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Our group: Sherry of the blog: No Minimalist Here, my sis, my sis-in-love and moi. These girls are so sweet. They would never laugh at me as I drove through a round-about three times.....NOT! (Think Chevy Chase in the movie 'European Vacation' as Clark endlessly drives around the Lambeth Bridge round-about).
When in a charming French restaurant, what do you order? Why, quiche of course! And it was very good! (our cute little French waiter took that awful photo of us.....hey! He was cute and we were charmed by his accent but never said he was a good photographer) :)
If you are ever in Leesburg or the surrounding metropolitan area, try this wonderful real French restaurant: The Eiffel Tower Cafe (remember this place Francie?) in the heart of the historic district. The owner hails from Paris and even a cute little French poodle was dining at the table next to ours. (dogs have to eat too)
Let's Go Shopping
Market Street runs right through the middle of the quaint town of Leesburg. The owner of The Eiffel Towel Cafe said it reminded her of the South of France. And it's where there are a number of fun antique shops.
The Cottage......I think is my favorite shop in Leesburg with truly drool worthy displays. I will let the next photos speak for themselves. :)
You know shopping involves eating too......right? Lola's is the cutest little tiny tucked away bakery with divine sweets. And a perfect Pink Saturday photo session. (always thinking of our Pink Saturday party.) You must try the ginger chocolate chip cookies....wowie! We found this shady cool spot to enjoy our cookie. After this sweet respite it was shop, shop, shop some more. Then to dinner.....a fabulous Mexican restaurant, and on the motel to crash and early to bed. The next day was the Luckett's Market, our intended destination. It was the most perfect weather wise day you could ask for. Ha! We were practically the first in line and that line was soooooo long. But it was worth the wait as the DROOL worthiness of this event was just amazing. We saw some of our favorite bloggers/vendors and so much inspiration. Without further boring words here are some captured images.
Says it all doesn't it!!!
Fabulous prop..........looks real doesn't he?
Recognize these gorgeous frocks? ........ Magnolia Pearl
Touches of red ......so French!
Mirror Mirror on the Barn :)
Check out that fabulous French dressing table and seat....it's in a barn! Oh my!
Can you stand it? :)
My very favorite shop from my area was there.......
Through the Garden Gate. I was thrilled to see Pam and her tent. Can you see why? Her shop is where I buy gifts and items for my own home and try to get there as often as I can. From the moment you enter her enchanted store you are entralled :)
Goodness....even the porta-johns were charming. You didn't mind waiting in line when you had the pretty pink umbrellas and beautifully dressed mannequins to look at. And check out the toilet paper stash....in an old filing cabinet....genius!
One of our luscious purchases.....but that's all you get to see today....saving for a future post. I just can't tell you what a great time we had. I was so tired and worn out and I only saw half of what was there. On the way home we treated ourselves to one more guilty indulgent pleasure.. banana splits. :) I have plans to go back in the Fall for the Christmas show. Will I get to meet you? xoxo
~ Next time on the Nest blog...... yard sale finds in my garden ~
I am so appreciative when you choose to follow my blog and if you do already.....I thank you so much. ♥ It's always a pleasure to join these wonderful parties.....charming hostess and full of inspiration. I know they will love it if you give them a visit.
sweet Beverly's Pink Saturday
Be Inspired on Tuesday @ Elizabeth & Co,
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage,
White Wednesday at Faded Charm,
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style,
The Tuesday girls at Cowgirl Up at Farmhouse Porch
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia ,
Sherry at her Open House on Thursday
and Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground