Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Girl's Day Out

                                                                   Hello everyone,
                         We had a nasty day yesterday although not as bad as  the blizzard we were expecting .However it is still cold here today but nice and sunny. I think,I mentioned one day last week I was excited to be invited with some of my friends to Veronica's lovely home ~Gardenview B&B for breakfast. Now, I had been to Veronica's for breakfast before so I knew we were in for a treat but whenever I sat down at the table I thought I was at Downton Abbey-everything was so elegant!
That food was amazing, definitely the best breakfast I have ever had and the company was lovely too! Veronica loves to cook and uses all healthy organic food . Now, I took my camera but sadly I did not do it justice - I think I must have  lost my focus! 
The menu included home made granola with strawberries,an organic fruit compote with yogurt,delicious cranberry muffins and  black forest ham on an  english muffin with hollandaise sauce.Orange juice and tea were also served. and we even got to take a couple of muffins home with us.

Veronica is a very kind and gracious hostess and I envy her guests that stay at her beautiful home located on a quiet street in Charlottetown. So,if you are thinking of coming to the Island and are looking for beautiful accommodations with the Best breakfasts and the sweetest hostess check it out here. Be sure to read the testimonials so you will know I did not exaggerate!  After breakfast we enjoy a visit by the fireside-forgot to take pics of that.

                               After,Heather and I made a couple of stops at our favorite haunts. We enjoyed a lovely look around Lori's beautiful shop Time Worn Treasures and Antiques on the St. Peters Rd. in Sherwood.(my favorite in town). Everytime I go the shop looks different as things come and go pretty fast!
                  Not sure,how I was able to leave these beautiful dishes behind. Lori also sells the popular Jeanne d` Arc Living magazines.
             Lori has such a good eye for details and has such pretty displays all over the shop. Here,she is telling us how pretty this lamp would look with a bit of white on the brass.
                                                                Lots of treasures.
                            I love hoe there are always fresh flowers in the shop. The pink roses in the white trigs really caught my eye.
                                                            Love that window!
                                           There was lots more but you will have to stop by and see it for yourself!
                                          The camisole and pretty vase are two of my recent purchases from Lori but I have a couple more that I fell in love with and will show you later.
                                    Lori also has a beautiful blog where she shares pics of her home etc.-All things Chic 2  so you can check it out if you haven't already.
     Well, it was so nice to have a day out with friends-hope you enjoyed coming along.
                           Before you go have a cup of tea and a homemade biscuit and jam

                     My Mason Vista teacups are ready for you to have a cup of tea on this cold but sunny winter day.

Thank you for all your kind words on my last post~ I enjoyed them all!

Once again I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

Tonight we are going on a horse and sleigh ride with our little grandson Lucas his parents  and some other little Beavers and their families. We shall have to bundle up warm but I am looking forward to it.When our children were young it was a family event to go for a horse and sleigh ride for several years at Christmas time. Funny, I don't think they look back with as fond of memories of it as I do!

Take care,


Olive said...

That is a splendid shop. Stay warm.

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful. Love the pink vase! Gorgeous.

Bernideen said...

Oh my what a fun day you had. I couldn't decide which was better - the breakfast at the B & B or the shopping at that darling shop!

Zwergenwelt said...

Hello carolyn,
you´ve had a wonderful day!
and I love the pictures of your granddoughters, so pretty, these girls with their wonderful winter clothes, like a fairytale long time ago...
have a nice time and much greetings, cornelia

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Looks like you and Heather had a splendid time at Veronica's B & B. I haven't been into Lori's shop since before Christmas; imagine that! I will have to make it a point to get back in soon. Love your red teacups! Enjoy your sleigh ride tonight. You will have to really bundle up as Hubby says it's very cold out there! Thanks for coming to tea.


Susan said...

A most perfect day, Carolyn. Thank you so much for taking us with you. Loved every bit of it. Susan

Lavender Cottage said...

What a lovely breakfast you ladies had and everything looks so nice. Lori's store has many pretty things from what you've shown and I'll bet you are one of her best customers Carolun.

Bernideen said...

Oh please - would you post this on my "Friends Sharing Tea"?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like a wonderful time, Carolyn! The breakfast foods look delicious. Lori's shop looks great. Love all the pictures you shared of it. Have fun on your sleigh ride!


First..I love the breakfast table setting, it's sooo pretty, warm and inviting and the food..oh well, that is yummy! What fun you all had enjoying such good company too. Lori's shop looks like heaven, I think I would leave that place with a car fool of treasures. Thanks for sharing.

The Zeigler Homestead said...

Sounds like you have had a fun day. Thanks for taking us along with you. The little shop definitely looks like a fun place to spend a little $$. Will be looking forward to pictures of the sleigh ride!! ~Susie~

Linda said...

Well, what a day you had, Carolyn! You certainly got off to a running start, that's for sure. Veronoica's table looks Sunnylicious, especially in the depths of winter. So warm and inviting. LOVE the yellows. And, Heather looks fantastic, as always. I hardly recognized her without that glorious white hat fit for the Queen of England herself. Love Heather in that hat! :-) She is very photogenic. You two could be sistas, ya know. Speaking of photos, you lost your 'focus'?! Haha Midge loved that one. He does appreciate the punnies. Signing off to get a glass of O.J. You've made me thirsty. Good night!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Pamela Gordon said...

This looks so lovely. Thanks for sharing this beautiful B&B with us. I took a peek and will keep it in mind next time we go to the island.

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Carolyn
I'm so so grateful & happy that you take interest in the shop...I appreciate it more then words can say...It helps keep my spirits up when I read all the lovely comments you post about me & the shop on your amazing blog...
Blessings to you on this day~
P.S I had no idea Sandi has a link party, I joined today...
Thanks Again~

A Garden of Threads said...

Breakfast look gorgeous, the shop fabulous. I could get lost in there for hours. Thank you for sharing it. Hope you had a marvellous sleigh ride. Take care, Jen

Cindy said...

Oh what fun you must have had with the girls. Your photos are all fabulous, how I would love to find a little store with all of those wonderful vintage items.
Enjoy your sleigh ride!
Hugs, Cindy

Deborah said...

Oh how fun! Everything looks so wonderful!
I love b & b's and we usually stay at some on our holidays. They are so unique and restful. I've found a few that I would return to again and again.
Oh my, those biscuits and jam look scrumptious..my favourite! I'd love to have tea with you!
We've had some very cold but sunny days too Carolyn; it makes them a bit more bearable when the sun is shining!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Deborah said...

Oh and sligh-rides? Just l o v e them!
How fun!

Deborah xoxo