Yay! Just the kind of window shopping I was hoping for. While taking a walk on the streets of Gatlinburg, we came across The Village, a well known collection of quirky boutiques, eateries, and galleries – specialty shops focused solely on socks, spices, olive oil, ceramic pots, and many other interesting topics.
The shopping arena has a feel that reminds me of those charming European villages hidden in history.
The entrance of The Village that captures their “quaint Old World setting”.
I wish I could of stayed here longer to explore but my brother’s protest for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were louder than my pleas. We did make the best of our short time window shopping ^___^ !
Just a few of the 27 specialty shops of The Village.
A spice & herbs centric shop (The Spice & Tea Exchange) that lured me over with its strong exotic aroma. This is basically a cook’s paradise – all those spices *swoons*.
There were a lot of candle shops cluttered with quirky little flavors. I was very amused.
“Duck farts” surprisingly smelled amazing ~ Good marketing, well done!
We stumbled into The Lamplight Gallery that was hosting several artists. I can’t remember this guy’s name sadly but he painted these beautiful masterpieces – Disney illustrations, rich and brilliantly rendered to bring the scene to life.
The gallery gave you control of the art’s lighting. When dimmed, these pieces still glowed with the low lighting ~~