Tuesday, March 10

On Saturday, we went to Chapel Hill with our daughter, and had lunch at The Weathervane, which is located adjacent to Southern Seasons, a premier specialty foods store. Below are some photos from the day. You'll be drooling......


Fancy desserts - with prices to match!


Specialty cheeses to whet your appetite!

Candy bars from all over the world.

Beautiful hand-painted glass trays to serve it all on.


Or maybe you prefer blue crabs.

At every turn, there are beautiful table settings, with ideas galore to please your guests! (if not your purse.)

Colorful crayon casseroles and polka-dotted mugs....

Portuguese porcelains with St. Patrick's Day decorations.


Tall mugs to remind you of your visit to Chapel Hill.

Gourmet jelly beans in every flavor imaginable! (Take that, Bertie Botts!)

Jams and jellies for your morning muffins!

Colorful purses to carry....

Rooster china, which I'm guessing Granny Annie and Angie will love.

The only thing I bought: dark chocolate and salt - my favorite combination! It was almost as good as chocolate bars together with hot, salty, buttered popcorn. There now; are you drooling? Or are you already surfeit?

At lunch, I forgot to photograph our food. I had a cup of chili and a half-sandwich of fried green tomatoes. It was served on the best rustic, whole-grain bread with some sort of aioli sauce. It was very tasty. You should try it sometime!

21 comments:

PI said...

Dark chocolate and salt? I'm not the only one who's barmy:)

Grannymar said...

That chocolate sounds interesting. I am sure it would suit being grated on a salad.

Gilly said...

Stop it! I've only just had breakfast and I'm hungry again just looking at those photos! What a wonderful place to go - and that stripey crockery is fabulous!

Alan G said...

Well I have got to say you can add my name to the "Love The Rooster China" list.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

It's nice to have a special treat every now and again. It all looks wonderful! Nom, nom, nom. I'll have to visit after Easter - I gave up bread for Lent. :-)

Rue said...

Hi Judy :)

Is it wrong to drool this early in the morning?? LOL What a great store!!

Oh and I need one of those chocolate bars ;)

rue

PS You're right! It's tiger oak :)

Tabor said...

So, is your pocketbook a little lighter?

Star said...

I was already hungry. I am now starving. Where can I get my hands on some salt and chocolate right now!

bobbie said...

OMG that food is gorgeous!

I love the tall mugs.

Beyondpanic said...

What a wonderful store...especially the chocolate!

kenju said...

This is not half of it; I didn't go into the wine section, or the flowers, or specialty sauces,condiments, snacks and coffees. Their tea section alone is bigger than you would expect.

Arkansas Patti said...

Salt and chocolate sounds wonderful. Am trying to get up courage to order chocolate covered potato chips.
That store looks like a place to put a hurtin' on your credit card. Thanks for the virtual trip.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Ooh!

Look at all that cheese. Here in the South of France, we get great cheese cheap.

But the best cheese I had recently was Somerset Cave Aged Cheddar.

I nearly died of pleasure.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This all looks GORGEOUS! And yes, my mouth is warering and drool is running down my chin---CHOCOLATE! That is what really got me, Judy! LOL!

Betty said...

I could spend all day in Southern Seasons, if there was one around here. I'd probably go broke doing it, too.

Darlene said...

Te hand painted glass trays would have tempted me, but I would probably have dropped one and broke it before getting out of there.

I am going to go eat lunch after looking at all that yummy food. Guess I'll have crackers and Havarti cheese.

TravelinOma said...

How could I be almost 60 years old and never heard of this combination? It will be my snack tonight.

amarkonmywall said...

JUDY! I'm trying to lose 10 # and now all I can think about is food and getting to that shop in Chapel Hill. I suppose I could start walking...I love the blue crab plates, the cheeses- those would be my favorites. And fried green tomatoes.

Blonde Goddess said...

I love grainy, rustic breads and I'm always trying new recipes out to find the best kind.

I made one kind last week that had sunflower seeds in it and it was delicious!

Jamie Dawn said...

That salty chocolate bar sounds yummy!!!!
I'd like to try those desserts FREE and sample those candy bars. I could do this as a public service... maybe my job could be quality control or something like that.
:-)
What a nice place to visit!

Angie said...

I do love the platter.