Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Monday, November 2, 2009

The Best Week Ever Part I

My best week ever started last Friday when daughter #1 and I went to a cute place called Gardner Village in Salt Lake City. We had lunch at a restaurant called Archibalds and then took a stroll around this fun fun place.During the fall the witches come out and play. Well, some poo...

Some I can totally relate to...

Some like to cook...

Some aren't very good drivers, er flyers...Some have adorable pets...
Some even like to fish...Gardner Village has lots of cute little shops and restaurants.

A cute Halloween banner.

Loved those big pumpkins carved out of tree stumps or logs or something.

One of the shops I love is a quilt and needlework shop called Pineneedles. I bought some wool and a needlework kit.





Another cute store is called Village White. Loved this circle mobile. Could I make one of these?













A trip to the Quilt Store is always a must.


Then this cute little guy needed a nap so we went home.More of the best week ever tomorrow.

12 comments:

Donna said...

What a great place with so many wonderful, fun things!!

Hugs,
Donna

Julie Harward said...

I love that place..I have been taking my daughters there for years but missed it this yer. It's my favorite place to spend the day! :D

Anne Fannie said...

What a fun place to visit. I remember my step daughter brought me to some place up there in Utah, I don't remember the name of it but it was alot of little old houses that were all cute stores, a small lake, and a great place to eat. I bet you that was the same place the more I think of it!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Mimi, I'm so glad you got to spend time with you daughter, but but but, I live close to Garner Village. I get to spend the day with my daughter, it's her birthday - no grandchildren today.

I'm very interested in that wool that you bought and the kit. Please tell me about it.

cindy@stitches

Nana said...

I can never get to much of Gardner Village!!!!!

Beth at Aunties said...

You truly captured the fun essence of strolling and shopping Gardner's Village. You showed some of our favorite shops. I have bought lots of fabric at Pineneedles for our baby quilts and right in front of the store is where our little ones love to fed the ducks and especially the fish. So a 1/2 loaf of bread is always a neccessity!
I would love to have met you for lunch there. I love not far away:)
Our grands also always NEED to get a sample of fudge at the candy shop!:-)
I am glad you ahd a great time.
~♥

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my, where has the time gone? I'm so behind!! But I LOVED catching up over here today. I love, love, love Gardner's Village even though I haven't been there for a very long time. I started going back in the 80's (while hubby was in Law School at U of U) when the only Shop was inside of Archibalds. Thanks so much for sharing all these pics.
Also...loved, loved, loved your little baker, cupcake and pirate. Be still my heart...So Cute!!! : )

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! That shirt he has on made me laugh! So cute!

That looks like a fun place to visit. I loved the quilts. I'm sure I'd probably go wild in the quilt store!

Manuela

Gayle said...

Gardner Village is SUCH a fun place to go! Sounds like you had a great time!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

i love to go there. i almost bought......wish i would have.....a christmas wall hanging kit where the santa beard was made of yo yo's.....did you see it? i have never been at christams time tho. do they do that as faun as halloween?
love your header picture.
thank you for your sweet comments on my last post. mercy

Shellie said...

Looks fun, you know I have never been out there around Halloween time. I will put it on my to do list for next year. You got me excited!

kristeen said...

Been there many times but yet to be there during Halloween. -- can you believe that! I LOVE the quilt shop -- O my it's so hard to leave that place without carrying off some delights. Kristeen kandgough@gmail.com