Sunday, November 9, 2008

Natasha's Visit

After months of anticipation and waiting, it was time for Natasha to come for a visit! She spent two days with Jeff and me here in Connecticut. It was such a pleasure to have her here and we were both honored that she was able to make a CT stop. She is on such a whirlwind tour! We took her to Woodbury, the antiques capital of the state. Tons of stores but these are not the places where you can pick up a few things at bargain prices! We went into one store and saw a small hutch marked $23,000! It was still a lot of fun to browse and get inspiration for future projects.


Natasha brought us some adorable goodies. Here is some yummy soaps, a Thanksgiving towel (now I have two Thanksgiving decorations!), and a stuffed kangaroo for Baby Girl.


She brought Jeff a boomerang, pen and key chain set, and playing cards. She also brought Baby Girl some adorable onesies, and this cute as can be handmade koala hand puppet. I love her posts on her local lavender farm and she brought me some oh so indulgent foot soak - can't wait to give it a try!

Love vintage aprons and she brought two - in my favorite colors!


She also gave me this gorgeous necklace. She really spoiled us!


Jeff was playing Guitar Hero and Natasha was sneaking a peek.


Enjoying some yummy cheeseburgers and her first mozzarella sticks. I also brought her to historic Wooster Street for some authentic New Haven pizza and Italian pastries. Jeff made a gourmet lobster meal for dinner (even displaying the live lobsters to Natasha's horror!) and a yummy New England breakfast. My mom came over with an apple pie and chocolate chip cookies - we certainly were not hungry! My sister brought some lovely flowers.

Isn't she adorable? She is as delightful in person as she comes across on her blog. She is now off to visit with Heather and Karla before heading to Silver Bella. Can't wait to see all of the photos of her trip!


19 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm glad you guys had a good time! She is really getting around to see the country, isn't she? Wow, what a lot of stops!!

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Oh what fun! Natasha looks like she is having a wonderful time, and you are a fab hostess!~~~XXOO, Beth

Kerryanne English said...

Well you are one up on me Karla. I live in the same state as Natasha and even I haven't managed to catch up with her yet!!
Looks like you showed her a fabulous time in your part of the world.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Lori said...

how fun Karla!!! i am driving to Heather's house in the morning for a day with her and Natasha...YAY!!!

Monica said...

Oh it looks like you guys had a ton of fun!
I am jealous you dont even look PREGGO!!!

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Karla,

It looks like you had a wonderful time and really showed Natasha a bit of CT. You look great and looks like you are starting to show! I remember not being able to wait to wear maternity clothes. Enjoy every minute.

Hugs,
Tammy

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

What a fun time you and she (and Jeff & your mom!) must have had with Natasha! I'm having fun following her adventure...like Where's Waldo, only it's Where's Natasha! I do know where she'll end up: Omaha! (Wish you were coming, too!)
*Heidi*

Beth Leintz said...

That Natasha kind of reminds me of Where's Waldo- you never know where she's going to show up! Looks like you guys had a great time- cute picture of the two of you together. I spy your baby bump :) I'll be meeting Natasha at Karla's on Wed

twinkleshabbystar said...

Awwww. wonderful pics Karla!!! Looks like you girls had a lovely visit!! Isnt she precious??? So glad you had a great time together! XOXO,Jenn

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! You and your husband were the perfect hosts! I know I really enjoyed my short time with Natasha. She is so sweet!

Cape Cod Memories said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time, and that you ladies treated each other like long lost sisters! I think Natasha is a bit the envy of blogland right now... having such a fabulous and exciting whirlwind tour! =)

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

She looks like the sweetest and I am sure she is! Hi Natasha!! I wish I lived over on your side of the map!

shellbelle765 said...

Hi Sugar Bear and Natasha!

Mom and I had a great time on Friday! It was truly a pleasure to meet you Natasha! Hope the rest of your trip is wonderful!

XOXO,
Shelley

Jeanie said...

Oh, what a marvelous time you had! You visited great haunts! And the gifts she brought are so beautiful! Especially the baby things! Isn't it fun to have a great guest? I know she had a wonderful time. You both did -- I can see it in the smiles!

Susie Q said...

I am always so happy when bloggers get to meet and spend such sweet moments together!

Now gee. Why didn't you buty that $23, 000 cabinet?? *grin*

You look so pretty in that photo!!
Love,
sue

Natasha Burns said...

Hey you forgot to mention the $55,000 chest of drawers! LOL!

Thanks so much for having me, you were amazingly hospitable hosts and so much fun to be around. I felt like royalty! It was so great meeting you and spending time with you even if it was short.

You have a great chef on you hands there, tell him and your mom and sis hello from me and it was fab meeting them too!!! xoxo

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

Wow what fun..it's like blogland tours? Where do I sign up..
xoxoxo Laura

Vicki C said...

Oh , what fun I bet you girls had!!

Merci-Notes said...

Oh how lucky you ALL WERE/ARE!!!
What fabulous hosts you and jeff are!
And what a gracious and fun guest Natasha is!
I thank you for sharing your fun with us/me!!! :) :)

Hugs,
Mary

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