What FUN it is to Visit Sutton!
Oh, how we love the countryside of Québec! Can you smell how fresh the air is in this photo?!?
There was a Bushel-Full of Hitty Friends who gathered there this past week. Perhaps you can recognize a few from this group photo:
The Sutton Hittys live in a beautiful cabinet filled to the brim with antiques, artisan pieces and various treasures. Some stopped what they were doing to have their photo taken – again – but the chatter immediately resumed. It is such fun to reunite with good friends and there is so much to talk about!
(As always, you can click on the photos to view full-size and peruse the details…)
Here are the Grandmas…
Great Aunt Doll, who hails from New England, is on the left. Next is Mamie, our gracious and always composed hostess. Then a Grandma who was quite shy (so shy Great Aunt Doll couldn’t quite hear her when she said her name…) We do know she lives in Virginia. Then we have Grandma Alice of the Robertson Hittys all the way from Pennsylvania. On the far right is Gram Hattrick, awaiting her first glass of wine (she said something about getting on with the photos so they could move on to more important things…) She also lives in Virginia. What fun they all had visiting and catching up (and drinking wine!)
A *Thing of Beauty* on display. Ima couldn’t stop admiring the tiny doll. She did not understand why Mamie wouldn’t let her play with it. “What is it for, then?”
Mamie directed her to the playroom, where there were plenty of friends and toys to keep Ima happy for days:
Where to begin!?!
Meanwhile, Hitty Jean and Hitty Colleen were thrilled with the tiny chair procured for the tiny Hittys:
A tea party was planned at Confiserie Bartlam – perhaps this is becoming a tradition?
Below you can see the Grandmas setting expectations for behavior and proper manners before the refreshing and palate-cleansing cordials were served:
Each course was a feast for the eyes and tastebuds – all made from scratch by the lovely proprietor, Patricia. (Even the jams and jellies!) Ima admired the tiny Pansy on top of the dessert:
Of course then all the Hittys wanted a flower. Some had purple and some had white and there was much discussion as to what this could mean:
Our last meal together was spent at a lovely Auberge on a mountainside. Hitty Josephine drove an hour to dine with us and it was so wonderful to meet her! She had brought a stunning settle bench that was admired by all:
Hitty Jean shyly introduced herself. (She is looking forward to seeing Hitty Josephine again next June in Castine – if not before!)
The sunset view was so beautiful. Hitty Jean and Hitty Oh Honey went out onto the porch for a quick photo:
Straight out of the camera:
A special cake was made to celebrate our last night together in Sutton. It was a gorgeous surprise! (Delicious, too!) *Almost* too pretty to eat, but alas, you cannot have your cake and eat it too…
Hitty Maude, Mamie, and Bécassine had their picture taken with it before it disappeared:
And now, the travelers are all home safely. Hitty Jean is wondering what her next adventure will be. There are murmurings about a sailing trip…hmmmmmm…
‘Til Next Time..
A huge hug and heartfelt THANK YOU to our Québecois friends, who graciously allowed us to *land* on them and gather in their home. We are so grateful ❤️