Monday, July 21, 2014

Spruce Forest

 After we left the Amish market, we visited this charming village.

 It is an artists enclave.

 They not only sell their creations but they teach classes and give demonstrations too.

 All of the buildings sit beneath the majestic spruce trees.

 The iron smith had some great pieces for sale.  The gate was priced at 1400.00.

 The wood smiths studio.

 You can see just inside, he had beautiful pepper mills for sale.

 This is a bird carvers shop.  He lives upstairs.

 Sculptures for sale.

 It is such a serene setting.  The village is nestled right at the base of huge mountains.

 These are some of the nicest log cabins I have ever seen.

 A basket studio.

 An old headstone. Click for a closer look.

 A weaver's studio.

 The pottery studio.

Inside one of the cabins.


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

This looks like an awesome place to visit and live. Think they might need a quilter or good weed puller?

Dee said...

Oh, I would love to visit that village - what a sweet place.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

What a beautiful place! I love to walk around in places like that, we have some over here too but the artists don't live there and their not that many at the same place, they just have their workshops.

I like gates like that but they donä't work especially well with an old cottage :-)

Have a great day!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love artists' enclaves like that! How idyllic it must be for them.

Laurie M said...

thats a beautiful place, we have a similar one here, a good place to spend an afternoon,

Susan said...

What a great place! Where the heck do you live that you are surrounded by all this wonderfulness?

Patty Woodland said...

What a glorious place to live and ply one's craft


What a charming place to live and work.

Cottage Tails said...

ahhh my type of shopping Loved the rag quilt thanks so much for taking us.

Sandy said...

Love this Spruce place, it's gorgeous.

Guillaume said...

Call me silly, but these pics remind me of a Dungeons&Dragons setting.

Mary Ann said...

It reminds me of the Renaissance Festival cabins!

Barb said...

What a very interesting post. I would enjoy visiting that place.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love the log cabins. We thought of having one built in Maine had we decided to move back but we never did. These are adorable and what a lovely setting for them.
I lived in one as a Dad and Grandfather and other men built it. They built all their homes...
They were all loggers and we lived in the camp. I remember watching the men build them and still recall how they did it.
What a treat it was to see them.
Ours was a little two story one. My bed was upstairs in the loft.
Ahhh..the memories :)

greekwitch said...

I want to live in that cottage! I have a thing about wooden cottages! Do n't they just look like they came out from a fairy tale?

greekwitch said...

I want to live in that cottage! I have a thing about wooden cottages! Do n't they just look like they came out from a fairy tale?