Don’t you just love cute little towns on those backroads of the U.S.?
Yep, me too! I grew up going up to NC so many times during my childhood and last weekend, I got the chance to go back to visit Angela’s beautiful Waynesville Cottage. A girl’s weekend. I took 2 of my single girlfriends and we meandered our way up to Waynesville on Friday afternoon. Took our time about getting there and stopped by Sylva on the way and boy, is it a cute little town.
We lazed in the hot tub that night, bubbling under the stars and talked and talked. It’s so fun to have girlfriends to talk to and get away with.
Come with me to the pretty little NC mountain town of Sylva. The courthouse immediately caught my eye as we drove into town. Just like Mayberry, Sylva has that cozy and quaint small town feel that we all love.
Stately sitting up on the hill.
Jackson County Courthouse
Christmas decorations were still up and how about all those trees on the lawn with red bows? CUTE!
Another pretty decorated tree at the bottom of the steps.
It was a beautiful blue sky day in Sylva and we walked down the sidewalks, peeking in the shops.
This pretty church steeple rose high above the trees nearby.
We checked out Vance Hardware in hopes of maybe finding one of those pretty HUGE Ball jars that Marc told me he found in Sylva. It was not meant to be and she told me they didn’t carry any, that maybe one of the hardware stores that had gone out of business did at one time. Oh well.
They did have this pretty crockery in the window.
Lodge iron skillets and cooking pots were plentiful at the hardware store. All good Southern staples in the kitchen.
B & B gifts and Interiors.
I just loved this shot of the chairs sitting outside the Sylva Barber shop. Can you see Andy, Floyd and Barney hanging out here trading stories? I know!!
Jackson’s General store was cute and quaint too.
With quilts and clothing.
Deer Head on the wall
Just like an old general store.
Complete with worn pine floors.
And lots of Southern-isms to be found.
We Southerners are proud of OUR South!
Don’t forget the Tervis tumblers. Do y’all have any Tervis in your cabinets? We love them down here! My sister and mom have plenty of them.
A used book store caught our attention too.
We browsed in there and picked up a few 25 cent magazines.
Finally, we stopped by Lulu’s Cafe for lunch.
I had a delish salmon salad that was really tasty.
There’s nothing like driving through the winding mountain roads in NC and taking your time getting to a destination. I love browsing and enjoying a small town so much, do you? I think growing up in a small town would be fun, but not sure that I could do it all the time. I like activities and action too much.
How about you? Did you grow up in a small town and if so, are you glad you did?
I know there must be plenty of positives about small town living.
I’ve got plenty more to share from our weekend in Waynesville. We hit Asheville on an all-day excursion and shopped several antiques and thriftstores along the way, so I’ll have lots more to show you.
My 2 friends found some slamming bargains at 2 of the thriftstores that I can’t wait to show you. We pondered all the way home how they could get back up there with a truck to get them hauled back to Atlanta. I have to find out if they figured it out this week.
Note: If you go on a girl’s weekend antiquing and thrifting, be sure and take a truck!