A beautiful dish garden was delivered to The 1910 Inn this afternoon. The attached note: "Thank you for keeping this 'grand old lady' alive. I pass it frequently. Good luck in the B & B.
My response (in hopes that the Secret Admirer will read this blog entry):
Dear Inn Admirer,
Thank you for the beautiful dish garden. It looks quite lovely as the centerpiece on the inn's dining room table. Today the inn received its inaugural overnight guests. Jim and Dianne will enjoy the dish garden during their breakfast tomorrow morning.
It is truly my pleasure to restore the 'grand old lady'. The restoration continues to be a fascinating adventure. 'If walls could talk...' During my hours at the inn I continue to wonder and imagine the decades of life experiences that transpired within these victorian walls during the past 102 years. Others have loved and nurtured this grand structure in previous generations. I am thankful they have. Please know that I love Tarpon Springs, and I love this house. It feels like such a privilege to be one of the nurturers of this structure. One part of its timeline.
Please come see the inn. I would love to give you a tour.