Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall Color in Tennessee

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We just don’t get color like this in Texas! 
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So, we headed out to see our friends Joann & Mike.  They used to live here in Texas but, got sick of the heat & moved back to Chattanooga, TN where they had lived years ago.  They built this darling house at the TOP of a mountain.  In a subdivision.  I can tell you that on an icy day they better be stocked up as they’ll never make it up!
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With views  2 DIE 4!  Below is right out the front door.  Taken from their front yard.   How’s that for a view to wake up to?
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The photo below shows the start down the hill.  You just go to the left of the photo & turn right onto the street & go DOWN!!!!!!!!
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Off to the side of their driveway, the neighbor has these adorable cut out bears & poor Elle just couldn’t get over they weren't real.  Again, check out that view.
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And on the back…  A screened porch HIGH up in the trees.  This is right off the kitchen/living room & I can tell you there were a number of cups of coffee & glasses of wine consumed here that week.
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We did some shopping & sight seeing around town.
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Loved this old Knitting Mill (yes, it really was one) that’s now turned into an Antique Shop.  There are some really cool old buildings in Chattanooga. Click HERE to see another post with lots of photos of Chattanooga from our trip out there in December.
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In one store there was this amazing swing.  HUGE!!!!! I would so love this on a big porch in my Dream Home!  It was made to be bigger in size than a twin size bed.  Can you imagine laying on the porch swinging, reading, watching the leaves flutter through the trees????  The photo below shows hubby studying the construction (of course he can build it) but, better this show’s it’s size.
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In the same shop they had an Antique Confessional which they used as their dressing room for the clothes that they sold.   The owners daughter in law said they found it in an Antique Store in Florida but, it came from Belgium originally.   BEAUTIFUL!  And what a great idea for it’s new use.
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A drive after lunch up to Look Out Mountain.
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WHAT VIEWS!
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You can see the leaves are just starting to turn.  Don’t you love the ONE red tree there in the middle of photo below?
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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of some of Tennessee’s beauty.  Come back as I’ll be posting some more soon.  Have a great weekend.
HUGS! Charlene

12 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

On the road again, Charlene?! This trip looks like it was a lot of fun. I love the views. The colors are spectacular, you picked a wonderful time to go. And of course the shopping looks fabulous!

Hope all is well with you!

XO,
Jane

cindy craine said...

Beautiful Photos Char but I'm glad you're home and Miss Elie wasn't Bear bait!!! Hugs-cin

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

What views!!! I have only driven through Tennessee and did stop in Nashville once but for some reason this state calls my name! I can only imagine all the fabulous hiking trails in the mountains. Would I love that!!!

susie said...

Oh Charlene...
I'm so glad you shared your trip to TN with us! I have never been & it looks gorgeous, all those TREES!!!
Mike & JoAnn's house looks charming, I bet she was so happy to have you come for a visit. How long of a drive is it from your part of Texas to Chattanooga??
I wouldn't mind havin some coffee & wine on their lovely covered patio...what a VIEW!!!
Big Hugs & a Smile,
Susie Pearl

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful, Charlene! I've never been to Tennessee & would love to get over there--especially after seeing it in your autumn photos!

Love everything you showed in the antique shop as well--fabulous use of the old confessional--brilliant!

Wishing you a wonderful day, dear friend...

Julie

Karen said...

Wow those are beautiful views.That confessional is gorgeous I would love to have that somewhere in my home. It sounds like a wonderful trip, thanks for sharing. Thanks so much for visiting me!

Denise said...

How beautiful. The trees are just starting to turn here. We could have lots of color or maybe not.. It depends on how hard the wind blows. It's COLD here tonight. I love it!

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like you had a wonderful visit! Thanks you for your kind words about my fall colors post. Sorry you did not hit TN at peak color time but it still looked beautiful. Laura

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh the views are gorgeous. Looks like you had a glorious trip.

The French Bear said...

Char, I just love all the photos you post. It makes me wish I lived there, it is so beautiful!!!! I love the swing and I know your hubby will build you one even more wonderful!! Thanks for sharing all the great scenery and exciting finds from your travels, I always love to come and see what you are up too!!!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xxxx

Alisa Noble said...

So gorgeous! And that swing......

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Hello Miss Charlene!
Sooo Beautiful! I Love this Time of Year too! Hope all Is Well with My Friend!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Hugs
Jill

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