final d.  

We were up near Boone in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.  The air was so fresh and clean and cool and our cabin was charming.  There was a babbling brook.......yes, a true babbling mountain brook, that was just below our place.  I am the type that needs some "white noise" aka fan at night for sleep.  But opening our windows and listening to the sound of the rushing water was such a stress reducer and sweet dreams provider that no fan was needed. Oh....the cabin had a tin roof and it rained.  Awesome! 

See that circled little place way down the mountain side....that was our cabin (with the red tin roof.....that sounded wonderful when it rain...uh huh!)

The views were so gorgeous and there were abundant Christmas tree farms growing on the mountain sides.  Wonder how they plant the rows so straight?

I took lots of pictures of cows hoping I can entice Bobby G. to paint some cow pictures for me for an upcoming Fall vintage market.  I have been collecting old wood with beautiful patina for this project.  Did you know cows have really long eyelashes? :)

We visited the sweetest old church.  The charm in this place was undeniable.  It was tiny, maybe holding only 75 worshipers for a service, and around the interior were fabulous stained tall stained glass windows and the most excellent and beautiful paintings of Jesus, Mary and other figures, painted by the members.  

We visited a cheese factory.  I love cheese so had to bring some of that home!  We visited some wonderful old country stores and bought local artisanal goodies such as fudge and honey and baking mixes. We bought delicious sandwiches on home made breads and ate them at a roadside picnic table.  And he went trout fishing......  (if anyone has a great rainbow trout recipe, I would love to have it)

the views ..... it was cloudy and froggy :)

Now just so you don't think all I did was just walk and ride around taking pretty pictures of the views, I would love to show you some things I found for The Vintage Nest home and garden shop.  Oh yeah.....I took off with my niece, while he was fishing, and went antiquing.  :)  Two of my finds were a gorgeous vintage roses painting in an antique gold gilt frame and a sleeping child in a antique double stacked shabby frame.

Our mini trip was so relaxing and spending time with my nephew and his wife was such a special treat. Have a super sweet weekend. 
Next time on A Note From Lynn.......a yard sale garden. :)
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Judi said...

Seems you had a great time Lynn! How pleasant to hear the sound of the brook while falling asleep, I like a bit of noise myself! My hubby is not big on antiquing either, but does his fair share of fishing ~ thing is, I like to fish too LOL!! Thanks for sharing your trip, the pics are beautiful! Judi

Ann said...

Your cabin looks like a slice of heaven to me. That 100 yard sale looks very enticing and my hubby would have not enjoyed it. We love fresh caught fish--looks so yummy.

Beverly said...

Okie dokie. You were on what we refer to as our stomping grounds when we head to the mountains. We always stay at the Lodge at Jefferson Landing. It is only a few minutes from that church. And, we always go to Ashe County Cheese. Yum!

That pic of Bobby G made me laugh aloud.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Michele said...

Oh your views were spectacular- what a wonderful vacation spot, wow!

LOVED and made me laugh- that fun pick of BG. How cute. My hubs would do same. He is STILL trying to understand "shabby, chippy and rusty" being a good thing sometimes. He shakes his head and says the world's gone insane, one bloggy gal after another...................

Have a wonderful weekend.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Lynn,
So glad you had a great time in the mountains. I bet it was so nice to fall asleep to the water and the fresh air. The girls will love those fishing rods. How cute are those.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Lynn,
I saw your post over at Pink Saturday, the choking picture definitely got my attention! How funny! Your trip sounded wonderful, and oh so beautiful! I wouldn't need a fan either with the sound of a babbling brook outside my window! How lucky for you!
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Art and Sand said...

Absolutely beautiful views.

No way would my husband EVER stop for a yard sale.

DearHelenHartman said...

100 miles of yard sales and only ONE stop? Those would be MY hands around my companions neck :)

Connie in Hartwood said...

I love that part of NC!! Sounds like you had a great trip.

NanaDiana said...

Lynn-It looks like you had a fabulous time. I am so glad you enjoyed it. My favorite? The picture of your hubby choking himself! lol xo Diana

Tea in the Library said...

Sounds like a great vaca! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...what a beautiful place Lynn!!
I feel like I took a mini vaca!

All About Vignettes said...

What a great mini vacation. You did it all. Can't wait to see the cow paintings.

Jeanne said...

Hi Lynn, You were in our mountains girl. We do not live that far from Boone. It is a lovely place to visit.
It is a couple of hours from our mountains which are very much the same. I'm glad you had a wonderful visit in the mountains that we adore. Love the 'pink' rod and reel as well.
Happy Pink Sat.

Curtains in My Tree said...

100 mile yard sale sounds like it made your trip and your man looked
a lot happier with his almost dead fish on a hook instead of shopping for lost treasures LOL

the views are breath taking , loved the vintage church

Betsy Brock said...

I've heard of that 100 mile thing from another blogger. She takes a truck and spends a day or two! ha.

Mitzi said...

I always wanted to go to the 100 miles of yard sales! Love the picture of "Bobby G"!

Sandi McBride said...

I can't believe how close you were to us...scarcely 2 hours away and we would have loved to share fresh veggies from the garden with you to take home...maybe next time!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Great post, I love it. Cute pic of the hubby. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Dee said...

That picture of Uncle Bobby G is a keeper!! Looks like you all had a wonderful time...a little slice of heaven indeed. (And it's good to know that need for white noise runs in the family!) :)

Audrey said...

My hubby would have had the same reaction as your BG if I mentioned shopping a 100 mile yard sale. Love the beautiful views you shared with us and sounds like you had a marvelous time. I have to have fans going in every room. I think it is the air and not the "white noise". Never heard it called that before.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Kathy Owen, Petticoat Junktion said...

Thanks for sharing. Love the cow!

Carrie said...

Love those treasures! And the NC mountain views. I miss living there so much!

dana said...

I LOVED that choking pix of your hubby!! Mine strikes the same pose when the possiblility of junking comes is way! Glad you got to get a little of that "fix" while on your trip.....and glad he got that awesome trout!! The scenery looks wonderful! I'm sure the grand girls will love the sweet PINK rod and reel!! Great find!

HPS..L, dana

Becky@Feminine, Not Frumpy said...

HPS! Loved your photos--especially the one of the pretty cow. I grew up on a dairy farm, so she caught my eye.

Enjoy your weekend!

Katherines Corner said...

what a great post, made me giggle a bit too. Hugs!

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