02 March, 2013

Adventures with Melody and FNWF!

Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon with Melody (The House On The Side Of The Hill). We went to Jam and Cream which Mel had seen on television. There are lots of vintage things everywhere. Don't you just love the underwear hanging in the window!
 
Of course, as many of you already know, Mel and I are quite partial to the odd scone with jam and cream! Just for something a little different, we ordered one serving of cheese and chutney scones (named Gilbert on the menu) and one of plain (Jane) scones with jam and cream. We then had one of each. They were delicious!
There were none of those chunky tea cups you usually get in cafes. We had gorgeous proper vintage china teacups and plates. Some of you may even be shocked to learn that I ordered a pot of tea (it's usually only illness or pregnancy that gets me drinking tea and I'm neither! I just love my coffee!). I thoroughly enjoyed it and may start drinking more tea! Look at that cute little bottle with milk came in!
I just love this picture frame filled with vintage sewing items.
Out the back there is the cutest pink caravan. Next time we'll have to book so we can have a tea party in there! Thanks for a lovely afternoon Mel. I'm so glad you found this place (and so close to home too).
I joined in with our lovely host, Cheryll and everyone else for Friday Night With Friends.
So while I watched Pretty Woman (again!) on tv, I worked on some secret sewing (in the box underneath) and started stitching a new stitchery.
I was lucky enough to win a prize from Kaye of Kitten Stitching in her recent Mystery Giveaway A lovely embroidered hand towel, a needle case, scissors with a matching fob and a cute little book.
The scissor fob is made of yo yos with two different vintage buttons. The scissors are so cute. You can't see them in the picture but there are polka dots on them. 
Thank you so much, Kaye.

24 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

That looks like a beautiful café and very girly. hugs

Quilt Kitty said...

That looks like my kind of fun, you two know how to party! Tracee xx

Anita said...

Hi Christine,
Oh I love the pink caravan!!! Vintage is so sweet. I feel all hungry looking at the tea and scones you teaser!!! lol. Great success with last nights FNwF's.
Cheers, Anita.

Leanne said...

Such a fun way to spend an afternoon, your stitching looks great.

Cheryll said...

Congrats on a great win... nice work last night too... but after those scones I guess you didn't eat any of my mint slice...lol :)

Maria said...

Lots like a beautiful afternoon...

Val Spiers said...

Tea with Mel looks like fun. Your stitchery looks cute. I like your thread roll too. Lucky you winning that great towel and extras.

shez said...

what great fun you two get up to,that is such a lovely place,love the pink caravan.Lovely win Christine and now what is that secret sewing ,i wonder,lol.xx

Kali said...

Sounds as though you had a wonderful day Christine...all topped off with Pretty Woman..again. I don't know how many times I've watched that movie and loved it.

Sharyn T said...

Looks a very interesting place Christine and another lovely dress. Sharyn:)

Briar Rose said...

Lovely post Christine, you two must have had fun at that great place, the scones looked fantastic,as did the decorating ideas and that gorgeous pink Caravan. Your stitching looks lovely too. Cheers R.

Tracee Perry said...

I love the underwear in the window, that looks like a terrific place to visit.

Mistea said...

Yum - the scones sound delicious.
Pretty stitching for your FNWF.
Nice win. enjoy the pretty towels.

Simone said...

What a great place to go to.
I was admiring your floss holder as I was trying to spy the secret sewing underneath.
Great prizes too.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love all your pics of another great spot. More sneaky stitching :-)

Gina E. said...

OOoooh another nice place to visit for coffee and tea! Hey, have you two been to the new Eltham Tea House on Main Road? It is where Ming's Chinese restaurant was for years. The Tea House is absolutely divine - inside and out, plenty of off street parking. Lunchtime is busiest with all the Eltham yuppies after their tennis lessons, lol, so best to go mid morning or mid afternoon.

Anthea said...

Well that is proper old fashioned afternoon tea, pretty cups & all. Precious time with friends is wonderful.
The secret sewing looks interesting, I hope we get to see it eventually x

marina said...

what a gorgeous place!
Your new stitchery looks very interesting. Love your goodies, lucky you.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Sounds like a great afternoon, your stitching is wonderful.

O'faigh said...

Hello Christine, I enjoyed your post...love the framed vintage sewing items.....Hugs lyn

Bev C said...

Hello Christine,

Such a lovely post. Glad you have arrived over the other side- a tea drinker. Such a pretty giveaway you won.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

FloS said...

You and Mel surely had a lovely time together !!
The scones look ver yummy !!!
Florence

Sisbabestitches said...

Lovely day out, lovely win and lovely stitching :)

Charlie and Wendy said...

It looks a wonderful spot for morning tea, the caravan looks too cute! Your new stitchery is lovely too.