paoli, wi...

This is what Paoli, WI has to say about itself... a small rural artisan village of fine galleries and shops on both sides of the bridge. Paoli has become a destination for fine art, fine dining and unique, quality and affordably priced gifts. Enjoy unique art galleries and shops and more than 101 Paoli area attractions, antique malls, local artists, shops and shopping, restaurants and fine dining in the greater Madison and Belleville area. Enjoy a delicious menu at the Creamery Café over looking the Sugar River or a Paoli Pub burger in the Square Park. Here is a nice link with current and historical info about Paoli.

This last weekend was Anniversary Weekend, (much like Birthday Month). We stay in town and play tourist for the weekend, dining out, doing whatever we feel like. We saw a movie (Knight & Day), went to The Fete de Marquette and the Art Fair on the Square and finished the weekend off with a leisurely drive to Paoli. I had been there years ago with a girlfriend. Paoli is a tiny, quaint, unincorporated burg outside of Madison. A small amount of charming, high quality dining and shopping in lovely old buildings - a cheese factory and an old mill just to name two.

My favorite spot was The Cottage Goddess. And extremely well merchandised antique store. Lori the owner does fabulous slipcovering. She was a wealth of information on my upcoming slipcover project (no I have never done it but I am going to try) and well as how to get the filmy whiteness out of a little sherbet dish I bought (soak in vinegar and water). John scored 2 vintage putters for his collection.

Unfortunately we had eaten on the way not knowing what we would find. Next time I am told we should come for brunch. Also got corn and tomatoes from a stand along the way. Next Saturday I think in late afternoon they are having a celebration there... you may want to check it out.