refuge coffee house

 I like coffee, old brick, and rich colors...
 I love my husband...
 I like coffee houses with unique ambiance...
 and the "little things" that say "Welcome"...
 I like interiors and paintings on the wall...
 and old, wooden furniture...
 I like leather...
 welcoming spaces...
 and tables and chairs...
 I'd probably like open mic nights (though I'm not sure)...
so is it any wonder that I found this coffee house on the town square
in Carlinville  IL a delightful place to pass an hour or so
while waiting to go to the evening's visitation
for my mother-in-law who died last Saturday?
The coffee was great.
The food choices were tempting.
The sight of our son when he arrived was like
the addition of cream to one's coffee (if you like cream).
Refuge.
A good name for THIS one!

22 comments:

  1. What an inviting looking place...nice you had it. Your son is so handsome and looks just like his dad! Look how they hold their arms the same! Bet they stand and walk the same too. Sorry you all had to meet for a sad occasion.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your Mother-in-Law but I'm glad you could spend quality time in such a cosy environment. You would enjoy an open mic night, free and easy entertainment. x

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  3. So sorry to hear about the death of your husband's mother. A sad occasion indeed. I love coffee houses and go to one close by to knit and crochet with friends. You had a lovely one there to meet in! A great looking family!

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  4. What a nice welcoming place. Wish I had one just like it nearby.

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  5. Sorry about your MIL, but this looks like God provided a wonderful, comforting place to unwind.

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    1. We even returned there the next morning before the funeral since it didn't start until 10:30.....

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  6. As I said before, I am so sorry about your husband's mother. God bless all of you. Your son and husband are so handsome. And what a pleasant and enjoyable time at such a unique place. I'd like it there.
    Blessings, dear friend~

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  7. What a wonderful looking family you have Rebecca and what a cozy setting. I am sorry to hear about your mother in law.

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    1. Ahhhhhhhhh. Thank you, Bonnie! It WAS a very cozy setting! Now that I'm home, I wish I didn't have to drive 6 hours to get there!

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  8. bless your family at this time. looks like you have a wonderful son. grabbing a cup of coffee in such a warm and cozy place would be nice on a cold day like we're having today.

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  9. I adore a good cozy cafe, brick, and warm colors too. Beautiful cafe. I still dream of owning one someday!

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    1. Me, too, Van - dream of owning one someday!

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  10. I am sorry for your family's loss. Lovely coffee shop.

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    1. Thank you, Terri. It WAS a lovely shop. Just wish it were down the street from me!

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  11. Hi Rebecca, thanks so much for your very kind words, they were much appreciated. l'm sorry also for your sad loss, life's not always a bed of roses is it. Your discovery of Refuge was meant to be and looks like the perfect place to seek it.

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  12. Please accept my condolences to you and your husband on the death of the woman who gave him life. May she rest in eternal peace.

    The coffee house looked nice. Susan

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  13. I love interesting Coffee Houses. X Annie

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  14. My deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother-in-law. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  15. I just found a coffee shop in our area that is open until 9 p.m.......warm, inviting, clean, real desserts made right there, friendly staff....I can't wait until we can go and spend a quiet evening in a new place that's close!

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