Saturday, December 19, 2020

Rebecca's Bistro, London Fog...and other fun stops in Amish Country

I won a Mother's Day Contest.  I was given a nights stay at the Carlise Inn in Sugar Creek.  This included the night stay, dinner the night before and breakfast. 

I was so excited and I took my parents.  We have so much fun together.  The Inn is only about 45 minutes away.  I took the Friday off and we played in Amish County together....eating, antiquing and finding fun teas.



We had breakfast/brunch at one of our favorite places, Rebecca's.


I ordered the Creamed Egg, A filling and delicious combination of creamed eggs and Swiss cheese on toasted sourdough bread.  This reminds me of when I lived at home and my mom would make Eggs Ala Golden Rod.  The only difference it mom did not make it with Swiss cheese and mom added paprika. 

I also got the London Fog which was really yummy. 




We then did a little antiquing and then ran into my friend, Jody, who was selling her pottery.  Check out her pottery, Rudy Whistle. https://www.facebook.com/RudyWhistlePotteryStudio/


We went to my favorite cheese shop- Heini's.  I only wish they still did samples.  One of the disappointments of Covid.  https://heinis.com/


We stopped at a few other places and then ended up in Sugarcreek.  One of the places I had not been in years, but a place I used to go with my grandparents.

One of the traditions was going to the Alpine Alpa and then afterwards we would go upstairs and see the Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock.  The Restaurant has since closed, but the town still has the clock.  We were able to watch the clock "sing" while we were there.  It was just like I remembered. 





We had a great time enjoying dinner, our free nights stay and breakfast.  It was really a fun and relaxing weekend.  The Inn is a great place to stay if you are looking for something in that area.



Friday, December 18, 2020

Teapot Napkin rings


A sweet friend was shopping and found these and thought of me.  She dropped them off for me the other day, I love them.  

I also love when people see tea things and think of me.  I enjoy finding things that will bring people joy, it's my love language, gifts.  So, it is really special when people find things that bring me joy and share them. Giving gifts don't have to cost much it is often just the thought that means the most.  There are many ways to show love....For some it is quality time- just being together, others it is acts of service, others it is words of affirmation, and other it is a touch.  If you have not read the 5 Love Languages, check it out.    Gary Chapman wrote it and there are several versions out there- I have done the regular book, one for work and one for youth.   I highly recommend it.  It is one of my favorite books ever.  https://www.5lovelanguages.com/





Right now I am using them as decorations on my tea tree.  I am also trying to think of other things to do with them.


I am thinking they could also be tie backs for curtains.  And of course I can use them as napkin rings.  If you think of something else I can do with them, let me know.
 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Vistaprint hat with tea logo



Vistaprint was having a big sale, so I decided to get a hat with my logo on it.


I think that they did a job on it.  The hat is well made and of good quality material.


I also got this peel and stick car window logo



Vistaprint is a great place to get marketing items.  I bought my business cards from them as well.
 

Monday, December 14, 2020

3 tea pots


I won a Mother's Day Contest.  I was given a nights stay at the Carlise Inn in Sugar Creek.  This included the night stay, dinner the night before and breakfast. 


I was so excited and I took my parents.  We have so much fun together.  The Inn is only about 45 minutes away.  I took the Friday off and we played in Amish County together....eating, antiquing and finding fun teas.

While antiquing I found these three adorable tea pots. The first two were from Strasburg and the copper pot  was from Walnut Creek.



This little guy was $5.


This little guy was $5.


This little guy was $8 or $9.

I just love them.  And I love that the only things I bought this weekend were three little tea pots.


We had fun in Sugarcreek.  It has been years since I was in this "Swiss" town.  I do still have some Kaufmann family there and my dad even pointed out several grave yards were family including my great great grandparents were buried. 

When I was younger than 8, because I was 8 when my grandpa died, we used to go to eat at the Alpine Alpa with my Lehman grandparents.  I was never a fan of the Amish cooking, but it was a treat to go upstairs and see the Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock.

The restaurant is no longer there, bur Sugar Creek kept the clock.  It brought back so many great memories to see it play.


The Carlise Inn is gorgeous.  It was all decorated for Christmas.  We had so much fun.






Sunset


Sunrise