On our roadtrip to Carbonear, Newfoundland, last week, Besh and I discovered way more than we had imagined…we found a day full of hidden treasures! Just driving through the town was a sight to see. Very pretty. Picturesque bay.
Ocean View Art Gallery
On the main road we stopped in to see all the cool things in the building with Ocean View Art Gallery (my artist friends Tammy & Michelle) which includes the gallery itself, Dozen Odd Gift Store, the Studio Coffee Shop, and the consignment clothing store downstairs. Great browsing, sipping and shopping all in one 🙂
Then we went to the Freshwater Church for more displays of art, quilts and history and finished in the Stone Jug Pub which is DEADLY!! I’ve been to many pubs all over the place but this may be my very favourite – ambience, attention to detail, decor, history, delicious, light, finishes, beer…
Did I mention this place has 78 DIFFERENT chandeliers?! Need I say more? We wandered each of the 3 floors looking at each one, then had a DELICIOUS lunch and beer…belly up to the gorgeous bar and chatted away with Jen, the manager of the place. Go up for the day and twack around. Shop, wander, eat, drink and be merry!
The beautiful Studio Coffee
“The Basement” Consignment Shop
Just one of the many peaceful vistas…
Art inside history
The view from above
The beautifully renovated Stone Jug Pub
Belly up to the bar
2 of the 78 chandeliers!
Stone jugs you can buy
The woodwork in here is amazing!
Look at the architecture on the top floor!!
What a showcase for the variety of chandeliers up here!
And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better…I went to the washroom and saw all this!
I love stuff like this 🙂
The view from the 3rd floor washroom
Wandered through the lush streets
And saw scenes like this the whole way home…heavenly!
It’s almost more beautiful in the fog…
Spend the day around the bay!
Artist Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara – Experience Newfoundland & life through my artist eyes. Born and raised here on this big rock in the Atlantic Ocean. After my Fine Arts degree and Interior Decorating, lived away for ages. In 2009 moved back with new appreciation for this place. Come hang out and explore with me. Sign up for your Piece of Pye newsletter & art prizes!