Yesterday morning I got a call from Lily. She wanted to know if I’d like to drive up to a little town called Waxhaw to walk around with her. And of course I said yes. I love exploring hidden treasures and small towns. I also love sharing my experience with you guys!
Just to warn you, this post is three pages long!
It rained all day Monday and the overcast carried it’s way into the Tuesday morning sky. It was the perfect morning for walking around the quiet town.
Before we did any walking, we stopped to have breakfast at Stack’s Kitchen. Their motto is “Great food & plenty of it” and I can vouch for them on that!
I ordered the garden vegetable omelet. I usually order whole wheat toast and fruit for my side, but the waitress said they were famous for their biscuits and hash brown’s. I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to try something famous, so I put my health on hold. The crazy part? My meal was only $5.20! I’ve never had a breakfast that delicious at that price. I agree with them on their biscuits! They were incredible. If you are ever in the area, you must try one! The top of the biscuit is flaky and the center is fluffy and soft! After you take a bite, you’ll be obligated to do the happy dance. You could tell they were baked fresh and right out of the oven.
One of my favorite parts about this cute little town was the homes with character. I’ve already mentioned how it’s my dream to buy an old home and fix it up. I’m obsessed with large front porches and characteristics you can’t get in any of the modern homes.
The town was very small, but kept so well. Everything was clean and almost perfect. The stores had all kinds of fun characteristics!
A lot of the shops were closed because they open Wed-Sun. Some of the store owners said they get busy towards the end of the week, so they take Monday and Tuesday as their weekends. I think that’s pretty smart! I can’t wait to go back and visit some of the stores that were closed. My eye is on that elephant in the window.
I stopped at their little market, Provisions. I’m pretty sure the green door pulled me in.
If I were to ever open a store of my own, I would want it to look something like this. It was so cozy and fun.
They had all kinds of healthy bulk foods that they package right there in the store. I was hoping to grab some of their honey for allergy seasons, but they had just sold out! I’ll have to check back.
They had farm fresh eggs, milk, and cheeses. They also carried specialty foods and spices that you cannot find at most local grocery stores.
I loved their snack shelf. They had almost every nut and seed you could imagine! I bought their Okra Chips and Organic Dates. Someone had commented on my South Carolina post about trying the Okra chips, so when I found them I was excited. They were so tasty; they tasted like potato chips!
A couple stores down, I stopped in the used book store. It reminded me of the little book store on “You’ve Got Mail”.
I’ve never been into a book store with prices like this. I couldn’t understand it! They had all kinds of books in great condition for only a dollar. The most expensive book there was a signed copy from an author for $5. I bought about 15 books and only spent $10.00. It would be a book worm’s dream.
Across the book store, there is a bridge that takes you across the railroad tracks to the other side of the town.
On the corner, another older house caught my eye.
We walked past a cute little outdoor restaurant. I bet it’s so cute at night!
The last store on the corner was a giant antique mall.
This was so fun to walk through. They had all kinds of random antiques. Some were scary and some were beautiful.
Whenever I get my own home, I want to fill it with all kinds of antique finds. I love going through Pinterest and browsing the projects that people create with antique items.
I’m not sure I’d want to keep the mannequin; it would most likely give me nightmares. Almost every store we walked into had a door with beautiful character and accents.
The antique shop had old stationaries that were filled out. I liked flipping through them. It’s crazy how our handwriting has gotten so sloppy compared to the old days.
The antique mall also had a tea cup collection. They were to die for!
I’ve never seen pottery so beautiful. The colors they use are jaw dropping. I wouldn’t mind filling my kitchen with their work.
He’s been an artist since his younger years and has won many awards for his talent.
Yesterday’s trip was fun! When I got home, I met up with my neighbor who I met at the dog park. We went over to our apartments ice cream social and then took our dogs to the park!
I can’t wait to share more of my travels with you!
Do you have a favorite hidden town you always go to?