The house dates back to the 1700's and was used as inspiration for Elizabeth Orton Jones' illustrations of Little Red Riding Hood. Part of the house is set up with lots of Red Riding Hood memorabilia and of course the Big Bad Wolf disguised as grandmother. My kids were always fascinated and slightly freaked out by this. The restaurant has a special lunch served in a picnic basket for little ones.
I've had a mind to make a Red Riding Hood doll ever since one of my fellow artisans brought in a scary wolf sculpture to the gallery. I had lots of inspiration here. There are so many versions of the fairy tale.
These guys know where to hang out on a cold winter's day- right over the radiator!
This is my favorite part of the grounds. I love this cozy little herb drying shed.
Dessert was especially delicious this month: White chocolate mousse in a chocolate tart cup with raspberries and kiwi puree. Yummy!