Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Excuse me for being slow today. I have been dealing with ripe cherries, drying them and making cherry clafautis. The cherry clafautis was a new recipe for me, but I think it turned out very yummy. Of course I had a little sample. I can't give company tonight bad clafautis. Now I must find some other things to do with more cherries.
Today is Monday Linens day and I am sharing tea towels.
This is most of my small collection hanging on our outdoors trellis. You can click on the picture to enlarge and see more detail. The tea towel with the pink trim has two kitties and a dog in the middle. It was made as a baby gift for me by my mother's favorite Aunt Eva. The two towels with yellow flowers were found and given to me by my friend, Caryl. She always finds wonderful treasures with yellow on them for me.
This is a sweet Time for Tea towel given to me by another friend.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Pittock Mansion was built on the hill looking out over Portland. It is possible to go inside, but for this cloudy Sunday afternoon the WuWo Tea Ceremony group chose to have tea on the lawn.
visit www.pittockmansion.org to read more of the history and see more pictures.
From the lawn you can peek through the trees to see downtown Portland.
The mansion was built to be enjoyed for it's outdoors beauty with gardens and hiking trails by Henry and Georgiana Pittock. They lived only 5 years in the mansion from 1914 to 1919. Henry had been an early owner of the Oregonian newspaper. Georgiana loved the outdoors and flowers and was one of the originators of the Portland Rose Festival. We were having tea on their lawn during Rose Festival time. The roses were in bloom.
Some of us bring trays and simple seats for tea.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Pictures are of my husband's bottle collection sitting on our mantle right now.
Monday, June 15, 2009
It is amazing what you can find at the thrift store. My daughter found this cute little tablecloth, which she gave to me for Christmas. Each corner is hand stitched with a teapot, tea cup, and sugar bowl.
The center has a girl and boy in a small row boat.
Vintage table cloths can be so festive and colorful. I love the colors in this one. So many of them from the 1930's and 1940's had fruit in them.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Roses from my garden.
Listening to a friends jazz combo in a wine shop.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
When my son was a young child he called eyelids doors. The more I have thought about that concept over the years I have realized he was so right. Eyelids do act as doors, opening to amazing sights and taking in the world around us, both the beautiful and the ugly. Can we filter what comes in? Guide our children to see the beauty? Close the eyelids when necessary? Or do we leave them wide open?
What is behind closed doors?
Their are doors of perception. Do we unlock our doors or keep them locked?
Doors come in many colors and shapes.