Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas in Cape May, NJ Part 2 and More

 Well lovelies, this is my last post until the New Year. Warning it is photo heavy so if you're looking for the art part scroll down to the end. Oh , and internet /Windows 10 are improving but we still may have to resort to buying more internet speed.

                               it was very cold so the beach was pretty empty

  This is the last group of photos from our trip to Cape May recently. In my last post I showed the photos of the suite we stayed in. Now here are photos of Leith Hall's community rooms:

                                                        in the parlor

 Fresh breakfast is served on a table in the entryway and each morning it is something different.  It is all prepared from scratch by owner Elan-delicious!! There are tables set in the two parlors for the guests.

Tea (or sherry) is served along with home baked goodies at 4 PM each day.

 We also had the most wonderful food everywhere we went to eat-some places we frequent, and a few new ones which we intend to go to again:)
lunch at Delaney's- crab cake sandwich and turkey panini. A place we enjoy every time.

another lunch at a small restaurant (Georges Place) that's been around a long time but this was our first visit and it was fabulous!!

 appetizers (OMG to die for!!) and drinks at Oyster Bay which was recommended to us by a local we got to know well. Looks like a new hang out for us:)

 and a special dinner at The Merion Inn- a restaurant we get to every time we're in Cape May:

hubby's arm in the top pic. The room we dined in was gorgeously decorated, and the whole experience - top notch-from food to service to the live piano music!

And now- Christmas time in Cape May at night:

there was a tree lighting ceremony.We truly felt like we were in a Hallmark Christmas movie. Some dressed in costume including some of the four legged kind:

Scenes on the pedestrian mall:

horse and carriage rides about town (love hearing the clippity clop of those horses!):

Decorated homes and inns:

Fun with Suzanne and Arielle(mother and daughter) on the porch at Leith Hall (whom we just met there and had a great time all together during our stay). The parade passed right by so we enjoyed wine with a front seat:)

 It was such a wonderful trip all around and we can't wait to return next year again-hopefully in early Spring!

 The art part: my second quirky bird inspired by Tam Laporte's online class. My wish for all of you:

 and a happy, healthy , creative New Year! XO

Linking to T Stands For Tuesday and Paint Party Friday later this week. I'll be around to visit:)

"Celebrate your life with love and gratitude by giving thanks for this very precious moment, as well as all the wonderful blessings that surround you every day."


  1. I can see why you are so in love with Cape May. From the gorgeous decorations, to the thoughtful, caring way you were treated, to all the food and drink, I am sure it was a fantastic experience for you both.

    Your little birdie is adorable. Very impressive.

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos, all this food, and of course the tea and coffee for breakfast, and afternoon tea, too with us for T this week.

    I'm going to miss you over the next two weeks, so have a wonderful and safe holiday. Since you won't be back till after the first of the year, I am sending this reminder of Second on the 2nd.

  2. First of all, so much good I am hungry. I also loved the Christmas lights! Those old Victorian homes look so cheery all lit up. Happy T day and happy holidays Linda. Hop it is wonderful. Hugs-Erika

  3. I just had supper, but my mouth is watering at the sight of this food. And the town decorations are delightful! Happy T Tuesday! and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, since I won't see you before then :)

  4. What a wonderful place you visited, and the food looks soooooooooo good, yummy. Glad you were able to have such a wonderful break. Love your bird, too. Have a wonderful Christmas, take care, happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. Happy T Day

    Lots to see and read in this poost and all terrific. Just love the bird and the wonderful colours

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. such a delight here all around! and to speak with your birdie: wishing you love and light also! happy Holidays, linda!

  7. That was an amazing place you were staying, thank you for sharing all those awesome photos. I am pleased I have just had breakfast as those delicious meals look so yummy.
    Happy T day and very best wishes for the festive holidays.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Oh Linda!! I can imagine that you enjoyed this wonderful time there! All looks so beautiful ! I love your artsy quirky christmas bird page so much - just amazing and I thank you very much for your beautiful christmas card, which arrived yesterday! You are an angel! I am so pleased with it!
    Enjoy the season and I wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS with family and friends!
    Good to hear that all is fixed with Windows 10.,
    I really like windows 10.,
    and yes: speed up your internet - always great to have high speed connection!

    I am looking forward to your art in 2017!
    Love and my best wishes for you!

  9. Cape May looks such a wonderful place to visit, especially at Christmas time it looks a very special place with all those beautiful decorations and parades. The food looks so amazing and the cocktails sound like a good idea - yum! I love the thought of the carriage rides and the clippity clop of horses hooves :-). Thanks for sharing your holiday break with us, I loved it! Your artwork as always is so bright and cheery, wishing you love and light this holiday season too! Happy T Day, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year dear Linda! J :-) x

  10. Oh what a gorgeous place! I can imagine you fell in love with it. Leith Hall looks so quirky and special. And the food makes me drool (I am writing this just before lunch so I'm extra hungry). I enjoyed seeing the photos of all the Christmas lights and the decorated houses. Wonderful! Thank you so much!
    Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas and see you in the new year.
    Happy T-Day,

  11. everything is so beautifully decorated. It does look like a Hallmark movie.Your bird is delightful. Merry Christmas and a Creative New Year

  12. You make Cape May so inviting... just might have to try and convince the Hubs to go there some day. Getting him to go anywhere is a challenge. Love your art today ♥♥♥♥ Those birds are adorable and love the background! Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a FANTASTIC NEW YEAR!!!

  13. Your bird is so delightful - I will be taking Life Book 2017 so look forward to seeing you there!
    I loved every one of your pictures and being a foodie I was in heaven at your mouth watering food pictures. Would love to think that my husband and I could visit Cape May one day. I would also love to go to Maine and eat my weight in lobster!!!
    Merry Christmas!!
    Sand Claus

  14. Your journal page is stunning! I LOVE the colors and, of course, the thought. Wishing you love and light as well, Linda.

    The phtos of Cape May are fascinating. What a charming place. The inn you stayed at has so many wonderful touches. I just have to say - Suzanne and Arielle look like twins not mother and daughter (except for height).

    Your meal photos have my mouth watering. I'd love to try some of those restaurants if we ever get back to NJ.

    Happy T Day!

  15. Your art and photos are wonderful ~ lovely place you stayed at and love the Xmas event and the doggies ~ thanks,

    Wishing a Very Merry Christmas ~ ^_^

  16. wishing you a peaceful Christmas I love all the photos of your recent trip it looks fabulous

  17. So many photos Linda!!! And i LOVED seeing them all! Thank you so much for sharing! The food looked out of this world good!! Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  18. What a wonderful place - no wonder you like to go there! All of the food I saw here looks so delicious! I love your little bird! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas! Chrisx

  19. wow, your trip looks like it was amazing...I am jealous! love all the pretty lights and Christmas decorations...the food looks fabulous too. Your little bird is so adorable! love the quirky eyes and legs...happy T day and Merry Christmas! ♥

  20. It looks a very special place and I love all the sparkling decorations. Many thanks for the New Year's wishes. We can all do with more love and light in our lives!

  21. Beautiful page and I enjoyed your seasonal photos! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Linda!

  22. Thank you for wonderful greetings from your holiday.
    Lovely bird card. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year ❤❤

  23. your Bird of Greeting is awesome

    Many Happy Returns

    much love...

  24. The food looks amazing (as usual on your posts) and what a fun trip you had.... those dogs are just so cute!

    I had a sweet surprise in the post today.... a lovely card from you! Thank you so much:)

    Adore your quirky bird :)


    Love Karen x

  25. Linda these photos are just wonderful. A time of joy and happiness. Thank you for sharing them, and your lovely art. Wishing you and your family the very nicest Christmas and New Year.

  26. What a joy you are to the world!! This Christmas getaway will forever be embedded in your heart. A true old fashioned Hallmark Christmas that was...just gorgeous right down to the quiche! I love your quirky bird so much...and seriously smile every single time I see that blog header!! Wishing you all the joy you share all year long this season! May your holiday be as beautiful as your Soul!! Wishing your family much love!

    Hugs Giggles

  27. beautiful decorations in yoru part of the world.

    Love your crowned bird as well, may your Christmas be a good one. :)

  28. What a wonderful holiday getaway! Love the Santa Dog! Happy PPF and happy holidays, too!!

  29. Love and light to you, too, Linda! Have a lovely Christmas break.

  30. It certainly looks like you had a great time! I love the decorated homes and Inns. Great Quirky Bird, too! Merry Christmas Linda!

  31. Merry Christmas my friend!Thanks for being part of my life this year.
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  32. Love your beautiful photos and fantastic art! Happy holidays, Linda. :)

  33. There is nothing wrong at all with a photo heavy post at all. Especially if the location (photos thereof) are so gorgeous. I have a feeling I will need to visit Cape May one of these days...
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Linda, and I am wishing you a happy New Year!


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