An Afternoon around Greenville

For the first day of our November mini-break, we decided to spend it in Greenville. Our hotel was thirty minutes outside of the city, and with hours until check-in time we had plans to check out Caviar and Bananas which I’ve been looking forward to trying since it opened, and check out some of the shops around the city. My sister joined us for the afternoon, as she lives just outside of Greenville and spend several years in the city during her years in medical school. As with any city it’s always a good idea to have someone along who knows the city well, as there’s less stress about getting around and you don’t have to rely on the GPS for every turn.

After grabbing a bite at Caviar and Bananas and a stop in at Anthropologie where I tried on this cutest pink coat ever, we headed out to check out the first shop on her list, Vintage Now Modern, originally know as Postcards from Paris, the shop offers a variety of vintage items to add a bit of unique ‘old world’ feel to your home.

Vintage Now Modern

I really loved the feel of the store which had both vintage and new items as well as a variety of colors of chalkboard painting for those of you who love to DIY your furniture to your favorite hue. These doorknobs that you’ll see below definitely caught my eye. Absolutely gorgeous, aren’t they?

I just love these vintage door knobs…



For those of you who have been following me for awhile you’ll remember when we did the hunt around downtown Greenville several years back for the Mice on Main.

Next we headed over to Roots which offers home and garden accents, both indoor and outdoor plants and a selection of decorative pots to display your arrangements.



Next up we headed back into the main part of Greenville to enjoy some milk tea form O-CHA. Besides visiting Caviar and Bananas this was one of the stops I was looking forward to the most. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen pictures of delicious looking Boba Tea from Alfreds Tea and other places around the world via Instagram and I could haven’t wait to try it for myself.


O-CHA offers a variety of flavors of Milk Tea, Black and Green Teas, and other snacks in their store along Greenville’s Reedy River.

Milk tea with a view of the river…

I went with the obvious choice of mango, while mom and Ashley went with almond. I definitely wish we had a good place for milk tea closer to us. Another good thing about O-Cha for those of us with lactose issues, they make all of their milk-teas with lactose-free creamer.

While we enjoyed our tea, we took in the views of the Reedy River and the golden leaves on the trees. As much as I love the green leaves in spring time, theres nothing like the golden yellows, reds and oranges that the Autumn season brings.

I also loved the character and realistic nature of the autumn leaf on this pottery bowl by Jen Selwyn. If you are in the Greenville area you should definitely check out the different artist studios in the Art Studios on RiverPlace. You’ll definitely see plenty of unique one of a kind pieces from artists who call Greenville home.


  • Vintage Now Modern – 633 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Roots Greenville – 2249 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29605
  • O-CHA – 300 Riverplace #122, Greenville, SC 29601

Christa | theavidpen

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