Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 2 Girls weekend

Okay. On day 2 Mom and her sisters had planned a trip to the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens in Woodland, WA. Lilacs were their mom's favorite flower (I think) at least they make me think of Grandma Callahan. It was a bit of a drive, but beautiful....we are in the Pacific Northwest. :)
But, before we left we were treated with Kat's Buttermilk Biscuits. Did I mention she is a southern girl and knows her way around the kitchen? Oh yeah, we also had scrambled eggs and bacon. Soo yummy. I think I am going to have to get some buttermilk and attempt to make them myself.
After breakfast, we loaded up the car and headed out. Ann stayed home after having a horrible night with her allergies. Ted stayed home with the kids. Kas stayed to play with Hannah and Emma and had a great time.
This is near Ted's house. Isn't it gorgeous! We took a tour of the house and then the gardens. Anyone who knows me knows I love all things old...houses, quilts,, I really enjoyed the house...and took way too many photos. Here are a few....
Isn't this beautiful? The tour guide in the parlor played piano for us. It was lovely. She also gave a little speil about Hulda Klager and her place. She became a pro at hybrid gardening...and developed beautiful lilacs.
And sold them all over the world. She did some amazing things in her life. cute little rocker....
My sister Jessie, Kat-Ted's wife, and Aunt Deanna.
The kitchen. Isn't that stove beautiful?
Jessie mentioned how this kitchen looks alot like hers. I love the character of old homes.
This house was under flood water for 6 weeks in 1948. here's the water line...
I bought a few raffle tickets for this beautiful quilt. Maybe Kristy will help me get this one too. ;)
Enclosed porch. Sisters, Carrie and Amber.

Did I mention I also love old chairs?
And old beds? Lovelovelove this bed! and do you think that is a bed pan under the bed? And what is the horseshoe shaped thing at the end of the bed?

Wedding dress? beautiful.

Look at these boots.
Look at this gorgeous dress!!!!! I dared Carrie to try it on. It would have looked gorgeous on her. She wouldn't! but we wanted to steal it!
Another gorgeous dress.
I want this trunk. Another thing I LOVE!!!!!! red even. It actually looks alot like mine..except mine isn't red.
and these hats!
I would take this one.
So, this looks like an indoor outhouse. Not sure what it is....Beautiful back deck. Tools in the shed. or garage. and now onto the flowers.... The thing about Lilacs...they are beautiful, but also smell soo wonderful!There were soo many varieties.
I hate to say it...but I did see some fondling as well. soo soft...wonderfully smelling...

And then of course there was a gift shop. with cute things.
Jessie guarded the plants Aunt Deanna bought. We all wanted to get a few, but knew we couldn't transport them with all our luggage and or on the train. Mom did get a few shoots though.
On the way home we stopped at a mexican restaurant for lunch. No photos.
And then that night we had teriyaki salmon, Jessie's jojo's, and probably other things I can't remember. We were thoroughly spoiled. I also made fudge to share. :)
Carrie and I did get our walk hopes of counteracting all the good food we ate.

1 comment:

Jessie and Jonathan said...

Yes Verlee, that was a bed pan but I am not sure about the rest. Grandma loved lilacs because they blossomed around her birthday.