Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let’s go inside Mast General Store!

It’s one of my favorite places to shop.


They have lots of locally made items and neat things you don’t see anywhere else.


Oh, and CANDY! lol


I bought dishcloths and hubby sneaked in some old timey candy!


Lots of neat displays in the store.


Down the street we browsed in a ‘new’ book store.


I even splurged and bought a Golden Book.


(One I don’t have and it was $1.95!)


Lots of fun when you ‘vacation’ in your home town!


Do you have a nice downtown in your area?

Visit Hendersonville, NC if you’re ever in this part of the state! You’ll be glad you did! (to find a parking place, park at the Visitor’s Center at the South end of Main)


Shug said...

I want to visit this place!! Thanks for sharing......gonna add this location to my list!! I'm sure the temps are nice there as well.
Have a good day

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That little bear carving is adorable.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love going to Mast General Store too. Love the old fashioned candy. Great tip about the visitors center! We usually just park a block off Church street and walk up to Main.

Stephanie said...

Fun, fun, FUN! I wish I could tag along with you in person :)

Hugs to you, my friend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sounds like a great place to visit!! Maybe I will one day!

TexWisGirl said...

so cute.

Vee said...

We do have the premier Prim Shoppe in the state imho; however, I would not say that our downtown is anything to stand up and holler over. =D I looked for that book...Everything I Need to Know...I learned in a Golden Book yesterday, but no luck. I think I'd like that one!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I sure wish we had a downtown like this. All these stores look like so much fun. Love the carved bears in the tree:-)

kathyinozarks said...

thanks for taking us along to the country store-I love stores like that-especially the old time candy-oh those bears are too sweet

Kathy said...

Such a cute little Main Street. I live in Philadelphia. We have nothing like that in Center City. The bear carving is so cute and I love the general store.

Diane said...

I even like their (the gen store) bags! I bought that same LGB for my daughter several years ago. Isn't it cute?!

Japolina said...

I spent many summers at camp in Hendersonville and now my sons do! I love that little town (and the MAST general store). I also love the donuts at that Bakery on main street! Enjoy your pretty town!

cucki said...

So much fun :)
Hugs x

Susie said...

If I ever get near that town, I am stopping to visit the stores. I also love the tree with the bears and raccoon.....too cute. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Oh that was fun, just wish I could really be there.Thanks for letting us tag along,nBlessings Francine.

RURAL said...

You always seem to be able to take photos where ever you you ever get hassled?

I would love to have some of those kind of stores around here, fun to shop in.


cynthia lee designs said...

Love your header of the Blue Ridge pretty!! They are redoing our downtown...putting in little shops to bring folks down there. Also turning some of the old buildings into apartments.
The candy your hubby got is some of my favorite from when I was a kid.

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks like fun, Diane! Mast is an Amish name in our neck of the woods. We don't have a cute downtown area. I think we're more practical up here - groceries and vehicles. LOL We really need to work on that!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

I will have to add Hendersonville to my list of neat places to visit!!

Red Rose Alley said...

There's our Little Golden Book, "Everything I need to know." I didn't realize it was so popular. I just love sock monkey. I just saw one at Michaels yesterday with a jack o lantern on his belly, and I wanted to get it but decided to wait for Fall. This shop is so charming. You must have had fun browsing all around. You have added another Golden Book to your collection. :~)


Donna said...

I've enjoyed every single one of the Mast General Stores that I have visited, including the one here in downtown Knoxville. And our favorite is the original one in Valle Crucis. Yep, count me in on getting a bag of candy. And I know I would have bought a pack of paper straws (shown in your photo). After being trapped in a downtown job for decades, I avoid our downtown at all costs. The parking situation is horrible. Traffic is too. The last time I was down there was when I retired over 6 years ago (almost 7)! I'll be sure to visit downtown Hendersonville the next time we go over that way.

Linda Walker said...

Looks like a fun place to shop! I also like the old fashioned candy! (Root beer flavored candy) yummy!
Hope you are having a great week!

The Boston Lady said...

Somewhere in the depth of our garage are two Mast General blankets. I absolutely love that store. It was the first place I ever bought Burt's Bees lip balm, in Asheville back in the 90s, or was it the 80s. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Ann

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, I love old general stores and the book store must of been fun too! Have a wonderful time.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

That store looks fun! :)

The Lavender Bouquet said...

Sounds like such a wonderful place to visit. The photos make me want to drive down! Have a great weekend!

ileana-carmen said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful places. Thank you for sharing us.