the day before we headed up to port townsend karen insisted we go to a beautiful store she had heard about - maxine's. the hotel organised a car for us so that the driver would wait for us. we didn't leave the city till about 4ish so the traffic was picking up but we assured him we wouldn't be long. have a coffee were the last words the poor guy heard! when we eventually came out he was 3 coffees down and looked like he was asleep.
it was a beautiful store and worth the trip. i asked maxine did she mind if i took photos for my blog. i really wanted to capture it all but particularly the amazing paper flowers around the counter. it turned out that michael, who taught our first class at artfest had made them! so take a little stroll around the store and just imagine that it smelt beautiful too - oh, and there were talking birds.