10.17.2011

Strolling Around Cameron Village: The Playhouse Parade

It was an absolute gorgeous weekend in Raleigh.  While many families spent time at the North Carolina State Fair, my family chose to go in another direction.  We strolled the sidewalks of Cameron Village, listened to one of our favorite children’s band, ate a gourmet lunch, and explored some dreamy playhouses built for charity.

The Playhouse Parade at Cameron Village

It was a dream day, indeed.  Yard work and chores were put on hold. We didn’t have a care in the world.  It was like we were tourists in our own city.


Can you imagine having this pirate ship in your backyard?



Or this fire station?



I’m particularly fond of the chicken coup.

  
Lilly fans, I bet you would drool over this Lilly Pulitzer inspired playhouse. I did. 

  
The playhouses were on display at the upscale shopping destination, Cameron Village, for two weekends as part of a fundraiser. On October 22, the playhouses will be auctioned off to benefit the Sassafras All-Children's Playground.  These playhouses are remarkable.  You can view the professional photos of these gorgeous playhouses here..  Get ready to swoon. 

It was such an awesome family day.

We had lunch outdoors at Village Deli and Grill.


We ran into some celebrities.

Durham Bulls Mascot Wool E. Bull

Ronald McDonald

We ended our journey with some cookies from my favorite little grocer, the Fresh Market.


Baby Diva has great taste.  She loves to window shop at Cameron Village.     



Want to visit Cameron Village, too?  It is one of the oldest shopping villages in the heart of Raleigh. It has tree-lined walks, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and cafes.  It’s located inside Raleigh’s beltline off of Oberlin Road.

On October 30, Cameron Village will host a Monster Dash, and costume contest.  


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