Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fictional Fun Day

Every now and then I think about what it would be like to just meet up with my mom and sister for an afternoon o' girly fun. Those of you who get to do this regularly, cherish it! I believe one day this will be our reality. For now, I'll fake it! 

If we had the chance to spend time together today, I would have us meet up in Glen Mills, PA, to visit the shop Terrain at Styer's.
Terrain at Styer's is the brainchild of Anthropologie (no wonder we love it so much??).
They sell the usual mix of fabulous housewares, but also garden related items.

We'd arrive at Terrain mid-morning. You know, it takes awhile for the three of us to get ready. My dad would most likely make us all some tea as we'd buzz around the house doing our hair and make-up. Getting outfits together would be another story! My sister would throw something together that would be stinkin' adorable. My mom and I would shake our heads and end up saying, "How does she think of that?" I would take bets that 2 out of the 3 of us would be donning an Emerson Made flower pin or some sort of Jackie Cardigan. We're predictable that way, and I love it! They're classic wardrobe staples.

J.Crew

Emerson Made Poppy
Anywho, we'd finally get ready to leave and my dad would see us off! He would do his usual -- TCOB'ing around the house. I would hope that after all the hard work he gets done, he'd treat himself to an ice cold Coor's Light. This is how our family rolls. A job well done, Vati!

Now back to Terrain.
How could you not? Look at the place!


Hot House

Kitchen Goods


The Hardware Barn


How serene and stunning is this? It looks like the makings of a perfect summer day to me. The store Terrain sits on a hundred-year-old nursery, which operates as chemical free today.

I imagine we'd peruse the store for all sorts of knick-knacks. We'd probably circle each section at least 2 to 3 times. If a hidden camera followed us, they might be amazed at the number of times our trio used the word "cute". We'd probably catch ourselves eventually and share a laugh or two. After a few attempts to try to expand our usage of adjectives, we'd revert back to cute. After browsing all things precious and fun, we'd each come away with something terrific.

Mom:
Somerset Hat
Salt & Pepper Cellars
9-Drawer Console


Aub:
Moroccan Hanging Lantern

Sage Composter
Vermeil Blueberry Earrings


Ash:
Polka Dot Hand Towels

Hable Construction Gardening Gloves

Pig Dishtowel

After spending our wad (a girl can dream, right?), we will have worked up an appetite. Lucky for us they serve a weekday lunch at their Cafe. Because it's a fictional fun day, we'll eat entirely too many carbs and cheese (warm bread, fingerling potatoes and mac 'n' cheese, anyone?). It's all fresh and local, so it's not bad for you, right? We won't turn down dessert; we don't get to have days like these often.

Did I forget to tell you about the wonderful bread pots with warm honey butter? Shut the front door!

A slice of Pecan Pie for mom.
I honestly can't wait until the next time we are together and we get to use the descriptor cute excessively. Until then, I'll keep adding to my list of places I want to go and things I want to do with you both.
It's true!
I love you two!

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5 comments:

Faye said...

I freaking love this post! I totally know the feeling of wanting a girls day with my mutti and sis!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I wanna grab my mom and sister and join you! It makes me think of Cockrell Mercantile, which is between Sedalia and Kansas City. I'm dying to go wander: http://www.cockrellmercantile.com/ht_docs/cottages.html.

Amy said...

I dunno why that showed up as anonymous... oopsie!

Ashley Fine said...

Amy: Oooh, I love Cockrell! It's definitely a happy place:) There's just so much goodness in a small area. I think it's the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Faye: Being away from them really makes you pine for a fun day together. When you're all reunited, it's the best feeling!! Did I tell you my parents are going to retire in Texas near Austin (not for another few years)? I'm so excited! Maybe one day we've have an even better chance of reuniting regularly:)

Amy said...

I had never heard about Cockrell until a couple of months ago, and now I can't wait to get there. Maybe when it isn't 103 degrees outside.