We checked out a new coffee shop in town called Feine. They're in a great spot right on the main drag. The shop is in an old Victorian style house with lots of cool details inside. I loved this built-in corner cabinet with vintage coffee grinders.
And another cute table they have set up for guests. All of the tables were made locally and assembled with reclaimed wood. I love that recessed area in the photo below. Since they have a track light highlighting it, I'm hoping that means they're waiting for some art to be installed.
What I would give for one of these right now (this is from one of my other favorite coffee shops, Chestnut Hill Coffee Co.) This is the BEST latte that I've had in the area hands down. If you're in the area check it out, and if you ever come to visit this is definitely a must do/see/drink.
Ok, back to the 4th...we walked around town. It was hot so we got out early and then went to my MIL's for some swimming.
Last stop in town...to check out the soapbox derby that is held every year on the 4th. It's quite the tradition in the area.
Back to house stuff. Below is one of the pieces of artwork that we picked up at the Manayunk Arts Fest, plein air art by Jeremy Shires. This is a painting of the bridge in Manayunk. These paintings are started and completed in one session, outdoors and on location. His work is really captivating - I must have stood in his tent for at least a half hour looking at all the different pieces of art he had displayed. I was torn between this one and another scene that he had done in Manayunk. The colors are what really drew me to this painting and to his paintings in general.
No filter...I have the painting propped up on a dresser in our guest room right now until we hang it. (I have a quick refresher planned for our guest room which I'll show you soon.)
I was browsing his site and I love this one too of the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC. He has some paintings on his website from Italy, Mexico, NY, and Cape Cod. Those were all areas he mentioned that he liked to travel to paint.
And I'll close this post out with this little cutie-batootie...
It's been fun to see how everyone is spending their summer. I'm not rushing summer away at all, but I love the fall and can't wait for a cool day, a sweater, pumpkins, mums, and some coffee/wine (doesn't that sound nice?)
Have a great day!