Friday, September 9, 2011

Brunch at the Castle

It's Saturday again and I want to show you more of my favorite restaurant in town, The Castle.

But first, let me show you my pink contribution for Beverly's Pink Saturday. You can see other lovely pinks at

My new-old dish set are made by Homer Laughlin in the Barclay Cavalier eggshell pattern. I really like the soft pink in them. I like this eggshell group by Homer Laughlin because the china is very shiny and looks very delicate and has the sweetest of colors. I have them in blue also.

I also want to show you my newly acquired fairy lamp and the little box. I found them with a bunch of stuff that we bought from a junk shop in Roxie. I just pulled these 2 because they have pink flowers. They were cheap, $3 and $2. I'll show you the rest of the haul next time.

Debjani's husband is here on vacation and they invited us to have brunch with them at The Castle last Sunday. I did not even know that they serve a brunch buffet there until then. We often just go to dinner there.

Here is the restaurant. It used to be the mansion's carriage house. The horses used to stay in the basement of the building.

And here is the antebellum mansion. The restaurant is right behind it.

A closer look of the back of Dunleith. I never noticed that big martin bird house before.

Here is another building in the property. I am not really sure what it is used for either but I think they store the old carriages there now.

This is the entrance to the restaurant. I love these big doors with big lion door knockers.

The trees lining the driveway are lovely. You can see the back of Dunleith in the far end. It is now a Bread and Breakfast. It holds a special meaning to us because that is where the hospital placed us when John was being interviewed and we were shown the town. The brick building on its left, which you can see behind me, is the shop.

Here is another building in the property, located on the right side of the restaurant. I wonder if that is where the owner lives.

Debjani and her hubby, Dr. Som.

Isn't the fireplace in the restaurant really pretty? They light it up when it is cold and it looks very cozy.

This is the buffet room and there's my friend, Debjani.

I would love to take that hunt scene painting home. Or maybe I will just settle with Queen Guinevere.

I really love their wall pictures and oil paintings.

I don't know what's gotten into me but I took a picture of our slides and feet. Can you guess which foot belongs to whom? I hope I don't give you nightmares after seeing this, lol.

Thanks for stopping by!

And thanks to Beverly for another fun Pink Saturday!


Richard Cottrell said...

I have eaten there and stayed the night in the big house. Thanks for sharing, Richard from My Old Historic House.

Donnie said...

That looks like a fabulous place to eat and I loved all your pink photos especially the jacket. That color looks lovely on you.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful castle! I love seeing the architecture of old buildings! What a lovely place to enjoy great food and great friends!
You all look wonderful!

Blessings & Aloha!

Susan said...

Christine you two make a lovely couple!! Gorgeous castle!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It sounds like a lovely place to eat at. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Very pretty buildings and the inside seems very cozy.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Love your post ... love Homer Laughlin. I think his china looks like soft butter!! Went back and visited your Thanksgiving post ... I'm getting ready to use my Brookshire for a wedding shower ... with sunflowers! Think that will work? Thanks for sharing.


Oh, what a fabulous mansion Christine, wow! You all look like you're having a wonderful time in such gorgeous sorroundings. You look great in pink, it sure becomes you and you need to wear it more often! Beautiful pictures!! Happy Pink Sat. Hugs, FABBY

Anita said...

Wow, Christine, what a wonderful place! I too will take the hunt scene painting! You all look lovely, and looks like you had a great time!! Thanks so much for stopping by:-) I have not been around much to visit, but I'm really hoping things will slow down because I'm missing too many great posts!!

Debbie said...

That sounds like the kind of brunch adventure that is right up my alley.

And I love those pink dishes and can't wait to see them in action.

bj said...

What a fabulous place. Bet it was so good.
I really enjoyed those photos and love the pinks..
xo bj

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty place to enjoy a meal. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love seeing the large old homes like that - so much character. But would not want the up keep.

Pat said...

Your pink china finds are really nice. Wish that restaurant was close by - looks and sounds like a great place to enjoy a meal!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You and John are looking great. Love that pink jacket and those cute pink shoes. What a wonderful dining atmosphere. Your new pink H.L. dishes are so pretty, and that pretty fairy lamp was a steal for that price. laurie

chubskulit said...

Beautiful pictures, I love the feet shot heheh so cute.

mississippi artist said...

Loved the tour,I didn't see all of that before. Brunch sounds like fun.You and Debjani are very fashionable looking too! Love those coral pink slides you have on!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful place to visit!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

JudyBug said...

I've seen the mansion before and it is just stunning isn't it? I haven't been to the restaurant so I need to add that to my list! Love your china and your post!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Christine.

I love so many of the Homer Laughlin patterns. I have Jean which my mother had when she first got married.

The Castle looks enchanting. I know it is a place I would love. You must have had a great time with your friends.

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful place Christine. And it certainly did the trick didn't it? You stayed there and you decided to go ahead and live there, so I know that must've been some nice place *winks*
And now you can go there for brunch too. Yay!! Vanna

Sonya said...

Christine lidos passeios!
Aproveitei a tarde para viajar com vocês.Querida tenha um fim de semana abençoado.

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