Road Trip to Millbrook for Antiques and Berry Cobbler

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 8, 2013

Millbrook Antiques Mall, NYMy mom came to visit from Germany and our days were packed, so it was hard to get any blogging done.

I’m instagramming so much that I figure the whole world knows what’s going on in our life every five minutes, but that’s not the case, of course.

I meant to post this a week ago, and look at this: I haven’t even mentioned L’s 7th birthday!

He was all smiles when he saw his new LEGO toys and other goodies. My little man is growing up way too fast.

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After we dropped him off at school, my mom and I headed to Millbrook, NY, for some antiquing.

It was supposed to be sunny, but it wasn’t, which is too bad because the sunshine on the foliage would’ve looked so beautiful.

Instead, it looked like we were driving through one of those antique German oil paintings my parents had on their walls when I was a child.

bir 11This was my first visit to Millbrook. It’s an hour away from us in Westchester, and on the way to Rhinebeck, also a wonderful town. Remember my visit to the Rhinebeck Country Living Fair?

Once we arrived, we had coffee at the Millbrook Diner and then walked up and down the quaint Franklin Avenue.

Millbrook Diner, NYThis was a pretty home decorating store, Punch, with pretty punchy prices. I liked many of their items, but I can’t imagine paying those prices.

bir 6As if by divine design, I happened to see a sign for a thrift store just around the corner, and my mom — a former antiques dealer — was amazed how low some of the prices were. I bought a little vintage pitcher I’m now using to water our plants, for $3.

thrift store in Millbrook, NYThen we spent quite a while in the Antique Center and had a snack at the cute Babette’s Kitchen, a gourmet market and coffee shop.

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The decor was so comfy and inviting, and this berry cobbler the best thing I’ve eaten in a while.

Babette's Kitchen, Millbrook, NYI bought another one to bring home for Don, who has a big sweet tooth, and then we headed to the Millwood Antiques Mall.

It’s my kind of heaven.

Millbrook Antique Mall, NY

bir 7The mall has several floors filled with antiques from many vendors, but we just had time to look at the first floor. We had to head back to pick up L from the school bus.

Millbrook Antique Mall, NY

Millbrook Antique Mall, NY

What a wonderful trip with my mom — and Millbrook is a cute little town I’ll definitely visit again.

Do you have a favorite little town near you?

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