Monday, February 1, 2016

T Stands For LeMonde

I suspect I should have picked a shorter T post because it is going to compete with Second on the 2nd.  Maybe some of you will even use a T post for your second look back.  If so, please feel free to enter it in both link up parties.

I was actually planning a different post, but Saturday was such a gorgeous day, Sally and I decided to get out of our respective houses and have lunch.  But first, we stopped by Sam's for cat litter and coffee, two real genuine necessities at my house.

Of course, Sally bought baked goods and took time to walk most of the aisles.

Then it was off to LeMonde, where their specialty was Mediterranean fare.  She apparently hadn't gotten enough Med food when we went to Legends (shown last week on T Tuesday).

I was surprised she showed such patience.  I had to crop the photo because the truck that I thought was gone by the time I took the photo, decided to stop in the drive for no apparent reason.

LeMonde always has these delicious sweet biscuits that you get with each meal.  You only get one though, because they are on the menu and cost $1.00 (USD) each after the first "free" one.  Note we are drinking water, although by this time, I've asked for lemon with mine.

Since it was Saturday afternoon, the lunch crowd that normally swarm in from the surrounding  businesses wasn't too thick.  It gave me time to take photos of the art on the walls.  These were beautiful examples of mixed media, with the metal flowers and the stamped and painted backgrounds.

This one really stole my heart, and I thought of Valerie and her love of birds when I took this photo.  A lovely piece depicting winter, too.

More metal, this time in the form of leaves.

I kept asking myself what they used to get all those beautiful colors.  It didn't look like enamel, so I have no idea.

By this time, my lemon had arrived and Sally was working her way through her biscuit.

We both ordered the assorted veggie plate, which included artichoke hearts, a pickle, hummus, tabouli, pita, a salad, olives, feta cheese, and a rice filled cabbage roll.  I love it!

Now it's your turn to show what drink related post you have for us this week.  It can be photos, a place you visited, an empty cup or mug, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below, then Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.  Bleubeard would like to remind you that your photos may be taken at any time, and they don't even have to be taken this year!

Don't forget your Second on the 2nd may be a T post, or any post from the past.

25 thoughtful remarks:

Krisha said...

Glad to see you both were able to get "out" and enjoy some sun shine.
Your lunch looks good.....really good!

The art is fantastic, loved every piece. Thanks for sharing.

I did do a double post, but will take your suggestion and try to remember to re-link it again tomorrow.

Happy T-day

Halle said...

I also did a double post...I'll link up with both linky's. Love the art work you captured while out. Is that the price of gas currently where you are??
I think we are at ~$1.69/gal here. I never thought I'd see it below $2/gal again. Adds to our pocketbook currently but not good for the economy as a whole.
Happy T day!!

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh YUM- now that is one fine lunch!! Glad you got out to enjoy a lovely day. Beautiful wall art-I think the birds is my favorite one too:) Happy T day!

~*~Patty S said...

What a yummy yummy lunch.
Stuffed grape leaves are a favorite treat of mine.
The bird canvases stopped me in my tracks for a nice long look.
Beautifully done and very effective use of the canvases and color.
Happy T Day E
and Happy February!

Carol said...

I do like the restaurants art and that food looks absolutely amazing. Glad the two of you got to get out while the weather was good.

Valerie-Jael said...

Oh my, Elizabeth, it's very early in the morning here, and you have me almost drooling over the keyboard! Looks like a great place for a meal, and love the art, and that bird art is really inspiring, must think about making something like that. Have a happy T day, I will link again later to the 2nd on the 2nd post. BTW, the bird on my blog is a starling, they are lovely birds! Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

love the art on the walls!

johanna said...

this Food Looks so delicious, must be a super Restaurant for vegetarians!
(i completely forgot about the 2nd on the 2nd, not sure if i will find time...)

AiyanaKalyna said...

I love the decor of LeMonde. The food looks so good. Poor Sally still in that arm sling. I bet she will be so happy to finally be rid of it. Thanks for sharing your outing. You always give me good ideas for place to eat. I look for similar places in my town. It helps my DH & I get out of our diner rut. I got rid of Google Plus so my posting hopefully will still be under my name.

froebelsternchen said...

Fantastic art in this restaurant and the veggie plates look so so yummie...great!


Disruptive Engineer said...

Take advantage of the good weather I say. I'm like Sally I need to eat something a lot more than once if it's nice. That decor is beautiful, someone there has crafty tastes

Lisca said...

What a great Saturday outing. The weather looks ok too. The restaurant looks fab. I love that art on the wall too. Especially the leaves. And the food.... yummy! Of course I love Mediterranean food as I live there!
I read your other post about posting an old post. I'll see if I can find one and then figure out how to link to that particular post and not my general blog. If I copy and paste the address in the address bar, it comes up as my general blog address.... do I have to go into Blogger? Has anyone got any suggestions?
Have a lovely Tuesday,

My name is Erika. said...

Looks like a yummy yummy lunch Elizabeth- especially when mine is pb and j in my lunch bag. And those birds are my favorite of the pieces too. So did you get rain, ice or snow with your wind? Hope its just rain-ours is due in tomorrow-in buckets they say! Happy T Day!

Darla said...

I really enjoyed looking at the pieces of art where you had lunch. I'm doubling up with one post as well.

Divers and Sundry said...

I want to go to that restaurant! The food looks wonderful :)

Nancy said...

That's a perfect meal! And with interesting art pieces on the wall, it sounds like a place to return to.

Viktoria Berg said...

I am waiting for the husband to come home so we can make dinner, and your plate is making me sooo hungry! Like you, I think the artwork with the bird in the trees is wonderful. Happy T-Day!

Dianne said...

You are so right about those bird canvases linked together...stunning! the food looks fabulous too...I could totally be happy with that veggie plate. happy T day dear friend! ♥

Janet said...

Lots of interesting art in that restaurant and your plate looks yummy. That's the kind of food I like...little bits of this and that. I really like the painting of the tree and birds done over four canvases. That's giving me ideas!!

Meggymay said...

Looks like you had a super day out and the art work as well as the food looks awesome in that restaurant.
Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Oh that bird piece made up of panels is quite lovely. And the metal pieces to but I can see why that one was the heart stealer. Lunch there looks darn good. xox

Rita said...

I love the leaf sculpture!! I wonder, too, how they got all those colors.
I hope Sally's arm is healing well. The meal looked really good.
Happy Lemon water day--LOL! :) :)

JillGA said...

I want some of those biscuits! It all looks yummy and what a great day for shopping! Happy TSFT!

dawn said...

Hello Elizabeth!! Hope you are doing well, Happy T Day! I've been without a computer the last couple weeks, so catching up now. How nice to enjoy lunch out, looks yummy and the artwork is GORGEOUS!!! YAY for sun before the snow/cold weather returns again, that's how it is for us too.
Read your post above and below too, enjoyed them both, always enjoy all your posts!!
Take care xo

Ariel said...

Happy to know that you could go out on the weekend. Lovely art at the restaurant. Love those leaves and the birds on the tree. Now I'm inspired to create-:) Sorry Elizabeth for getting here so late. Sometimes I myself don't know where the time is running.
Have a wonderful weekend