When Sue C and I visited Gladstone Country House last year, we decided that this outing needed to be a December tradition. So today, Sue R joined us for our second annual Holiday visit to Ellen T’s store in Gladstone, New Jersey. And what a wonderful day it was!
Ellen’s beautifully decorated Christmas trees and clever decorating ideas are inspirational and can even put a Grinch like me into the holiday spirit! I bought a “smoker” from Germany — when you place incense under the snowman, smoke comes out his pipe! He is adorable! I bought some Christmas scented incense and even my daughter, Meg, liked the smell. (Of course it doesn’t hurt that there is a fox in front of the snowman!)
After we made our purchases — complete with gift wrap when needed — we tooled on down the road to Cafe Azzurro for lunch in Peapack, New Jersey.
A yummy time was had by all! We’re already anticipating our “third annual” visit next year!
Cheers to all —
PS — Ellen has an awesome tradition of providing a complimentary Christmas ornament with your purchase!