|(There's a really big tree right in front of the cottage... it is very interesting, but makes it a little difficult to get a good picture of the whole cottage.)|
Pickity Place is a quaint 1786 cottage in Mason, NH that was the model for Elizabeth Orton Jones' illustrations for Little Red Riding Hood in 1948. The cottage sits on top of a hill, down a wooded drive, and is surrounded by acres of herb and perennial gardens. Open year-round, the main attraction is the 5-course gourmet luncheon with a menu changes that monthly and features herbs harvested daily from their own gardens. Pickity Place also features a cute country gift shop, a garden shop and greenhouse, and ample opportunity to unwind by wandering in the gardens or feeding the sheep.
|Inside the cottage, they've got one of the rooms set-up with the big, bad wolf in Grandmother's bed.|
After lunch, we explored the gardens and shopped in the gift shop and greenhouse (I bought a rosemary plant for my kitchen). I also picked up their newsletter and discovered they host craft and painting workshops onsite (including their luncheon, of course). Some of the upcoming classes include making lavender wands (in July) and oak leaf & herbal wreaths (in September). Sounds like a great reason to go back soon! That, and the fact that their upcoming menus looks really good too!
|The Greenhouse and Garden Shop|