Saturday, April 30, 2011

A day at Mt Tamborine

A beautiful sunny day today.
Met up with two very sweet blogging buddies at Mount Tamborine and here is part of our adventure.
My partners in crime for the day were Linda from  Lilly Cottage from Tiffany from Mrs Tiff Living Creatively.

For overseas readers, Mt Tamborine is part of the Gold Coast Hinterland which is a series of hills and plateaus positioned directly west of Surefers Paradise.

The first port of call was to the Craft Extravaganza in support of the Local Fire Brigade and other charities. This is a very special handcraft fair as you have to be invited to sell here! 
Linda is such an amazing craftsperson that I am not at all surprised she had a stall as this fair.

Lots of stunning bags and pillows, bunting and birds.

I loved this fabric box so much I had to buy it along with the dotty and cherry bunting.

Next stop was Nardoo, the Lavender shop.
Well more than just a shop.
More like two huge barns full of 
Lavender products and an eclectic range of collectables and garden bits and pieces.

Lavender sweets looked so tempting - well we just had to try them didn't we? 
Australian made with Lavender Essential Oil on the list of ingredients.

After scouring a local vintage shop we were a bit peckish and stopped in at The Kitchen Table in Main Street, North Tamborine for our lunch.
A grove of Olive trees lined the path outside the Deli/Cafe.

French Inspired decor - greys and whites.

The open sandwich I ordered was just delicious.

All in all a beautiful sunny day spent with blogging friends who are passionate about handmade and vintage and .... good food of course!

Linda's lovely husband drove us here and there and was happy to wait and browse with us.
 Such a gentleman, a true gem!
Thanks Tim!


Kate said...

what a lovely day! i'm hoping that i can spend the day there on Mothers Day with my hubby and girls :)

Comeca Jones said...

Looks like fun! If it was anywhere near I would so make this my Saturday mornin outing.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Pam, your photos are just fabulous. You've inspired me to go to Mt Tamborine ... that cafe looks divine.

Tiff said...

I knew your pictures of today would be gorgeous.... so I just linked to you!!! We were so lucky.. the day was glorious, the craft and company was brilliant and food was fab! What could be better?! Plus I did an extra stop on the way home... so we will have to include a visit there next time!!!

Thanks for a fantastic day! X

PS I love the picture of those lavender sweets, weren't they lovely!!!! X

Restyled Vintage said...

What a perfect day that sounds Pam, with stunning photos to show it off! That sandwich looks divine, great choice...and I love you purchases too :)

xx Karen

melissa said...

What a great way to spend Saturday! Mt Tamborine looks like a lovely spot.

Jenny said...

Pam, what a great day out. Your lunch is making me hungry! I must check it out next time I am down that way. Glad you managed to get a nice day and dodge this rain we keep having. ;-)

theoldboathouse said...

Jealous...sp green green ha. Glad you had such a great day. Linda's stall looks fantastic...she is so clever.

theoldboathouse said...

Jealous...sp green green ha. Glad you had such a great day. Linda's stall looks fantastic...she is so clever.

Life in the Country Lane said...

Sounds like heaven Pam. A perfect day out to me. Love the look of those lavendar sweets. Thank you for your lovely comment on my recent blog. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Rebecca x

Naturally Carol said...

A lovely day..Linda's crafts are georgeous. I love the look of the shop you had lunch at..what style and elegance!

**Anne** said...

This looks like the perfect day out. Thank you for sharing.
Anne xx

Carmel's Closet said...

Truly sounds like the perfect day.

La Dolce Vita said...

a most fabulous day! thanks for taking me along! mmmm hungry now!!!

Vintage from the Village said...

What a lovely day ! x

Cozy Little House said...

The loveliest kinds of days! Wish I'd been there to shop with you.

Raine and Sage said...

Looks like a perfect day and like MMMC I have an urge to visit Mt Tamborine now too. This blogging is better than a travel brochure.
Sounds like you had a great day with good friends and that type of pottering about is the best kind of R&R. Plus a third R for retail therapy.

*Spring Blossom* said...

Oh I'm so jealous!! Looks like you had beautiful and fun day. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Fancy Vintage said...

Sounds like such an awesome day. I also met up with my sister in law, coco rose-texiles this week and was so inspired, miss her now she's gone back home. Great to have like- minded friend together.
Becca x

Mimi said...

A lovely day had by all. Great photo's Pam. Looking at your yummy lunch has made my mouth water. Mimi xx

Sarah B said...

It looks like a wonderful day. I remember viiting Mt Tamborine when I was a youngster. I have no memories other than the name. Maybe I can get back there one day?
Oh, and how nice to be able to meet up with bloggy friends. x

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

What a wonderful day it looked like you had! I loved seeing all of your pictures. Those bags a pillows were beautiful. That cafe looked amazing. Loved it all!


Michaja said...

WOW this looks like a fabulous dat to me!!

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh wow!!! What gorgeous photos Pam.
Thank you so much for coming to play with do go to the ends of the earth to visit it is true but the visits are sooo worth it. I had the best day and I can't believe Tiff found another great shop without us...will have to add it to the list for next time.
Your photos truly are wonderful..jealous!
Where to next?
Oh and thank you for your super sweet comments about my are too kind!
Kiss Noises Linda