Monday, April 4, 2011

Shopping and Dining

So, I have been complaining about the rain and not being able to finishing painting my dining table and chairs.  Today was sunny and warm. 

But, I was bad and played hooky with my friend the "other" Penny from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen.





We went shopping and out to lunch.  I will show you what I bought another time.  We found the cutest place to have lunch.

It is a little bookstore as well as a restaurant.

Cozy rooms filled with books and tables.
I had the soup and sandwich special.  All of the meals come served on a bread board.
Penny had their "Mile High Quiche" and fresh fruit. 

We had a wonderful time catching up after a long winter.  Tomorrow, I will get back to working on projects.....maybe.
Welcome Home,
Penny

28 comments:

  1. That looks like a wonderful place and being able to visit with Penny must have been fun. Have a great day.

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  2. Oh my what a delightful place to stop for lunch. Both meals look divine! Bonnie

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  3. Looks like a very pleasant place to have lunch. What a great way to serve up the sandwiches...

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  4. Hi Penny, I think it was a great idea to fit in some fun with a sweet blogger the 'other' Penny. Your lunch looks delicious. I am sure both of the Penny's had a grand time together. Smile.

    The table will wait.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  5. Great idea...projects will always be there waiting for you! Lunch looks great...like the breadboard idea!~Hugs, Patti

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  6. Wouldn't you know the sun would come out on your fun day? Oh well, there's more sunshine ahead of us, I'm sure of it. That food looks great!

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  7. That reminds me of a little bookstore/cafe I visited on a bicycle ride through England.

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  8. What a great idea for a business. I'll bet you had a great afternoon.

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  9. Hi Penny! What a lovely little place to eat and play! Your lunch looks so good!
    Well, you're excused from coming to my party since your kitchen is all torn up! :)
    Thanks for popping in though.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  10. Oh, that's a neat place! I'm glad you had a fun lunch with a Penny! Enjoy your week! ♥

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  11. Penny, that looks like somewhere I would LOVE to be!!! What a great place, and good for you playing hookie...as grandma always told me, there is always tomorrow:)

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  12. Looks yummy and it looks like they bring you a truckload of food! That soup... oh please... I would die for a cup of it right now!

    Di

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  13. I want to go! All of that looks so good, and just the perfect place for me as I love books!

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  14. I want that mile high quiche. I hope you'll tell us where this fabulous place is Penny. I'm dying to go when I get home.
    Sam

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  15. I love this place and the food looks divine too..hope your kitchen gets put back together soon! :D

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  16. That looks like a wonderful place for lunch and the soup and salad look fabulous. How fun that it's served on a bread board..sort of like a ploughman's lunch. Yum.

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  17. Penny, what a cute place. You need to let us go there for lunch next time you gather the bloggers together.

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  18. What a delightful place to while away the afternoon with a friend! And that quiche looks amazing.

    Their sign is very cute, too.

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  19. So glad you played hookie with me. It was a perfect day in every way. Good weather, good food, good friend.

    Hugs, Penny

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  20. What a neat place Penny! The meals look wonderful. I love how they are served. Will have to keep that idea in mind.

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  21. I always think a short break with a friend makes the work go better when you get back to it. I like the idea of serving lunch on a breadboard.

    Darla

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  22. found your blog today and i realy like it,

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  23. What a neat place to have lunch! And the food....yum! Sometimes we just need to play hooky. BTW, I like the French pictures you are having made into prints. That's going to look fabulous!

    It's raining here today. I'm catching up on blogging!

    Enjoy your day, Penny!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  24. Love the looks of that place....I could spend some time reading and sipping some good tea :-)

    So excited to see your finished kitchen!

    Hugs!

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  25. Just know you two 'shining Pennies' had a great time together!
    Like the idea to change the bar height to a reg. counter - will look fabulous.

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  26. Oh my goodness that food looks delicious! I would have played hooky too!

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  27. Oh yum! I would give anything for that sandwich right now :)) Have enjoyed catching up on your blog - can't wait to see the kitchen!!
    xo, Andrea

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  28. Hi Penny! That lunch looked sooo cute..and what an adorable way to serve lunch. :)

    The flower bed..I keep looking for a small one..and some day I will run into one of those tiny Jenny Lind beds in red..or whatever and grab it. It will go out there in my yard under the tree..and will have a real flower bed. :)

    I cannot tell you how much I wish I had a place for that little red table and chairs..but I don't. I look and long and then today I saw the price down so low...and actually moaned out loud! LOL
    Ah well...we cannot have everything! I am proud to own the things I do that you have made.
    Hugs,
    Mona

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