Friday, May 30, 2008

And now for something completely different....

Nothing about clay this time. My DH and I are traveling for about a week through Ontario and Quebec and tonight we are staying in the lovely Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast in picturesque Gananoque, ON in the heart of the 1000 Islands area. Our B&B is a gorgeous antique-filled Victorian lovingly restored by our hosts, Don and Marion Matthews. It has the most beautiful living room I have ever seen in a Victorian home, and there is a wonderful stained glass window on the staircase landing. And amidst all this original splendor, there is wireless internet service!

We sometimes hesitate to stay in B&Bs because all too often they are not that comfortable for my 6'6" husband, but this house has large rooms and high ceilings, so we are very pleased. Our room is the Tara Suite, complete with king bed and an indoor hot tub which we will probably try out later tonight, although after the terrific dinner we had, we may just sack out early. We had dinner at the Trinity House Inn, another B&B-type inn nearby. The starter of smoked duck with maple braised cabbage and apple cider brown butter sauce was delicious; both of our entrees were very good, trout for me and chicken for my husband; and the maple cinnamon creme brulee was as good as it sounds.

Tomorrow we're taking a boat tour of the islands and after that, who knows! I'll be wearing a prototype of the butterfly pin I've been working on, so I'll see if I get any comments.


Debra said...

Oh my do you ahve anymore pics of that gorgeous house, I build dollshouses (amd make jewellery as well) and play with polymer clay lol, and I have just turned 50 and am still deciding what I want to be too when I grow up lol. ANyway I would love to make that house in wee size and if you have any more info on it that would be great. Cheers Debra from Australia.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Debra. I do not have any more photos of the house. Perhaps the owners would have some. Just click on the link and you should be able to contact them.