Friday, April 9, 2010

Shopping and other fun!

We always look forward to coming back to Western North Carolina to shop at our favorite stores and discover what’s new since we were here.  And the weather has been beautiful! I love the sun coming through the French doors that lead out to the balcony.


And the mountains…oh my…


they take your breath away!


I went to my favorite Thrift store, New Visions and found a sweet apron for $1.50.


I would consider this my ‘buy of the month’!


I love aprons and this one is precious! The print is so delicate!


We even drove into Asheville and went to T J Maxx and Home Goods. My hubby spotted this soap dispenser which is just what I’ve been looking for and he stood in the long check out line and bought it as a gift for me!


Our favorite Italian restaurant in this area has always been Iannucci's…a nice local owned and operated, true Italian restaurant that we’ve eaten at for years. And now they’ve opened a second location even closer to us! YAY! We’ve eaten there twice this week! lol I hope the lasagna diet will help me lose weight! heehee!


Hubby had a Calzone today…yummy!


What’s your favorite food to order at an Italian restaurant? I need to try something new! ; )

Hope you have a nice weekend planned. Have FUN! I need to get some exercise! lol


Janet said...

Your mountain photos are beautiful. As for Italian restaurants I'm a lasagna gal all the way! Or eggplant parmesan...but actually just being able to smell an Italian restaurant is almost enough for me. They always smell heavenly!

Anonymous said...

My favorite would have to be spinach calzone. Just thinking about it makes me hungry! :0) The mountains back-dropped by the sunset are lovely! What a beautiful view.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Oooh...your photos of the North Carolina mountains are breathtaking!!! I have never been to NC and would love to visit. Thank you for sharing the views with us...very beautiful, my friend! Wow...what a great deal you got on that pretty apron! You're looks so the pretty pink roses! What a great treasure find...I'm so happy for you, Darlin'!!!

I just wanted to thank you for your well wishes and prayers for my grandsons Seth and Bud...I sure do appreciate it, my friend! Thank you!!!

Have a fabulous day...
Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Annalisa said...

What a girly lovely apron you bought Diane!And what a bargain, only $1.50!
Love the print on it, I agree, it's delicate and so sweet!I love it :)

Love the photos of the mountains and love the meal you had at the italian restaurant, I would go for either lasagne alla bolognese or calzone or eggplant parmesan too, but also ravioli, risotto alla milanese are goodies that you can't miss out!

Happy@Home said...

I would never tire of that beautiful mountain view. That lasagna looks fabulous. Are you sure you want to try something different ;-)?
Love that sweet apron. I also love Asheville. We were there a couple of months ago and stayed in a nice B & B. So fun.

Vee said...

Hmmm, that lasagna looks so good that I can't imagine that you need recommendations for anything else. (I gave the leftover lasagna to the family and didn't get any. Welcome to my pity party. Ha!)

Wonderful mountain views and that sky is fabulous!

Unknown said...

Anything noodles! but I can't eat seafood ... I LOVE that apron! Would you consider doing a giveaway with the apron ... chuckle! Just kidding.

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Dolores said...

Such a sweet apron, and a great buy.
The lasagna looks wonderful...... I love anything Italian!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my goodness...that food looks fabulous!

Becca said...

Hi! Just stopping over to say hi-saw you on another blog. I love your photos, my husband is from Greensboro and his father has a place in Asheland. Beautiful! I hope to visit one day. I didn't know if you would still get comments from older posts, but I'm going back to check out more NC photos! Have a great weekend! :) Becca

The Painted Garden said...


Oh my - your beautiful photos of the North Carolina mountains make me homesick for my lovey homestate. Your apron is adorable and oh what a great price. I am going to have to try that yummy Italian food diet - sounds like something I could really go for.
Have a wonderful weekend in the mountains.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Ours is Pizza. We just got home from having some. I love to shop in Asheville. That was so sweet of you hubby to stand in line and buy that.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What a sweet apron you bought.
Also love the view from your window, of the mountains.
Lasanga is one of my favourites, and a calzone or pizza is my other choices.

Happy weekend

Anonymous said...

Love the apron!! It is very pretty and what a great deal!!
The mountains look so beautiful!! I haven't been to Asheville in about 25 years, but I sure would like to visit NC again sometime.
Have a great weekend.

Love Of Quilts said...

The food looks so good...and love the apron that was a buy.Trish

Janean said...


food--------glad i'm on my way to dinner. yummy.


Emily said...

What a good time you guys have together. Lovely finds. Italian is my one of my favorite's too.

Unknown said...

Hi Diane!
Your girl with the curl has arrived! The two of you remind me of my hubby and I. Were always on an adventure. Today were going to a antique show out in the country. Your vintage apron is cute. I wonder who wore it and what her story was? Come on back aboard The Piccadilly. We arrive on Jelly Bean Island on April 15th!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

What lovely mountain photos! So breathtaking. I cannot believe the size of that lasagna! That's enough for three meals - perhaps more! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Theresa

JG said...

Such a pretty soap dispenser!

Quite often I order Chicken Marsala. Yummy!

Unknown said...

I am supposed to be on a diet but I am drooling over all the food Diane, absolutely fab sky pictures :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Years ago there was a rather famous restaurant in Florida called Patti's Italian Restaurant and people came from far away to eat there. I don't remember the name of the dishes anymore...darn it, but I do remember how good it all way. Spamoni ice cream is the only name I remember and I'm afraid that is a very common Italian dessert. Nope...wish I could help. :)
Your photo's of that sky are just beautiful!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. I meant to mention your apron... I think you are right. That is one of the cutest aprons I have seen. Anything with roses....especially an apron!! So sweet!