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.

Friday, March 24, 2017


It's been a long winter in the PNW and we are really ready for Spring around here!

Kurt built a courtyard outside of the shop.  It's a relaxing place to sit and listen to the birds.

Or have a glass of wine.

He used an assortment of granite sink cut outs on the floor.  The granite bench 
is now a permanent feature, but we do have one that is for sale.

A stone basin is buried to just above ground level, supplied with a pump,
a watercourse and a stone grinder - and voila!  A Small Pond! 

Granite Pillars add a special touch.  With an arbor above you can grow beautiful vines. 

Stop in soon for a visit! We sell stone basins and grinders, watercourses, benches and so much more.