Saturday, September 24, 2011

Out to Lunch

My sister had a birthday yesterday and we always have a date for lunch.
This year we headed downtown to a new little spot called The Aviary.
A light and bright little restaurant that specializes in all kinds of crepes.

Springfield is like most cities where for years
 the downtown area was "less than" quaint.
The midtown area of Springfield is home to three major Universities;
Missouri State, Drury, and Evangel.
It's a "college town" for sure.

Within the last ten years we've seen our downtown turn around
with lots of restaurants, small businesses, and specialty shops.
It's become quite trendy, that's turning the corner
on making the downtown area a great addition to our city.

I couldn't get as many photos as I'd liked inside
but it's very shabby vintage,
with lot's of old birdcages, branches, and great ambiance.

The food was fabulous,
but we were so hungry we dove in without taking time for photos.
Savory Chicken and Mushroom Crepe
with heavenly French Onion Soup.

A wonderful church pew that's been married to an architectural piece.

Here's my mom and sis,
aren't they so cute?

Inside the "Girl's Room"

We found this great chippy orange door across the street
 with wonderful hardware.
Just had to get a shot.
My sis blended right in!

Hope you're having a great weekend
and enjoying this first week of Fall.



  1. What a fun place! Looks like a terrific outing.

  2. Now I'm hungry after reading this! I've been out in the garage sorting through holiday items to take or leave. I'd rather be shopping with you girls though.

  3. what a fun afternoon spent
    at a lovely little spot
    in the company of the ones you love


  4. Debra,
    What a cute little place! I haven't had crepes in ages. Now I am hungry for some. Looks like y'all had a good time!

    All the best,


  5. Cute sign - miss your mom? Come in for a hug - love that! Sounds like you had a wonderful girl's day.

  6. Looks very quaint and unique! I adore places like this. Happy Birthday to your sister and your mom is so cute! What a fun day you three must have had!

  7. I was captured by the idea (in your header) of orange books stacked up as a decor. Think I'll go through my library now.

  8. This looks like my kind of place!! I love towns that are coming around with a fresh new breath of air! The restaurant looks like fun! I'm so happy you enjoyed yourselves!


  9. Happy birthday to your Sister.. yes your mother & sister are very cute indeed! Thank you for sharing this fantastic shop with us.. I am drooling! Enjoy your weekend!


  10. Debra, congratulations to your sister- so wonderful you 3 could spend the day together- eat good, and have fun. Looks like a great place- I love the decorations there.
    Hugs, to you dear.

  11. Happy birthday to your sister! What an adorable place. I think I need to make a visit to Missouri right away.

  12. Oh HB to your sis. What a fun day and the restaurant looks like such a cute place. Lunch sounds wonderful too. Hugs, marty

  13. What a fun place! So happy to hear you had such a good time with your mom and sister. Looks like she had a wonderful birthday.

  14. How beautful and charming. I love the decorations. Happy birthday to sis.

  15. what a fun restaurant. It looks like you had the perfect day with your Mom and Sis! You can't beat lunch and shopping with the girls.

  16. Love you sister's jacket!!! Don't you love the Aviary -- especially dessert. Great pictures!

  17. Debra,
    What a lovely way to celebrate your birthday...lunch with your two favorite gals.Your sister is one lovley lady, as is your Mother! Thanks for taking us along on the celebration!

  18. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous Sister! Sounds like you all had a wonderful lunch and visit! Yummy sounding lunch too:) Love the pew! Have a blessed day dear Debra, HUGS!

  19. Fun to see you with your sis and mum! What a fun day for you. I like the shots of that darling place to eat!

  20. Looks like three beautiful ladies had a nice day!

  21. fun place and such cute happy girls~

  22. Looks like a wonderful college town! We live in Pa. but are only 5 mins. from Newark, De. and the Univ. of Delaware! Main street in Newark is very much like this! Thanks for taking us along! XO, pinky

  23. Y'all are such a cute family. What a fun day y'all had! I want to shop at a store with shabby chic cuteness like that. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos with us.


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