Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bella Takes a Trip



The Composer and I just returned from a wonderful little trip with Bella and Daisy--the spring shopping and restaurant trip that Bella received for Christmas and has waited patiently for.



Bella had gift cash in her purse, and I was enchanted to watch her browse carefully through shop after shop, considering all the merchandise, only to hold on to her money til the very end, when she bought the fanciest, prettiest, girliest doll on record. And some Little Women paper dolls.



This is the purse in question--she always get complimented on its crazy fluffiness (her grandmother crocheted it and lined it in black and white polka dots. Bella found her shoes herself--her first thrift shop triumph).




She indulged me by requesting a stop at this antique store--known to us previously for its vast selection of affordable goodies. I may have picked up a few vintage linens and a large enamel bowl for soaking stained laundry in, and FIVE dead stock vintage cotton sheets still in their wrappers. Maybe.



A beautiful view to enjoy before playing a rousing game of "Mother May I?" on the green hillside.



A streetside bubble machine: always fun!





Cartoons at the hotel, desserts at dinnertime, and a new bathroom to take an extra shower or two in--what could be better? The Composer thought we got our money's worth in hot water.



Just a little more shopping: sour cherry preserves, cheerful dishtowels, rubber gloves with polka-dotted cuffs, and a fig-scented candle . . .



Treats!

14 comments:

Emma said...

You are the sweetest little skirt wearing trio I have ever seen!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful idea for a Christmas gift. It looks like great memories were made on that trip.

Mrs.B. said...

Looks like a fun trip! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us. (o:

AmeliaB said...

How fun. I know that time with my mom was always (and still is) a treat. Tell Bella I love her shoes. Could she post a pic of her doll? I'd love to see it.

~Amelia

G.L.H. said...

What a wonderful trip! I will have to remember this at Christmastime! Thank you for sharing (and we'd love to see Bella's doll!)

Julian said...

that is a great Christmas gift idea. How wonderful! I know you all had some fun. I need to do that with my girls!
Christina

Heather said...

Looks like it was a pleasant time for all of you. What a tremendous gift idea. A celebration of your child! And some really lovely sounding finds for you too!

cdorsey said...

Sounds like a GREAT day.

Catherine
http://angelfoodcakeisntacandle.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

What a nice trip for you and your youngest two. I'm wondering, who was your photographer? It looks like you all had fun.

Kelly said...

I love seeing you in your clothes. If we ask really nicely, could you do a "Week in Feminine Dress" for us? Pretty please?

Anonymous said...

I'm delurking to tell you thanks for taking me along on such a lovely outing. It made my day.
You're girls are beautiful and your shopping is inspiring! :)
Julia

Mrs. Pivec said...

It sounds like you had SUCH a lovely day. I loved Bellas' shoes and purse! She's got great taste! :)

TeaMouse said...

What a lovely trip - such pretty shoes too!

Anna said...

Kelly--

My husband was taking the photographs on this trip. With the little camera, she hastens to add!

Anna

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