Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I'm Back!!

Just in case any of you have noticed that I haven't posted in a while--it's because I've been on a few trips. First I went to Richmond for the weekend to celebrate a friend's 40th birthday! It was a great time, and I have a few pics to document the event. You can also check out her blog Blessed Chaos as I'm sure she'll be posting on the entire weekend soon.

We started off Friday morning with an incredible breakfast. Marjorie's mom treated us like we were at a fine B&B (she could definitely start a new career if she wanted to). In fact, when we arrived, she had chocolates on our pillows and fresh flowers by all the beds. What a treat!

Then when Marjorie mentioned Anthropologie, we sprang from the table to get ready (we are deprived living in Columbia, SC of most good shopping).

The next day we started at Agecroft Hall. It's a beautiful Tudor style home with a long history that was moved to Richmond from England, and it had the most delightful gardens.

Stacy was most excited to tour the antique mall (and as you can see, I dragged myself along). I would love an antique stove (if had all of the modern amenities!).

We finished the day with a gourmet meal cooked by Marjorie's sister, which we enjoyed outside in her beautiful yard.

We certainly had a wonderful time and I must say Marjorie has an incredible family. Everyone (including her) has a true gift for hospitality. Richmond is a beautiful city, and I would love to go back and see even more! We only had time to scratch the surface.

After arriving home Sunday evening, Ben and I turned around and headed up to Saluda, NC for our 6th anniversary...more on that later.

1 comment:

  1. Wow you have been busy. Sounds like you had fun & those gardens look amazing.