Music, Shopping, Quilting---The Mountains are alive!

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day -  May 12th

                                                       Best friends forever mom and me
                                                       Picking flowers and climbing trees.
                                                       A shoulder to cry on, secrets to share
                                                       Warm hearts and hands that really care.

Shop for Mom At the 12th Annual Mother's Day Gemboree

Gem Show

This annual event is always a show-stopper.  It runs from May 10th through 12th. You'll find rough and cut gems, minerals, fine jewelry, equipment, supplies, beads and much more!   Friday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Sunday - 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Macon County Community Building - 1288 Georgia Road,  Franklin, NC.

Airing of the Quilts    May 11th

Franklin NC Airing of the Quilts

Make plans  this Mother’s Day Weekend for the 3rd Annual Airing of the Quilts. You'll discover hundreds of quilts throughout Historic Downtown Franklin as businesses and homeowners will  hang quilts from their store fronts and porches. The event will create an unbelievable burst of spring color throughout the Town of Franklin, NC and Macon County.

This event gets bigger every year! In addition to the quilts displayed downtown, at Quilt Trail block locations, and at private residences all around the county, look for quilt-related vendors, special quilt exibitions and a quilt appraiser to tell you about and appraise your family's treasured quilts.   This is a FREE event beginning at 10:00 am. 

Kick up your heals at the Bluegrass Celebration - Stecoah Valley May 18th

Join the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC for the Spring Bluegrass Celebration! This festival features great bluegrass music as well as arts and crafts vendors. It will begin at 11 a.m. with the arts and crafts event wrapping up around 5p.m. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Check the Stecoah Valley website for more information on vendors and music line up!


Log Home on 2.83 +/- Acres with Creek   1395 Muskrat Valley Lane  Franklin, NC

1395 Muskrat Valley Lane  Home for Sale Franklin NC

Picnic in your own yard and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the Creek.

1395 Muskrat Valley Lane  Home for Sale Franklin NC

Tongue and Groove Ceiling, Rock Fireplace and Wood Floors

1395 Muskrat Valley Lane Home for Sale Franklin NC

Long Range Mountain Views, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Basement, Covered Porches and Open Decks.  Private setting.   Built in 2003 and move in ready.  Listed at $179,900, this home is a great value. 

Here's additional info and photos

Franklin and Otto NC - April, 2013 Market Update

2013 Year to Date home sales through Realtors is 116 versus 97 in 2012.  It represents a 19.58% increase in the number of homes sold.  The average selling price in 2013 is $125,826 versus $116,731 in 2012.  There are currently 648 homes on the market in Franklin and Otto. 

Thanks for letting me share my excitement about this gorgeous area I call home! 

See you next month.