We had a fabulous weekend. We decided, rather spur of the moment, to go visit our friend Kath who lives in Lake Tahoe.
I'm not sure how people that live in vacation destinations do day to day life. I mean seriously how do you get up and go to work? I would just want to stretch leisurely when I woke up at 9:30am then go sit in my nightgown looking at the view while I sipped my morning tea.
Kath has an adorable cabin, nestled in the pine trees. It is cozy and comfy and decorated in her eclectic style. Kind of a shabby, beachy, Poconos mix that totally works. When I come home from her house and look around my own I always think "well this is....staid and boring and safe."
So let's go back to the photo at the top. Does anyone have any idea what that dish with the small hole in the lid is for? The dish hasn't lost its handle or finial or anything like that. There is a perfectly formed hole in the center of the lid that serves some purpose - but what? I assume it is to vent steam or something but is there a name or special use for the dish itself?
She has a full 12-piece place setting set of Haviland Limoges china along with a very extensive collection of the serving pieces. They were her Great Grandmother's passed down to her grandmother, to her mother and then to her.
The weather was perfect for us. We left mid-afternoon on Friday and arrived at her house just as the sun was setting. We had a wonderful dinner and watched trashy TV. On Saturday we got up to sparkly blue skies. We took a drive around the lake and had lunch at a local pub.
I love impromptu get-aways like that. My goal for 2011 is do something like that at least once a month. When I look back at 2010 the best parts of it were the little trips like that we took. Even the ones that were just an overnight stay somewhere.