Last weekend, we were in Brugge and I wanted to share some photos with you of our weekend...
This restaurant 'De Bekoring' is just perfect a name. The Dutch word 'bekoring' means charm or enchantment.From the moment you walk in, you are enchanted by the beauty of this old home and its welcoming husband and wife team who run this small restaurant. The building dates back to 1652.
We tried for a couple of years to get a table here for lunch. We called a week ahead to be sure we could get in this time. It was worth it as the food was excellent. We will be going back here on one of our upcoming visits.
The thing I love about the city of Brugge is its rich history. I never tire of walking around the city admiring the amazing buildings. I love details and this is just an example of what you see in the city. This is one of six chimera on window frames of a building we saw while walking among the side streets of the center.
Of course, the reason we went to Brugge was for the open house at the quilt shop 'De Lander'. Here is the latest window display.
These were among the quilts displayed which I thought are appropriate for this blog as it is a framed series of quilts of the four seasons.
The shop is a combination of quilting supplies and gift shop. Katie's husband helps her out behind the cash register when he can. It was a very successful day for them with the shop bursting with people. Their golden retriever Lander, who the shop was named after, was in his element greeting everyone who came through the door.
Just a few of the pretty items for sale in the shop.
Upstairs, the living room had been cleared to use as a display area for all the lovely quilts. Look just how wonderful Katie's kitchen is! I just love it.
The owner Katie was also presenting her new classes for this year. She is just the nicest person and makes you feel so welcome in her shop. She has an great talent not only for quilting but also for making bears. She creates kits for her wonderful bears of all shapes and sizes. You can see more on her website.
I am really glad I had the chance to see her open house.
What better way to end a trip to this city of architecture, lace and chocolate than to stop and have a pastry with coffee or tea. It is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.