My best friend Ann and I just took a fabulous BFF trip to Asheville, NC. I am still “glowing” from our fun time together when we were able to spend almost 5 days together catching up and enjoying the sights. I have quite a few posts that need to be written about the trip but all in good time. They will all keep, won’t they? I can pull those memories out over the next few months and share them with you because that will help keep the time alive.
Of course whenever I go anywhere I manage to find a teapot and this trip was no different. I found a lot of teapots but only came home with one. This one was the one I decided to buy.I loved the lacy look of this delicate but sturdy teapot. It is surprisingly heavy and even with a lacy pattern it definitely can hold a hefty pot of tea because the lace is an overlay of sorts.
The first full day we spent in Asheville we decided to do a bit of exploring in the downtown area and Ann found The Downtown Market. Their motto “Cool Things for Cool People” drew me in immediately and we spent a few hours looking in every nook and cranny, talking with Gertie (that is a future blog post) and enjoying all that this place had to offer.
65 different vendors keep the inventory in this place changing and each booth offers more eclectic items that the discerning shopper can buy. From jewelry to up cycled clothing to vintage glasses which my friend Audrey would love – it is a cornucopia just waiting to be discovered. If you are ever in Asheville this has to be a stop on your itinerary. Located at 45 South Broad Avenue it is conveniently located next to Hopey and Company –a wonderful health food grocery that is worth taking a look at.
Don’t worry–I will be doing another post about The Downtown Market later to show you some of the great items they have available there but for now this is just a peek.