Tearoom, Crystals and Trinkets



















On Thursday, my mum, sister and I headed up to our family caravan in Inverary which is a mere hour and a half, when the traffic jam angels are on your side, up the road for us making it a brilliant destination for us to go to relax and get away for a while. 

It didn't come as much of a surprise to us to see the beautiful misty mountains covered by a silvery sky (I'd much rather use silvery than grey) on our way. Although the air remained humid and heavy from last week's sunny weather. 

My mum and sister were adamant that they would take me to a new cafe that had opened up on the Loch Fyne water-front called The Green Door Tearoom & Ice Cream Parlour. Upon hearing the word 'tearoom' I was all in. The 'green door' part did remind me of the Shakin' Stevens song! The tearoom was really well decorated and really appealed to me. It is quite a small tearoom though so I can imagine there will be several more coffees 'to go' on a busy Saturday afternoon. We went on the Friday and so it wasn't jam packed. There was a good selection of your typical tearoom food like rolls, sandwiches, paninis etc. As well as an ice cream bar, which my sister was incredibly happy about! It was a lot of simple, but good food presented really well. To me, it's all about the presentation and delivery.

After we had finished our 'tea', we traveled up the Main Street and round to the left corner to find a little hidden treasure. A few steps leading up to a little shop smelling of incense and lavender, which we later found out was due to some fantastically scented soaps. The shop is called the Dreamtime Gallery & Crystal Shop owned by a lovely woman who helped us pick out a fluorite gem necklace for my cousin's birthday. The lady got out a little gem stone bible and flicked her way through it to tell us all about the gem that we liked the look of and what it's purpose was. This shop is seriously a delight to go in to and makes you feel so relaxed and calm upon walking through the scented front door. 

After we made a few purchases in the crystal shop, we headed back down the street to a little trinket store my mum likes called Once Upon A Time. It is a very small shop with A LOT of stuff inside it. Think the Weasley's Burrow in Harry Potter mixed with a well designed jumble sale. Everything in the shop looked stunning. Full of witty sayings and beautiful messages. There was everything you could ever need from a trinket shop. Clocks, signs, posters, books, puppets, jewels. You name it, you could find it. We didn't actually end up buying anything from this shop but my mum had already bought me a little door sign a few weeks ago that simpley reads 'The Princess Sleeps Here, Do Not Disturb'. She knows me so well. 

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