Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Beautiful Portland

I'm so far behind on posting I don't know that I'll ever catch up...  :-)

I don't know where the time goes.  It seems to older I get the busier I am.  I always thought that by the time I was a grandma I'd have white hair and be sitting in my rocker all day doing a bit of needlework.  Yeah, well.....  that just isn't real life around here.  I'm lucky if I can squeeze some "fun time" in during a MONTH!   And, any discussion about haircolor is strictly off limits.......okay?    :-)

However, last month, my daughter, grandson and I went to Portland, Oregon for a few days.  We can drag B along everywhere with the promise of a hotel stay.  I don't know why he likes it so much, but it really makes the kid happy.  Well, that and a promise for a nice Voodoo doughnut.  Can't go to Portland without a stop by that little place.

I had to share this adorable little neighborhood with y'all...  It reminds me of Leave it to Beaver or Father Knows myself, huh?  It seems like neighborhoods like these are a thing of the past.  So many planned developments now........including ours.

I had a much better photo of the house on the top but somehow managed to delete the darn thing....  Isn't it so sweet?

I'd put lace cafe' curtains in the windows if this was my home...  I have them in our little cottage, as a matter of fact.  They just look so darn cute, don't they?

Looks like this one is either for sale or already sold.  I'll bet it has lots of stories to tell.

We loved this looks so cozy, doesn't it?  I think a little grandma lives here.....  maybe sitting in a nice little rocker doing some needlework?

A tiny house with a little turret......sweet.

Loved the big window on this one........and the little, bitsy one to the left.

And, all this cozieness on this sweet little, tree lined street.

Home Sweet Home.    :-)

I'll be back SOON to share all the great purchases.  We found some wonderful things.  Not that I should be buying anything!!!   I have no more room and no more need, but it really is all about the thrill of the hunt, right?

I've really missed all of you dear chickies...  I'm going to have to be a better blogger. :-)

Huggies and Lovies,



  1. Wow, I love Portland too! Been there several times.
    , since my sister lives in Eugene. Sounds like you had a great time, love the home photos that you shared.

  2. I enjoyed this home tour! What lovely homes! Oh yes I am behind too.Trying to play catch up and keep up too :-) Can't wait to see what treasures you brought back.

  3. Loved the tour, my friend, and I look forward to seeing what you found!

    Love you much, Spence, and glad you had fun!



  4. So many sweet house-love love love the tiny turret.
    I'm glad you had such a great family getaway.

  5. I have never been to that side of the world....the houses are very does look like the streets in Leave it to Beaver.....They are suppose to have a great outdoor market there....somewhere....Cathy from Wives With Knives sells at it.....

  6. "Bellemere Cottage" has been included in the Sites To See for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point many new visitors in your direction.


Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!