The homes and gardens in Blowing Rock and Linville, North Carolina are some of the most charming in all of the high country.
On Friday we visited Blowing Rock for the St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church tour of homes and gardens. The event is one of our favorites so we try to attend each year.
The first home on the tour was abundantly English in both the gardens and the home.
This home is one of seven the family owns.
There were also French and Italian influences on the grounds, in the main house and in the three guest houses.
The foggy side lawn view includes a glimpse of the Moses Cone Manor on a distant mountain. Grandfather Mountain can be seen on clear days from the front lawn but it was obscured by fog today.
Later in the day we took a short drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Linville. The buildings in this community are often covered with bark and bordered by thousands of beautiful flowers and trees.
The Eseeola Lodge is always a good place to stop for a refreshing beverage and dinner.
Dahlias are among the most perfect flowers and they seem to thrive in the climate of Linville.
Window and rail boxes overflowed with colorful flowers.
Even the parking lot is bordered by flowers.
My outfit for this day includes a Travelers Collection
sweater, white tank top and white side zip ankle pants all from Chico's. The hand bag is from Stein Mart. The Adrienne Vittadini shoes are from T.J.Maxx last year. The sunglasses are Oscar de la Renta from Stein Mart. The lariat style necklace is one of my own designs in silver and rose quartz.
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Susan Street is the President of VintageJewelrySupplies.com.