Monday, February 8, 2010

meeting for breakfast

Guess who I had breakfast with Saturday?

Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage!

Claudia and I have been blog pals for a while now, although neither of us can remember for how long or how it all began. She emailed late last week to let me know she would be in Providence to coach at the production of Beauty and the Beast; would I have time to meet? You bet! We decided on breakfast. We both admitted later that we were nervous.

When I picked Claudia up at her hotel we were both giddy with excitement. We hugged and laughed and then off we went to breakfast.

We had a delicious breakfast at Olga's Cup and Saucer. Magazine addicts may remember it featured a few years ago in Victoria magazine.

Claudia and I talked non-stop for three hours! We both delighted in the fact that we clicked immediately and felt like we'd known each other forever.

Our patient waiter Cody was kind enough to take photos of us, be in a photo, and let the two of us giggle-on about it being our first meeting.

Before leaving the cafe, Claudia and I roamed around taking photos
because that's what bloggers do, right?

It lightly snowed the entire morning, which just added to the magic.

Claudia and I brought little gifts for each other because that's what bloggers do, right? I adore the sweet floral hankies and pretty tag (Claudia's first!) I received. I put together a little grab bag of treasures for Claudia, too.

I smiled all day thinking about my special morning with Claudia.

After many hugs, I dropped Claudia off at her hotel and headed to the good HomeGoods. Because that's what bloggers do, right? Claudia brought me good luck because I found this Cath Kidston teapot at the clearance section for $5.00. GASP!

I am so happy that I got to meet the multi-talented, cool and pretty Claudia. We had the best time and I know we'll make plans to get together again!



stefanie said...

What a great day, and a great memory!!! Looks like you guys had a fantastic time.

Claudia said...

Oh, I'm happy reading your post! It brings it all back. What a great time we had! Here's to more time together in the future, my friend!


Theresa said...

Oh how fun Elyse! Bloggers are just precious friends. I can't imagine how the two of you felt to meet for the first time and enjoy all of that time together. Hugs to you and I am happy that you found such a bargain!

koralee said...

What is so neat to meet other bloggers..I have only been able to meet one..would so so love to meet more. Look like you had a lovely time. xo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Yes idd, that's what bloggers do... taking pictures and.... getting together... that's GREAT! I;m happy for the both of you. Sharing, laughing, inspiration, hmmm, must have been a loveliest day!

Happy thoughts!

Monica said...

I have just read Claudia's post and popped in to say hello! What a fabulous CK find!! Love the little posy... and what a great deal!
My hubby and I love RI. Newport, Jamestown, Beavertail Light, Scarborough Beach... to name but a few places dear to our hearts!

Diane Mars said...

Elyse, That sure was a very enjoyable post. And yes "that's what Bloggers Do" hit the nail on the head. Sure understand the fun it is to meet up with a fellow blogger friends at first glance. OXOX, Diane

Cindy@shabbynsweet said...

It puts a smile on my face just reading your post, i can imagine the smiles both of you had. And, you will have this memory forever, how nice!

GerryART said...

Enjoyed your visit here so much I went to Claudia's blog and saw the rest of the story.
As I told Claudia, fate or serendipity - it was in the stars for the two of you to meet in blogland and in Providence.

Unknown said...

Elyse, you are so lucky to have met with Claudia!! I am so jealous, I want to meet a blogger!! That breakfast looks so yummy!! But where's the cheese :):) TEEHEE!!!

Unknown said...

ps, I LOVE that teapot!!!!! What a lucky find!

Scrap for Joy said...

I really enjoyed reading this post Elyse. I loved that you said you talked non-stop for 3 hours. In 2 weeks I'm going to Arizona and while I'm there I'm going to be meeting with 2 bloggers for the first time. I am so excited! I was thinking today about what little token gifts I could take for them so I really identified with what you said. I might have to come to Rhode Island to have you take me to your HomeGoods!!! You get the best stuff there! We just have TJ's and Marshalls...maybe that's a good thing! Thanks for this wonderful post!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

aww you guys look SO happy!
and i bet you guys had a happy tummy after that yummy breakfast!!
oh your page button on my page isnt showing :(

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

What fun! Someday Tinker you will be picking me up from the hotel...Oh no it will be the airport cause I'm staying in the girlie office, LOL!!!

Unknown said...

$5!!! Dang!! You go girl. What a wonderful day you two had. I can hardly wait until I get to meet some of my bloggy ladies, too.

Glad you had a grand time, Elyse.

Happy Valentine's
Have a beautiful week.
Hugs, Marydon

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

How Fun!!! I love all of the pictures that you took.
And, I really, really love the teapot that you found. 5.00? Unbelievable!

Lynn said...

Oh, you two are sooo lucky! I can't wait to get the chance to meet a bloggy friend! You both look wonderful!
Your pink s & p shakers are too cute! I always stop in there because there are always new treasures

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! How fun! I'm happy for the both of you - I was just @ Claudia's blog where she posted about your get together as well! OH! And your little CK teapot is adorable! :)

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a fun morning you had!!

Lisa said...

Oh what a great time! Lovely post! Looks awesome on my new computer! lol
I got to meet another of my local blogging buddies yesterday too while shopping for junk! YEAH!!! I am so glad you girls got together! You are 2 of my favorite blog girls!
Hugs, Lisa

KayEllen said...

Just stopping by after reading sweet Claudia's post~~what a darling blog you have! so nice to meet you:)

Kay Ellen

Melinda said...

Very exciting to meet someone you have not met yet. The breakfast looked very yummy.
Super day for both of you!
The teapot is lovely.


Karen said...

what a fun day! And yes - everything you did is just what bloggers do! YAY!
Hugz! Karen

Claudia said...

You're right, Elyse, these are the nicest, warmest comments from our readers.

I'm still smiling, too!


{oc cottage} said...

Not that I wouldn't go ALL the way to Prov. to see you...but HELLO fabulously yummy breakfast! Totally worth the drive!!!!! ;} I am DYING over the teapot!!! If I may...SWOON!!!! ;}

m ^..^

Connie said...

Squeeeeeeal, you are both adorable!!! I just got back from Seattle area with granddaughter and soon to be ggd and saw you both and had to pop in. How cute you are!!!!

Rustique Gal said...

What fun to meet blogging sisters! I hope to do that in my future travels! Stay cozy! Sherry

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww you are so lucky to meet Claudia and happy to know that you had such a great day together... and I gasped bigger than you on that CK teapot!.. for $5?? that is a great find!!! I envy you! hehehe in a good way of course!..

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! How fun! What a fabulous morning and a great restaurant. Isn't it amazing how friendships form over the internet and when you meet it is just like you've known the person forever. So glad to hear you two had an enjoyable time. Love your little hankies and tag. And that teapot was just the perfect find to add to an already perfect day. Best wishes, Tammy

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

How lovely for you both!

debi said...

Oh, how fun for you both! And that's such a cute pic of the two of you! It looks like you had a great time.

And, what a great ending to a fun day...finding that sweet CK teapot! You lucky lady!

Lori said...

how fun Elyse!!! isn't meeting with your blogging friends the best...i'm glad you had a chance to meet up with one of your sounds like you had a wonderful time!!!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

What a great morning you two had!! I bet that was so much fun - there are so many bloggers I'd love to meet in real life. ♥

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

What a perfect way to spend a morning and how exciting to finally meet a blog friend. I was (and still am) a huge Victoria fan and remember that article - the cafe is just as cute from your photos. Congrats, too on the teapot!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Claudia is so sweet. But then so are you, Elyse! I love your teapot. We don't have Home Goods!
Brenda said...

What a wonderful day and to top it off with that teapot.....priceless.

ImagiMeri said...

I'm visiting for the first time due to Claudia. I follow her site and she has been talking about you and most recently about finally meeting you. Your blog is lovely, and just the right touch of silliness.....I think I'll follow you....;o)

Come on by and visit with me.


Jeanne said...

it's so much fun to get together with blog friends, isn't it? Your 3 hour breakfast sound like when my girlfriends and I get together!

LaurieStar said...

Wow - what a fun morning. That sounds like a good time! I don't go out to breakfast much and I think I need to remedy that! :)

Cottage Flair said...

Sounds like you had a great time. What fun to meet a blogging pal. Great photos!

Anonymous said...

I want to go to Olga's with you!

P.S. Adore the teapot!

bellaboo said...

Sounds like great fun! Ooh, what a dishy waiter!
I have that CK china and the teapot,but I paid a lot more than that! :(

Bellaboo :)

Little Pink Studio said...

What fun Elyse! So glad you got to meet a blogging pal and hang out, that's wonderful!
LOVE your tea pot find too! Lucky you. You never know what you'll find at Home Goods, do you? I love that store.
Cerri xoxo

fairiemoon said...

Okay Elise, now you are just bragging. I am so totally jealous of you right now! LOL! What a terrific find! Congratulations!
Erin :)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Elyse I wish I could have been there with the two of you! I love you both! I am thrilled you were able to meet up and have some fun! I am tinkled PINK!!!!!!!!!! Claudia is a real sweetheart! I hope to met her in person if she ever comes back to visit CA!

I love you Elyse and think of you each and everyday!

Yes, that is what bloggers are suppose to do!


Duchess of Tea said...

Elyse darling what a lovely post. Two of my favourite bloggers got to meet and had a wonderful time, what else can we ask for. I wish I could have been there with you.

Love & Hugs

Amanda said...

Hey sweetie,
so glad to see your blog,,,i'll post your button!!