Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rainy Day in Creemore

 

Creemore-mosaic

Last Friday friends, Jennifer, Judith Marilyn and myself decided to take a little visit to a lovely little village about an hour away called Creemore.  It is a touristy type of town with lots of galleries, quaint shops and lovely places to eat.   Unfortunately, the day was calling for a good downpour.   We got to visit a few of the stores and oogle and google over things.   We were told by a shopkeeper that a good place for lunch was the Affairs Bakery.  I was hooked when I saw that they had butter tarts on the menu.   Lunch was lovely.   I had a delicious stew and nice warming green tea.   Desert was a pumpkin butter tart and I enjoyed every bite.   After lunch Judith and Marilyn headed home but Jennifer and I wanted to take some pictures in the park.  Just as we hauled the cameras out of the bags down came the rain in buckets.   Note the wavery pic on the top right.   I managed between rain bursts to take a couple of the flowers in the park.   On the way back home Jen and I passed a country store in the middle of nowhere.   I made a quick stop and backed up to the front door.   It was full of all kinds of jewelry and scarfs and crafts.  The owner was quite bubbly and friendly.   In the back room we spotted these delicious confections of hats.  We tried them all on.  Well this one on the old girl just took my fancy and I took it home.  Jennifer bought one also in a pale pink.  Maybe she will share it on her blog A Garden of Threads.

Join us for Mosaic Monday at Mary’s.   Have a great last week of September.   Valerie

19 comments:

Pondside said...

It has been over 30 years since I visited Creemore. I remember it as a very quiet village with not much in the way of tourist attractions - we could have lunch there, but the place wasn't always open. So nice to catch a glimpse of it after all these years.

eileeninmd said...

It is great that even the rain did not stop you from having fun with your friends. The pumpkin tart sounds delicious. And the hat is pretty on you! Wonderful photos and mosaic. Have a great week!

Pamela Gordon said...

That sounds like a fun little day trip - rain and all!

Georgianna said...

Val, it sounds like an absolutely perfect day! I would love to visit that town, especially with all of you ladies. That hat is the icing on the cake. I'm so glad you got it!
– g

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
Marilyn and I wondered how you two were going to get any photos with the rain.
I'm so happy you both have a hat for tea parties now. Guess we better have a Victorian tea and dress to the nines. :-)
Judith

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Looks like you ladies had a wonderful day weather or not...the mosaic is wonderful.

Carol said...

Sounds like a fun trip, even with rain! The butter tarts look so good.

A Garden of Threads said...

The hat looks beautiful. Rain and all it was still a great day. Have a great week:)

podso said...

Great photos ... sometimes I love going into little shops or eateries in the rain .. makes them all the more cozy!

Pat said...

Looks like a fabulous day trip!

Bernie said...

It sounds like such a lovely day despite the downpour. I had to look up 'butter tart' ... they do sound lovely. I have to say I just love the hat!!!

Lorrie said...

Days like the one you've shared can be so much fun - even if it rains. It's all about the attitude!

Naturegirl said...

Love buttertarts!
Misty mornings and rain seems to be the norm that Autumn is upon us.

bj said...

Oh, I love rainy days more than anything.
Looks like ya'll had fun...and I love your mosaic...
xo bj

Teagarden said...

A great trip. Thanks for sharing!
Markus

Snap said...

What fun! A day trip with a friend is always special. Love the hat!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Beautiful photos...I'd stay longer but those little pies just reminded me of how hungry I am...wish I had one or two!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely mosaic! Outings together with good friends are always a treat.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice mosaic! We enjoyed a day at home yesterday...with some rain! I love days like that! Outings with friends are special, too! ♥