Spending weekends at DL's Shady Hollow Flea Market has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful peeps, one of those delightful people is Iva. She has the building to the west of me and fills it [with the help of hubby Tom] with some of the most unique, fun stuff. She become instant friends with my sister Mary as they both had daughters living in NYC and would visit for long periods of time about the beauty and wonder of that city. Blah, Blah, Blah....just kidding!!
Ok, were I'm going with this post is that she invited Mary and I to spend a weekend with her and Tom at their lake home outside of Park Rapids, of course we quickly excepted and a weekend was penciled in. Thank goodness they have reverse in vehicles because I think we spent most of our time in that gear, but finally we arrived and soon found out that she is the hostess with the mostess...we instantly felt at home. She wined and dinned us and took us to her favorite junk shops...so much fun was had by all. Back at home we visited while she prepared the best meal ever. I took lots of pics of their wonderful, cozy home and would like to share them.
The front porch.
Iva and Mary on the screened porch...and guess what they were talking about...NY..
they even had the maps out.
The most darling vintage cabinet in the world.
A delightful breakfast of fresh fruit, scones, orange juice
Living room view from the landing at the top of the steps.
Landing/Library off of our bedroom....ok...its actually the guest bedroom,
but like I said ..she makes you feel so at home.
It was a memorable weekend and Mary and I must repay her for
all of her hospitality.