There’s something about Christmas and quilters, isn’t there – some sort of great attraction. So I was thrilled recently to discover a “new to me” gift shop which has a marvellous range of Christmas goodies which are displayed all year around. Stepping through the doors of “Presence in Sanson” was a real delight. There were all sorts of gifts on show, and two lovely Christmas rooms packed full of twinkling lights, Santas and ornaments lovingly displayed. The kind owner gave me permission to take a few photos.
And I found just what I had been looking for – I was after another gold coloured Christmas tree to complement the two I already have. The trees have their own special place on the dining room window sill each festive season.
Adjacent to this pretty little gift shop is Viv’s Kitchen, which had just moved buildings to the present position. This shop is also a Sanson icon, whose motto is “to make food the way it used to be”. With delicious cream horns being the cafe specialty, we decided we really should try one. Viv’s Kitchen was busy with people “doing lunch” like us, so we found ourselves a table and checked out the menu. We decided on something small and savoury from the hot cabinet, just so we could finally indulge in one of those huge cream horns. And they were delicious!
Tucked away in a corner of the cafe is “Nana Ruth’s Corner”, dedicated to the memory of Viv’s Mum. What a lovely thought, and speaks volumes of Viv’s philosophy of life.
Nana Ruth’s Corner in Viv’s Kitchen
We had a lovely morning looking around Sanson – a tasty lunch and a Christmas Shop too. What could be better?