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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Trip to downtown Redmond, OR

I just got back from a trip over to Bend, OR and while I was there I decided to check-out the town just about 15 miles north called Redmond.  I had heard there were some newer shops that had opened up and a revival of the downtown was in the works.  The first shop was Cottage Treasures owned by a sweet lady named Patty.  She specialized in shabby chic cottage style decor, but she also had a little bit of everything else. She has owned the shop for 5 years located at 223 sw 6th st in Redmond. 
So many beautiful chandeliers

My Next stop was Cricket on the Hearth opened on October 5th of this month by a lady named Peggy.  It was so neat to see someone with the passion and excitement that comes with starting a new endevour.  And even more excting to meet a fellow believer with the same passions.  The Shop is actually located in the lobby of the historic Redmond Hotel at 521 sw 6th St. 
I love this rusty open sign!
I don't know what was going on with the P's that day but I met another lady named Penny, if you can believe it whose husband made this adorable yellow cubbard for Peggy's shop. 
The architecture in this building was phenomenal, I wish I could have captured it better on camera.  But you will just have to take a trip to see it for yourself.

Both of these stores alone were worth the trip. And there are more stores like this opening soon.  Not to mention how sweet these ladies all were. So if you live or are traveling through make sure to stop in and tell Patty, Peggy and Penny Hi from Ruth of Hillhouse. 

1 comment:

Barbara Jean said...

You will not believe this, but we are leaving Monday for Eagle Crest, a timeshare just out of Redmond!! I've been to Patty's before, but will have this new one to look forward to.

If you have time, could you email me with any great places in Bend too?? I do not want to miss anything. And any good thrift shops would be wonderful too.
I suppose I should just email you, but I wrote it already so....

Looking forward to our trip.
blessings

barbara jean
(the little gift shop owner in Eugene) =)