Thursday, November 3, 2011

Antiquing Near Asheville

 I went to visit my sister who lives in Mars Hill, 
North Carolina which is a little north of Asheville.

She took me to two of her favorite antique
 (and more) stores that are near her home. 

The first store is Fiddlestix which is 5000 square
feet of antiques, ecclectibles, and handmade local art. 
This is one of the bittersweet wreaths that my sister makes in the Fall and sells at Fiddlestix.
If you would like to see photos of my sister's eclectic home, see the post A Collector's Cottage.

Fiddlestix has more of a booth-type arrangement so
there are many different categories of items all
over the store depending on the booth owner's interests.











Fiddlestix
 37 Library Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754
(828) 689-4532

Just a short drive from downtown Mars Hill is
another fun shoppe, Reliks Home and Garden. 



Cosmos and other flowers bloom among the gardens 
items for sale outside the store.


All of the items in Reliks are for sale by a single owner.

Not everything in the store is an official antique
 but even the newer things look old.


The owner is downsizing from her large home so some
 items in the store are antiques from her own personal home.










Reliks Home and Garden is located at
929 Parkway View Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754.
Phone number (828) 689-5352

If you are in the Asheville area and like to find unique items,
I recommend both of these very interesting stores.
Store hours vary according to the seasons so call 
for store hours before going to the great shops. 

I am sharing this post over at 
"Oh, the Places I've Been" @ The Tablescaper blog


21 comments:

  1. What a fabulous shopping spot. I see so many things that I'd love to bring home! Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration at VIF!

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  2. I would take everything on the gryphon table including the table! LOL! Thanks for taking us shopping you!

    Andie

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  3. Wow! I love the bittersweet wreath your sister makes! Lots of other things I would love there too. What a fun shopping trip you had with your sister.
    Have a great weekend.
    Barb

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  4. Oh my...these both look like awesome places. I was in Asheville a few weeks ago and had a wonderful time at some outstanding shops.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. We have nothing like this where I live. I could spend days scouring through these treasures.
    Dana

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  6. WOW - uuum I don't know where to begin.. I LOVE this store and wish I could visit.. So cool.. SO many awesome findings.. I really could splurge terribly out of control.. LOVE it.. Great post.. Found ya at the picket fence and stopping in to visit.. You have a really craftastic and inspiring blog.. I love it.. I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com - hope you can stop in sometime.. TY

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  7. I am going to look on my map to see where Mars Hill is. Last summer our GPS took us on a short cut through Asheville, and I accidentally found a commercial area where antiques were sold. I didn't have time to stop but wanted to. Previously I had only found high-end antique places where I never shop.

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  8. I really enjoyed your photo tour of these dreamy shops. Saw MANY things that inspired me... can't imagine what it was like to be there in person.

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  9. Oh snap! I just drooled all over my keyboard.
    I love, love, love this blog!!! So happy to have stumbled upon it. I'm a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  10. These are both fabulous shops! Thanks for a really great tour. I saw so many things I would love to have if only I were near Ashville!

    Thanks for sharing this lovely post with all it's eye candy at Potpourri Friday!

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  11. These look like great places to shop and I see lots of things I would love in my home. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  12. I'll be in Asheville in January, speaking at the Rose Convention at Biltmore, and posts like this get me all super-excited! I will definitely have to take the big car to haul home all of my treasures.

    Thanks for showing us this fabulous place!

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  13. Wow! I wish we had places like that here to shop!! I saw so many great items I'd love to add in to my home!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this weekend and commenting on my fabulous faux fur for fall post! ...And you're right girlfriend, you can wear faux fur at any age. There are so many options out there this year you're sure to find something fabulous you'll love! xoxo

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  14. Wow! Lots of eye candy here! Thanks for taking us there. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  15. Love the pics...old things (and things that look old) have such an appeal! I usually want everything when I shop in places like that. Thank you for sharing the photos! I'm a new follower and found you on the blog roll of Cedar Hill Ranch.

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  16. Hi! I just found you via link from the Coastal Charm blog! Thanks for sharing those to awesome antique shops. I visited my fiancee's family in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and they took me to a couple of places. Next time your down there, Check out "The Tobacco Barn" (locals usually just call it 'The Barn').
    Love the pics, I'm gonna have to check out both those shops.

    Gonna follow via Blogger!

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  17. Oh boy, it's probably a good thing I'm not too close to either of them! They both look lovely for an afternoon (or three) of browsing :)

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  18. That is a lovely store. There were so many things in those photos I would have loved to bring home!! Thanks for sharing. I loved Asheville when I was there, but there wasn't enough time to see everything. Calls for a trip back. thanks thanks for the armchair travel. xo marlis

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  19. just visited Asheville a few weeks ago. We spent our time visiting a friend and then the Biltmore. Great stores. Blessings, Debbie

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  20. This looks like a spectacular trip. So much to see. So much to buy!

    Great to have you be a part of "Oh, the PLACES I have been!"

    - The Tablescaper

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