07 November 2010

The Mill and The Barn

I wanted to show first to you before I forget a few more photos from around Asheville, and then I will get back to our bed & breakfast.  On arriving Friday night in Weaverville we were hungry so there was a restaurant right down the road that we decided to try.  There are quite a few in the area, but this one of course caught hubby's eye.  This is the Weaverville Mill Restaurant.  I believe the owners bought it back in the 1980's, and it is at least 100 years old. 

I love the old wood on it
Here is the inside where they had a lot of old antiques.  I am glad that they kept it original with all the wood as so many people might have painted it which would have made for a lack of "old" atmosphere.
This place was at least 3 or more stories high.  They had the grain on top so when you pulled one of these levers out it came down the shoot.
It was a quiet night which we were thankful for yet I've heard the place can get packed during the season.
So the next place is what Penny called the Tobacco barn.  Now I can't say for sure that is what this was used for way back when, but if any of you know North Carolina history a lot of tobacco was grown in this state.  Now the Tobacco Barn is an antique place, and it was our last stop of the day. I never saw all of it, there was just so much stuff.  70,000 square feet of it! I do want to go back some day, and really look around.  Day is right though as it looks like it might take all day!
Here are some of the bloggers resting. I'd be right there with you except I was too busy taking pictures.
Diane here in the foreground with Mary behind her.
Penny our hostess took this photo of Mary and I which is a good thing as I never got one.  Mary of a
http://abreathoffreshair-mary.blogspot.com/ has been a wonderful blogging friend since I've been blogging.  It was so nice to finally meet her and her husband!
I took a lot of photos that weekend so I will have more to share later on.
Bye for now.  See you at the farm!


Donnie said...

Loved all your photos. Brings back great memories of the brunch and that looks like a great place. Hugs

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Thanks for sharing Ulrike... my very favorite is the last one with you in the barn loft, sooo cute!... xoxo Julie Marie

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

What an interesting looking restaurant. I have never heard of it!

I am lucky that I live near the Tobacco Barn. I can pop in and spend and hour there and go back anytime!

Here is a little history on the Tobacco Barn:

History of Our Building

This building held tobacco auctions seasonally while selling antiques year-round, but after the 2004 floods, roughly two football fields of merchandise were 6 feet under water. After a miraculous recovery, Antique Tobacco Barn is back and better than ever with a gigantic selection of antiques at fair prices.


Strickfee-Pe said...

Oh, ich liebe diese Holzhäuser mit dem ganz speziellen Charmes des Verwitterten. Traumhafte Sachen gab dort wohl. Ich wäre gern dabei gewesen.
Lieben Gruß an dich von Petra

Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

Such fun to meet your blogfriend! I hope you will come to Holland one day :-).

In two weeks time I will meet one of my blogfriends from Holland. I am looking forward to it very much. We are going to have lunch together and perhaps do a little bit of sightseeing/shopping.

Wish you a happy sunday!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Expat Traveler said...

Wow - now that looks like a great outing and a fun time with bloggers!

ditdit said...

Looks like fun times and a fun place. The book I'm reading now takes place in Asheville.

Linda said...

An incredible place. I've met Mary too-such a nice lady.

Barbara said...

loved all the pictures, especially the barn as I do love seeing reminders of North Carolina which I love.

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