Most of the time when I think
of Kennett Square
I think of
That has been our reason
to head that way.
on January 6th that changed.
Mom, Georgia, Chelsea and I
went to the historic town of Kennett Square
to poke around and see what we could see.
It was a perfect day with clear blue
skies and weather that was definitely
more Springlike than Winter.
We began our tour at the most convenient
restroom facilities we could find....
The Public Library.
And as we were seeking information
about a Farmer's Market to be set up
that afternoon it seemed the perfect
place to gather those tidbits as well.
Then we were on the hunt for a
We decided to try a brand new restaurant.
A Mediterranean Bistro.
I enjoyed a sandwich with
steak, olives and cheese.
It was scrumptious.
We were fascinated by the fact
that we were never asked for a
They simply serve water
and that...is that!
After lunch we explored shops
along the way.
Everything from high end clothing stores
to jewelers line the way.
We poked into the most eclectic ones
we could find.
The General Store was certainly not
what we were expecting.
It turns out the General Store is a compilation
of donations benefiting those with
Traumatic Brain Injury.
The man who runs the store was a priest
in Philadelphia who was attacked and
has suffered a brain injury.
Nothing is priced...
it is all by donation.
He was our favorite "person of the day".
He offered us advice and information
on many of the places in his town.
He insisted we visit the French Bakery
while we were there.
He was so right....
it was the last place we visited that
day and it was just perfect to
seal a wonderful afternoon.
I enjoyed a puff pastry
filled with a chocolate cream.
I loved that while in the Bakery
we noticed that they serve soup from the Bistro
and other items from the neighboring shops.
You definitely get the sense of community
in Kennett Square.
It is a town where they all work
and play together.
Our favorite shop,
was Mrs. Robinson's Tea Shop.
An old fashioned store where tins
of teas line both walls front to back.
More than 150 varieties.
Full strength on the left
Decaf on the right.
In the middle sat a table with
four pots of brewed tea for your
We did test and enjoy.
Then we bought.
This was the only shop that
caused us to return for a second
visit on that day.
We decided that a gift for Mrs. Rabe
was in order in congratulations on their
new Shop Owner Status.
She loves tea.
Sadly, in her preferred brand they only
had decaf....so he'll be reordering
and Deanna said it will be wonderful to
have on hand for guests who are partial
I had some time to sit and enjoy the
view in this store dedicated to mushrooms
while Mom and Georgia went downstairs
to a consignment store.
You see, Chester County, is famous for its
You only have to be a few miles into Chester
County before you smell it.
Not a very pleasant odor,
But unique to the mushrooms.
And so as you tour Kennett Square
you will find much about Mushrooms.
There was a small mushroom museum
inside this shop....
The Farmer's Market ended up being a bit small
but the produce found there was gorgeous.
We were very happy campers.
We returned home tired
but satisfied and vowing
to do that trip again!