21 June 2013

A Few More Scraps from My Scrapbook of Life

The other day, a friend and I were on a trip to get some business done,
 when I realized we weren't far from a favorite café where we had eaten a time or two before...
it wasn't hard to talk her into a detour.
 
 
I had some organic Jasmine tea--
out of this wonderful little tea pot...
unfortunately my smartphone's camera wasn't too 'smart' (accurate) with the true color.
It was a beautiful light, soft green--reminiscent of some vintage items I've seen.  
The tea was AWESOME by the way...
made even more so by the 'lovely' pre July 4th weather we were having outside:(

 
Outside,
besides the not so lovely rain and gray skies,
we were treated to a variety of lovely colorful flowers in a variety of unique containers.
It helped make the day seem brighter!
 
Do you see what I see?
Yep, that REALLY is a toaster being used as a planter!
I've never seen that before:)
They also used old sifters and some other kitchen related items...
cute ideas for a café that used to be a general store
(or possibly a farmhouse or rustic cabin)!

 
I should have taken a photo of what we were eating,
but I was SO hungry that the delicious roast beef sandwich was gone in minutes...
maybe even seconds:)
And then -- not too long afterwards,
so was the yummy lemon cookie...
I LOVE lemony desserts!
I LOVE eating good food in a historical, country setting too:)
 
Here is their website in case business or pleasure brings you out their way as it did us
 
 
 
An earlier trip under sunnier skies
brought my hubby and I to the coast.
And wouldn't you know it,
not too long into our trip,
as we were passing some farm fields and hillsides where the lighting was beautiful,
I clicked the camera shutter...
only to discover, 
my camera battery was dead--
sigh.
 
I did catch a few beach photos with my phone,
but I definitely need to take the time and play with the settings.
Still it was better than nothing:)
 
And last,
but not least,
 
 
On an even earlier visit... 
my sibling's cute Cornish Rex kitty taking-
a cat nap:)
 
Ah! The sun has made an appearance...
time to go!
 
Happy Summer Solstice to you!
 
Blessings,
Aimee
 

14 comments:

Willow said...

Hi Aimee, The cafe sounds and looks like a great time ... and worth the detour ! Organic Jasmine tea sounds delishous and to be served in such a beautiful tea pot adds to the whole lovely experience!

Sam said...

All in all, a pretty nice day. I'd say.

aimee said...

@Willow~
Thanks for your comment--it was a good experience:)
Blessings,
Aimee

@Sam~
Definitely Sam:)
Blessings,
Aimee

by Teresa said...

More fun trips for you.. love that little teapot! What a fun idea to plant in an old gutted out toaster, I did a double take on that. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda W. said...

I have a teapot just like that one! (except it is bluer) Love the beach shots - I need to get back there soon. Happy day to you.

aimee said...

@Teresa~
Yes--I love it when 'business' trips turn into pleasure trips:)
Isn't that the cutest teapot? I love it and wish I could find one. It just looks so vintage!
Have a great and sunny Saturday.
Blessings,
Aimee

@Linda~
Wow! That is SO cool! Actually the color may have been bluer--it might have been the lighting:) No matter the color, I love the style!
It was a beautiful day at the beach--so sunny and the waves were gorgeous! However it was cold because of a nasty wind...I hope your next time there is soon too (and that you take lots of photos for us to enjoy)!
Blessings,
Aimee

aimee said...

@Teresa (part II),
Yep! A toaster planter--who would have thought it possible:)
Aimee

moonstruckcreations said...

Hi Aimee, have just stumbled upon your blog!

That teapot is so cute, I would be very happy to drink my afternoon cuppa from it.

Have a lovely weekend, Helenxx

Betsy said...

Such fun!!! That toaster is just the cutest thing. I don't have much of an imagination to think of things like that. Love the blue skies by the ocean.
Blessings,
Betsy

aimee said...

Hi, Helen!
Welcome to AOTM and thank you for your sweet comment! I'm so glad you stopped by!
Isn't that teapot wonderful? I SO want one now!
Wishing you a lovely weekend too--will come by for a blog visit come Monday:)
Blessings,
Aimee

aimee said...

@Betsy~
It really was! Yep, loved the whole toaster planter idea too--just SO unique! Lots of blue (with some clouds) at the coast today too...
you would have loved it! The hubby, our youngest granddaughter and I spent time at the Scandinavian Festival there and...of course, the beach!
Blessings,
Aimee

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

For heaven's sake, I've driven past that cafe a zillion times and have never stopped. I'll have to do it one of these days. That's a very creative use for a toaster...lol.

Lorrie said...

Sounds like a great day to be out and about. A planting in a toaster is certainly unique, and suits the decor of the place.

Have a wonderful week, Aimee.

aimee said...

@Cathy~
You should! They have limited hours but I have never had a bad meal there and the owner is wonderful!
Yep--I never would have thought about doing that:)
Blessings, Aimee

@Lorrie~
It wasn't too bad weather wise--we were safely inside eating when the only downpour hit:)
I agree--it does. I love historical buildings...
Have a great week also!
Blessings, Aimee

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