Friday, December 26, 2014

Gift Basket from Tryon, NC over $150.

A different kind of giveaway, one exploring a quaint little city in North Carolina. Enjoy!

Tryon Clock Tower- Tryon North Carolina- Photo courtesy of Explore Tryon 
Explore Tryon is celebrating the  start of 2015 with a unique promotional giveaway.  Downtown Tryon retailers and restaurants were very generous this year with donations of scarves, pottery, gift certificates, candles, jams & jellies, and jewelry! 
Morris Lights- Photo courtesy of Explore Tryon
Perfectly located as a base for all that Western NC has to offer, the Village of Tryon is close to Asheville, the Biltmore Estate & the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I've passed the sign for Tryon numerous times on my way to Charlotte, but had no idea such a charming jewel was just a few miles down the road. 
Mary & Morris - Tryon NC Photo Courtesy of Explore Tryon
Tryon has two quaint B&Bs – the award-winning Pine Crest Inn and the Melrose Inn.  With the recent 2014 opening of the Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort, Tryon continues to offer an eclectic mix of music, art and entertainment.  Tryon remains the friendliest town in the south.
Sly Fox Boutique- Tryon NC  Photo courtesy of Explore Tryon 
Sly Fox- Tryon NC

Mary &  Morris - Tryon NC Photo courtesy of Explore Tryon
Harmon Field-Tryon NC Photo courtesy of Explore Tryon
Lavender Bistro-Judith & JP Debeuf- Tryon NC Photo courtesy of Explore Tryon
Morris- Tryon NC Photo courtesy of Explore Tryon 

The “Explore Tryon Gift Box” giveaway will go to one (1) lucky reader.   Estimated value of the gift box is over $150.  More details about the giveaway and participating stores will be posted on You can visit the Explore Tryon Website and find all you need to know to plan a stay in Tryon! You can also find a ton of information on the Explore Tryon Facebook page so make sure you check it out, and while you are there, why not like their page! 
Participating retailers and restaurants: Lavender Bistro- $30 Gift Certificate Huckleberry's (Tryon)- $20 Gift Certificate 
Winner will get one (1) 
The Nest Artisian Market- Garden Gnome Treasure Fig Jam
Winner Gets One (1) 
Sly Fox- "Raspberry Sangria" natural soy wax candle from Highway 9 Candle Company  The Bookshelf- $10 Gift Certificate Mary & Morris- Exclusive "Out on the Town" Morris the Horse coloring book & Morris the Horse magnetic notepad.  Daniel Dry Goods- Hand Crafted Earrings 
Winner gets one (1)
Joycelyn Davis Art Gallery and Tryon Backdoor Distillery- Pottery Jug and Porcelain Heart. Skyuka Fine Art- Richard Christian Nelson notecards 
Winner will receive one (1)
Panache Boutique- Scarf Happy New Year! We hope all your hopes and dreams come true in 2015! 


  1. You can celebrate New Years in St. Luke's Plaza in Downtown Tryon. The ball drops at 10pm (Tryon midnight)

  2. What a wonderful place to visit-- I would love to explore more at the Vines and Stuff- is sounds so charming and then the Thompson Garden Gallery & Outdoor Living that too sounds like a place I would spend hours enjoying the goodies--thanks I'll be back

  3. the countryside looks beautiful and the town is so quant looks like a town my wife grew up in. thankyou, ken

  4. I found it interesting that Tryon is located in a unique weather phenomenon known as the “thermal belt”, or the “isothermal belt”

  5. I found interesting that Tryon is known as the "thermal belt", or the isothermal belt, which refers to the mountainside zone.

  6. Their downtown photo reminds me of my hometown in KY! I'd love to visit there; the small town atmosphere looks great. And New year's in their plaza looks like fun!

  7. I saw that they have a children's theater festival in March that I would love to take my kiddos to!

  8. They have a list of bed and breakfast inns, I would love to visit. I am not too far since I am in Raleigh!

  9. I found it interesting that their theater does a musical version of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. I bet that would be ggreat to see.

  10. They have a population of 1,716 -- Tryon is nearly perfect… and close to paradise.

  11. I found it interesting they were a type of haven for TB patients

  12. I love art and I would enjoy visiting Skyuka Fine Art shop.

  13. Trisha ChamberlainJanuary 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Looks like a lovely place. I would love to visit!

  14. I am interested in the Green River Farm Mill Spring. "Pick your own blueberries! Quiet location with beautiful mountain views and picnic tables." That sounds great for a family day trip!

  15. This looks like a fun place to visit near the mountains. I like the historical downtown walking tour. Love little towns

  16. I love the fact that it is such a small town.

  17. I learned that Tryon was named after Tryon Mountain.