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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.



Thursday, October 11, 2012


Yesterday was the first day of grey for us - after 78 days of sun.  Now, that's unheard of around here in Pacific Northwest Washington State.  When it rained early this morning, something was strangely familiar about it!

I notice that beautiful Autumn colours seem more vivid with a grey sky.  It is lovely!  Time to don our coats, boots, and berets.

Time to enjoy a good read by the fire.

Thanks to Romy and Clare { colorful ceramic pottery from Jasper, IN } for curating a cozy treasury on Etsy.com - aptly named By the Fire, featuring terrific Art and Craft for the Autumn season.




by Innerwild




from Garden of Simples




by Smile Mercantile





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