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Friday, October 23, 2009

Pink Saturday!

By now, word is probably all over that recently my BFF Yvonne (below) and I spent a 3 day weekend in Atchison, Kansas. We stayed in the most awesome B&B, called Tuck U Inn at the Glick Mansion. I've been blogging about it for several weeks now.

We spent two wonderful nights in the Tuck U Inn on that weekend, and the 2nd morning we decided to have breakfast on the porch. It was cool, but not cold, and we were joined by a couple who were enjoying a weekend away from their children. Yvonne is ready and waiting for breakfast, while I continue to click away!!!!

The chairs were covered with this beautiful handiwork! Almost too pretty to sit on!

What a great way to start our day. With our last day together for the weekend, looming in front of us, we begin our last breakfast together. Notice I'm wearing my PINK?

As usual, the setting at the table was perfect. Pink quilted placemats for a gorgeous fall day in Kansas! All the details were there again - knife rests, stone mugs and all.

The dessert this morning was a Blueberry Blanket. I'm not a big blueberry fan, but this totally changed my attitude, and I've eaten them every since! Fresh blueberries, mixed with cream cheese and powdered sugar inside a square of puff pastry, baked to perfection and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Rememeber, dessert is always served first at the Tuck U Inn, so this was our first course. Now the bad news is - this is where the battery in my camera finally gave out, but the good news is we were served eggs benedict with crispy hashbrowns, and fresh fruit as our next course. It was our last morning at the Inn, and the final meal was perfect. It was a Nell Hill's weekend all the way around, and one I will never forget. Don't despair, dear followers - I still have plenty of Nell Hills decorating ideas in my archives, I'm frustrated this week with the Picnik program I paid for - I can't seem to get on and want to "tweak" my pictures before putting them on.

Just a reminder - there's barely a week left before the winner of my giveaway is announced. I know you love Nell Hill's and I want to share my good fortune with you!! Those of you who are already my followers know that I have recently made a trip to the home of Mary Carol Garrity and her two businesses in Atchison, Kansas, Nell Hills and Garrity's. I also attended the introduction of her new book "O Christmas Tree". While there I had her sign a book to be given away on my blog. I've decided to have a give away this fall, during the month of October for my followers. Check out my sidebar for the details.

Thanks goes out again to Beverly for hosting a great Pink Saturday. Please find the other participants at the below address:


  1. Oh this looks like a great place, and a wonderful weekend. The food sounds perfect. Lucky you!


  2. The bed and breakfast sounds just heavenly. What a wonderful breakfast. It sounds like such a great trip and I'm sure you two had a fabulous time. Hugs, Marty

  3. Oh this looks delightful! I know you loved your trip -- all that you've shared has been fabulous!

  4. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Congratulations on the book! This place looks amazing!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  5. I love love love those placemats. So glad you were able to get away with a friend. And, Happy Pink Saturday!

  6. Sounds like you had a fabulous time at the B & B. How nice to have a weekend away with your friend. Happy Pink Saturday!

  7. I'm enjoying your post about your adventures, especially when decorating is involved or Bed/Breakfast!

    What a neat place to stay!!!
    How fun,

  8. The pictures you were able to take give us a really good idea of what a special few days this must have been. The blueberry blanket looks delicious. I hope you are enjoying a lovely Pink Saturday.

  9. What a grand time you must have had. I'm trying to schedule so time with one of my great friends to do some Christmas shopping. The blueberry dessert sounds wonderful!

    Happy belated PS

  10. Happy belated Pink Saturday...I really enjoyed your post, that dessert made me hungry.

  11. Oh it looks like you had such a great time. Your post was wonderful, love the story, Happy Pink Saturday, Char


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