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Ten Unique and Unusual Gifts for Lovers of Asheville!

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It’s been a while since I posted anything and I apologize for that.  Between Birthdays, Thanksgiving and decorating for Christmas time kind of got away from me but I am finished playing catch-up (or will have once I post this … Continue reading

About Art at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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Last night James and I were watching Sunday Morning (we tape it) in our owner’s quarters at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in Asheville.  They ran a story about the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market in which they showed … Continue reading

Shopping for our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

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When it comes to shopping for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast it’s generally a division of labor.  I plan the menu about one week out, taking into account the dietary restrictions of the guests at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast, … Continue reading

Southern Folk Pottery near our Asheville Bed and Breakfast

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It seems like most towns in America have an old road which was once the primary route to the next town but has since been bypassed by a much faster highway.  No longer a major commercial artery, these roads are … Continue reading

Winter Markets in Asheville, North Carolina

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Some  of my favorite places to visit in Asheville in the summer are the Tailgate Markets.  Small farmers and purveyors from Western North Carolina pack their goods into  trucks and gather together in parking lots on assigned days to sell … Continue reading

October in Asheville: A Grab Bag of Activities

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October is high season here at our bed and breakfast in Asheville, so James and I have to grab free time when we get it.  Long hikes and days off are out of the question but we did manage to … Continue reading

Scrounger’s Paradise in Asheville, NC

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Serendipity is one of my favorite words.  It means a “happy accident”  and encapsulates the random discovery of something useful or good when not really looking for it.      Last week, James and I went shopping for a mirror … Continue reading

Foodies Love Asheville, North Carolina!

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Here at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we spend a lot of time thinking about food, reading about food, talking about food and eating food!  In past postings I have shared some recipes with you and made some restaurant reviews. … Continue reading

Christmas Shopping in Asheville, NC

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>One of my favorite things about Asheville is its diversity, and nowhere is this diversity more apparent than in the shops and restaurants of the town. In the late 1980′ and early ’90s the town center was almost empty as … Continue reading

Antiques and Furniture in Asheville, NC

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>Yesterday James and I decided to spend the afternoon looking for some wicker furniture for our back porch and a new daybed for the cottage. Thinking logically, we chose to drive an hour east to the town of Hickory, NC. … Continue reading

>Tailgate Markets in Asheville, NC

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>One of the many pleasures of living in Asheville is the abundance of fresh, locally grown and produced food. While there is a large, year-round farmers’ wholesale market just outside of town where one can buy produce in quantity, during … Continue reading

>Return to Asheville

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>My daughter, Sarah, first visited Asheville about seven years ago with her boyfriend. They had a marvelous time here and were one of the reasons we came back for another look and settled on this town and the Carolina Bed … Continue reading

>Blue Mountain Stained Glass at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast

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>The renovations are moving along quickly at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast and we have reached that wonderful part where, instead of taking things out, we are starting to put things in. This morning I made a visit to the … Continue reading

>A Thanksgiving Story

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>This is not a story about being thankful (although I have much to be thankful for).In fact, it doesn’t really have much to do with Thanksgiving but I wanted to share a smile and a laugh with you on this … Continue reading

>Shopping in Asheville,NC

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>I am officially in trouble. The autumn rush has slowed down and I found myself with some free time this afternoon. My oldest daughter’s birthday is over Thanksgiving weekend so I thought to myself it would be a good time … Continue reading

>Why I love Farmers Markets!

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>October in Asheville means beautiful foliage and lots of visitors who want to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains. Knowing we were going to have a full house and wanting to provide something special for our guests, I took … Continue reading