Wednesday, 12 December 2007

A grand day out...

Today was the day the teddy bears had their picnic... well not exactly a picnic, tooooo cold, but there was a gathering and it involved cups of tea and very nice it was too!
I met fellow blogger Jayne today from Country Cottage Chic and we went off to The American Museum in Bath. The museum holds a permanent collection of American Folk Art & Colonial History to name but a few attractions and at this time of year they decorate the museum with lavish Christmas decorations and trimmings..the buildings are set on a hillside to the south of Bath and overlooking the most beautiful Limpley Stoke Valley..





It was a real treat for me to wander round this elegant house and see some of the wonderful collections of artifacts and household items from colonial Shaker to elegant New York town house all carefully reconstructed and sympathetically displayed with the haunting smell of freshly baked gingerbread wafting up from the early colonial kitchen..

Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any photos in the museum so my faithful camera had to stay put in my bag.
I did get a sneaky photo of the charming gift shop..




To be perfectly honest... Jayne and I chatted virtually non stop from the moment she picked me up from my home to the time she dropped me off! I had a wonderful day and it was a delight to meet such a friendly fellow blogger..
Jayne gave me a lovely little bag of goodies which I tore open once inside the house...
She had so kindly and generously gifted me some vintage cake decorations and old playing cards and other assorted goodies..one of Jayne's carefully crafted vintage fabric hearts ... and a lovely rose sugar bowl that I bought from Country Cottage Chic China shop... go shopping in this lovely store..www.countrycottagechic.co.uk



How very thoughtful of you Jayne... thank you so much!

I had such a grand day out.. and one thing's for sure... I definitely need to get out more !!!!

11 comments:

www.grandgennetay.typepad.com said...

I visited the American Museum 30 years ago and long to go again. Sadly, I'm not down that way very often! Lovely link to Jayne's shop.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Hi Michele, you lucky thing, having a lovely day out, I'm going to look this place up on the internet. I love folk art and shaker, how I would love some true shaker round boxes, but alas too expensive, when we don't pay a mortgage I shall have some! Jayne has given you some great things, they will look just the part in your picture boxes. x

...... Kristina ...... said...

Ooh you girls had a super day,
i'm so jealous...i have never heard of the musuem before sounds really interesting and i would love to go one day.
Your gifts from Jayne are wonderful too and this all sounds more like it rather than you being in the house ill.
Kristina XxX

Katherines Dream said...

I really must visit the American Museum. You have had such a wonderful day and you needed it!
Bath is so Beautiful...one of my bestest places!
Big hugs,
Carol xx

beeswax, said...

What a lovely day out, and to spend it with a fellow blogger all the more special, lokks like you had great fun, and all the little pressies too, how sweet and thoughtfull, sometimes wish we could all meet up for one big day out, how great would that be!
Will pop back soon ..
Kath, x

beeswax, said...

Michele just had a look at your shop online, beautiful pieces you make and sell, have bought a Xmas card today from you, so looking forward to it arriving........
just delightful.
from a very happy fellow blogger, Kath x

Country Cottage Chic said...

You're most welcome Michele - I had such fun & it was really lovely to meet you.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sounds like you have a most wonderful time, Michele!

amy said...

those playing cards are so funny! glad you had a great time!

Joanna said...

Is that a little rabbit I spot. What a wonderful day out.

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi - you sound like you both had a lovely day at the Museum. Is that shop in the picture as gorgeous as it looks?? I will make it Bath one day - one of the many places I have on my list to visit, but it is hard to leave Yorkshire!!