I just have to start off by saying thank you all so much for your very sweet comments from last weeks post celebrating my first year of blogging. Your kind and encouraging words truly touched my heart.
Well, today I am super excited to share with you one of my favorite places to shop and mostly browse (so many pretty things to see) when visiting the beautiful mountain town of Blowing Rock in North Carolina. Our family has been visiting Blowing Rock for years and we are thrilled to now live just a few hours drive away. You can click here for a virtual village tour.
Whenever we head to the mountains, a day or two in downtown Blowing Rock is always on the itinerary. It is such a pretty town with wonderful restaurants, great shopping and a lovely park for all ages to enjoy. I could spend hours perusing all of the quaint stores along Main Street, but my first and favorite stop is always Windwood Antiques.
Windwood Antiques is filled with European antiques, Majolica, art, mirrors, lamps, gorgeous painted furniture and so much more!
(I apologize for the blurry pics I took on my phone)
Much of the store is out of my budget, but if you head to the very back and down the stairs you will find the basement which is huge and has tons of very affordable furniture, vintage finds, antique reproductions and unique home accessories. I always find something I love, but sadly not enough room in the car to bring it home.
When we visited back in July I spotted a section of the store that sells frames and hand painted art as I was leaving. I was really wishing I had more time, but with the July fourth crowds and pouring rain I would have to wait until our next visit.
In September the kids had a few days off from school, so we hopped in the car for a quick getaway back to the mountains. Which of course included a trip into Blowing Rock. I was so excited to visit my favorite shop and to finally have some time to look through the paintings in hopes of finding one for our home.
I fell in love with this pretty little cardinal and had the perfect spot for it in our dining room. This was a splurge for me, but I do think this is an affordable way to get the hand painted look without the price tag when considering how expensive original artwork can be.
I tried to add a link to the store, but you won’t find Windwood Antiques on Facebook, they don’t have a website, but they do have three locations. One in Charlotte and two in Blowing Rock.
I just found out about their second location in Blowing Rock, which I was told is much larger than the one on Main Street. Unfortunately, I found this out as I was checking out and we were getting ready to head back home. So… you know where I’ll be going on our next trip to the mountains. I may have to finally make use of that hitch on my car and rent a trailer to bring a piece or two of furniture home with us.
Wishing you all a wonderful day!