It was our oldest granddaughter's birthday. At her request, we set aside a summer afternoon to visit a pretty tea room, in the middle of a historic old town. The three of us were excited to take part in their first official tea party. We parked, and walked a distance so that we could experience the old town before the tea.
Believe it or not, the first little shop we happened upon, was the cutest vintage candy store. They were delighted from the moment they first walked in the front door of the store. The two nice ladies directed them to the princess section, with lit wall flowers and all kinds of princess candy.
The next room had plastic green and pink baskets filled with many kinds of candy. Oh, the temptations this situation presented to them. Creative ideas for candy displays were everywhere. We left the store with their choice of one item each:)
At this lovely old porch, I pointed out to them the many different succulent planters for sale. I explained what succulents were and in kindness to me, they appeared most interested.
We were especially intrigued by the bloom filled old, rusty wagon that was on the sidewalk below the porch. As we stood there looking at it's many plantings, a couple came and took it with them. They had purchased it and were taking it back with them to Michigan, via their motor home. The lady was giddy with excitement with her new purchase.
At the sound of the water fountains, the girls asked to go into these gardens.
I explained what the word "private" meant on the iron gate, so we stood listening to the water running and the birds singing, for a few brief moments.
The immaculately done gardens created a peaceful feeling as we stood there looking in.
This garden walk peaked their interest as they wondered what was behind the wooden arch.
I wished I knew too. I liked how they used the wooden pieces as a walkway.
Roses, black-eyed susans, daisies, and geraniums were everywhere. I reminded the girls to make sure to stop and smell roses whenever they see them. Good reminder to me too. The roses were so fragrant!
I will share some pictures of our fun and memorable tea room experience in the next post.
Wishing you all some enjoyable moments in your July 4th holiday. Freedom is a gift that is coming to mean more to me with each passing year. I am most grateful for ALL those who gave their lives for that freedom, and for each one who continue to give their lives to this day. May we never forget it all.
Happy July 4th to each of you!