Hello my friends! When I posted some photos of the historic Jacobson Manor which is owned and operated by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist I didn't have any interior photos to show you from that day. But I did some searching in my iPhoto file and found some that I took when the Portland Women's Forum visited in May of 2009. So, would you like to see the inside? Come on then!
Sorry for the fuzzy photo.. but this is the large living area as you enter the villa. Ordinarily the stacking chairs would not be there, but they were expecting us.
This is the beautiful stone fireplace at the end of the room.
We had our lunch catered and enjoyed the wonderful large dining room with the Spring leaves and flowers outside the windows.
The view from each window is magical here.
I did a bit of ghosting about the villa soaking it in and this is the view from the kitchen window - Coopey Falls!
This is the conservatory - where you see the black and white marble tile that impressed me so much - it was covered with many many layers of linoleum when the Sisters bought the villa. They cleaned it all up with some help from the neighbors.
This is a quiet office tucked in the corner of the building.
This is a special room at the far end of the house - it is used as the chapel for the nuns. As they sit in the chairs they all have a view of the garden.
This is the other end of the room where the Mother Superior speaks to the nuns.
The group enjoying lunch and visiting.
The conservatory from the other end.
Don't you wish you had huge glass paned cabinets for your glassware? And pink walls.. do you LOVE this? The kitchen.
Mother Superior gave us a wonderful talk about how they got the villa and all the work it took to bring it back to life and about their life and work there.
This is the view of their brick terrace - Coopey creek passes by.. how cool is this?
We then hiked up to see Coopey Falls up close and personal.. This is the view of the back of the house as we gained elevation on our hike.
And here we are.. what a pretty waterfall!
The creek cascading down towards the Columbia River.
I tried to capture the falls and the creek cascade together.
Nearing the villa and terrace, the trees are in bloom and the creek bubbles right by.
As I passed quietly through the house to leave I was charmed by the solitary nun cleaning up after the lunch - there is no dishwasher here. It looks like she is peeling potatoes for dinner for the nuns.
The front yard in May.. just beautiful.
I will leave you with this peaceful scene of a leaded window with a glass angel hanging in front.. a pretty plant and the sun shining on the floor.
Do you have any fun plans for August?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)