This past Saturday was absolutely gorgeous here in Minnesota. Blue, blue sky with plenty of sunshine and a high in the 70’s.
Mr. Q, my sister Debbie and my niece Kristine and I decided to take a short road trip into Wisconsin for the Chateau St. Croix Winery’s Fall Harvest Festival.
Chateau St. Croix Winery is located in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin in the most bucolic of settings. You drive through the tiny town and then out into the countryside with farms on either side, so it’s a little bit comical when you pull into the winery and see the ‘faux chateau’ and all of their statuary. It kind of sticks out like a sore thumb.
But they sure do have some tasty wine. I really liked the Wild River Rose and the Chateau Rouge. My favorite was a port though. The Jaune d’Or Port, a golden port aged in French oak caskets. They suggest serving it with creme brulee. My favorite dessert. Yum.
Hey, wait a minute, why am I the only one with a glass in my hand?
Well, it goes without saying that when I’m off sampling wine on a beautiful Saturday, that means I’m not in the workshop. So I have no more finished projects to share with you today. And furthermore, I have plans both days this coming weekend, so again, not much time for painting. However, here is a sneak peek of upcoming features.
First, I’m working on a giant hutch. I’ve been working on this one for several weeks now. It’s been a bear to paint! But it’s almost done, hopefully I’ll be able to share the finished product soon.
Next, I just brought home two fabulous tables. A farmhouse table with leaves that will get a simple makeover.
And a possum belly table that needs just a little work, well OK, a bunch of work. Thank goodness for Ken.
And finally, I have a mid-century coffee table that will be a fun makeover. I think the cane inserts have to go. Once they are gone, I have a great idea for a paint job.