When we got home from our trip, I couldn't forget the pretty handblown glass pumpkins that I passed up.. so I remembered that there is a little glass shop on the property of McMenamin's Edgefield - a wonderful place not far from us in Troutdale. It was the old poor farm and also an "old folks home". Now it's a winery and brewery and restaurant and inn and gardens and convention place and.. you get the idea. I gave the glass blowers a call and they had a few pumpkins there. So, in the midst of a cold downpour, my long-suffering husband accompanied me there so I could get one. :-)When we arrived the glass blower was working on a project, so I snapped some photos with my iPhone.. I would love to try this one day.
They had kindly set all the pumpkins behind the counter for me to choose from. Here is a bowl of paperweights. I just love the sparkly swirly iridescent colors!
Hand blown Christmas ornaments.
Lampshades and bowls.
And here are the 3 little beauties that came home with me. :-) One is a gift.. shhh.. don't tell.
Well.. I have some bad news.. when we arrived home on Friday there was a casualty in the hen house. Beyonce, the Ameracauna hen, had passed away. We have no idea why, as no predator had gotten in the well-protected enclosure. I did a Google search and many people have had un-explained losses of young healthy chickens. The only way to find out for sure is an autopsy and those are expensive. I just hope it's nothing that will affect the other girls. Wish us luck on this.
OK, better subject, we're off to spend the afternoon with our 2 sons and their families. This will cheer me up. I've been down in the dumps since we returned. I hope you are having happy times today and for the coming week. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)