Joy and I flew up and had a lay-over in San Jose, CA. We grabbed a quick lunch and while we were sitting there - she gave me this!
It's an "Art Camp" book.
She made one for each of us! Sigh. Too flippin' cute.
(I had all the girls at the camp sign it like a yearbook!)
Then after we boarded our next flight -
we're sitting there and she gives me this!
We made our little owls while flying!
I didn't get mine done - but I will finish him for sure!
Need to stitch on his beak and his little feet!
It was so fun. We just sat in our seats and stitched him up!
So we get to Seattle, grab our luggage
and settle in to wait for
Jo Packham's flight to arrive.
(She is so darn cute . . . )
We find Jo, finally get our rental car,
and stuff Jo in the back seat
with the luggage piled high around her.
Then we hit the road for Tiffany's house!
Along the way we passed pumpkin fields
and corn fields, all KINDS of fields!
And I promptly forgot to take pictures.
It was getting dark anyway . . .
We arrive at Tiffany's and we were all
so excited to see each other.
Now it was really dark
but we did get a tour of Tiffany's home.
By now we are all famished and begin dinner.
(Actually Tiffany and her daughter made it all;
Jo, Joy and I just ate it). It was so fun!
Here we all are - just sitting around chatting,
drinking wine and watching Tiffany work.
She had all kinds of veggies and breads cut up and
chicken and shrimp too, and we had fondue!
Look how cute her kitchen is!
Jo, Tiffany's daughter, Tiffany and Joy.
And about 10 minutes before we sat down,
her husband walked in and got to join us for dinner.
Perfect! What a wonderful, wonderful family.
After dinner -
she let us just snoop through her house . . .
every nook and cranny! VERY FUN!
She is living my life you know...
Out in the country -
1 horse, 2 donkeys,
32 (?) chickens (and counting!)
A view of the side patio and part of the orchards.
A HUGE vegetable garden!
And TWO St. Bernards!
OMG I was in Heaven.
But it had rained and they were wet
so they had to stay outside. :(
Back inside - the dining room hutch
full of WONDERFUL dishes
In the kitchen . . .
For the life of me I cannot remember
what room this was in!
Master Bedroom??? She has
LOTS of dress forms! Sigh.
Living room mantle. . .
I didn't take pictures of her entire home.
It is beyond darling, but . . .
I feel it's kind of private -
I didn't want to just plaster pictures
of her home out here in blogland . . .
- so if you want to see more,
just go check out her blog here.
This window treatment is in her office.
Through a huge bonus room-
where Joy and I slept . . . and
we come into . . . her sacred space.
She keeps all her beautiful prom dresses and
some of her large photography equipment out here...
and then you ENTER her studio! Sigh.
This cake is in the center of her worktable.
TO DIE FOR!!!!!
It is HUGE!
And one little wall that I LOVED.
I opened every drawer, every cabinet,
looked at each and every thing she has in here.
She has everything so beautifully displayed.
Eye candy GALORE!!!
Then we slept - well, kind of.
You see Tiffany forgot to turn the lights
off out in the chicken coop.
So the roosters began crowing
just a little earlier than normal . . . :)
The next morning she took me
on a tour of the chicken coop!
The sun was just beginning to burn off the fog.
This thing is just beyond adorable!
She definitely spoils her chickens.
And this isn't even all of them!
And they are HUGE!
With her favorite. THAT IS A BIG BIRD!!!!!
There was this tiny one that waited
to come inside until everyone else had eaten.
Tiff says she gets picked on because she is so little.
And they collect fresh eggs twice a day!
And beautiful eggs they are!
A few of her apple trees
I was walking around outside
just loving everything I saw -
the chickens have taken over the play area -
and YES! that is one GIANT pumpkin!
More of her garden. . . it was just lovely!
So many architectural pieces . . .
they look like they have been there always.
While wandering - I came across this!
Look close! What do you see?
They were EVERYWHERE!
This spider posed for a perfect shot
And then . . . it was time to go. Jo and Tiffany had to go on a photo shoot - so Joy and I headed down toward Portland, and shopped the entire way.
More on that later!
Thanks for letting me share my pictures. I just had the best time at Tiffany's.