Weekend in NC: Cashiers Showhouse and Antiquing

Being single again, I have loved gathering up new and old friends in my life and it seems that since I moved back to Georgia, my friendship factor has exploded.  I have some wonderful women in my life, single and married.  This past weekend, some blog friends and I headed up the the North Carolina mountains for a little weekend get-away of hitting the Cashiers Showhouse and the antiques stores in Asheville that I’ve shared before, Screen Door and Tobacco Barn.  It’s always a fun visit to Angela’s cottage (if you haven’t seen my post on it, click over, worth it, this cottage was featured in Cottages and Bungalows last year)  and I never get too much of that sweet place.  We visited the showhouse last year too with a mostly different group.  Angela was out of the country this time and couldn’t make it, but she let us use the cottage for the weekend.

The cottage mountain view

Morning view at the cottage, isn’t that the best?  Never get tired of seeing this view of the mountains in NC.

Cashiers showhouse

Here’s our crew:  (L to R)  Edie, Lisa, Lori, Sherry and me)

We headed to Cashiers on Saturday morning and wanted to be sure to get there early enough to avoid the crowds.  This was opening weekend.  The house sat up on a mountain bluff and had some fantastic views.  This house was about 10,000 s.f. of rustic beauty and definitely worth millions.  Way out of my league, but it was fun to see all the rooms decorated to the hilt by many different designers.  We weren’t allowed to take pics inside, so I made do with some outside shots, which were also outstanding.  These ladies were all so fun to hang out with for a couple of days.

Cashiers showhouse exterior

The exterior is pretty impressive.   Unfortunately they don’t allow pics inside, although I did sneak one or two.  But, suffice it to say, that is is gorgeous inside as well.

pond Cashiers showhouse

The pond in the front landscaped area was just beautiful as well.

outdoor seating Cashiers showhouse

Sit a spell in these rustic tree trunk chairs.

hydrangeas Cashiers showhouse

These hydrangeas were just breathtaking. I’m not sure what variety these are, but wow, were they stunning.

Mrs. Howard in Cashiers

Phoebe Howard was there signing books that day and Lisa got one autographed.

inside Cashiers showhouse

Here’s one small shot inside, just a corner of a room.

Mountain view Cashiers

From the back porch, this was the view.  I know, couldn’t you get used to this??

biscuits and blueberry jam Tupelo Honey

We left the showhouse and headed over to Asheville and Tupelo Honey for lunch.  They bring out these buttery biscuits and blueberry jam for starters.  We were famished and just about devoured them.


Then it was time for a little antiquing and browsing again at the Tobacco Barn.  This place is chock full  of goodies and you have to dig through rows and rows of stuff.  All the girls bought something.  I’m still on self-imposed non-spending on décor items until I get in the house.  If you saw my storage house, you would understand why. It was fun to look though!

Tobacco Barn

Lots of goodies everywhere you looked.


Edie and I bought liked these candle thingies, would look great on a back porch.

Edies oar

Edie lives on a lake in TN and found herself an oar.  Love that it matched her outfit.  Have you seen her house?  I’ve featured her before on Feature Friday and it’s SO gorgeous.  Edie is precious and I enjoyed getting to know her better.


Lori found a nice big box of books.


Lots of furniture everywhere.

Edie and Rhoda

Edie and I.


Loved the color on this old door.  Doesn’t it look like my kitchen and office color?  Yep, that’s why!

Screen Door

We then headed to nearby Screen Door and this pair of chairs caught my eye right in the front door.


The Screen Door is always fun, lots of eye candy everywhere.


Pretty blue sofa.

So, that was our fun girl’s weekend in NC.  I hope you enjoyed tagging along with us as we ate, relaxed, toured and shopped.  I love taking you all along too!

- Rhoda


  1. Beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful weekend…would love a girl’s weekend trip like that – NC mountains, delicious food and shopping – nothing better.

  2. Next time you are in Sylva, NC please stop into a new store in town . The name of the store is Finders Keepers and it is always full of items like you pictured in this post. Also another great place to visit is The Nichols House Antiques in Sylva. Both places have Facebook pages you can go to and see photos of some of the store items. Love your blog! DiAnne

  3. Rhoda, what a wonderful trip you must have had! The house is just beautiful. Wasn’t Kathryn Greely part of that showhouse?? Those are Vanilla-Strawberry hydrangeas, and those are so beautiful!! Mine did not do well in the heat but I’m hoping for better next year.

  4. Love your trips! Thanks for sharing them with us! I now have another “must go to” place for my “Places to see” travel list. I’m born and bred in the South and as much as I’ve seen and done…there is always so much more to explore. Too bad you couldn’t take a full array of pictures of the inside of the house…so we could drool along with you!

  5. Thank you for this wonderful blog! Can you please email me more information about the Cashiers Showhouse and the different antiquing haunts in the area? You have inspired us to make a trip up there in October!

  6. Thanks soooooooooooooo much for sharing!!! I absolutely LOVE that area… We try to make it thru Cashiers / Highlands every year as we are “Smokie Mountain” Bound!! 🙂

  7. Rhoda,
    Is there anything better than treasure hunting and looking at ‘designer’ homes? Yes — doing it with friends! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    The blooms you shared look like pannicle hydrangea.
    Your Friend,

  8. Liz VanKirk says:

    Your trip sounds wonderful! I would love that!

    The hydrangeas look like Limelight hydrangeas. White & coneshaped like that.


  9. I don’t know which would be more fun – seeing that gorgeous house, or antiquing in that fab store! To do both with friends was AMAZING!!!!

    Glad you had fun.

  10. Michelle G says:

    Funny story – some girls and I went from the mountains of NC to GA to visit the Southern Living house this weekend! I was talking to someone else at the house and she asked if I blogged – I said no, I just love blogs and she mentioned yours – she went to college with you! Small world – also we probably passed each other on the road! On your next trip to NC – come on up the road to the Blowing Rock & Boone areas – it’s beautiful here!

  11. Rhoda, your weekend with the girls looked like so much fun. I had the pleasure of meeting Lori at Haven. And that view from the cottage where you stayed must have been very restorative!

  12. That Tobacco Barn store is huge! Wonderful you had such a nice time.

    I’m going to a new place thrifting place tomorrow and can’t wait to report back. I found the most amazing thing for $60 yesterday – will make the next Thrifty Treasure post 🙂

  13. My favorite find is the oar. I really want an oar {old}. Thanks for the pictures! I have added the Tobacco Barn and Tupelo Honey to my ‘Bucket List’ – thanks for sharing!

  14. What a good looking crew!!! I just checked out both houses. Holy talent! Edie’s office?! I die.

    Have a great weekend Rhoda! Don’t work to hard!


  15. You always do the most fun things Rhoda and I enjoy living vicariously through you! The view from the cottage is beautiful. I would never want to leave…except maybe a tour of Tobacco Rd might lure me away :).

  16. Erin @ The Savvy Seeker says:

    Great post! I love the Tobacco Barn…haven’t been there in years, but every time I went there, I always scored some kind of unique treasure!

  17. Rhoda, I enjoyed this post! It looks like you had a fabulous time! What a fun group and such talent! Thanks for sharing the Tobacco Barn; I really want to visit this place!

  18. NO WAY! We were in Waynesville, NC late last week. Maybe I could have finally met you. I remember reading about Angela’s cottege when they first bought it and started to work on it. I had no idea it was in Waynesville. We stayed in a very nice cabin and of course enjoyed the views. We were in Tennesee for the first part of the week with our main goal being to see the Smokies.

  19. Why…Oh…Why…dont we have antique places like this in Northern California?!? I am just drooling over all of the items I see in your pictures. Looks like such a fun day…wish I was there thrifting with you girls!

  20. I went to Angela’s cottage in June and it was fabulous! I saw your last post about it and I told my husband I had to go!
    So thank you for what you do! Had I not seen your post I would have never found it!

  21. Sweet girl! It looks like you girls had a blast. I surely did miss y’all!!!! Where there is a will there is a way, I tell ya! Until we meet again, fun girl!!!!!!!!!!
    {p.s. great post!}

  22. It certainly is terrific to enjoy the things you love to do, like touring gorgeous show homes and antique shops with wonderful friends..Makes it so much better!…So glad you had a wonderful time…the view is amazing!

  23. This is so funny Rhoda b/c I remember last year at this time (we just had our blog bday this week) reading about your NC trip and I had no clue who any of you were and now I read this and I know most of you! ha. I love how blogging has given me a new group of friends 🙂 Looks like you guys had a great time and seriously, that place is amazing. You have the coolest places down there!

  24. Looks like y’all had a great time! I know the house was fabulous! I’m heading to Cashiers today myself, with hubby, for a friend’s son’s wedding at the High Hampton Inn. The weather is beautiful!

  25. Lisa Gabrielson says:

    Hey Sweetie! How did I miss this?? So much fun to relive the great weekend through your reportage. I am loving your blog! Talented lady you are, indeed. It was great seeing you yesterday. Hope it’s not too long till we meet again. Go easy on that daddy of yours in the meantime.. 😉
    xo lisa

  26. Sounds like you had a great time in the mountains. When in Asheville again stop by The Pink House. We have been open almost 4 years. We have vintage items for your home. We repurpose and upcycle old furniture and always have new things coming into the shop. Check us out on Facebook, The Pink House, located in Asheville, NC…, come see us soon!

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