Welcome to Lydia McCauley's Garden of Simples Blog

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get from it, but what they become by it. - John Ruskin

Lydia McCauley and Kurt Scherer are owners of STONEHOUSE ARTIFACTS, offering Treasures from Colonial India. Online Here.

Our shop is located in Bellingham, Washington. We welcome you to come and visit our small estate, enjoy the grounds and share a cup of Chai.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Last November I opened a shop at http://Etsy.com to sell my GARDEN OF SIMPLES soap and lotion.  This summer I added in Vintage items for sale.  My shop is full of white plates and damask napkins, silver plated bowls and trays, and other things that I love having in my own home.

GARDEN OF SIMPLES is featured in a new online catalog/magazine called STYLISH HOMES.  To view this Winter Issue #1 click here:  http://www.stylishhome.com/sites/default/files/StylishHome%20Winter%20Collection%20Catalog.pdf

GARDEN OF SIMPLES antique Steubenville Plates are featured on page 10.
Ivory coloured American made semi-porcelain from Steubenville Pottery. 
This elegant embossed dinnerware was created in the 1930's - 1950's.

You'll find them here as well:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/83381962/adam-antique-steubenville-pottery-set-of
Please feel free to share this link with your friends, especially if you enjoy handmade items and vintage collectibles.

And please visit my shop where you will find hand poured soap and lotion and lovely vintage items for your home:  http://gardenofsimples.etsy.com

Here's a Garden of Simples 10% OFF COUPON, good until Dec. 27, 2011:
Use this Code at checkout:   LYDIAMCCAULEYBLOG11

                                      Music by Lydia McCauley will be available soon at Etsy!
                                       Find Lydia McCauley's music at http://lydiamccauley.com


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lydia McCauley and Band in Concert

Lydia McCauley and Band
The Moon of Wintertime Candlelight Reunion Concert

Sunday, December 4, 2011   7 pm
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
2117 Walnut Street, Bellingham, WA  98225

Celebrate this Season of Mirth with Lydia McCauley and her Band as they reunite for one special evening!  McCauley and her talented touring and recording band will be playing music from Lydia’s best selling album THE MOON OF WINTERTIME - music from The British Isles and Europe, plus new original and traditional songs.

This is an exciting reunion for Lydia and her band.  Each member contributes in a special way, helping to create their sound, which is a combination of Folk, New Age, and Americana.  It’s been several years since they have played together in this setting.  “Saint Paul’s is a perfect place to share the season’s music.  We love playing by candlelight and the sanctuary has wonderful acoustics,” says Lydia.

Lydia McCauley is a vocalist and composer who performs original and traditional music.  She has six albums to her name, and is included on several compilations, including an upcoming Putamayo Records world release which will feature her rendition of “Shenandoah”.  Her music is included on Jet Blue, Frontier Airlines, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius, XM, Pandora and NPR.

Musicians include:
Lydia McCauley – vocals, keyboards, harmonium
Phil Heaven – viola
Frank Jackson – woodwinds
Brian Cunningham – guitar
Lynne Givler – bass and vocals
Jason Darling – percussion
Keith Carpenter – mandolin
Kurt Scherer – sound production

Tickets: $20.00 General, $16.00 Seniors (65+)
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/210167
Tickets available at Village Books in Fairhaven, The Community Food Co-op (downtown location) and at the door

Venue is wheelchair accessible.

More information:  http://lydiamccauley.com