Old Salem, North Carolina

Yesterday, we went to Old Salem, North Carolina with my sister Lynne and her husband Steve.
The Winkler Bakery was founded in 1799 and is still making bread, cakes, cookies and all kinds of delicious goodies in their old brick oven.  I couldn't wait to show my sister, Lynne who is an amazing baker.  Here is a lovely video that shows what this lovely area looks like.

We took a tour of some of the old buildings.

We enjoyed our stroll along the cobblestone walkways,

and going in and out of historical buildings.  There is still lots more to explore and to learn about in this the beautiful area of Old Salem.  I can't wait until Spring, when I can tour the gardens.

I guess the best part of being in North Carolina is being able to spend time with my sister, Lynne and her husband Steve…Oh, and their little dog Scout.

I am joining Mary, from Little Red House for Mosaic Monday today.  You should see the mosaic inspiration and Mary's photos are especially gorgeous today.

Snap said...

I'm looking forward to exploring Old Salem ... one day! Looks like fun!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I was there years ago for a Jr. League conference and enjoyed it. A friend's mother, now deceased, took us all to lunch at a wonderful place.

Glad you have family near.

And what a cute little dog!

Stay warm. It is going to dip tonight here, but we have had mild weather so far. It's been grand, minus a few days of rain. But we needed it. So that's okay.

Before I forget, I ordered another one of your pillows for a friend of mine. I can't wait till she gets it.



Cathy Keller said...

The next time we visit in Charlotte I must ask the kids to take us here to visit! What a wonderful day you had! Wishing you well! Cathy

Kim Hkiss said...

One of they dream place to visit. I see herbs hanging upside down I could only imagine the smell there. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!


Vee said...

I see that you're all wearing jackets to stay warm. That looks like a very nifty place to visit. Did you get something that was freshly baked?

eileeninmd said...

Thank you for sharing your tour of Salem. Looks like fun time with your sister and the cute puppy dog! Have a happy week ahead!

podso said...

Enjoyed seeing your pictures (here from MM) and can't believe I've never been there even though we live within driving distance for a days' outing. Someday soon we must visit!

Poppy said...

Hi Karen,

I so enjoyed your lovely pictures and wonderfully informative commentary on Salem, quite enchanting in itself! The video is also very well done, and I like the choice of music.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Poppy (via Mary's)

Lorrie said...

Old Salem looks like a great place to visit. I love learning about how people lived in times gone by. Makes me thankful for modern conveniences.

Sarah said...

Karen, looks like a fun and interesting outing. Sister time is always a treat for me. I know you feel the same.
Happy New Year!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A quaint village, it looks like you stepped back in time. I'll bet the baked goods are delicious!

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the place. It does have a vintage look.

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Karen, What a wonderful post sharing the new/old surrounding of your hew home. I love the quaintness of old Salem. You are going to really enjoy living here.
So nice to be near your sister too. What a sweet pic with her little pooch.
Stay warm. We are freezing here too and woke to 16 degrees which is unreal for us.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Salem has some wonderful historic buildings - it must be a very popular tourist destination Karen.
I love delving into the history of every country I visit - there's always so much to learn.
Beautiful mosaics - I would love to take 'Scout' home with me!!!
Visiting from Mary's Mosaic Monday.

Pondside said...

I'd love to visit Old Salem - it's so interesting to immerse oneself in history. I remember visiting Williamsburg - a wonderful place!

Beverly said...

We love Salem, too. And, the smells from the bakery are awesome.