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Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Wonderful World of Local Week-end Markets - Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Yesterday I was in the charming town of Black Mountain, North Carolina - sometimes known as "Mayberry with hippies". My son, Buck, who is working at Camp Merri-mac and Camp Timberlake, turned 21 this week-end and he took the day off to go exploring the town with my husband and me. While breakfasting at Black Mountain Biscuit Company saw an advertisement for this market. Local markets can provide a glimpse into the heart of the community and the glimpse we saw this last Saturday was  quite inviting!

Located in the lawn behind the Baptist Church, about 20+ pop-up tents provided an open market for local vendors.

 My favorite was this soft-spoken gentleman who used found items or yard sale finds to create adorable birdhouses. My husband was impressed with the high quality workmanship this gentleman put into the houses and we came home with a few for our own yard.

 Oddly enough, we never were able to get his name but he said he is at the market often.
This stoplight birdhouse was adorable!

The pottery tent was beautiful but the owner was oddly unwilling for me to take any other photos to advertise her work. 
Kicked out of the pottery tent for taking a picture!

Fresh cut flowers from "Farm Girl Flowers" was sold out before the end of the morning.

 Beads and Bread and Blue Meadow Farm...

 When you have a chance, check out the beauty captured by Red Rock Photography

Buck enjoying local bluegrass music

 Nice Thread! These hand-dyed threads were calling my name...
 and I enjoyed learning how to hand-spin the yarns.

If only I could learn to crochet or knit!

Hand-made banjos from Fairview, North Carolina.

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