Sunday, March 21, 2010

The charm of Carmel and my friend's Fairytale cottage there

Here is Pat behind her gate welcoming us to her lovely home called "Great Expectations." I have been a friend of Pats for many years ever since she took a couple of classes from me in Pacific Grove. I wanted Mel to meet Pat and her husband Gordon. They live in one of the fairy tale cottages of Carmel. It is so wonderful outside and inside it is decorated with some of the most lovely antiques I have ever seen. There are always special teas and treats in this home and a specialty is Ina Garten's brownies served with tea and lovely cloth napkins. Pat is a wonderful cook and a hostess with the mostest and her husband is one of the most handsome men I have ever seen. They are a darling couple and I love seeing them everytime I come to the area.

Below is my friend Pat showing us her darling little garden with many wonderful little touches and secrets

Goods and things in Carmel are expensive as you might have guessed but looking in windows and imagining is is really quite fun to look in windows and people watch too....Carmel has the best drug store for mirrors that are lighted and strong and loads of sizes and magnifications...I always buy a mirror when I visit...I bought one of the French dolls in France when I was there and now they have even wilder ones....very fun!

Window shopping is always fun and there are so many great things in the windows in Carmel....all free for just looking....


pajudie said...

What an adorable cottage - I haven't been to Carmel for years but I have wonderful memories of it. I agree that window shopping there is great. I also remember that my kids "froze" their feet in the ocean :o)

Patty said...

Another FUN post! Love Carmel!!wish it was closer!