Sunday, May 26, 2013

Shopping Spree and the Giveaway reminder...

It's been a shopping dry spell that was broken this past weekend.
It didn't hurt that I spent the weekend with a friend who loves to shop!
She lives on Thetis Island and I picked her up on Vancouver Island at Cobble Hill.

The Drum Roaster Coffee Shop fabulous brewed coffee beverages and tasty food for those who are hungry!

We explored the Vintage Fair in Cobble Hill before going to the Duncan Farmers Market
and the quaint shops in the older part of downtown Duncan.

14 vendors with shabby chic and country items
furniture and home decor accessories
a wonderful event!

Tick Tock
I found this clock for my hobby room
time flies when I have my paint brush in my hand!

Mustard pickles
from Hillary's Cheeses at Cowichan Bay.

 Thetis Island vineyard 2012 pinot gris
Domaine Jasmin
a wine tasting this morning and a subsequent purchase
very pretty blush coloured wine
a lovely fruity flavour and a perfect summer wine...
great to pair with salads and seafood.

Franco Sarto

a sweet slip of a scarf by Echo
light weight for summer

my "go to colours"
  black and white

a light loose cotton topper
shown here with my Eileen Fisher tank

Mr. HB picked a Royal Sunset bouquet!
The fragrance is delicious...

the blooms exquisite.

I had a fun filled weekend
the weather was cloudy with patchy sunbursts and a smattering of rain.
It didn't matter because we know how to make the most of our time together.

I hope that you had a great weekend too.

Don't forget to enter the book giveaway...
you've got until May 29th to leave me a comment and become a Bloglovin follower.
My daughter and I will read through your comments and decide on who Jamie Cat Callan will send her new book to so check back to see who wins as you'll need to provide her with your mailing address. Good Luck!


  1. What a pleasant week-end you have had! Tea at the gardens and time poking about the shops with a friend. Your retirement will be coming up soon so you might be spending more time in your hobby room. I really like those cotton toppers in the summer.

  2. Your weekend sounds perfect. I thought about heading up to the Fair, but the garden called, and I got a lot done.
    There's nothing like the breaking of a shopping dry spell!

  3. The Thetis Island Domain Jasmin sounds very nice. I wonder if I can get it here? As much as I love red wines, they seem to contribute to power surges, if you know what I mean. I'm finding the lighter blush wines to be more gentle with me. :)

    Sue xo

  4. What a great weekend and I love your purchases especially the cute sandals. And yes, I may very well do a post on the inside of the cottage - thank you for suggesting it with your comment dear Hostess! S x

  5. What fun, and your roses are absolutely jaw-dropping. I can't stop looking at them.