went on a quick little weekend getaway to
Tim and I left Friday afternoon for a weekend of relaxation involving food, window shopping, kitty cats and lots of chatting and catching up.
just a few miles off I-43.
This cute little town of 11,000 was settled by
German and Irish settlers around1840
and has retained all of it's original charm. The streets are lined with a woolen mill, charming shops and boutiques, art galleries, coffee houses and cozy pubs and restaurants.
This building was a blacksmith's shop for many many years and then was renovated into a cozy pub a couple years ago.
We happily enjoyed some mighty tasty appetizers... outstanding bruschetta and some very tasty pepperjack bites.
Oh my, these appetizers were a welcome relief after five hours of driving.
Saturday we awoke to a beautiful fall day in Cedarburg.
And of course I did a little shopping at my favorite places...
Just look at this long time vintage lighting shop called Heritage Lighting Gallery....GORGEOUS!
See that big chandelier there?
I bought that.
That's a lie by the way. *sigh*
a political cartoon book from the 1978,
a cool cookbook called Gourmet Meals in Crappy Little Kitchens by
Jennifer Schaertl and a
memoir book by humorist Kevin Kling called Holiday Inn.
so I just admired them instead.
The owner is so nice and totally adorable!
See that tall decanter thing he's writing up?
It's a brandy decanter from the 1970's with a music box in it and a dancing girl dressed in tartan. L-O-V-E IT!! Was priced at $20 but it had been marked down to $4!! I wanted to shout I AM SPARTACUS from across the room when I found out how cheap it was!
But I didn't...too many people in there...too embarrassing.
Loved this quaint quilt shop. I took a picture on my phone and sent it to my mom with a note that essentially said hahaha I'm here, you're not.
Is that bad?
We parked and got out of the car in front of this adorable caterer's business on a cute little side street.
I was entranced with the lime green walls and gorgeous white dishes from the sidewalk. I tried to walk in but the door was locked.
The amazingly sweet owner heard me trying to break into her business and opened the door and invited Tim and me in.
This is Donna and she owns From Scratch Catering and this picture does not show how beautiful her wall really is or how radiant Donna's 100 watt personality is.
cute and quaint the bride and groom tasting area is.
Donna has been catering for many years and also home schools all her children as well. Oh my Tim and I are so fortunate to meet some of the nicest people!
After leaving my new BFF Donna's catering business, we walked past another pub...
And an early movie theater whose facade has been historically recreated recently.
And of course I had to go into Creekside Antiques and see if there were any vintage Christmas ornaments not in my possession already.
We perused the winery...
And visited my favorite gift store
in Cedarburg called Robin's Nest.
Tim and I walked up to the second floor of the Woolen Mill where this gorgeous pottery shop is located. I snapped a picture and then was told by the nice girl working the counter they don't allow pictures because of the original art.
See, I KNEW I would almost end up in the Ozaukee County jail before the weekend was over!
a long-standing pub down the street.
Look at the immense amount of vintage style advertising in this pub!
So FINALLY, after a big day of window shopping and eating,
we retired to the home of Diva Louise Rose...
Sweet Samantha Esther....
And King Reginald...
basking away by the fireplace.
Loui, Sammy and Reggie's parents Kim and Steve were very accomodating also :):):)
We had a fantastic time and always look forward to
visiting, Cedarburg is a lovely old-time charm community.
The town of Cedarburg is just 4 1/2 hours away from Iowa City and they have many festivals throughout the year that bring in thousands and thousands of visitors.
They also have a fantastic flea market called Maxwell Street Days that is worth checking into.
Check out their website cedarburg.org.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Talk to you soon!