Things are coming along wonderfully with the store.
It's so hard to believe that on Friday their doors will officially be open. It feels like it's been such a long time coming, and yet at the same time, as though the time has gone way too quickly.
My parents (and so many others) have worked tirelessly for months and all of their hard work is paying off. It's looking wonderful.
I've been trying to be there as much as possible. We've been busy refinishing furniture for the sitting area, practicing making silky smooth foam for cappuccinos, and baking test batches of cookies and bars. Oh, and lots of shopping! Shopping for antiques, shopping for ingredients, shopping for supplies, shopping for flowers... I even had to write an exam yesterday morning on food handling.
It's been a blast! (Well, maybe not the exam part...)
I'm anxious for Friday to come, but at the same time, there are so many last minute details that need to be finished up first. So for now, Friday can take it's time.
I hope if you're in the area you are able to make it out!
91 Main Street West
Port Colborne, Ontario
Monday to Saturday
8 am to 6 pm
This antique cast iron rabbit is one of my favourite pieces we've found. I think he's so cute, all perfectly aged and weathered. We also have the most beautiful pair of cast pheasants.
Along with fragrant Lavender, Pussy Willow branches have arrived and are being forced.
(notice the pheasants)
Some of the delicious treats we've been perfecting.
Willen is getting the outdoor garden center part of the store ready with Opa. He's been helping him with any projects he's needed to work on. He's a good little worker... Although occasionally I catch them playing pirates or robbers.