Thursday, July 2, 2009

We're More Than Buggies and Bonnets

I got the chance to sneak out for lunch with my main squeeze and he took my to the most fabulous new place, Kelly Jae's Cafe, found in good ol' Goshen. Tapas by night, amazing soup/salad/sandwich fare by day.


Outdoor seating!

Fresh daily specials.

A mini topiary on each table.

Tin ceiling. Exposed brick wall. Hardwood floors. Locker baskets for pendant light fixtures. (Brilliant!)

The half-wall that partitions the kitchen from the main space is lined with large mirrors, which reflected light beautifully and created a more open feel. Check out the cow hide in the reflection.

Birch limbs covered in white lights along both main walls. I wanted to stay forever.

Cobb Salad. Wipe your chins, ya'll are drooling.


After our quick lunch, I skipped right around the corner to one of my favorite haunts, Home Again.

This place rocks my socks off. Look at those chairs dangling precariously from the rafters! Often I arrive to Johnny Cash blaring from old-school speakers.

This chippy table was still there. Is it a sign?

It sits on casters, so I'm thinking it's definitely a sign.

Can it really be Friday again already? Check out some fun 4th of July ideas here and here.

29 comments:

  1. The restaurant looks to be really nice. Love that Home Again store - the kind of place you can find anything.

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  2. I love all the photos and title of your blog. The mini topiary's are such a great idea for the tables.

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  3. Wow - would love to try that restaurant AND shopping at that store! Looks like you had a great day!

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  4. Oh that store rocks! You are a lucky girl. You totally have my permission to get that table.

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  5. I love the exposed brick wall at the restaurant. So nice that you got to spend time with your hubby.

    The consignment store looks huge!
    What a temptation that must be to you.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

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  6. I would love to spend a day visiting that restaurant and consignment store, totally up my alley! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  7. Hey great post. Love it. I'm a farmgirl too. So enjoyed your blog and your posts.
    Have a blessed 4th weekend.
    Debbie:))

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  8. I love eating outside in the summer!

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  9. What a great new place in Goshen. Look at those neat Indiana Hickory dining chairs! Pretty hip there. I am originally from Michigan City and I have family in So. Bend. Joers Flooring is my uncle. Hello. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comment about my garden Junk.

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  10. hey chickie! i've missed you! i wanna go shopping with you! i can't find stores like that around here!!!

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  11. Is that Goshen NY? We lived in an old barn (turned into a house) near there. Looks like a great restaurant! And that table...well, yes indeedy it is calling your name!! Buy me buy me.

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  12. What fun- great lunch and shopping too- life doesn't get any better than that- and I'm jealous... that antique store is to die for- things are kind of "dry" in our area.
    Thanks for sharing

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  13. Hi there,
    That restaurant looked like my kind of place. I love twinkly lights. They are just so pretty and that Home Again store...devine!

    Love your new header flower by the way. Have a great 4th.

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  14. I think that table is ready to roll home with you. :)

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  15. Love the restaurant decor -- the brick wall, the birch trees, the ceiling, the floors....

    Wow, that consignment store is packed with stuff!! If you love that table, then you should buy it -- especially because it keeps sending you "buy me" signs!! :-)

    Kelly

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  16. What a great day to spend with your guy! Lucky in Love...
    Have a wonderful week end and a fabulous 4th!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  17. I absolutely LOVE your blog!! I need to spend some more time on your blog (the 4th weekend is interfering with my computer time, ha). It looks like you are adoptive parents?? My son is adopted from Russia. I would love to chat sometime...we've been thinking about adopting again. Anyway, I will keep visiting...glad to find you! XOXO

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  18. BTW, I am linking you to my blog!

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  19. I love those kinds of restaurants. That one looks yummy!!!!!!!! Hey that table looks like a shade of blue you'd like. :o)

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  20. I love that table and it screams Shannan to me...so it's meant to be :) I need to go back soon and see if my chair is still there (my fingers are crossed).

    Also, that restaurant that cory took you to looks divine.

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  21. What a sensational day! Oh, and I'm so hungry now having looked at that wonderful cafe.

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  22. Wow, I'm so glad I found your blog. I live just around the corner in Mishawaka, now I know where to shop and get a bite to eat next time I'm in Goshen. By the looks I'll be there next week! thanks

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  23. I've been wanting to try that place. We never got the chance to eat there when it was Blue Gill. The food looks great! I just love Goshen. Try it on first Fridays--it's a blast.

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  24. Love your blog. I long to live out in the country. What a wonderful cafe. Hope you had a great fourth.
    Bristol

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  25. Looks like great fun! I would love to visit that consignment shop. Looks like there are lots of great finds in there!

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  26. YUM! Yes, let's do it! Are they open on Saturdays?

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  27. I wish they had a Home Again store near us. It looks like such a great place.

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  28. I thought maybe you lived near me, and once I saw this consignment store, I hoped you lived near me, because it looks like something that I have totally been searching for all my life. I've picked up that it is in Goshen. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to head on over there!!!!

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