Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Colonial Williamsburg

Well here we are in Colonial Williamsburg! We just came back to our room after an exciting evening in the beautiful and historical town of Williamsburg. After a 500 mile drive from Kentucky we didn't waste much time starting our adventure. We set out right away to explore the beautiful town.

The shops are the greatest. I could have spent a fortune on the old writing papers, powered inks, soaps, bonnets, candles, reproduction clothing, books and cook books! I haven't bought a thing so far. I didn't want to carry it around so we plan on going back tomorrow to see everything we missed today and do some shopping. We ended the evening by taking a guided Tavern Ghost Walk by lantern light through the town. All I can say is OMG! I loved it! Not scary but so much fun!
We will probably venture over to Jamestown and Yorktown tomorrow. And I am dieing to stop at some antique shops we seen. Here are a few pics I took today before dark. I'll try to list some more tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas Open House

We just had our Christmas Open House last Saturday at the shop. I worked for two weeks putting up the fresh pine, holly, cedar and hemlock and making new goodies for the shop. Everything looked good and went very well. We served lots of homemade food and candies! Such as: soup beans n cornbread, hamburger dip n chips, pull candy, homemade pay day bars, peanut brittle, refreshments and my favorite snow cocoa from Gooseberry Patch. See recipe below. We also popped fresh popcorn in my nostalgic popcorn machine. Hubby and I will be leaving Wednesday for a getaway to Colonial Williamsburg! Can't wait! I'll post some pics later this week.

Snow Cocoa Recipe

2 c. whipping cream
6 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
12 oz. pkg. white chocolate chips
*Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Heat on low for 2 to 2 1/2 hrs. or until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Stir well to blend.
My new Christmas Flicker Candle.

New Handpainted Candy Cane Tapers