Monday, August 30, 2010

Just thought I would show you

some trolls under the bridge. Not really, only one. Seattle is full of art everywhere you look. It is an incredible city. Since the seventies, 1% of the city's captial improvements monies goes for art. Around every corner, there is some sort of sculpture or painting. This huge troll sculpture was tucked under a bridge.

Treated myself

I worked so hard painting today, I thought I deserved a special snack. Ginger peach iced tea and a mighty tasty chocolate chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with sea salt. Who would have thought chocolate and sea salt would be sooooo wonderful!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

guess where I have been?

Spent a week in Seattle and Portland. Went to market for the shop and got some more wonderful goodies, had some wonderful meals, visited family. Had a GREAT girlfriend trip.
Thanks, Tami.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Photos from our Summer Tea this afternoon

The savories were a mini quiche, butter and cucumber tea sandwich, chicken salad tea sandwich, stuffed pea pod, asparagus and dip. MMMMM, so good!
Chocolate bonbon mousse, almond petit four ,lemon tartlett, and a madeline. We also had a scone with clotted cream and lemon curd but I ate mine before I remembered to take a photo!
Lynn at Peddlin' Pastries catered this wonderful tea. We had twenty five ladies who enjoyed their afternoon immensely.
Ruthie, who was such a sweetie, kept our teapots filled ( I forgot to mention we had three kinds of tea).

I hope you join us for our next tea. What better way to spend an afternoon with friends, sipping tea and visiting!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This little guy is so soft

Isn't he the cutest? And I love the baby cowboy booties.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

These are sooo popular

I love these cds. They have the headlines and the popular songs of the year starting in 1929. What a great birthday or anniversary gift for that person that has everything.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I know, I know

I already shared these incredible fans but I got even more. Don't you just love this elephant? These range in price from $110 to $55. The large and medium sized fans have two speeds and the small (gecko, cat. dog, hummingbird) have just one. Which one would you choose?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New from Wind and Willow

Yum! Not only did they come up with these two new cheeseball mixes but they also have introduced three hot dips.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Join us for a summertime tea!

Sunday, August 15th from 1-3pm, Willow Creek is hosting a summer tea. Peddlin' Pastries is catering this event. They are serving chicken salad tea sandwich, cucumber tea sandwich, vegies and dip, stuffed pea pod, mini quiche, lemon tartlet, madeline, currant scone, mini tea cake and three kinds of tea. Join us for this fun afternoon! The cost is $21 for the prepaid reservation. The deadline for reserving your place is August 11th but call now because seating is limited.

These petaled pillows were calling my name!

These pillows made from felt come in pink, light blue, white, lime green, bright blue and hot pink. Only $24!

I got carried away and bought many, many wonderful books at market

I am telling you. There I was surrounded by so many books. they were like potato chips, I couldn't stop at just one! Here are just a sampling!

A perfect book for the newlyweds.
This book is so fun. The names of the drinks are a hoot- Getting Layered, Rx for PMS, Anti-Super Bowl punch to name a few. The recipe for Chocolate-Mint Hormone Replacement Therapy made with chocolate mint ice cream and godiva liqueur is to be served with hand held fans and tissues.

A little book of fizzy cocktails for every occasion using champagne, prosecco and sparkling wines.

This is a very small sampling since I erased several books somehow. More will follow in another post. I went crazy with children's books, too!