(“…when Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half…”).
The friendly waitress told me their breakfast was really good, so I decided to forgo the dry piece of toast offered as a continental breakfast at my hotel and treated myself to a hearty start to my day.
After breakfast, I drove to Old Lyme. On my way, I stopped for a picture of the water:
Next stop: Treasures (http://www.treasuresoldlyme.com/).
Treasures is a little bit of everything: old, new, furniture, housewares, clothes and accessories.
After shopping, I did some exploring in Old Lyme. The town has its own cemetery, and I must admit I think cemeteries are beautiful, especially old ones. The detail of the headstones, the trees and surrounding landscape plus the serenity are what I find quite stunning.
I loved the old fashioned water pump in the cemetery.
Old Lyme is on the water, so I could not miss the opportunity to get another picture of it on such a pretty day!!!
And everywhere I went, from the cemetery to the water, I was greeted by my favorite flowers: lilacs.
I could not help but pick one to put in my car.
After that, I saw a sign for a barn sale. It did not actually take place in a barn, but I stopped anyway.
Here’s a word I don’t see at too many sales in NY: FREE!!! (lol)
My finds from the sale: Three stainless steel cabinet door storage bins for $8.00!!!
After the sale & the sightseeing I was a little hungry, so I stopped for some homemade ice cream
The toasted coconut was so yummy!!!
Then it was on to the Florence Griswold Museum (http://www.flogris.org/).
There is a separate building used as a gallery behind the Griswold house which had beautiful art, but my favorite piece was in the historic house. I never saw an oil painting in black and white. Simply stunning!!! Thank you, Robert C. Minor!!!
I also adored the look of Ms. Griswold’s bedroom. Someday I want a house with a fireplace in my bedroom!!!
Happy digging fellow vixens!!!