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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Snow and a little Northwest town

The first photo shows you what we got up to this morning. The snow was a sign of how chilly it was,but we had glorious strong sunshine so by now most of the snow is gone. I needed some linen to start my next project so we headed up to a little town called Port Gamble. A great quilt store up there is trying to meet the needs of cross stitchers and carries great linen and several kinds of floss. It is one of the oldest towns near Seattle. It is kind of odd in that you can not own a house in the historic area. You can only rent. The town is in a beautiful spot near the water. That's because it was an important lumbering town years ago. The town was modeled on a New England village. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Here's my garden!!



This sign gives you a bit of history about the town.

This is in front of The Dauntless Bookstore. Many old houses have been converted to shops and small businesses.

Love that picket fence!



Notice the pretty view in back of this house.



Love that trim!



Many weddings are held here in the summer.

Here is the view I was referring to.


I hope you enjoyed seeing this delightful little town . It's about 20 minutes from our home. We feel very lucky! Thanks for taking a look!

7 comments:

  1. Now you've inspired me - I need a Road Trip to Port Gamble - as Pac NW Native I grew up with Pope & Talbot sawmills - cool!

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  2. Just have to comment on your blog. First of all, your March header is so pretty. The more I see of these monthly designs, the more I like them. Secondly, I am from NY but we visited Seattle 2 years ago and drove through Port Gamble. I wish I had known the historic info then because we have a second home in Machiasport, ME which is right next door to East Machias. How cool is that! We thought Port Townsend looked like a New England town as well.

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  3. I've never been to the Northwest, so I love seeing your photos, Barb. It really looks like a gorgeous place to live!

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  4. oh this is so cute! i love this place. you have such great places to visit close by!

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  5. What a great little town. I love all the houses, and the view - awesome! Love that March header of yours. Stay warm!

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  6. What an adorable little town! It looks like springtime from your pictures.

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