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.