Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Land of Enchantment

Have you ever stepped into a shop and felt you were in the Land of Enchantment.
Last week I read at Maison Douce about this little shop near my home.
I had to go over and see for myself.  I had peered in the windows on
occasion, but it was never open when I stopped by.
When I went by last week the doors were wide open
and there was an air of spring time and welcome just inside the
door.  Elaine, the shops creator and basket maker, was a delight
to chat with.  She was making baskets from pussy willows and tiny chairs
and tables from twigs.  It felt like I was visiting with the fairies and for a moment peeking into their world.
Click on the collage for a closer look at precious, tiny fairy chairs and pussy willow baskets.
If you are ever in Portland stop by Bella Flora Studio, 4439 N.E. Fremont Street and be enchanted.


Rosemary said...

What a truly enchanted store... the fairies must be quite happy there!

PeggyR said...

Looks like a fun store to visit!

Marisa said...

I love it when I come across a store like that. I could spend hours exploring. It makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning!

Cozy Little House said...

I always wanted to learn to make baskets!

Lois said...

Don't you just love finding treaures so close to home.
A few months ago I was lucky enough to find 2 little tiny shops that are full of bits of treasure from days gone by. Just lovely!
I am happy for you that you have a new treasure chest to visit when you can.

~Sheila~ said...

I could quite happily spend an afternoon in this store. It looks so full of interesting and beautiful things.

Angela McRae said...

Ooooh, this looks just like the kind of magical shop that used to be featured in Victoria magazine! What a great find!

Adrienne said...

Ooh, now I have a reason to drive to your neighborhood! It would be a fun place to meet. Thanks for sharing this wonderful place with us. ~Adrienne~

parTea lady said...

That does look like a pretty store. I really like that teacup arrangement in the cloche.

Relyn said...

Oh, such yummy evocative pictures.

Sherry said...

This looks like a fabulous shop...I'd happily spend time in there!!