Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Quick Visit to Niagara on the Lake

Last Friday on the way to Buffalo, New York for a little shopping trip my friend Jennifer of A Garden of Threads I took a little side trip to Niagara on the Lake.   We were meeting her future Daughter in Law and her Mother later in the evening so we had the time to stop for a few minutes.   Niagara on the Lake is a beautiful historical town.   I drool over all the homes there.
Niagara on the Lake was founded over 200 years ago on the west side of the Niagara River and now boasts many attractions for visitors such as Fort George, the Shaw Festival, Niagara wineries, Niagara Parks with a Butterfly conservatory, fine hotels and restaurants and charming bed and breakfasts.
Going down the main street we saw this lovely old buggy surrounded by pumpkins and gourds to make a pleasing vignette.   Buggie with logo

. Pumpkin Urn with logo
At the front door of this little hotel were two black urns, one on either side of the steps to the veranda with little pumpkins arranged in it.   I loved the contrast of the orange and black.  
horse with logo
This fellow was waiting patiently to take a visitor for a tour around town.  The street was deserted that day.   Note his colourful socks.
Buggie with logo PS_edited-1

I just had to play in Photoshop and give the buggy another look.  I used a texture by Kim Klaussen Cafe.    I hope you have a great weekend.   Valerie


Crafty Gardener said...

That is always a lovely place to visit. It looks like you had a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting. These are lovely pics - such a historical town. Lucky you to go there.

Lori E said...

Picture perfect. Oh how I love this time of year.

Lavender Cottage said...

I like the idea with the urn Val, we could do that!
Hope you have things to blog about that you bought on your shopping trip.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Looks like a wonderful time and the perfect day. Love the shots.

Karen said...

I love your photoshopped buggy, how beautiful. Enjoyed the tour very much!

Georgianna said...

Wow, I loved this tour, Val. I will have to put that town on my list to visit next time I'm in the area. Great job on the textures, too! – g

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

So you had come to visit my hometown and I do hope enjoyed yourself. The photo opportunities here are endless are they not.

DoanLegacy said...

Oh this is so lovely to see..Get me all excited for Thanksgiving..