Monthly Archives: April 2011


burlapped hellebore + french bouquets


hellebores are popping up everywhere in Portland right now.  they are quite possibly my favorite flower of late.  so unique and such beautiful colors.  I think this burlapped hellebore would be just perfect in my windowsill!

speaking of flowers and Portland, my friend Chelsea Fuss of the blog frolic! is hosting a class on How to Make a French Hand-Tied Bouquet.  the workshop sounds so dreamy!  perfectly timed with Mother’s Day.  space is limited, sign up here!

frolic flowers

{top image from terrain, bottom image from frolic}



hi friends!  if you’ve tried to visit either one of my blogs in the past few days and had no success, it’s because our main server went down!  arghh…  thankfully, our technical group worked super hard and got us back up and running this morning.  so sorry for the lack of posts!

now I’ve caught a cold that has me coughing and wheezing so I’m planning to spend the day in bed with some hot tea at my bedside.  hope to be back tomorrow.  xo.

{photo by me}


pendleton, the portland collection


I’ve had this post in the wings for months waiting for the time when I could share this amazing collection from Pendleton with you, The Portland Collection.  I’ve been SO excited about it and I’m absolutely thrilled to share these photos with you today.

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The Portland Collection is a new ready-to-wear line inspired by Pendleton’s rich archive of Native American-inspired textiles and blankets.  some of my favorite Portland designers, Rachel Turk and Nathaniel Crissman from Church & State and John Blasioli teamed up to create this amazing collection and I am beyond speechless with the outcome.  the design is so true of their styles, yet blends flawlessly with Pendleton’s archival heritage.  the collection includes dresses with brass buttons, reversible outerwear, graphic sweaters, wool shirts, accessories, blankets and more and is set to hit boutiques this fall.  to stay informed on availability and purchasing info, follow The Portland Collection blog.


{photos by Chris Hornbecker}