Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Day 2

Today I'll give you a peek at the shop we visited on our return trip to Portland.
The side effect of visiting this shop was HYPERVENTILATION!  If you love antiques and fabulous folk ark and hand crafted loveliness, this is the store for you.  Notice the great old bobbins which form the base for these pin keeps.


There were many amazing Harold Turpin houses.  He is a local artist in Washington and makes these wonderful handcrafted barns and houses. Most of them feature a quilt design and light up inside.  When looking through the lit windows, one can see the quilt hanging on the back wall of the inside of the house.  Julie and Jan were on the hunt to purchase one of his creations.

Nothing warms and inspires me like old quilts....the labor of love still remaining of some crafty lady with a story to tell.
I had Jan pose for a picture so that you will know who I'm referring to.  I am so happy that our paths crossed.  I do not believe I've seen this quilt pattern before.

I was in awe of this bench which makes into a table.  I would have been delighted to have brought it home with me!

This 2 colored quilt was in great condition and was hand quilted.

What a charmer! 

Pictured here is one of Julie's houses lit up and bringing us cheer in the house where we were staying.

And the fabulous barn with the hand crafted goats and sheep.  Their outsides are covered with raw sheared wool.
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduation, the weddings, not the great goals achieved.  The real milestones are less prepossessing.  They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.  Our lives are measures by these."
-Susan B Anthony


  1. Wow! Thank you for sharing! Such inspiration! That goes on my list of places to visit...once I'm rich and famous!

  2. What's the name of the shop in Portland you are featuring today?

  3. Beautiful shop and photos! Very inspiring.

  4. I love the look of everything in this shop. What is the name of it? I want to go there next time I am in Portland. Thanks

  5. Oh, I love all these beautiful things!!
    Especially the houses!! and the dolls, and the T-quilt!
    Well, I think it's a T-quilt, just in another setting I would say; and the colors
    are beautiful!
    Thank you for taking us along!
    Best wishes!

  6. Norma, it was such a pleasure to meet you and spend a fun day together. :) I am only sorry I could not get together with you girls for a second visit. I so enjoy reading your blog. Your photos are wonderful and really make me want to jump into the scene. :) I am so excited to get started on my first Norma Whaley patterns, your designs and colors suit me so much. I look forward to having our paths meet again one day. Possibly at the San Diego Quilt Show? :) Hugs, Jan Warner

  7. Thanks for sharing!! I would love to visit this store. My kind of goodies. lol


  8. What a delicious looking shop! Maybe I missed reading it, but could you tell us the name and the town it is in? And we wanna know what you bought! (smile)

  9. Enquiring minds want to know...what is the name of the shop. It looks lovely.

    Did yu drop in and check out the new location of Pioneer Quilts?

  10. Looks like such a fun shop! I did not see the name of it-would love to visit it next time I go visit my mom in Oregon. Could you please let me know the name of the shop.

  11. this store looks great! What is the name of the store? Must visit it.

  12. Very Lovely shop! I didn't see the name of the shop or where it was located. I'm on that stretch of road quite a bit and would love to stop.

  13. I would love to know which shop this is!! And where!!
    Road trip!!

  14. I'd also like to know the name of the shop.

  15. Did anyone ever learn the name of this shop? Harold Turpin fans NEED to know. ;0)