Sunday, May 20, 2012

Biltmore Village “Mosaic Monday”

We drove over to Biltmore Village to buy bagels at Bruegger’s and decided to walk around a bit. It was a quiet morning because it had just rained.

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The shops are all so unique and beautiful.

I left my hubby in a Fishing outfitters store and walked next door to Lilly Pulitzer to ‘browse’. I didn’t buy anything! I think all of the consignment shops have spoiled the fun of seeing jeans that are $150 and knit tops that are around $100. But I was tempted by one of the cute journals and some of the ‘less’ expensive bags. It’s just fun to look, don’t you think? (is he looking for ME?)

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I made my mosaic in Picassa and then took it to Picmonkey for a few effects.

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I couldn’t decide which one I liked best!

I’m joining my friend and name mate, Diane

for Beautiful Sunday.

And Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday.

Have you window shopped lately?

64 comments:

Ann said...

Biltmore looks like such a quaint little shopping village. Glad you had a good time - even if you came home empty handed. ~Ann

Marydon said...

It certainly is a beautiful village with lovely shops ... but, alas, yes, wayyyyyyyy to pricey.

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all the beautiful photos!! Window shopping can be the best!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I did some window shopping in Vegas...wow I've never seen such $$ items!! Love your mosaic! Hugs, Linda

NanaDiana said...

Great photos. I know- I have a hard time paying REAL prices for things anymore, too. Plus, I have so much STUFF that I have cut way back on spending. I love Biltmore village but have never been there--would love to see it myself! xo Diana

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Diane, what a beautiful place...and I love how you went shopping while your husband was looking for fishing stuff...that's what I do, too! lol (There's some big store in Florida that's got clothes, so when we go, I'm at one side of the store while he's looking at tackle.)
XO
Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your pictures are stunning. Love how beautiful and quaint all the buildings are. Hugs, Marty

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love historic buildings, and you have captured them beautifully.

Yes, things are expensive, seems no matter where you go...my prices haven't gone up, although my costs have, hmmmm wonder who is making all that money,lol.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Donna said...

That is a sweet little shopping area! Ah, we need to run over to Asheville sometime and have a little fun. Thanks for the reminder! And thanks for the mosaics!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Yes I did some window shopping when I was staying with my mother in Torquay...there was a lot that I liked but not a lot that I could afford!! Have a lovely Sunday.

Vee said...

(Only online. I don't enjoy window shopping much anymore and I don't enjoy actual shopping at all. I'd prefer to go to the flea markets or shop online once I've got my choices figured out. I don't know...tee shirts at a hundred dollars in this economy would probably be too upsetting.)

I think he is looking for you!

Love seeing these sweet shops and I like the layers you used in Pic Mon for Mosaic Monday.

TheRustyThimble said...

Lovely shops and wonderful pictures Diane.

Hope you are having a beautiful weekend
Hugs
Brenda

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh that looks like a wonderful place to 'window shop.' I do like your mosaic arrangement for the Biltmore Village. :-)

Hope you're having a restful day. ♥

Teresa said...

Now that looks like a beautiful place to visit. Lots of interesting buildings...and I guess some nice landscapes. Windowing shopping can be fun. Sometimes I see something in a store/shop and when I get it home I realize I really didn't need or even really want it. I have learned to think things over and not impulse buy. But that sure looks like a wonderful outing!

PatC - All is Bright said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit. You take such great pictures and I always enjoy viewing them. Have a great week, my friend.

hugs,
Pat

Chatty Crone said...

I have never heard of this place, but it sure looks like a nice little place to visit with the shops. I'd have to just look too. I like the building in the second to last picture.
Love, sandie

laurie said...

sounds like a great place to visit, pretty pricey clothes though, I would be window shopping!thankyou for sharing this today

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a beautiful place to shop and spend the day!

Olive Cooper said...

I know what you mean about paying "full" price for clothes anymore. Not that I ever have but if I do wander into say JJill I am taken aback by the prices. I find JJill at GoodWill sometimes. Your collage is beautiful.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Those shops look very inviting. Your photographs make a lovely mosaic. I haven't used pic monkey yet.

Have a great Monday.


Karen

eileeninmd said...

What a cute village, the shops look nice. I am using Picasa and still looking around for another for another mosaic maker.

eileeninmd said...

What a cute village, the shops look nice. I am using Picasa and still looking around for another for another mosaic maker.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

OOh Shopping is such great therapy. Lovely little spot. Valerie

Snap said...

I love window shopping -- the best kind of shopping! Biltmore Village looks like a wonderful place to have an adventure!

Lavender Cottage said...

I like to window shop and go inside stores to browse.
Biltmore Village looks like a quaint place to do both.
Judith

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

This looks like a lovely, quaint place to spend the afternoon. I've told you before that I'm cheap, so in general I don't shop at places where I could pay my bills. Most of the stuff doesn't look that much different than a cheaper version, so that's why I can't justify paying for it. This looks like it would be a fun place just to browse though.

Glad you had such a great weekend my friend!

Diane Writes said...

Hi name mate! Thank you for joining my humble link up again :D The place looks so quiet, elegant and picture perfect. Through your great captures, the place could make it to a spread of magazine or I felt that it can be used as a setting for a romantic movie. Am I just dreaming too much? LOL

The trees, the houses and the pathways are just beautiful.

Have a great week ahead!

podso said...

Nice to see the biltmore and the mosaics aere both nice. I really enjoyed your previous post. Pretty clever answer. It was especially interesting as I get that question a lot too. Have a good week!

Della said...

That is such a pretty place, and gives the feeling of shopping in a quaint little village. I do window shop! Mostly on Etsy though.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

This looks like a wonderful place to visit! I think both mosaics are great. I enjoyed your Dear Helen Hartman post, too. Funny stuff!

Shelia said...

What a sweet looking place! I wish I could have been there with you browsing! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

cynthia lee designs said...

What a charming place...such beautiful buildings!!

jeanne said...

Hello Diane, It has been a while since I have visited anyone but I'm back. Two weeks with some blogging friends was busy. Most of the time I was with Claudie who was here from Canada. We did have a grand time together.

I love the Biltmore village and since we have annual passes we go there frequently. I too am very conditioned to thrift shopping but I love to window shop as well.

Have a wonderful week.
xo Jeanne

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

So pretty and quaint - and I love the way you composed the mosaic!
Have a wonderful week.

Ames said...

We love Ashville. And the Biltmore and the Villages too. Love your mosaic pics too!~Ames

Pierre BOYER said...

Nice village...
Best regards from Paris,

Pierre

Kim, USA said...

Thanks for showing us these quaint village. I agree with the houses it's very pretty.

Kim,USA

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh, Diane, if you can call this computer screen a window (and that's what it's called. "WINDOW'S" ..then yes..yes I window shop!! WAY to much!

I need desperately to learn to make those mosaic's! I think I am just too darned lazy to take the time to do it! :(

I am so glad you like my little Fairy Garden. It was fun to make and it's still a work in progress!
Hugs,
Mona

Kim K. said...

Aren't you having fun with photo editing programs. Such darling buildings/homes.

Trace4J said...

Morning
Oh yes the thrift stores have spoiled us. It has made me think twice on many purchases.
Beautiful photos.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I was in the village on Friday...lol. Great pics.

Ingmarie We said...

Such a lovely village! Very interesting.

Katherines Corner said...

what a lovely village. Thank you for taking us on your stroll. Hugs and wishes for a beautiful week! xo

Yael from Home Harden Diggers said...

That's a lovely village. I love bowsing shops. I like the effects you got editing your pictures.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What an attractive place and lovely photos.

Judi said...

I do love window shopping for sure. Your mosaic of pictures is so inviting. That looks like a lovely store...expensive though.
Nice weather to stroll about.
Its beautiful here too. I haven't strolled for a few weeks and need to do that!
Come by and visit...I'm having a GIVEAWAY...
Judi

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Diane,

These are great pictures; I like what you did with the final mosaic. Biltmore Village is definitely a quaint and charming little area. I have tentative plans to tour Biltmore Estate later this summer; I'm not sure when exactly. I've only been there once, and that was over 25 years ago. We're only a few hours away, but my husband just isn't very interested in touring the house.

Thanks for sharing your photos and have a great week!

Denise

shutterbuggbitten said...

That looks like a very quaint place to walk and shop.

Jane said...

THis place looks so adorable! And the pictures are really nice !

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

I love pic monkey too, it is a fun one!! Well I love the look of this little shopping town, it is my cup of tea. I wish I could teleport myself there right now!!

Hugs
Jody

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful mosaic! I need to go back to Biltmore.:-)

kitty said...

I still want to make it to the Biltmore one of these days!! What a pretty mosaic, Diane. You have great photography skills.

Parsley said...

What a fun post. Love the photos!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful place to window shop! So quaint and what awesome little buildings! Great Mosaic!

missing moments said...

Oh, I haven't had a Bruegger's bagel for so long! Yum!

Jann Olson said...

Cool mosaic Diane. I need to try some other techniques on my mosaics.
Hugs,
Jann

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Is this Biltmore as in Asheville SC? Lovely mosaic and yeah, some shops are just meant for browsing.

lila said...

i'm afraid I didn't stick to "window shopping" when I was in Atlanta. But the shops I was in were thrift stores and flea markets...so it wasn't too bad!

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Hi Diane! Happy Monday! Yes, I did window shop last Saturday at the Renaissance Festival. It was fun, my husband even tried a few knight's ammunitions...:)

Lorrie said...

This looks like a fun place to window shop. I haven't done much of that lately, just in and out for the things I need. But it's fun to do if I'm in the mood.

I see all sorts of fun on PicMonkey but have not yet tried it out. One of these days....

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What a charming little village and looks like a great place to have a look around.
Your mosaic photos are lovely.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Lilybets said...

I love the traditionsl houses you photographed,especially when are covered of plants and nature.I would love to do shopping there!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely! Oh I love the old LP clothing and wish that I had held on to a couple of pieces I once wore. to get them even on ebay these days, would cost a fortune. I like the top one the best. I use Picasa as well, even more than Photoshop, which I mainly use for copyright~

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am reading your most recent posts, and I have come to a decision: I really need to go shopping with you at some point.....seriously. You know where all the fun shops are in NC! :D