Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Reindeer Poo, Elf Sweat and Wine, oh my!

The Brickhouse has more Pa Soy candles in stock! And we just got some great smelling ones, including Elf Sweat and Reindeer Poo!

On Monday, Tim and I drove to Lebanon to pick up another order of candles from PA SOY. We always enjoy spending some time talking with Carolyn and Richard. As we were driving up to their place we decided that we would just pick up the candles, talk just a few minutes and then be on our way. WELL..the few minutes turned into an hour....again! We just love those 2 people and we can never just spend a few minutes with them! Carolyn and I discussed tart making and after her lesson on tart making, I am spending today making my tarts NEW AND IMPROVED! I wasn't happy with my tarts and after talking with Carolyn I realized what I was doing wrong...SO today I will be making tarts that hopefully will knock the socks off our customers! Thank you, Carolyn!

After we left Pa Soy, we headed south on 72. While sitting at a red light in East Petersburg, I looked to the right and there was a restaurant that we have heard about, just didn't realize where it was...well lo and behold right there it was.

It was a bit early for lunch so we continued on our way to Lancaster. We were heading to some wholesale places to pick up a few things for the Shop. Let me tell you if the amount of shoppers at the wholesale places is any indication that this is going to be a great year for retailers, we will have a lot of happy Shop owners! The places we went to were packed with Shop owners buying LOTS of goodes for their Shops.

After we finished shopping we headed back north to Haydn Zug's.

It was a beautiful old restaurant and we loved it and we will be back...next time for dinner! Here is Tim checking out the extensive menu and wine list.

We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine with our meal. I had the French Onion soup, one of the best I ever had! Tim had the creamy leek and potato soup. He did let me have a taste of it and it was good! Then we both had a salad. And then dessert! Here are a few pictures of our lunch. I loved the pewter dishes. Check out the little pewter holding the butter. I just loved how they have the tables decorated.

Our desserts! Tim had his favorite dessert, Banana's Foster. I had one of my favorites, Creme Brulee with raspberry sauce...so good!

The walls in the dining room were old bricks. It was so cozy and nice!

Tim checking out the artwork.
We had a great day...we loved seeing our friends, Carolyn and Richard at PA Soy, we had fun shopping and we had a nice lunch. But the best part was spending time with Tim..it was a great day!


Kim's Treasures said...

The restaurant looks like a great one! Love the decor!

Your candles sound interesting, hehe! I bet they smell great! Love the packaging label!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Looks like a fun-filled day. I hope you're right about people buying this year! Much luck, Dawn

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

Sounds like a great day! And you meal made me so hungry! lol!

Carmen and the Primcats

Primitive Memories said...

What a way to spend a Monday!It sounds like you had a great day.That restaurant looks fantastic!The food looks yummy enough to eat off the screen! Creme Brulee is my favorite too! Wish I could have some now.

Hope you have a great week!

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Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Beautiful restaurant!
I hope things are better for retailers! I hope things are going on the upswing!
enjoy the day, thanks for sharing,

TeresaM said...

You always find such nice places to have lunch!!! I want to go with you next time!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Too funny with the sweat and poo candles! That french onion soup had my mouth watering:)

Debbie said...

I love the decor at the restaurant, the food looks delicious too. If I lived in your area I would love to visit your shop. Hope it is a good season for you.

Mindy said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! I love the names of those candles! Those pewter pieces at the Restaurant were awesome!

Lissa said...

what a lovely and cozy place to eat!

those candles have some funny names!

farmlady said...

I see that you are one of my followers and I haven't returned the favor. I just looked at your posts and have fallen in love with your home, your style, your store and your dog.I will be back soon.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

What a fun day for you!!! I lived in PA for 4 wonderful years and miss it, so I love seeing and hearing about special places!! The restaurant looked so amazing and the food....DELICIOUS!!!
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Angie Berry said...

Ah, so sweet! What a wonderful day for you two. I really enjoyed following along and hearing about it! You and Tim make a great team!