Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mort's Cabin

Pendleton Blankets

It's not just a store, it's an adventure.
I have never seen so much packed into a little store--lots to discover for lovers of all things arts and crafts, cowboy, vintage, and Native American plus many unique items.

Darold's family had a cabin near Mt Rainier National Park.  The cabin, being owned by his father, was called Mort's Cabin. Darold truly loved the time his family spent there and his store is filled with things that remind him of the time spent at the cabin --so naturally it has the same name.  Mort's style is what Darold calls: rustic design.

I see the store as a fantastic resource for Ephraim Faience and Roseville pottery.  And as I spend more time exploring every nook and cranny I have found books on Greene & Greene and Stickley, collectibles, and an eclectic selection of all things new and old.

Construction --The Big Pour

It has been a long wait but the weather improved enough for the radiant heat elements to be installed in the basement floor and the concrete pour was this week.

Here is the proud Papa watching over a professional crew--this is a huge moment for us---to have a whole crew working at once.  And since we have a short window of time to get the house weathered in before fall, my hope is that this trend will continue through the summer.  Finally you will begin to see some good resources here.

While I have been waiting to collect bids on the various elements of the project I have become immersed in vintage stores, estate sales, antique shopping, consignment stores.  I am keeping a notebook of all the great things that I find along the way and their prices.  Recently I visited a unique store in Seattle called Mort's Cabin and will post about that next.