Friday, April 22, 2016

The Joy of Jewelry


A shout out to the uber talented Athena Delene who has been taking some awesome photos for us.
We love the one below so much we're using it for our Susan Goodwin Trunk Show image!
And Athena's going to be a the show taking pics for us of everybody in their  bejeweled fabulousness


So yes Susan Goodwin Trunk Show - Friday May 6th (right before Mother's Day) starting at 3 pm!
Plus it's First Friday and there's several great art shows on our block.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring Cleaning Part 3




I love my wooden kitchen goods, a big wooden salad bowl, some great wooden spoons , and of course the cutting board which serves as cheese platter, breakfast plate, and good old utilitarian chopping block. Which is why I was totally psyched to find these wooden care products from Christopher Pourny.  First question to them was, "Do you use petroleum products in your wood finishing products?"  And they had the right answer, "Absolutely not, we've been in the furniture refinishing business for 25 years and have developed these non toxic care products based on traditional old time formulas!"  Sign me up.  But the proof is in the pudding and I couldn't be happier with how the cutting board tonic is performing.  A little bit goes a long way and now oiling my wooden utensils is just one more pleasure of being in the kitchen.


Stephanie Pearl, she of Marche/Provisions fame, once shared with me the formula for seasoning a new wooden bowl or implement and so I'll share it with you.  She suggests you oil your new piece once a day for a week, once a week for a month, and once a month for a year.  After that, I typically oil as needed. Pick yourself up a bottle of this oil next time you're in and guaranteed your wooden spoons will thank you.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Spring Cleaning - Part 2








             






                                        
So excited about these handmade brooms we just brought into the store.  Made locally using old time tools and techniques, each handle comes from brush cutting up near Brownsville.  And they're just right for our spring cleaning display where we've amassed all kinds of goods to make the whole cleaning experience a little more magical.


These brooms will last a super long time.  So sweep out the old and make room for the new.


Love them as a housewarming or a wedding gift.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Cleaning Part 1




I am really committing to serious spring cleaning this year.  Spiffing up my bedding, cleaning my windows, polishing all my wooden utensils, my goal: no nook and cranny goes unturned.And of course, I need a little reward for all this organizing.  Usually that takes the form of gorgeous flowers everywhere but I just might put this great doormat from Sugarboo designs on the list too. What a great way to say yes to spring cleaning. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mexico was so Inspiring

I'm still dreaming a little bit about Mexico and going through my pics. 

Thought this one would be just right as I love this color palette of naturally dyed yarns I spied in a weaver's atelier in Teotitlan de Valle. Kind of putting me in the Easter mood.  Two soft colors and two brights together - it's really working for me.  

Friday, March 11, 2016

It's a Pink Thing




What a beautiful mild spring we are having in the Pacific Northwest....and between the plum and the magnolia and the ornamental cherries, it's just pink everywhere.  And it's okay to play favorites right? Because the magnolia is one of my all time FAVORITE flowers!  We've had them for several weeks now as we they make great blooms for forcing!  Just a single branch or two is so dramatic.  So come and get 'em when you can because spring is flying by.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Luck of the Irish

We put together a fun St Patrick's Day table of goodies  for you.
We made little bitsy leprechaun bouquets and  you'll find lots of other things to bring
you some good luck.Who couldn't use a little luck?