Friday, July 26, 2013

Ladies Who Lunch

Well, not really!  But since Liz and I both work in the educational field we each get a minimum of 4 weeks off during the summer.  I celebrated my first day off by inviting Liz to join me for lunch at a favorite restaurant of mine, Lynch's here in North Rockland.  The food is always good, the standard is excellent.  Granted the dinner menu is more imaginative than the luncheon menu, but the starters are the same on both.
The Irish nachos are a messy must for any meal at Lynch's: baked potato skins topped with shredded corned beef, melted Irish cheddar cheese and a nice vinegary sauerkraut.  It's definitely, a high calorie treat best shared with a friend or two or three.  I am afraid we only managed to eat half of it between the two of us.  For our luncheon entree we both had the open face Reuben and for dessert cheese cake and tea.

Next door to the restaurant is a consignment shop.  Since Liz had never been in there, we dropped in to look around.
I try to stop in a least once a month or so to see what they have.  Most of the shop is devoted to women's clothing, shoes and handbags but there is a small section devoted to small furniture like accent tables and curio cabinets, to china and crystal and to high end costume jewelry.   The jewelry is a good source of embellishments for my needlework and every so often I find a nice piece of crystal, china or silver.  Liz found a lovely teapot to send to her sister for a birthday gift and I found this darling little doll's Blue Willow tea set from Japan that will make my granddaughter Piper a very happy little girl.


Vickie said...

You are right! The tea set IS darling!

Denise said...

I was so excited to see the blue willow tea set on your blog! I received this very set as a little girl and now it sits on my tea table in the livingroom.
I continue to enjoy your blog and
see all of your lovely stitching!

Karen said...

Those nachos do look good! Nice little find on the tea set too.

Julie said...

Beautiful tea set.

Maggee said...

Those are some SERIOUS Nachos! What a heap of goodness! Yummm... Nice find, that tea set! Piper will enjoy it! I love thrifting! Hugs!