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Monday, November 22, 2010

olive and joe driving around the mountains

Joe and I drove around north Georgia and western North Carolina last week and he indulged my interest in photography. This farm house with a stone chimney is so pretty. We both love stone features on a house.



This gorgeous red berry shrub caught my eye.


Gourds hanging on a porch.



Hand made canoes at a North Carolina flea market.


A totem pole at the flea.



We really liked the North Carolina flea market Kadie and her husband took us to. There were many sellers with vintage and antique items and not much new stuff. The prices were fair. I bought nothing for myself except a book and Joe a small vintage tool. I am behaving! Tightening the budget we are! Joe bought me a beautiful modestly priced painted tray which I did not photograph but will later perhaps.

I am linking with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.

grace surrounds us
Olive


47 comments:

  1. Oh, Olive, that house is so beautiful. I love weahter-boarding - and with a proper chimney too. It looks like a fairytale house.

    I shall pack my bags now...tell them to expect me first thing tomorrow...!

    Sarahx

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  2. What a pretty house. That stonework is gorgeous. Sounds like you had a great time.

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  3. Lovely pictures! Sounds as though you both had a great time!

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  4. Hi Olive,
    Sounds like a great weekend. Your pictures are gorgeous. I love the one of the gourds.
    Have a great week.
    Jane

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  5. Great photos. I have never stopped at a flea market up there.

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  6. Oh, the USA is so diverse, pretty and dramatic. How lucky you are to be there. Great photos, Olive.

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  7. Olive, once again you have taken some wonderful photos. The bush with the berries is just stunning. Ann

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  8. Love your photos, Olive!
    Looks like you & Joe had a really fun time!!!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  9. You are being a really good girl, Olive...I'm sure Santa will be good to you too!! LOL!!
    Great picts!

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  10. Love your pictures. That old house is wonderful. I always want a peak inside. So interesting. Sounds like such a fabulous time. Hugs, Marty

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  11. I love that wonky chimney.

    Your photos of the canoes is my favourite. Very nice composition.

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  12. Love the stone chimney too - looks reeeeally old.
    I always marvel at the great stuff found at the flea markets back east compared to here. The good stuff is mostly out of circulation, although with the currently economy and baby-boomers downsizing a few good things still show up. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  13. That was a very nice trip that I would have enjoyed as well. You saw and found a lot of interesting things along the way.

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  14. You take the most wonderful photos!

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  15. It looks like you had a great time. The antique stores must be fabulous there. Great photos, too! I love the chimney on that house as well!

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. Your photos are beautiful, Olive! Looks like a wonderful day! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  17. Your photoes are absolutely stunning Olive! Have you got a really super duper camera? The shots are fantastic. It's a lovely hobby, isn't it?

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  18. Love that house!
    That is my taste,
    exactly : ) You
    are so lucky to
    have a nice, long
    fall down South.
    It's been winter
    here for nearly
    two weeks with snow
    on the ground, the
    whole deal. Happy
    Thanksgiving, dear
    friend, to you and
    your little family!
    xx Suzanne

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  19. I am happy that Joe indulged you as I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, some great photos.

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  20. You and Joe have such great times,love the photo's....Yall are making lifetime memories.Be blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.
    -Jo
    -Lazyonloblolly

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  21. Those are lovely! CG and I rented a house in Blue Ridge GA a few years ago in the spring. We were just wondering what it might look like in fall...probably a lot like your photos!

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  22. Hi Olive,
    That is just the kind of home I dream of having! Your photos are just wonderful! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Take care, Laura

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  23. Beautiful photos! Where is the flea market?
    -Trish

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  24. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your photos;
    they are gorgeous!
    ~ Julie

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  25. Trish-the flea is in Murphy, N.C. and I think the name was Deckers.

    Thisisme-no I have a little point and shoot Kodak camera-very simple to use and it is slow and makes me crazy.

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  26. What fun, that chimney is gorgeous. Marvelous pictures too. Happy Thanksgiving, Kim

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  27. Oh, to have that old farmhouse in the country! T'would be heaven, wouldn't it? Lovely photos!
    Brenda

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  28. Nothing like the charm of an old home! I love your photos...fantastic! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  29. how fun! we don't have too much stone like that where I live in California. Thanks for the photos.

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  30. Gorgeous pictures of interesting subjects. NICE!

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  31. Lovely lovely photos. I'm glad your hubby indulged you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  32. Those dew drops are so pretty!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  33. Love your pictures! My sweet husband humored me too by driving around in the Alabama mountains and letting me snap photos to my heart's content.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  34. Great pictures! I love the farmhouse with the stone chimney.

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  35. Wow, these pictures are so lovely. I love the beautiful architecture and that shot of the gourds is brilliant! Great post.

    Lovely to meet you. I look forward to following you.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  36. wonderful pictures. It's always fun to drive around and see new things.

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  37. love the details of your photos...my fave is the one with the red berries. happy thanksgiving!

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  38. Love all the pictures! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  39. Thanks for sharing your day trip. The flea market you went to sounds better than the one I went to recently.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  40. ahhh, I do love me some day trips.
    Looks like this one was fun, too.
    Happiest holiday..
    xo bj

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  41. I adore the fall veggies with all their textures and colors. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Joyce M

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  42. Wonderful photos Olive! That part of the country is so beautiful!

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  43. Great photos! I looked like the perfect day for a drive! I especially love the rich red berries!

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  44. Your pictures make me want to get in the car and head for the mountains. Fall started a little late but it has not disappointed me at all, and it still continues here in the Atlanta area.
    Old churches, whether they be big and grand or small and quaint are a particular interest of mine, but I like old architecture of most any kind.
    I appreciate your dropping in at my blog, and leaving a note. It is always nice to know who is reading. Thank you.

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  45. We drive through that way from Asheville, NC to Blairsville, Ga where hubby's brother lives and it is such a beautiful area. Enjoyed your Outdoor Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  46. What a beautiful home in a beautiful setting! I enjoyed your pictures. And, thanks so much for stopping by my Outdoor Wednesday post. Happy Thanksgiving.

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive