Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Quiet Respite

Not everything in this room is black and white, but these are the colors I tend toward for a soothing, restful place to sleep.

Like the embroidered vintage pillowcases (from my dear Mama again). And black and white pictures of our babies in place of a headboard.

Curtains instead of doors on the closets (were supposed to be "temporary", but have been up for a few years) a~buzz with regal honeybees.

A little place for writing notes. My sister painted the beautiful rhododendron bloom on the wall above the desk.

I kept the wonderful bouquets of wheat from our wedding, behind a picture of us as bride and groom.

Sweet maidenhair fern.

Isn't this a lovely stained glass? Grapes and vineyards just thrill me!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Laundry Room

Those of you who know what's going on will understand why I'm hurrying to finish my "virtual tour" of the Greenhouse.

My laundry room is always bright from the sun shining through the south~facing glass door.

A roomy storage cabinet built by Grandpa Tucker and Great Uncle Tom. (They actually put in the wall too, since it was just a few flimsy closet doors hiding the stairwell when we moved in. Now there's a nice door to the basement ~ novel idea, right?

A sweet little clothespin bag, sewn and embroidered by my Mama.

And an old window frame from Gram's house that Mom painted and embellished with dried flowers from her garden. I thought it looked happy next to the little switch plate I found.

Bird houses above the sink.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Blueberry Fields

This trip to the Bellevue Blueberry Farm was a couple months ago, but I thought I'd share the pictures anyway since it was such a nice walk.

The Farm is near the Mercer Slough (there's another at Larsen Lake) and was established in the '40s. Both farms sell blueberries (you can pick them yourself, too) as well as veggies and cut flowers. A delightful way to preserve the local gardening heritage.

Some vegetable beds at the head of the trail.

Rows of lovely blueberry bushes.

A view of the pond between the plants.

I just love lily pads. They bring the story of the Frog Prince to my mind.

Maybe I can peer through the shadowed waters and see the golden ball that the spoiled Princess unhappily lost.

This bright bloom could have been an inspiration to the writer of the fairytale. Looks like a golden ball to me.

The historic Winters House.

The porch swing was a big hit!

If you're in the area and would like to visit or pick some berries, you'd better hurry! Blueberry season is usually over in September!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Greenhouse actually white.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I was photographing my latest store addition ~ a black cherry frock, in the fruit tree ~ when I looked up to find a sweet surprise...

...a blessing of juicy, succulent plums.

I know, it's not a cherry tree; but it was as close as I could get.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunflower Sun Hat

I finished another goody to put in my shoppe. And Raegan makes her debut as a model.

Monday, August 3, 2009

A New Endeavor

Or at least the beginnings of one. I've been working on a few new things around here ~ working hard! May I show you one of my new projects?

I've been pondering an Etsy store for so long, and I have finally figured out the basics (computer illiterate here). If you'd like to take a peek, click here.