Long time, no blog! Hello and welcome back after a four-month hiatus. Perhaps we’ll get back to some degree of regular posting over here, I do miss my junkin’ friends.
Last week the hubby & I took a wonderfully relaxing vacation to Asheville, North Carolina. Mountains, waterfalls, cool weather, and great food were just some of the things we enjoyed. On the drive to Maggie Valley one day, we happened upon a great spot called The Dish Barn, and I just had to share this unusual experience with you!
The front room of the store was just what I expected, a pleasant array of vintage dinnerware, glassware, and milk glass kitchen ware (my favorite). No Pyrex treasures were waiting for me sadly, but I did spot some more of the vintage footed tea glasses hubby got me for Christmas last year.
The back room was filled with mostly cast-off restaurant dishes. Lots and lots and lots of them. If someone was just setting up a first home or a new restaurant, this would definitely be the place to stock up.
And remember, kiddies, buying vintage is Earth-friendly! Less going into a landfill, yay!
Okay, now get ready for some overwhelming-can’t-take-it-all-in miles of dishes.
Out back, under the lean-to, there were boxes of unused restaurant dishes.
And boxes, and boxes.
Look at the stacks, some falling over, filled with dishes!
I could have taken several more photos of stacks of these boxes of dishes.
But the best is yet to come.
The back yard.
A graveyard of row after row of plates, and pile after pile of coffee cups.
Again, I could have taken several photos of the different rows, the different piles, but here’s just one more shot of dishes running right up to the dog house.
Isn’t this a hoot?! But I say “Kudos” to the folks who are trying their best to save the Earth with recycling.
And seriously, if you know someone opening a restaurant, you might want to show them this….
I’ll be back soon to share my photos of a huge, lovely, historic home I toured in Asheville, once inhabited by a famous author. For now, visit the archives by going to the menu at the top.
Be blessed and happy junkin’