Monday, December 7, 2015


This last weekend I got to do some very special things.  Working for years I never got to attend special events - especially at Christmas when retail is busy.  This weekend I got to attend the Rue de Noel Paris Street Market in Denver and the 55th Annual Georgetown Street Market in Georgetown, Colorado.  I have wanted to get to attend these for years and since we will be moving to Missouri next year - this was my last chance!

Out of respect to the artists and crafters, I did not take any photos in the market but I can tell you I saw many darling things.  Many of the booths were a mix of vintage and new and retro items.  I got a really cute winter hat you will see me wearing in a photo below.  I was really impressed with this market.

Does anyone recognize this car?  We had heard years ago that they only get the car out during this event known as the 55th Annual Christmas Market.  This our first time to see the car.

This is the car that appears in the 1986 movie "The Christmas Gift" that John Denver did in Georgetown, Colorado.   I have posted on this blog before about my love for the little town of Georgetown which is nestled in a valley up in the mountains on the way to Vail. This is the Busy Bee Cab which picked up John Denver in the movie.  Right as we were looking at the car, a friend and former customer of mine came up and offered to take our photo.  I am wearing a coat that was my Mom's from the 1950's-60's.

As you can see the little town was a busy place:

The next thing we did was took a tour of this old hotel.  In the movie it a hotel which is overseen by Aunt Henny and her brother Bud (his cab).  I had never been inside the old hotel before so we took a tour and we checked out room #6 where John Denver stayed (in the movie). The actress who plays Aunt Henny was in White Christmas and Little Women.  You may remember the wealthy old aunt who left Jo her large mansion which could be used for a school.

We were getting hungry so we stopped by the Dusty Rose Tea Room but they were full for the day.  We certainly understood as we had no reservation but just happened by.

After enjoying some more of the sites we started back to our car feeling like we had already had a wonderful time.

As we were going to our car we noticed a building with chandliers shinning through the windows.  It had a tiny sign on the side of the building so my husband went to "investigate".

My husband motioned to me to come on in!

Once we got inside, we were told the Ladies from Grace Episcopal Church were serving Afternoon Tea as a fund raiser and had an opening with a prior cancellation that we could fill.  We were so excited to sit in this historic building and have Afternoon Tea!  The building (on the left)was very charming and so were the ladies (below right).  They took our photo too!  If you live in the Denver area - they will repeat this next Saturday and Sunday and have just a few openings on Saturday - Contact Grace Episcopal Church of Georgetown for reservations.

The homes in Georgetown are very Victorian and the one below left was in the movie as Susan McMillans home.  The waterfall is actually on the way out of town at Idaho Springs. 

I hope you enjoyed our little tour - we sure did!

Feel free to join me and link something from your blog for my Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!  It is about Tea Time, Cottage (Home) and Garden.  Posts about travel, pets, hobbies, crafts, visiting a tea room, etc are always welcomed. I know how busy everyone is so please let me say THANK YOU for participating!  Just please no "Just giveaways"!

I will be sharing my post at these parties:
Mosaic Monday
No Place Like Home
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Let's Talk Vintage
Roses of Inspiration
Yes Martha is back for Tea Cup Tuesday
Home And Garden Thursday
Creating Christmas
Home Sweet Home


Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

What a fun post! I feel as if I got to tour this great little town also! Your hat is wonderful! And how wonderful to have tea in that great building!


Martha said...

What a fun day! And how cool that you found a place for tea! It was meant to be! I love December festivals in little towns. So many crafters which often makes buying Christmas presents easier!

Anonymous said...

I just love this kind of posts! What a darling picturesque town. Love that car and you two look so cute standing by it. Love your hat too! Good luck on your move next year! I understand about that, believe me! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my gosh what a fun time! I would love to do that sometime! Just what I'm in the mood for right now. The photo of you two and the old car is adorable!

Beth in NEPA said...

What a fun day you must have had! We have a Christkindl market near us but like you, I can't attend and have my shop open too... maybe someday.........

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Bernideen what a treat! I love little towns like this. It's all so quaint and seems to whisk you away to another time. Love that car! I adore vintage cars. You look so cute wearing your hat. {I'm very much a hat person!} I'm so glad you and your hubby finally got the chance to enjoy this fun place. Thank you for taking us along with you. Enjoy your day, my friend.

Christmas blessings,

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful! I remember when we first closed our bricks-and-mortar how exhilarating it was to finally do the fun stuff! What a special weekend for you! The cancellation for tea was a divine gift, I think! Wonderful photos and wonderful fun. Thanks for hosting! Have a for whatever...pre Christmas week!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I so enjoyed coming along with you and your hubby in that quaint town, Bernideen. The photos of you two are just wonderful! How great that your hubby found a tea room for you to enjoy after all. What a fun day!!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Yes Bernideen, I did enjoy your little tour! So Victorian! Glad you got to have your tea after all! :) Cute photo of you and hubs by the car, and in the tearoom! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us!
Have a great day and thanks so much for hosting! I'm not sure what the name of your party is though. :)

Linda Jennings said...

Thank you for the fun tour of Georgetown. So happy to see you are enjoying this phase of your retirement.

Vee said...

Such a charming town! Wonderful hat on a beautiful gal...very flattering. You make that hat look great! What a wonderful thing to be able to enjoy afternoon tea. Gotta love such God winks.

quakerhillfarm said...

It looks like you had a very lovely time! I also love your hat! Just my style...Have a great week, Lynn

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Oh your holiday tour of Georgetown looks like so much fun! I must show my hubby that vintage car. He has a collection of miniature cars from United Kingdom and would love to own a full size one. You and your hubby look so cute in front of the movie car. I love your dear hat and plaid scarf. Thank you for hosting Tea Time Cottage and Garden Blog Party. Happy December! Karen

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Thanks for taking us on the tour with you Bernideen and I'm so glad you and hubby were fit in for tea. I am dying to see a better look at your hat though.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a fun tour of this cute town! Wonderful shots of you and your hubby! Happy Monday, have a great new week!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely day with your readers, I, like the rest, enjoyed it immensely . What a wonderful happen chance to be able to have tea in that wonderful building, hubby knows how to treat a lady;~) So nice to have that wonderful photo in front of the cab to commemorate the day!!! Best ~ Mickie

Margie said...

So glad that you got to attend both the street markets this year and enjoyed an afternoon tea at the church. Thank you for the fun tour and hosting the weekly party.

Angela McRae said...

How lovely that you are getting to enjoy these new activities, and what a treat to get an unexpected reservation for tea!

relevanttealeaf said...

Thank you for letting us travel along with you to Georgetown, Colorado vicariously. I enjoyed reading about your fun-filled day. Now I need to watch the movie. Wishing you much joy during this wonderful Christmas Season!

Janneke said...

Great post, I admired the pictures of Georgetown with the beautiful Victorian buildings and the vintage car John Denver drove in on that film. Nice to see you two in front of it with the new hat, it looks lovely. You were lucky to be able to have tea in that historic building and I'm lucky to be able to enjoy such a far away tour of you over internet. Thank you!

gracefulfig said...

What a lovely place and time you had! Makes me homesick for the Rockies - we lived in Wyoming for 3 years and visited Colorado often. So happy to have found your darling blog! Best wishes for a lovely Christmas season!! Ann

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

What a lovely town! And you wear an absolutely ravishing hat for the tour.
I wish you wonderful Christmas time !!!

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen, I was late signing up today but I did, yay! Your trip to Georgetown looks very fun. Especially the unexpected tea! yay again!
And that is a wonderful hat!
I have been to Georgetown only once, and it looked just like your pictures : )

The Charm of Home said...

Such a beautiful town. Thanks for taking us on a visit with you!

Marilyn Miller said...

When my husband's parents lived in Englewood we often visited Georgetown. It is a wonderful place to visit, I love it there. Thanks for the memories. How wonderful that you found tea there too.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a charming town Bernideen, It looks like such a fun day. SO happy that you are getting to enjoy all the fun activities.

I don't have anything tea related to share today. Just stopped by to say hello.

Thanks for hosting.


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bernideen: What a great little town. I would have love to go to see all the sights. I am so glad you had the chance. Thanks so much for all your kind words and prayers for my son. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hello, Bernideen. That little town of Georgetown is the perfect place to spend a day around Christmas. It looks just like a picture post card. We have a little town called Georgetown here in the Sierras and it looks much the same. It reminds me to go back for a visit soon. You look so cute in your coat and hat. You fit right in with the era of the car..Great pictures..Thank you for your kind words about my post. I only hope I can get the rest of the decorating done before Christmas!..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Jean | said...

How wonderful that your husband was alert to afternoon teas! Of course, if those ladies had known who they were serving, they probably would've been nervous!

Mrs. W. said...

Good morning,

I found you through Roses of Inspiration.

This looks like you all had an exciting day at this fun event. I love the photo of the car. You look great in that pretty red-plaid scarf.

What a delightful afternoon tea - makes me want to join in.

:) Hope

Deborah Montgomery said...

I'm so glad you got a chance to do this before moving. It must be so nice to enjoy the season, and not be running a shop for a change. The town is lovely; love those Victorian homes. And what a nice surprise that you got to enjoy tea after all!

Tea in the Library said...

What a wonderful afternoon. Thank you for sharing it . I have never heard of that movie, but will look for it now. I have no post as of now - spending too much time visiting but oh so many great blogs to visit at Christmas I don't want to miss a thing! Merry Christmas!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A lot of folks really enjoyed this post, Bernideen, because you had the most visits at my party last week. I will be featuring this post tomorrow. Have a lovely day, my friend.

Christmas blessings,

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Hello, Bernideen! Just wanted to pop in to say thank you for your sweet comment on my blog recently :) I've been perusing here and had to stop at this particularly lovely post. We love the Denver area and our youngest daughter went to school at CU in Boulder, where we saw many beautiful Victorian homes also. What a wonderful event and loved seeing the picture of you too :)

Carmen said...

That looks like so much fun! I always enjoy the drive over the mountains and it looks like we need to slow down and visit some of the towns along the way a little more!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Bernideen, I am so glad that you finally got to attend! And how perfect that there was a cancellation at the tea? Mean to be for sure. Your hat is fabulous!! You too look so wonderfully festive!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing with Creating Christmas.