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.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

StoneHouse Artifacts Small Business Saturday Sale


Small Business Saturday - November 28
10 am - 7 pm (Special Extended Hours)

We have been open for One Year and we want to Celebrate!  
Saturday, November 28 is Small Business Saturday!
We will have special prices all day long with extended hours.

4471 Squalicum Lake Road, Bellingham, WA  98226

You have made our first year a very successful one and to thank you we are offering:

20% Off Most Items   10% Off Granite and Stone
Up to 40% Off on a few selected items

In the past year StoneHouse Artifacts has brought 
in three containers of antiques and collectibles.  
We have shipped furniture across the states and have supplied 
Interior Decorators in Seattle, NYC and Hollywood.

One Day Only!  November 28, 2015
#shopsmall #smallbusinesssaturday #stonehouseartifacts

Kurt and Lydia Scherer, Owners of StoneHouse Artifacts 

Friday, October 30, 2015

India Style for The White Home

India Style for The White Home



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy Happy Happy






Friday, October 9, 2015

Laughing Matters // Laundry Room


So the other day our washing machine stopped in mid-cycle. Luckily, I'm married to a very handy man and he set out to fix it. It took some doing. At that time I decided to vacuum and accidentally made a hole in the wall. No use mentioning that (dent) while the washer is getting fixed, is there?...

Meanwhile, the rinse cycle is back on! and I kid you not, the dryer goes out. Out. I am loathe to speak of it... So I waited a little. Best husband is once again found in the laundry room with tools. He figured it out. : )

I was so relieved about the washing situation, I decided to take some photos in the beautiful sunshine and my camera strap caught the edge of the counter, which propelled the lens to the tile floor. Kurt was just putting away his tools and thinking of a possible photo shoot for our antique shop items. I am Googling Sony 5000 lens troubleshooting info as fast as I can because there may be some (trouble).  #‎whohexedme 

Luckily we have an iPad. I mean, We take a lot of photos.

Kurt happened to see the dent in the wall today and muttered, how did that happen? 
I hollered up the stairs, oh that was me while you were fixing the washer!

We both thought it best that I don't drive anywhere today. : )
It's really pretty funny and I'm thankful that we can laugh about it.

#‎laughingmatters. #whohexedme #‎stringofevents #‎wheresmylumix #stonehouseartifacts

-Lydia McCauley, StoneHouse Artifacts, c. 2015