Thomas and I had a nice Thursday in Leesburg & Lucketts VA recently. We found this adorable pie shop when we were searching for coffee, and of course we had to stop in for some pie! Then we had to stop in The Old Lucketts Store
, to peruse the vintage treasure. We found an amazing glass front cabinet that would of been perfect for a space in our house, but it ended up that it was double sided. With glass front doors on both sides. It seemed such a shame to buy it and push it up against a wall, so we left it behind for someone who needed a double sided cabinet to find.
As you can see I was serious when I said I am really into adorable anthropomorphic bugs & insects. This vintage puzzle is just over the top! I can’t wait to frame it and hang it in the studio.
I’ve been spending some of my down time in the evenings working on some embroidery. I have had the Aunt Martha Busy Bee iron-on patterns
for quite awhile, and it felt great to finally use them! I’ve had a little bit of an obsession with cute bugs & insects with little faces lately. Once I finished my favorite bees I felt like I needed to draw a little bug to join them. I tried the red iron on pencil first, and felt it didn’t really leave a great pattern on my fabric, so in the end I traced it with a washable embroidery pen instead. I hope to get stitching on her soon.
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We have now been to Volt’s Family Meal
in Frederick twice. It’s such a cute place, but as you can see ordering coffee & getting the little metal cream milk box charms me every time. Bryan Voltaggio is the co-owner and executive chef of four restaurants including VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal and RANGE. We ate at Volt for my husband’s work Christmas dinner and while that was lovely and fancy, I enjoy the laid back atmosphere at Family Meal. Last time we were there with a bunch of Tom’s co-workers and the chef sent out complimentary bourbon sticky buns with walnut praline. At that point I was too full to even try them, but they looked amazing. Can’t wait to go back again!