Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tea & Gardens

On Sunday Cory and I met in the tiny town of historic Niles for lunch at a tea room and to see the quilt show and garden tour. It was such a fun day.

The gardens of the bungalow style homes overflowed with bright flowers.

The red roses were lush and vivid.

We limited our tour to a few blocks, but I think we could have spent the entire afternoon peeking at gardens.

There were many antique shops to browse. I picked up paper goods and small charms for collages.

There was so much to see and do, but the best part of the day was just sitting at a sidewalk table outside a cafe, sipping coffee and chatting. It all comes down to the simple things, doesn't it?


Rachel said...

It sounds lovely! Did you get any photos of the gardens and quilts?

Love your collage tid-bits. Very nice!

Erin Wallace said...

GOrgeous photos! And that banner is great! Have a great day

xo Erin

Suz said...

Blessed are you for savoring the time with a friend
and a few gorgeous gardens thrown in
...heaven on earth
love your treasures....

Theresa said...

Sounds like my kind of day! Love the pictures and LOVE your new look! WOW, great layout! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What a wonderful day out and spent with a good friend. Thanks for sharing with us!

Maiden Jane said...

It sounds like so much fun - a lazy day, taking in the scenes. I love main streets.

Susan Gallacher-Turner said...

What a lovely afternoon! Thanks for sharing it with all those beautiful photos!

Nice new look for your blog!

Dogwood said...

Oh what a day! So much fun. I will treasure the memories. Thank you for planning every detail of our time together. Great photos.

Have a great weekend. What fun to be going to Mendocino with Hilary and Jeff. Looking forward to a blog about it.