On Sunday, I went to the Bedford Village Inn for a holiday stroll and brunch. This was the month for my friend Kim and I to pick an event for our afternoon tea group. We knew the ladies would enjoy the elegance of the inn, the fabulous cuisine and on top of that 30 local artisans selling their wares in the great hall of the inn.
The inn and surrounding property is absolutely gorgeous.
There's a charming tavern for drinks or a casual breakfast or lunch.
A sweet gazebo and a little gift shop.
There were 14 of us in our group. Here are some of the ladies outside the gift shop.
I have a thing for old keys so I was drawn to this jewelry display. The necklaces were lovely and both the keys and chains were antique. I did not buy one. They were a little too pricey.
I did buy some tea and potpourri from this vendor. She had a lovely display.
I thought this wreath was really cool.
Here's an overview of the area with the vendors. The hall was beautifully decorated.
Would you ever think of hanging your Christmas tree upside down? I really like the look.
Isn't this clever? Angel ornaments made from chandelier crystals.
The inn has several dining areas so we took a tour before we sat down for brunch.
This guy looked kind of creepy.
The entrance/exit was exquisitely decorated.
Looking in at one of the dining areas.
My first course was butternut squash and creme fraiche soup.
Lori Lee eyes Debbi's parfait. It was made of vanilla yogurt with chocolate and topped with an orange and cinnamon spiked chantilly cream
This is where we ate brunch.
Pretty decorations on the sconce. I might steal this idea.
My second course was poached eggs in a puff pastry with a mushroom sauce. My third course was a chocolate bread pudding served with creme anglaise and candied hazelnuts. Yes, I waddled out of the dining area.
This photo came out worse than I thought! These ladies were seated at my table. We had two other tables reserved.
Look at this pretty conservatory filled with lights and ornaments.
It was a gorgeous day inside and out!
Another look at "our" dining room.
At the end of the afternoon, we said goodbye to each other and a wonderful afternoon.