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Just give me coffee in an IV

Doctors orders, avoid caffeine. He said what? Avoid caffeine? My life will end as I know it. Doesn't he know my world revolves around caffeine? Wait, does that include chocolate too? Just shoot me now!

I guess I will just have to live vicariously through the Gilmore Girls... and switch to decaf! But I'm not giving up chocolate!

(To get the full Gilmore Girl effect, shut off the music at the bottom of the page).

Recent Finds

Back in April, my sister and I were dining at Tanner Tavern and our server Angela overheard us speaking about something, antiques, tea, I can't remember. Anyway, Angela mentioned that she had teacups and lots of antique plates that she wanted to get rid of since she wasn't using them. I told her I might be interested. I gave her my blog card and I put my cell phone number on it.

Well, about a week ago Angela called me on my cell and said is this Cafe Chatelaine? I thought it must be a blog reader but how did they get my number? Then she said she was Angela from Tanner Tavern and she wanted to come over and have me look at the items she didn't want anymore.

Here's what I chose. I did pay her but I got a good deal.

I chose this because the pattern was pretty and the teapot was a good size. Most of my teapots are on the small size.

I really liked the green accents and gold trim on these plates. I also got the matching soup tureen. It was slightly damaged.

This teacup was so pr…

Perfect Timing

In less than a month, my sister and I will be chilling on Martha's Vineyard or as we call it, the Vineyard. It will be our second annual Sister's mini vacation.

And phew! Talk about perfect timing, I just found out that the Obama's will be arriving on the Vineyard on the 19th which is the very same day we will be leaving the island to head home. I have nothing against the Obamas vacationing on the Vineyard, however, I can do without the crowds, media attention and the entourage that ensues. After all, vacation is supposed to be relaxing right?

Perhaps our ferries will pass in the night.

A Mystery Solved

Well the mystery has been solved. If you read the last post you know that something was amiss at the condo.

On Friday, I came home for lunch to surprise the kitties and I walked in on this.
Vivienne, my dress form, was sashaying down the hallway as if she were on Project Runaway. She sure was strutting her stuff.

And in my clothes!

Vivienne has been stealing clothes from my closet and she's been going for the good stuff

Like my opera coat. I love this and wear it only on the most special of occasions.

And my black velvet jacket! This is a holiday party staple!

And this one is the kicker! She wore my most favorite black velvet dress. I wore this to a Christmas party with a beaded black choker. You know the kind you would see on Nicole Kidman. I really felt pretty that night!

Here's a closeup of the faux fur trim. This is an off the shoulder dress with a fitted waistline and it's subtly sexy and elegant too! I bet she's stretched it out.
She's bigger than me in spots, if you …

Something's amiss at the condo

Something's not quite right at the condo. I can't pinpoint it but I'm getting a vibe.

He won't let on about it. Can't read his little poker face.

Speaking of Poker Face, he does resemble Lady Gaga, don't you think?

She's not talking, she won't even make eye contact. She looks like the cat that swallowed the canary.

I think these two have a secret. This requires further investigation. I will keep you posted.

In the meantime, enjoy a tune from Lady Gaga. If it doesn't load automatically, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Poker Face.

Sweet ending to the Cape Cod adventure

We're at the end of the Cape Cod posts. We ended our day in Orleans. Lori Lee had the Hot Chocolate Sparrow on her to do list so we decided to check it out. It's a coffee house/dessert place. My sister and I actually think the name is kind of creepy. To me, it conjures up images of the gulf spill pelicans only this time they're sparrows covered in chocolate. But anyway, the place itself was really cute and we didn't see one hot chocolate covered sparrow!

If we had needed a snack, we would have taken a seat and I would have tried the frozen hot chocolate. It was almost dinner time so Lori Lee bought some desserts for her cooler and we asked an employee to recommend a spot for dinner preferably on the water and specializing in seafood. She recommended the Orleans Inn.

A few right and left turns and we were pulling into the Inn's parking lot.

After spying the view, we decided to eat out on the covered deck. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining.

I opted for the clam …

Marion's Pie Shop of Chatham

After the Lavender Farm, we headed to Chatham. Lori Lee wanted to visit Marion's Pie Shop. She had brought a cooler with her and she wanted to buy some sweet and savory pies to be enjoyed later.

The shop was small and charming inside and out. I opted for a frosted hermit cookie which was delicious.

If it were dinnertime I would have purchased a seafood pie. I love seafood pie and I am sure it doesn't get fresher than on the Cape.

Lori Lee is comtenplating her selections.

We parked next to this house in the lot for Marion's. I spied a german shepherd in the window and it's bark was none to welcoming. Poor baby, maybe it wanted some pie?

Park? We say "pahk" around these parts.

I just had to take a photo of this sign. Obviously, Marion has a sense of humor.

Can you believe one daytrip requires multiple posts? Next stop, Orleans.