Feb 25, 2011

A Day Outing {Part I}~Luncheon and Apothecary Shop

Hello, faithful readers! How good it 'twas of you to stop by; your visits are always so welcomed. 
On Wednesday, Mother and I along with a few of our friends went on an afternoon luncheon in a charming nearby town to celebrate a friend's 18th birthday and Mother's friend's birthday as well. {They share the same date!:)}  

Robins is such a delightful restaurant in which to dine! So cozy and charming with a tint of old-fashion, European flare...

Red and yellow roses atop the wood mantel, bring an essence of cheer to the atmosphere. 
They always have fresh flowers throughout the restaurant.

Our friends enjoyed opening their gifts...

And we all chatted gaily while sipping cool, cucumber water...

The restaurant always serves the most delectable treats!

This mouse is quite scrumptious {so dense and rich and yummy:)}!

After luncheon, we of course had to linger into the apothecary cross the lane... 

The chimes gave a sort of whimsy atmosphere while the decor sparkled in front of the white-trimmed, cottage-like structure. 

A painter outside of Heart's Ease painting...
Welcome to my beloved herb shop...

When you step through the threshold, a mingled aroma fills your nostrils as the hardwood floors creak beneath your feet....You have stepped into another century!

The delightful sight of bundles of tied herbs drying on the wooden beams...

I love how this turned out! Reminds me an old-fashion post office only the cubby holes hold sweet-smelling soaps.

Give me one ounce of civit, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination...~Shakspeare

The wooden shelves hold lovely trinkets and herbs alike...

Ooo, I was tempted to purchase this lavender honey! I am sure this would be quite scrumptious drizzled on a warm buttered biscuit with a cup of tea...doesn't that sound lovely to break your morning fast? 

There is a table full of clay bins containing a colorful arrangement of potpourris and lavender. I love using the Cabrian Rose {maroon potpourri mixture above} in my letters; gives such a sweet scent to parchment notes. 

{To Be Continued}

Hope you have enjoyed your visit! 
Many blessings to you all!

With Lots of Love,
P.S. A reader this morning left a some-what offensive comment on this post concerning my grammar it 'twas  at the beginning of the post, which is not proper English and I deleted their comment because they did not sign their name and it was an Anonymous user. Even though they said not to take offense to their comment, I just wanted to say to them this: "Thank you for you kindness to correct my grammar. It was good to know that 'twas is a combination of it and was
I think as well that good grammar is essential and cannot stand when things are misspelled, yet I am no old-fashion grammar expert although I strive to do well in modern-day English class. Again, thank you for correcting me, but please next time sign your name, even with an initial, if not with your Google account."  


  1. Ooh Grace~

    Sounds like you had a lovely day!
    The herb shop sounds wonderful!!!
    Is it in Paso? Robin's and the herb shop I mean?
    I will be writing your letter soon!
    Thank you so much for the postcards, and I could definitely smell the lavender!

  2. Hello, dear Rachel!
    Oh, no! This is not in P. It's in Cambria!:) Too bad though, although I do not mind going by the seaside.

    Looking forward to you letter!
    Lots of Love,

  3. What a deligtful {and sweet-smelling} post, dearest friend! Each of the photographs were so nice to see. The shops near your homestead are lovely, indeed!

    Your Sister In Christ,

  4. my most dear friend,
    Looks like you had a delightful time! Ah, the herb shop...I would of love to go in there with you sometime! Looks like such a charming shop! All the photography was so fun to see!!
    I can hardly wait for the continuation!!
    I have the most charming time as a visited your little garden. You have so many sweet-smelling flowers and herbs growing here!
    Have a lovely evening!

    P.S. I just love your new/old look! You did a magnificent job! =)

  5. It looks and sounds like a lovely day! Nice photographs :) I would love to visit an apothecary shop. I read a book recently called 'The Apothocary's Daughter' and it was Christian, but right now I forget the author's name. Anyways, I have wanted to see how one looks now since I read all about how one was back in the 1800s.

  6. Hello, Gabrielle! Oh, yes! I have heard of that book by Julie Klassen and it is my ALL TIME favorite read. {If you read my last post you would see:)} When my mom first told me about it, I wanted to immediately borrow it from the library! I do wish there were more books like that out there.

    Thanks for leaving the sweet comment!

  7. Miss Grace,
    I can't tell you how delighted I was after reading this post. Your photography is simply ::beautiful:: !
    I would love you to return a comment on my blog, but, I only have a private blog...But,I am thinking about getting a public one. :)
    I {{love}} all your blogs SO much!

    In Christ,

    Acacia (ahh cass ee ahh)

  8. My lovely friend, you have done it again. A another great post and beautiful pictures to brighten my day. Thank you for sharing your afternoon with us. It looks like so much fun! :)


  9. It's amazing how many young ladies I find with so much in common with me...especially where Jane Austen is concerned...and you even like Road to Avonlea (my favorite TV series)! :-) Your blog looks lovely.

  10. Hello, Melody! I just visited your blog a little while ago...we do share a lot in common.:) Yes, it is amazing, quite a blessing, that so many Christ-filled, like-minded ladies are connected through the internet. Some of my dearest friends I have met through this blogging experience. I see you are a bit new to the blogging world...welcome! I am sure that you will find so many more young ladies through blogging!


  11. Grace,
    Thank you so much for the lovely post. What a joy to escape the snow and winter cold to travel to this quaint town with you. Your words paint a vivid picture in my mind. I can almost smell the herbs . I am so looking forward to spring. I am enjoying the tulips we purchased from a local market as I look out at the snow glistening all around.Enjoy your weekend.