Friday, July 23, 2010

North Carolina

The mountains were calling us. Actually it was my Dad calling every other day asking when we were coming to visit.

We love the mountains. The beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is breath taking!

My parent's home is tucked back in the mountains. We love setting in one of the two swings on their screened in porch just taking in the view!

My Dad built himself a workshop at the bottom of their driveway. This is where he carves and hides from my Mother.

My Dad built this water wheel.

The flowers were gorgeous! I have never seen so many bees, butterflies and Hummingbirds on one tree!

This is my Mother's rolling pin collection. My Father built the wooden rack to hold them. I know she has more somewhere. I wonder where they are hiding?

Hi, Dad!

These two are partners in crime. They are best buddies! They worked on building a bridge the whole time we were there. I have never heard my Dad laugh so much. Mr. Wonderful and Dad really know how to have a good time. Mother and I went junking everyday. She is the Queen of thrifting!  The last day her sweet neighbor, Andrea, went with us. We had a blast! I will show you some of my loot soon. Be ready for button overkill! Happy Hunting! ~Robin~


  1. Robin your parents place is gorgeous. Now this is exactly what I love about my mother's birth state. She was born in the mountains of North Carolina and talks of the beauty often. I have never been there, but she returned to reconnect with family that she hadn't seen in years.
    Your dad looks like a sweetheart. I love that he has a place to hide from the honey-dos.LOL! I imagine this was a sweet time for you.
    I wanted to thank you for your lovely words you left for me about my studio being chosen. It meant the world to me to have you take the time to wish me well.

  2. A rolling pin collection! How wonderful -- and unique! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I would love to see your 14k button collection, sometime! I'm going to start following your blog! I hope you come back to mine again, soon, too!

  3. Tell Birdie to send us a rolling pin, if she can spare one, we don't even own one lol!