Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The City of Lights

Paris, the most glamorous of backdrops for films like Funny Face, American in Paris, Amelie and French Kiss. We felt like we were in the movies!
Walking all over, from early mornings in the Boulangerie to late night wanderings down the Champs E'lysses, the windows and doorways, awnings and balconies begged to be photographed. The people of Paris seem to live simple yet elegant lives! The bird market, the flower market, and the fresh produce were part of their daily lives in a charming (almost cliche) way. Spending time enjoying the public parks and beautifully designed squares is a favorite activity for families, couples, business men, school children, and of course the little old ladies talking to the birds!

These pictures were all taken on the first two days in Paris!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Holiday Preview
and Re-opening Soiree

Thursday, November 1st
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Closed until 4:00 for party preparations

Sparkling, enchanting, joyful, and charming...
Words that describe the magic of our biggest party of the year!
Serving sparkling cider and hors d'oeuvres on silver
platters while our favorite customers get their first look
at the beautiful collections we've gathered for
this holiday season! You'll be inspired by the
scents, sights, sounds and poetic
atmosphere of Poet's Garden.

Open House Continues!
Friday and Saturday, Nov 2nd and 3rd, 10 am to 6 pm
Serving hot cider and baked goodies...yum!
Please join us and bring your friends.

Regular Hours resume Tues, Nov 6th.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

When can we go back?

It was everything I imagined and so much better!
Paris, the Loire Valley, and Provence-each with their different feeling and style had so much to offer, I could have stayed forever! We had a marvelous time and in the next few weeks I'll try to post a few pictures of each region we visited. The trouble will be narrowing the shots down-we took over 2000 pictures between the two of us! Suffice to say, we are definitely trying to decide how long we have to wait before booking our return tickets!

Mom at Notre Dame in the sunset. We discovered the magic of the lighting early in the morning and at the very end of the day and when the light hit those amazing buildings we couldn't stop taking pictures!

The three graces at the Louvre. We were surprised how much we loved the museum!

Mom and I at Chateau Chenonceau in the Loire Valley. A not to be missed sight!

We are happy to be home and the evening sky last night reminded me of the magnificent beauty we have here in Oregon!

We are plunging into our preparations for the upcoming holidays, so get ready for the biggest Holiday Preview open house ever! Save the date ~ Thurs, Nov 1st, more details to come.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Paris, Here We Come

The shop is currently closed for a
two month sabbatical!

Mom and I are headed to France
for inspiration and relaxation.

Please join us on November 1st
for our much anticipated
Holiday Preview and
Re-opening bash!
Save the date.

Check in later for pictures
of our adventure....

To err is human. To loaf is Parisian. ~Victor Hugo

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Must See Movies

Becoming Jane, a movie based on the life of Jane Austen, is in theaters on August 10th. Since Pride and Prejudice is on our list of all-time favorite movies, we won't be missing this one!

Miss Potter is now out on DVD! The Poet's Garden Girls had a delightful time seeing this movie at the Pix Theater in Albany (which adds to the charm of any film) during one of our girls' nights out. We were all enchanted and want to highly recommend Miss Potter to anyone who will listen. Don't miss it!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Among the Roses

Go pretty rose, go to my fair,
Go tell her all I fain would dare,
Tell her of hope; tell her of spring,
Tell her of all I fain would sing,
Oh! were I like thee, so fair a thing.
- Michael Beverly, Go Pretty Rose

"For if I wait," said she, "Till time for roses be,
For the moss-rose and the musk-rose,
Maiden-blush and royal-dusk rose,
What glory then for me
In such a company?
Roses plenty, roses plenty
And one nightingale for twenty?"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, A Lay of the Early Rose

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Come Visit!

Tea in the Garden

Do Join Us For
Tea in the Garden at
Poet's Garden

June 22nd & 23rd

Once a year Poet's celebrates roses, friendship,
and tea with a garden tea party.
We will be serving fresh berry cheesecake and
oh, so special blueberry tea.
Friday & Saturday, June 22nd and 23rd
Seating throughout the day, 10am to 4pm
Prepaid reservations required.
$6 per person

Groups of two or more please.
Make your reservations early, seating is limited.
Call or stop by Poet's Garden.

After a cup of tea, [we think...] 'Now rise and show your strength. Be eloquent, and deep, and tender; see, with a clear eye, into nature and into life; spread your white wings of quivering thought, and soar, a [wise] spirit, over the whirling world beneath you, up through long lanes of flaming stars to the gates of eternity!'

--Jerome K. Jerome in Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog!)


The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.
--Marcelene Cox