Friday Morning in Bellevue, Washington


I rode over to Bellevue this morning to check out the Bellevue Festival of Arts…


There were lots of interesting handcrafted, painted, sculpted, wrought, things to see. I had to take a picture of a quilt for Ivory Spring and a picture of a Knitting booth for Willow. Aren’t those masks made out of feathers interesting? I clocked 7000 steps and decided to go to where I’m willing to spend a lot less on treasures…The Bellevue Goodwill. On my way back to the car I had to take a photo of the reflections in the high rise buildings in downtown Bellevue.


Now off to Goodwill and here’s what I found this trip.


I nabbed a large what looks to be Russian Teapot for $5.99. The Cake plate and cover were $9.00. The sweet plates (6 of them) were $.99 each. The Pink glass tea cups and saucers were $2.99 each (a little pricey) but I think they look great on the mint and pink rose trimmed plates. My favorite purchase today is the “Russian teapot”



I found a couple of Goodwill items for my bloggy friends in Southern California that I’ve gotten together with face to face, Willow and Sara. I met Sara in person at the Getty Villa. I met Willow in my hometown in California. When we are both in town Willow and I try to walk Monday thru Friday.

For Willow from Willow’s Cottage who likes blue, I found this pretty blue decantor/vase (made in Italy)

And for Sara from Much Ado About Something this book that she has been on a quest to find…

I got real nervous when I saw the Edith Holdren book you found at the book store and was happy it wasn’t this one. So you can stop looking, Sara.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone…

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About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

23 thoughts on “Friday Morning in Bellevue, Washington

  1. Ha! No ellen b does not ride a motorcycle but I was happy to get on one for a photo when the nice Bellevue policeman offered to snap a photo of me on it…
    Ok so they were making the offer to anyone who walked by!
    Just thought it would be fun to get you going….

  2. OMG!! That is just so great! I love the motorcycle shot!!!

    And the teapot – oh the pure joy of finding these goodies at our wonderful Goodwill!

  3. And here I thought that you had bought a motorcycle to ride between Seattle and Camarillo~ I love the photo!

    And thank you, thank you, thank you for the blue vase! You know I’ll love it and cherish it! Wow~ Made in Italy? How cool is that!

    The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady is a true treasue. I found a copy a couple of years ago for Flower. We were biking in Morro Bay and I found it in a used book store and The Professor carried it in his backpack.

    I got your email. Thanks.

  4. Oh Ellen B. you are causing me to covet…I want those pink cups, saucers, & rose and mint plates…hee hee. You look great on a motorcycle! Did the officer take your picture?

  5. ok, my fav is thepic of you on the police motorcycle….glad you didn’t get arrested for that!! heehee hard to blog from jail….

    maybe I should put my readers on the trail of a book I haven’t been able to find for years…..

  6. I have a friend who loves having her picture taken with police officers. On her 50th birthday she put her hands together behind her back and bent over the hood of a police car. I’m really curious about one of the art objects. What are the square things—center right column of your collage? I’m a Cobalt Blue girl myself although I inherited some of that pink glass.

  7. This is a good time and place to tell you I’m loving the books you found for me, Ellen. I’ve nearly memorized the Johnston book (know some of the page numbers by heart already) and I fear I may have to order a modern copy so I don’t wear my treasured copy out!

    You are a great shopper and a wonderful, thoughtful friend. I’m sure Willow and Sara will treasure their items even more because they came from you!

    : D

  8. Oh my! What perfect timing…and thank you SO much for the Edith Holden book! Now I’m even more eager to read her biography that I just found at Acres of Books….woo hoo! Thank you Ellen!

  9. I have that “Country Diary” and I love, love, love it! And I can’t believe all your good finds at Goodwill! We sure don’t have that kind of stuff at our Goodwill!

    Fun post, thanks for sharing.
    You can visit me at Rambling Rose
    or my other blogLive & Love in Rose Cottage.

  10. I stopped by for Pink Saturday, but this post caught my eye. What gorgeous treasures you found, and how lovely to have found this wonderful book. Karen.

  11. Enjoyed visiting your blog. I understand the temptation to pop fuchsias! I still want to do it. You got a wonderful collection from your trip to the Goodwill store, every town I visit I make sure I visit as many as I can find.

  12. Oh and here I thought you were “borrowing” the police cycle and got caught in the act! LOL!

    The goodwill finds are awesome. That teapot is sweet and extra special being Russian and all.

  13. Hi Ellen,

    I am just now settling down after a long day and catch up with your blog!! Thanks for thinking about me — that’s so sweet of you — I love the colors in that quilt, and thought that the feather masks are way cool! 🙂

    I also like the picture of the building.

    Wow — that Russian teapot is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I wonder if there are any matching cups and saucers out there…

    Love that picture of you on the motorcycle — I sure wouldn’t want to be caught speeding with you on that machine! 😉

  14. This is an enjoyable post! Love the motorcycle photo! And all the tea ephemera is awesome. The book looks interesting. Love the illustration on the cover!

    Came over via Blog Party.

    Nice to meet you!

  15. I was there too! Shawn is gone for the weekend, so the girls and I satyed at the Hilton Friday night. I’ll post more later, but we were are Bell Square on Friday evening. Love ya, M

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