Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Mountain Vacation Pictures!

As I mentioned in my last post, the house that my parent's live in at the mountains is the house that my father lived in as child. It is the house that I visited my Grandparents when I was young. This is my Hoosier cabinet that I gave my Mom to use in the kitchen at the mountain house. It is hard to tell, but I made Mom a quilted table runner to go on the shelf of the cabinet. Look closely and you can see Mom's delicious peach-blueberry pie that we had for dessert. It was so good!
This is a picture of the old stone fireplace in the kitchen. This is how my Grandparent's kept warm. At one time there was also a wood stove in the kitchen.
Here we are (My Mom, Dad, brother-in-law and sister) getting ready to eat our delicious meal that Mom fixed for us!!! If you look on the wall, you can see a quilted wall hanging that I made my Mom. It has a cow on it.
Doesn't this look good? NC barbecue, field peas on cornbread, barbecue potatoes, tomatoes & mozzarella, cucumbers, fresh corn on the cob and a yeast roll. I ate too much!!! And as I mentioned earlier, we had peach-blueberry pie for dessert. And of course, being the Southern folks that we are, we had sweet iced tea with lemon to drink!

Here is my sweet Mom getting our dinner ready. She is a wonderful cook!!!
I just love my sister's front porch. This is just one end of the porch. There have been some good times out on this porch over the years.
Here is the other end of the porch. My favorite (and my girl's favorite too) is the porch swing. We love to sit on the porch swing and read!!! So relaxing!
I love this sign that hangs on the porch. Come and join us and "sit a spell". We certainly had fun sitting out on the porch last week.... talking, laughing, watching the world go by, working on our crafts (I was making a rag rug), reading, playing with the dogs, etc.
In the town near where my sister lives, the buildings have murals on them that have been painted by various artists. I only took a few pictures, but there are a lot more murals . This mural depicts the mountain music that is so popular in this part of the country.
Aren't the fall trees pretty? It won't be long and the trees will look like this in the mountains.
This mural depicts the New River that is in the area. In the bottom of the mural you can see someone riding in their canoe.
This mural is on the side of the cheese factory. I love the cow!
I had some pictures yesterday of my niece's flowers. Here is a picture of her adorable log cabin. Her whole front yard is wildflowers and it is just gorgeous!!! Speaking of canoes, she and her husband love to canoe and kayak. You can see the canoe in the front yard.
On the first day I was in the mountains, Adelaide and I met her sorority sister, Rachel, and Rachel's parent's for lunch. Our tea was served in Mason jars. For lunch we had meatloaf, veggies and cornbread. Yum!!!

I have one last round of pictures that I will post another day and I think that will be enough mountain pictures for one week.


  1. I love these pics!! You are a great photographer and your pics makes it come alive!!

    You truly are blessed with a wonderful family!


  2. Looks like you enjoy the same kind of meal we do! YUM!

  3. Oh yes, I love your pics, too!!! Great family. BTW, I love that cabinet.

  4. I love the house that your parents live in! Does your sister live in Burnsville? The murals look familiar.

  5. That was fun looking at the pictures and reading your narrative - The murals are great, aren't they? So many towns are doing those. In Illinois where I used to live, Sterling had some on many a store near the side, and if there was a window, the window was incorporated into the mural! Such creativity!

  6. Wow, just adorable pictures. Love that your Mom still cooks and I bet it is SOO tasty and reminds you of the good ole days! :)

  7. I also enjoyed the pictures and peeking into your life. Thanks for sharing them!

  8. Have you read the Mitford series by Jan Karon? It's set in the mountains of NC, and this is all reminding me of it.

  9. I agree with Holly in the comment above! I love the Mitford series!
    Your pics made me feel like I was there! That is my kinda livin' ... good food, family and sitting in the swing on the porch.
    Your cabinet is adorable!
    You are so lucky to have such a lovely family.
    Your nieces house is adorable!
    Can't wait to see more!

  10. Good morning and thank you for stopping by my bloggie place! I *love* that porch -- what an awesome place! I've enjoyed these glimpses into your family. Thanks for sharing them! Hugs! :)

  11. What an adorable place! Your mountain vacation sounds wonderful. And the food - yum!

  12. That meal brought back so many memories for me...looks exactly like the dinners I was raised on - my mom (and all the other women in her family) was a fantastic southern cook - from North Carolina! And nothing beats a homemade southern meal!! Goodness, that makes me homesick:)

    I, unfortunately, did not get the good-cookin' gene?? Sad, really. Oh, but I do make good tea and what cook be yummier than ice tea from a mason jar?:)

    Just loved your pictures so much!

  13. I want some field peas now!!!! That food looks great!!!!!!

  14. Looks like such a fun time!
    and that dinner...YUM O!!! Is your family from Black Mountain? I'm trying to figure out which town those murals are from??? Waynesville???
    Burnsville??? It's all beautiful!
    Have a blessed day!
    Tammy :-)

  15. I just love the pictures of your mountain visit!! That Hoosier cabinet is a beauty! I had one once but it wasn't nearly as pretty as that one! You have a lovely family!

  16. What a gorgeous part of the country! Everything is just picture perfect and so quaint.
    Great pics! :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. I saw the name of your blog and knew I just had to visit. We have so much in common. I have three children; a son (age 27), a married daughter (24), and another son (18). My nest is not technically empty, since my sons still live at home, but they are grown. My youngest graduated high school in May and started college this week. Consequently, I retired from homeschooling (after 16 years) in May. Now that I've found your blog, I will certainly be back for more visits. You have a lovely blog and a beatiful family.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  18. I love all the photos! Such beauty everywhere including your family. And the food! Oh my...it's only 3:20pm and I'm getting hungry. I must say though that I've never heard of barbecue potatoes. Please let me know how those are prepared.

    So glad your trip was wonderful.


  19. Loved the pictures. Made me want to be there. I know that was some good eaten'!

  20. Ah, it all looks wonderful. And, it is wonderful to get to spend time with your family.

    You must be in either Jefferson or West Jefferson. I recognize the murals.

  21. BBQ'd potatoes? now that is a first! i have never heard of that before!!

    i loved this entire post. that log home is amazing!!! such a pretty yard!

    off to read more!


  22. What a treat to get to come along on the visit with you. I gained two pounds just seeing that wonderful food. No restaurant looks as good as that. You are so blessed to have family to visit.