Saturday, March 15, 2008

Work and Play

This past week was full of all the usual boring things that need to be done, but it was sprinkled with some fun and interesting times.
I got to start working on my birdhouses for Karla and Beth's Bling your Birdhouse
and I had a wonderful day out with two of my friends for lunch. We went to a place called The Dutch Mill. They had a wonderful buffet and a beautiful gift shop
The Dutch Mill

The Dutch Mill Buffet
The huge gift shop was set up very nicely. Antiques were used to showcase the items for sale. Lots of old stoves and some antique washing machines.
Antique Stoves and Washers
They also used other interesting items as well
Various Displays
And of course I had to buy this Christmas wreath for 50% off
Christmas Wreath



Amy said...

What a fun day! I'd love to go to a place like that! I do like the old ovens there and your Christmas wreath is just right :-)

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Karen,
I don't blame you fur buying that wreath, it's gorgeous! Wow check out how high that snow is!!!
Thanks for reminding me about the birdhouse blinging - almost forgot!

Scrappy Jessi said...

so fun! i love all those old washers,and ovens. so quaint. and that sald bar. yummy!!!
what a fabulous day! can't wait to see your blinged out birdhouses!

Maija said...

Looks like fun! The wreath is gorgeous also - we might have had to have a race!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I can't believe that I lost track of your blog! So glad to have re-found it. I will have to catch up. That place looked like a lot of fun. Food and shopping, especially antiques and vintage...what could be better? Hope you are having a good weekend. Susan

Mary Isabella said...

Wow looks like a good time......Smiles

Fete et Fleur said...

I love the wreath against the blue door.

What a fun visit you had. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful goodies.


The Rose Room said...

Birdhouses . . . ??? I am having trouble getting a birdhouse let alone blinging one:) Great day out, love the photos, I would have bought the wreath as well:) Rachaelxo

She'sSewPretty said...

That would be a really fun place to shop and eat! I love all of those old stoves.

M.KATE said...

Hi Karen, looking at the food made me usual, love the wreath and all the other nice :)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Good food & good fare! What a lovely wreath!

kari & kijsa

Felicia said...

I can't wait to see how those birdhouses turn out :)

Beth Leintz said...

The Dutch Mill looks like our Cracker Barrel Restaurant- antique inspired gift store, and in nice weather, they have rocking chairs out on the porch.

I can't wait to see your birdhouses- love all those pastel colors!

Bejeweled said...

Look how fabulously your birdhouses are coming along! Can't wait to see them all blinged out. That looks like just the best bloggy event.

How lovely to have such a nice day out. The gift shop looks like a great place to happily spend the day browsing amongst all the pretties.

Glad you liked the felt rose tutorial. If you do give it a try, I would love to see!

Dolly said...

Ouuu what a fun place to shop!
That wreath is beautiful!

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Its so nice to meet other bloggers!

Have a great Easter,
Hugz, Dolly