We are almost there!

Progress is happening!

First an update on our progress. Tomorrow we are meeting with an attorney to review some things for our LLC, which we have now! (Yay!) But we also are expecting a draft of the contract! (It’s about time!) If everything looks good and we don’t have to make any changes, we could be on our way by the first of next week! And we could be revealing the plantation this weekend! (fingers crossed)

I don’t know about you, but I am dying to tell!Β 

NEW Item for the Menu!

Tonight I made a Sweet Crepe with a sweet cream cheese filling with slices of bananas and topped with blueberry compote. I also added some fresh blueberries on top of the compote to give you that snap of the fresh berries with the smooth compote. No leftovers in our house!

Sweet Crepe with Bananas and Blueberries

NEW Antique Finds!

Sunday I had to go back to an antique mall in Virginia Beach to pick up a creamer that I missed with the tea set I purchased a few weeks ago. I ended up coming home with five new plates for the afternoon tea parties! We are making progress in finding the china that we need!


79 thoughts on “We are almost there!

  1. So exciting, I love the dessert and the plates are gorgeous. I have 12 of the top plate that I found in an antique store in Brooklyn. Will your B&B be pet friendly?? I want to make a reservation if it is.

    • I love looking for them. It is so much fun! I don’t think we can make the main house pet friendly, so much as we would love to. The house was built in 1791 and has some really important history attached to it. We are planning on builting some cotteges to match the outbuildings we currently have. When we do, we will make them pet friendly. We would love to have you come! Did you figure out the plantation yet?

      • I totally understand that the main house would not be pet friendly, there is a b&b I go to in Vermont that has the same set up, really cute cottages for people with pets. Still working on figuring out the plantation, getting close I think.

      • I think that would be best for ours too! We love pets including our plantation dog Hurley. Just have to be mindful of the history we are in charge of and responsiblity that goes with it. We should be revealing it soon. Not much longer!

  2. Oh man!!!!!! I need one of those banana blueberry things!
    Tea parties. Crepes. China. Ahhhhh!
    Sorry lost it there for a minute. Great post πŸ˜€

  3. thebeadden says:

    Some of the plates look like limoges. They are pretty! Your dessert looks delicious!

  4. Laurie says:

    The crepe looks very appetizing : )

  5. If you could overnight me a crepe or two, that would be great. Thanks in advance. πŸ™‚

  6. That crepe is beautiful.

  7. shawncolbornphotography says:

    I love anything with blueberries in them. I cannot wait until you open.

  8. Dianna says:

    Looks yummy! Can’t wait til you can reveal the name of your plantation. And I would LOVE to meet you at the antique mall in Va. Beach one day!

    • Thank you! We can’t wait to tell! We may not go up to the plantation this weekend, so I am thinking about doing an antique shopping weekend! I would be happy to have you come along!

  9. This is so exciting. I can’t wait to visit when I am in Virginia. The crepe looked soooo good.

  10. Somer says:

    I don’t know which is more beautiful, the crepe or the plates!?! πŸ˜‰

  11. chrisstov says:

    Don’t those blue berries look lovely.

  12. Mmmm… I like the sound of ‘tea parties’ and the plates are lovely. So is the crepe!

  13. lvaletutto says:

    I absolutely love those plates! I wish I had a set of each!

  14. Angeline M says:

    Oh Yum! The crepe is lovely!! Don’t think we’ll be making it to the East coast anytime soon, buy my best friend’s daughter lives up in Maryland/DC area and I will be sure to tell my friend and daughter about you as soon as you reveal!

  15. usaliv says:

    Ohhhhh yum!! Want some of that crepe!

  16. vawinepalate says:

    WOW. If those crepes taste as good as they look people may never checkout. Best menu post by far.

  17. Jen says:

    Oh my goodness, that crepe looks amazing.

  18. That crepe is beautiful, I can almost taste the cool and warm combination. Hurry up and open!

  19. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    That crepe looks scrumptious!
    It looks like you’re having lots of fun getting ready to open–so much attention to detail.

  20. Jan Chudy says:

    Hi there! I am writing from France and I believe you are Stratford Hall.

    Jan Chudy
    aka La daglanaise

  21. Lillie says:

    If I lived closer to Virginia I would totally be tagging along on your antique china buying expeditions! A few days ago I found two cups and saucers at the Goodwill to start off my new tea cup collection. You are a fabulous inspiration! Thank you….!

  22. Well, YUMMY!!! I love blueberries…the crepe looks so good!!!!Did you harvest the blueberries on your grounds?

  23. Vinny Grette says:

    So pretty – everyone will want to come to your B&B:)

  24. beckmank says:

    That crepe looks AMAZING! Love the plates, too…they are all different yet work together beautifully.

    • Thank you! It was our goal to have china that was individually for the tea. So each time you come, you would have a new dish or tea cup to enjoy. The crepes were yummy and gone very quickly!

  25. petrel41 says:

    Thanks for the fine photos! Best wishes!

  26. Lissa Rabon says:

    You are having so much fun! I’m sure it’s a lot of work too but I bet you have a smile on your face while in the midst!

  27. teresassong says:

    Breakfast looks delicious!

  28. I love sweet crepes…what a perfect addition to your menu!

  29. lessandragr says:

    Darn! I’m excited! Can’t wait to see your place. And I’m sharing your blog with a friend that lives in the area. Good luck on your opening!


  30. Photos Zero says:

    Wow, those crepes look really good. Good luck with the China πŸ˜‰

  31. Can’t wait for our NY berry season – the crepe looks amazing!

    • We love berries in the summer. Ok we love berries anytime. My favorite are blueberries. My husband loves all berries. So I am sure we will be doing a lot of berries for breakfast at the plantation. We have a local berry farm not far from the plantation so you know that they will be fresh! Thank you for stopping by! We hope you will again for the big reveal!

  32. Stephanie Jill Rudd says:

    Very excited now to hear the reveal! Loks like you are having huge fun. x

  33. Absolutely, beautiful plates! I want them πŸ™‚

  34. Congratulations on all your hard work. Your B&B will really be a labor of love.

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