Monday, November 19, 2012

Tennessee visit...

Look who I ran into on a day trip to might recognize Linda Babb from her picturetrail....The Primitive Stitcher. Her gorgeous new home and her decorating sense are a source of inspiration to many of us. And her sweet, primitive samplers are so very original and appealing...I got to see one up close...and it was wonderful!

Before our trip to N.C., I had emailed Linda about the store where she buys many of her primitive goodies. She was gracious enough to tell me Country at Heart is in Johnson City, Tennessee and mentioned that the ride through the mountains from Asheville to Johnson City was spectacular this time of year. Well...a trip to Tennessee became my pick of the trip.

On Tuesday, we traveled through the mountains...gorgeous!!!...and pulled into the side parking lot. As I turned the corner to enter the shop...there was Linda opening the door to go in. What a fun time I had visiting this wonderful shop and spending a little time with Linda! This lovely lady is a tiny bundle of fun...and kindness. She helped me locate a fabric I've been searching for and directed me to a great antique mall in Asheville.

There was so much to see...I didn't take pictures...but here's another of Linda and can see a bit of the shop here.

It was a really fun visit for me. Thank you, Linda...and Sandra, the owner of this beautiful shop.

Here are a few peeks at some of the goodies that came home to Florida with me.

I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas...but first, there are bags to be unpacked and a weeks worth of laundry to do...


Our last night in Asheville we attended a dinner in this tent way up on a hill with a spectacular view of the mansion...magic!

Have a great week, everybody!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Morning Robyn,
    Could this have been the highlight of you trip? I would say it was.
    I so love meeting blog friends too. It's making this a very small world isn't it?
    What a lovely place.

  2. Oh how wonderful! The shop looks wonderful, and how great that you got to meet Linda there! Your purchases look wonderful as well. That tent -- must have been a wonderful dinner!

  3. One of my best friends lives in Johnson City...can't wait til my next visit to go to this fab shop! Once again thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Robyn,
    You always get to go to the most amazing places and then share them with us! How I would love to go on these journeys with you, but since I can't, seeing and hearing about them is the next best thing!!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and have fun decorating with all of your new goodies!!
    Warm Hugs~~

  5. Lady Luck was smiling on you when you turned into the parking lot or maybe it was arranged but in any case, You had a wonderful visit.

    I'm looking forward to see what you are doing with these new found treasures.
    Have a great week.

  6. Wow!!!! How exciting for you to meet, wonderful your new goodies, Wishing you and yours. happy Thanksgiving.......Blessings Francine.

  7. Great photo of the two of you. I've been trying to check out the shop goodies around you! From the snippets, I'm liking what you brought home.

  8. Good evening Robyn, what a wonderful trip you have enjoyed. Sweet Annie always has a lovely smile on her face, what a blessing she is. What fun to meet up with a blogging pal, and yes that is an incredible primitive craft shop. I am looking forward to seeing photos of your lovely home decorated for the Holidays. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your's, Julie.

  9. Wish I could have hitched a ride in your suitcase for this trip...Lovely pics and what a tease on the goodies you picked up. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take care, janice

  10. Two very beautiful ladies, both inside and out!! How exciting for you both! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for sharing these awesome photos. Tina

  11. Beautiful photos, Robyn. What a great visit.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. How fun Friend.
    Wonderful photo of you both.
    The shop looks amazing.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you & your Family