Friday, October 29, 2010


It's a crisp Fall day and I ducked out of work early.
I've decided to take a stroll
through one of my favorite towns for a couple of hours.

Jonesborough has several claims to fame.
It is the oldest town in
the great state of Tennessee.

Another claim to fame... they made it on national television when the
Food Network filmed a segment of a new show,
"The Great Food Truck Race"
If I'm not mistaken, the chef from this Bistro make it onto the segment.
He did the shopping for the French team, too bad they lost.

It's such a beautiful day today, I think lots of people had the same thing
in mind as I did. Lots of cars up and down Main Street. Shoppers out and about.
Visitors sight- seeing and taking pictures just like me.

The Courthouse towers over the town and grounds it.

Whatever the season the Court House is always decked out in splendid color.

As I said Jonesborough is very old and that is very evident as you walk
through this charming town.

Old buildings abound.

Jonesborough plays host to the
"National Storytelling Festival every year in October.
During the rest of the year you'll find resident storytellers spinning their yarns.

The stories...they will make you laugh, make you cry and always touch your heart.

You don't pass this on the street with a camera in your hand and not snap it.

Jonesborough is rich in quaint and charming shops.

This is an antique shop that has been here forever.

As crazy as it sounds, I think this is a church window.

All the shopkeepers go out of their way to make the sidewalks in front of

their shops look inviting.

"Mauks" is another long time resident of Jonesborough,

they sell a little bit of everything,
from cards to furniture.
They are know around these parts for their chairs,
your body melts into them.

More store fronts.

I always stop in here.

It is mostly crafting and gifting.

Lovely Art Gallery and shop.

Throughout the town the houses are to die for.

Most of the ones on Main Street are very large and very beautiful.

I love this one, I've actually been inside. The owner is an artist and a gardener.

Two years ago her garden was on the Jonesborough Garden Tour.

If you don't live in Jonesborough you can still get a good nights sleep
in one of the numerous Inns or B&Bs.


Next time you want to get away for a weekend or a week, keep
Jonesborough, Tennessee in mind.
You'll be glad you did.

Happy Gardening

Happy Birthday to me.


  1. Happy birthday indeed!!! Jonesborough is a wonderful town. You forgot to mention they also host the nationally known QUILTFEST each year. Have a good one!

  2. Happy Birthday, Nancy! I hope you have a wonderful day. I enjoy reading your blog and your sister's blog--and I am so happy that you have each other for best friends! My sister passed away in 2003, and I still miss her every day. It makes me happy to read about your adventures together.

  3. Thanks for the tour - and happy birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Happy, happy birthday, Nancy! That place looks and sounds like Mayberry. And I loved Mayberry on TV. Those were the days, my friend. I hope your day was filled with loved ones and much happiness.

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY!! Thanks for the tour, the pics are beautiful!


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