Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy thanksgiving all











A little walkabout at Passionflower






A few shots from the store that I took for all of you.....


Chelsea painted some beautiful windows for us!


And I'm in love with this glowing crystal necklace every time I see Jamie wearing it.


Which leads me to a little melange of necklaces, long and short.......



And the other side of the jewelry case!  Hope you enjoyed the tiny tour!!

What's Cooking for Thanksgiving


I'm cooking cornbread for Thanksgiving and this just might be my secret ingredient.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Short Pre Thanksgiving Trip to the Woods


Went out on a little wildcrafting walk earlier this week but it turned into a birdwatching event where I picked up a few mossy branches along the way.....as always my beloved (Boy Scout?) backpack acompanied me.  It was unbelievable...close to town, out at Fern Ridge.  I must have seen about 100 geese flying high in their V formation, beUtiful, bright white snowy egrets really close up, cormorants all perched high in a tree and just below them a bald eagle.  Feeling lucky to live in such a beautiful place.  And happy to have an abundance of gifts from the woods and fields to add to our Thanksgiving arrangements.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Setting the Table


 I always like to incorporate a few sprigs of this or that straight from the yard when I set a table.
For starters, it's a great way to get outside on a cold, or even rainy, fall day and take a little walk and see what presents itself.

And I think it strengthens my connection to the natural world.  Never want to forget where it all comes from!  Starting to put my Thanksgiving plans together.
I'm bringing cornbread, inspired by my recent trip to Mexico.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Flower Happiness


    And a little flower love for your Saturday morning viewing pleasure!  Love, love those succulents tucked in dead center!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thanksgiving Happiness


Just loved seeing this photo of Lindsay in front of the store from uber talented local photographer Athena Delene cross our feed. Screams Autumn at Passionflower....well also a little bit "The hills are alive with the sound of music" .  Just call it our Tyrolian Thanksgiving fantasy.  As you can tell, the store is totally geared up for all things Thanksgiving.  So come and visit.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

UGG Brand at Passionflower



Because we can't get enough of them.  Two more ponchos for the winter season. And these from our new clothing partner.  UGG Brands......best known for their sheepskin booties, they've expanded into sleepwear, some clothing, and handbags.




This beauty comes in a cream or a heather and can be found right now in our new Thanksgiving window.


And then some charming fairisle leggings for when you get home.
We thought these UGG pieces were just right for our Northwest style.
Hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bedroom Details



So winter is definitely coming and that means cozying up indoors.  Which always means extra time in the bedroom.  For me that means more candles, bringing the outdoor jasmine inside  (I just LOVE a big tree in my house during the winter) and maybe a little switching out of the art and possibly a petit peu of new bedding. In the meantime here's some pics from the summer bedroom iteration focusing on the closet. I keep the inside of my closet door like a big collage, constantly changing.



         Fun blue painting I brought back from Mexico a few years back.



Absolute favorite agave rope bag I brought back from Guatemala in the early 80's. I like to surround myself with things from my travels.  Even better if they're handmade.

Local, Organic, Wedding Flowers in Eugene


 Oh and this happened too during our little blogging hiatus.  Just a whole lot of wonderful wedding flowers.  We had so many great brides this summer.  It was a spectacular wedding season.


 Maybe we should just call it the year of the big ass bouquet~!
And once we get that new website update launched there will be a whole gallery of wedding photos for you to peruse. We heart weddings at Passionflower.

Ponchos R Us


\Oh lambchops, what has happened?  Last post I was waxing poetic about summertime and here it is the middle of November.  Well what happened is my laptop went through some kind of nutburgers phase and then I went to Mexico for a month  (more on that later), worked on a website overhaul (during which I told myself no more social media until that was done)  and now we're going deep into the holidays.  Clothing has been coming in fast and furious.  And we are all about the poncho this year.
Huge stock, lots of neutrals, and some in big fuzzy plaid colors. Loving this reversible one from Pendleton Woolen Mills.