Wednesday was a picture perfect day. It really was one of the best days weatherwise in the year.
I had planned to have a play date with my friend Lori Lee and when my sister found out about it she wanted in too.
Lori Lee and I wanted to visit the Cape Cod Lavender Farm in Harwich and visit Horsefeather Antiques and the Dunbar Tea Shop in Sandwich. My sister loved the idea.
First we went to Horsefeathers. Lori Lee said we should call first to make sure Jean, the owner, was in the shop when we arrived. So when we were about an hour away, Sheila gave the shop a call. She called the number and said, "Hello, Horsefeathers?". The person said no. Evidently I had written down the wrong number. Luckily, Lori Lee had printed the number from online and Sheila called it and made contact. They were open all day. We laughed every time we thought of Sheila calling a person "Horsefeathers".
After two hours on the road, we arrived in Sandwich and then headed to Horsefeathers. The photo of the birdbath with roses was taken in the garden at Horsefeathers. Jean, the owner, had gorgeous electric blue hydrangeas. My photo of the flower is so embarrassingly bad I can not even post it! But believe me those hydrangeas were electric blue or as Sheila said, neon!
The sun was so bright it washed out most of my photos of the day. This photo does not do the beautiful garden justice.
Lori Lee and I both made purchases at Horsefeathers Antiques. I will post later about my goodies. Of course, it involved some lovely china. Jean had an amazing inventory of fabulous items. I wanted to take photos of the shop but Jean had a bad experience with someone who had taken photos and then came back with friends to shoplift. I respected her wishes and only took the photos outside.
Jean had the shop decorated with lanterns from her personal collection. They were all very old and there was one with a Japanese looking ship printed on it. It was spectacular. I wish it had been for sale. She also had a tablecloth which was embroidered with lanterns. I wanted to take it home but I already committed to the dishes. So I resisted. Now I am kicking myself!
Next stop, the Dunbar Tea Shop in Sandwich Center.I'd been there before but not since they renovated. We sat in a breezy, sun drenched room, a perfect setting for a cuppa.
I had the Earl Grey in a pot all to myself!
We all got the afternoon tea. Yum!
Now take a closeup look of the sandwiches.
And the desserts! Decadent.
Do I spy buttercream frosting?
We waddled out of the tea room and into the gift shop. I am kidding, we actually had leftovers. Lori Lee smartly brought a big cooler packed with ice.
Where was this teapot last week when I joined the Mad Hatter Tea party? It would have been perfect!
Here's the outside of the gift shop. Quintessential Cape Cod!
A copper teapot weathervane.
A dreamy hammock.
Oops, it's private behind there.
Entrance to the tea shop parking lot.
Across the street from the tearoom. A pretty scene.
We also visited Chatham and Orleans on Wednesday. I will post more photos in a few days.