Monday, October 31, 2011

Food and Shopping Fun in St. Francisville

 Walking around the grounds of the 
Myrtles Plantation made us hungry.
Susie knew the perfect place to take us,
Magnolia Cafe.

We could not resist trying out the Alligator Bites...
Believe it or not, unlike popular belief, alligator is not featured on to many menus around here.

Blaise and I shared a pizza...

Ok now that we were filled up...time to walk it off.
Next stop Grandmothers Buttons,
much more than a gift shop, it also includes a museum.
They have a wonderful website.
 To view click the link below,

The shop is in an old bank, they use the vault to house very rare and antique buttons.

I never knew that buttons held so much history.

Of course, they have beautiful pieces to purchase.

Can you guess what this is? 
Yes, its opened books.

I am in love with the way they have used them as wall art above a fireplace.

We all see these books at the thrift shops...
I am in love with the colors
Wouldn't this be so cool in a kids room?

  Of course Blaise was not to happy about shopping,
 so we promised him a chocolate pretzel at

{Yes, I know not a toddler, he's 18...but everyone can be bribed with chocolate, right?}

That satisfied him enough to let us run in
The Shanty Too gift shop.
Susie found the cutest dress.
(sorry I did not get a picture)

The outside of the shop was all dressed up for fall.

If I have any LSU fans out there...they fabulous LSU items.

What a fun time we had on our little 'Road Trip' thanks for coming along to see our part of the world.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Louisiana  ~
 make sure St. Francisville is included in one of your stops.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Great post, Melissa! What a great time you guys seemed to have! LOVE that book display! Truly awesome! When we were in Louisiana, a couple of weeks ago, we went into a shop where the lady had made mesh wreaths representing LSU and the Saints. Needless to say, I stocked up on all of my fleur de lis accessories, while I was there! LOL!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great day...a wonderful lunch and shopping. These shops look like so much fun!! Thanks for taking us along!


Cindy Adkins said...

This is amazing! I'm in Meraux in St. Bernard Parish...I have to look up where St. Francisville is!

Danny Riddell said...

Oh wow, that looks like a great place for shopping. The location is bright, and it seems refreshing to be in a place like that. Those book covers make a cool and interesting wall design as well...

The food looks nice, too. Alligator meat? A little unorthodox for some, but it does look tasty.