Last week I told you that my friend Ann was coming to go with me to do the Vintage Christmas Crawl.
We crawled. Barely.
What I mean is that we ended up only going to 3 of the dozen shops that were on the Crawl but we had some side trips in there as well. The goal was to just spend the day together and have fun and that was definitely achieved.
We decided to do the Crawl backwards and headed off to Weaverville (after a stop at my Little Free Library ). First stop was a pretty fun place in a strip mall called The Cottage Door. It featured a ton of consignment items and was really busy when stopped in. The shop was packed with customers and we spent some time checking out the clothing and antiques and collectibles that were piled high. It was too crowded and I did not ask permission to take pictures inside so you will have to just rely on my word that the store was packed with goodies.
I did find a beautiful Longaberger basket with an insert priced really reasonably and with an additional 15% off it was a real bargain and I can’t wait to use it at home.
Next up was The Shop Around the Corner on North Main Street in Weaverville. My directionally challenged self had us walking the wrong direction on Main Street but once we found the cute little shop we happily shopped all of the nooks and crannies. There was a lot to choose from and we both found a few things to take home. They have a great staff, have been there for 9 years and offer have a great program for frequent shoppers. I did take a lot of pictures and it was such a fun shop to be in. I will definitely be back.
Weaverville is such a fun town and while we were there we had lunch and visited a craft show at the United Methodist Church. I will be going back to check out more of the town later for sure.
We knew we were going to run out of time and wanted to get back to Brevard to visit Burlap and Lace so we headed back passing a couple of the other shops that were on the Crawl. I am sure each one had some amazing things and the good thing is I have all of the names and addresses so I can visit them anytime. Traffic was backed up due to an accident but we happily made it to Burlap and Lace with plenty of time before closing. Connie had her place all decked out for Christmas and we had a great time checking out all of the rooms.
The Vintage Christmas Crawl did not disappoint us but the best part – time with my best friend. Priceless.
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