Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cape Cod in the Spring

I just got back home last night from a wonderful trip to Cape Cod where I met some friends. I flew into NYC a week ago last friday and my friend Marie picked me up there. I spent the night in her charming apt. in a pretty Irish neighborhood in the Bronx. We left saturday morning and drove up I95 to start out adventure. :) We stopped in Conneticut to visit another friend from Make Mine Pink. We stopped in the shop that Jennifer and her Mom from Cottage Flair own. It was a pretty victorian house full of the most beautiful merchandise. Jennifer had alot of her furniture pieces she "makesover" and they were prettier in person. I am sorry to say I left my camera in the car down the street. It was really raining hard. But I did do some shopping and bought an adorable pair of sandles from OKA b and some very pretty ribbons. ( Then we stopped in Mystic CT for lunch and some window shopping. It was a very charming town and the bakery we found had orange brownies! Unbelievably AWESOME.
When we arrived at the cape we were greeted by our friends and hostess, Joyce from Make Mine Pink. I loved the house and the views from the window were so tranquill and pretty. I had to take a photo of the bathroom sink. It was so pretty. They had lasagna and salad waiting for us! We talked until very late and had fun. During the week we did alot of antiquing enjoying the sights. We discoverd a cupcake shop called Cupcake Charlies and we spent alot of time visiting there! One day, Marie, Katie and I drove to Bostons Little Italy neighborhood to visit Mikes Pastries. We also bought fresh deli meat and cheese there, so it was an awesome dinner that night too. :) We ate lunch in a pretty tea room and visited one of my favorite shops, Horse Feathers. She has so much vintage ribbons and linens. Buttons also. We also decided to make dolls! LOL We thought this would be a quick project. Quick it was not,,,but alot of fun for sure. In the photo, mine in the one dressed in pink and ribbons. But I bet you could have figured that out. :) I hope you enjoy the photos of my trip. It was so much fun and very pretty. The only part I didnt care too much for was it was cold for me. I was sure it was going to snow, but the Eastern girls assured me that it wouldnt snow at 50 degrees. lol I am home now and its 96 now. And just for today, I am enjoying 96 degrees. And in case you havent guessed by all of the bakery visits this week, I will be starting my diet this week! Have a pretty week.


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Gail ~
I am so happy you posted some pictures of your trip ~ I have been dying to see some ~
It sounds like you had a wonderful time ~
The dolls are just adorable ~

Susan said...

Aha! I have had over 12 squirrels in my yard...they must have known you were on the east coast!!!

The cupcakes look amazing!

I am headed to NYC this week! Doing the town with my BFF!


lisa said...


Love the pictures! The house is gorgeous and the cupcakes, well they look perfect.

Glad your home safe and sound.

Best of luck tomorrow!

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Gail it looks like you had a wonderful time! I couldn't wait to see pictures! Those cupcakes look so yummy! Glad to hear you had fun.

Joyce Lucas said...

It was so good to see you again Gail. We really did cram a lot into one short week. Especially cupcake charlie visits! I'm glad that you got a day home to rest before starting your new job.

Miss you.
xoxo, Joyce

carolineAlexander said...

Sounds like you girls had a great time. Maybe one day I can participate in one of these adventures!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

sooooooooooo glad U are home safe and sound!! love love love the photos....i think i need those cupcakes!!! YUM!!! good luck this week with the job! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Susie said...

Hi Gail! Oh I just love all the pics you took at the Cape. The sink is beautiful and the cupcakes and the beach and the antiques, oh my, all right up my alley. Please don't ask me to pick a favorite! lol. Glad you had a good time and it didn't snow! Now you know why everything stays so 'green in the north. Enjoy your 96 degrees and rest up for your next adventure!
The Polka Dot Rose

Carolee Crafts said...

Loved the tour of your Cape cod trip and the cupcakes! hungry now. Your doll is adorable and agree pink suits you and her, have a good wek.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail!

Thanks for visiting and what a beautiful trip. I love reading it all, and the basin sink is sooo pretty. I am sure you have a great time meeting the MMP ladies! Have a wonderful week!

Pei Li

Mary Patterson said...

I REALLY love seeing your pics of the trip. Thanks for sharing all those! Cupcakes - yummy. Sink - gorgeous. Beach view - so serene. House - really pretty.
Praying for you on your first day on the new job!
Mary P

Kath' said...

Your trip looks like it was a blast. What memories you will have forever. I would of loved the antiquing and making those dolls. I have wanted to make something just like them. FOREVER...
Have a great first day of work. Kath'

Patricia said...

Thanks for posting some pics of the trip to the Cape. I just love Massachusetts and Cape Cod is a magical place. The dolls look like they were fun, I would have loved to hear all the comments as they were being made. Cupcakes, wow! Sounds like a wonderful vacation before the new job.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Gail!

The pictures are gorgeous! What a lucky pinkie you are. I wish I could have been there with all of you. It looks so peaceful and truly beautiful there. I'm so glad you got to see Joyce and everyone who got to go to the Cape. And I loove the dolls! I know exactly what you mean about it not being easy to make them. It's alot of work,but so much fun. And my goodness those cupcakes must have been to die for. Yumm!

Welcome back Gail! Have a fun week xoxo

Janet's Creative Pillows

Javajune said...

Looks like a fab trip. Capecod in the springtime-what could be better?

SoCal Helene said...

Love the pictures from you girls getaway, looks like you all had a blast!!! I have never been to that part of the country but hopefully one day!! Good Luck with your new job, they are so luck to have found you!!!
Hugs, Helene
We love our El Camino, it's a keeper!!!

Jacalyn @ said...

Oh Gail it sounds like you have a fabulous time! I wanna a cupcake!!! Please stop by my blog when you have a moment as I am having a give-a-way!


Michelle May said...

Sounds like such a wonderful time girlfriend! Still jealous that you got to visit Jennifers shop!!! Wow!!!