Monthly Archives: March 2013

On The Street…Edison, WA, USA

Tweets, Edison WA

Tweets, Edison, WA

Eat with your eyes.

My Grandmother Beatrice always said “Eat with your eyes.”

I stop here for a treat whenever I visit Edison because the food and coffee is consistently wonderful. However,  I’m also drawn to the style of this cafe. It is so smart, always fresh flowers, interesting decor items, casual and chic. 

You can debate if it really is possible to eat with your eyes; but  everyone who has had the pleasure of  seeing this cafe and eating here will agree that it’s impossible to leave hungry. Edison, WA, USA

They Got It Right…Edison, WA

Splendid garden in Edison Wa

Edison WA garden

Of splendour in the grass

“Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower” …Wordsworth

As I was driving into Edison, this home caught my eye. The owners reported that when the purchased this home (from the granddaughter heiress to the Hoover vacuum fortune) the property had been all cow pasture.

The home and the garden look so well together it would seem as if it was a long-established garden, but that can’t be the case because the owners are rather youthful. Chalk it up to good design and plenty of hard work. The quality of the plantings and the stewardship of this property is truly top-notch.  What a wonderful introduction to Edison! Edison WA, USA

On The Street…Coupeville, WA

I’m excited to have exclusive photographic access to this original unrestored 1866 Georgian structure. Come on along with me and take a look…1866 Col .Granville O. Haller House

1866 Col .Granville O. Haller House

Colonel Granville O. Haller House

Original Holophane Gas Porchlight

Original Holophane gas porch light

Surface Mount Lockset

Exceptional surface mount locksets

Exceptional surface mount locksets

Faux woodgrain paintwork

Faux wood grain paint work

wallpaper detail

Wallpaper detail

Transomed side door.

Colonel Haller was a career military man fighting in the Seminole War in Florida, The Mexican-American War and the Civil War. His military career came to an abrupt end when he was dismissed on the accusation of disloyalty for making a toast in his tent that was disparaging of President Lincoln. After 16 years of lobbying he was able to get  his dismissal reviewed and he was reinstated as a colonel. Haller Lake in Seattle is named after him. Coupeville, WA, USA