18 October 2010

Asheville, N.C. Blogger Day

This past Friday hubby and I headed up to the North Carolina mountains to the city of Asheville.  It was about a three hour drive for us, and I was so excited to be going.  Asheville is a beautiful city, very diverse, lots of artists, beautiful scenery, and a lot of good food.  However, even though all of that sounds good we were going to a blogger get together meeting at the home of Penny http://www.lavenderhillstudio.blogspot.com/ and http://www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com/.
So Saturday morning we left our bed & breakfast to head out to her home.  When we were all gathered together, and there were quite a few husbands who gathered in their group, Penny took us on a tour of their home that they have been working on for quite a while.  If you look at her blog you will see how it all took shape.  What a beautiful home they have too.

Even though the whole house is beautiful, I think all of us could agree we would like to have this bathroom!

The dining area waiting for us to have brunch

Penny and Diane posing for a photo
In the back are Melinda, Jennifer, Angie then Diane and myself
Here we are in Penny's studio, you really need to check out that blog, oh my goodness, beautiful work. There is Mary with camera in hand as so many of us were
Now check this out! Why didn't I think of this when I had a bonus room?  Look at all of the dishes
I think I positively drooled over the dishes, there were so many of them
Isn't this gorgeous?  Love the color
This one is too cute!
Getting us ready for our brunch
Check out this rooster that Penny decoupaged.  As she said with the scarf it does look like a French rooster!
Oh, the food!
Ok, girls, we have to get the photo of all of us together.  That was the husbands responsibility.
In the back row - Ulrike, Angie, Kim, Mary, Sherri,  Jeanne, Melinda
In the front row - Sam, Penny, Rhondi, Diane, Penny (our lovely hostess),  Jennifer, Donnie

Getting excited for the day
Ok, lets go get some brunch!
After the  food all of us ladies took off to savor Asheville antique shops while the husbands went to lunch, and waited for us to come back.  I will show you some of the places that we went later where we bloggers were busy snapping pictures.
It was so nice to meet all of the bloggers especially the ones that I have known for a while.  It was a wonderful time, and so great to meet all of you.  Penny, my hubby and I thank you and your husband for such a truly lovely day!


Lebenszeit said...

Liebe Ulrike,
dass war bestimmt ein wunderschöner Tag für dich und deinen Mann. Blogger live zu erleben macht sehr viel Freude. Ein wunderschönes Haus hat Penny. Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Woche.
Viele Grüße aus Deutschland

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! You got so many great photos! Just look at how much fun we were having! It was wonderful to meet you, Ulrike! You are a beautiful lady and a good driver! heehee! Thanks for taking me shopping! I enjoyed getting to know you better and I hope we can do it again soon! Enjoy your week! Hugs! ♥

Rosine said...

Liebe Ulrike, du siehst sehr hübsch aus auf den Fotos, eigentlich die Hübscheste von allen.
Deine kleine Reise war sicher sehr interessant und wie ich sehe, habt ihr immer noch sehr schönes Wetter dort.
Liebe Rosinengrüße für dich

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I had the best time! Thank you so much for coming all this way to spend the day with me! I hope we can do this again some day.
p.s. thank you again for the honey...it is yummy!

Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

I am so happy for you! You sound like you had a fantastic day. The ladies all look so happy and the sun is shining too :-)! I may be wrong, but were you the youngest?

Penny's house is very pretty too. Those dishes are great indeed. I have to find cupboards like that too!!!

Lieve groet & fijne dag,


Anke said...

Ulrike, it sounds and looks like you had a great day. How nice of Penny to invite you all to her beautiful home. Her bathroom definitely had me wishing it was in my house.

Donnie said...

You took lovely photos of Penny & her husband's home. Felt like I was on the tour all over again. It was so great to meet you and all the other ladies.

stadtgarten said...

This sounds like a perfect day! The lovely house, the good food, and meeting nice fellow bloggers in person!
Liebe Grüsse, Monika

Julie Marie said...

Hi Ulrike... looks like you all had such a wonderful time! How fun getting to meet fellow bloggers... xoxo Julie Marie

martha said...

Yes, you should write a book. You so eloquently showed the good time you all had with words and pictures. We are lucky to live in greater Asheville and enjoy the beauty.

Rhondi said...

Hi Ulrike
It was great to meet you at Penny's! Your photos are wonderful!
Hugs, Rhondi

Sherri said...

Ulrike, it was a beautiful, wonderful experience and day! So glad to have met you! The pictures were great!!

Mary said...

After 'chatting' online it was truly wonderful to meet you in person Ulrike - and of course your charming hubby also!!

What a marvelous day we all had! The dinner together later was fun - the restaurant definitely felt European to me, I enjoyed everything, but especially your company.

Hope we can meet up again soon. Bob loved meeting you guys too.

Hugs - Mary

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Wow, what great pictures. I feel like I was there with you - but wait, I was! Didn't we have fun? I hope we can do it again sometime. It was terrific to meet you.

Kerri said...

Your day sounds wonderful. What fun to meet so many blog friends!

monika said...

wow.. lucky you..i would have come too...never had a chance to meet other bloggers yet...

Linda said...

Wow, what a lovely place. I bet you all had a great time.

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