Fresh Northwest Design
Don't Recycle These

Local Company Turns Wine Bottles Into Collectibles

At first glance, the cavernous warehouse space near the Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor appears an unlikely birthplace for art. But step inside and what you’ll see is shelves upon shelves of colorful and intricately hand-painted wine bottles, cousins to bottles that … read more

Hellebores abound

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Flowers of Winter • Pacific Tree Frogs

Would you believe you could have a pink rhodie splendiferously blooming in your gardens in the middle of winter’s chill? “Christmas Cheer” is an answer to those longing for cheerful, soft pink blooms in the heart of winter. This is a fairly compact … read more

Remodel a Home, Discover Your Passion

Remodel a Home, Discover Your Passion

This is the house that Hope built. It perches on a hillside overlooking Henderson Bay in Gig Harbor, set back from the road by six carefully manicured acres, with sweeping views that encompass all the way from Steilacoom to the south, past McNeil … read more

Architectural Adventure

Architectural Adventure

Architect Louis W. Alves gave Poulsbo something to...

On the third of July, the neighbors came, drawn like small boys to a skyrocket. Louis W. and Claudia Alves were long since accustomed to the town’s fascination with their Havn Court home, still under construction. At the local café, talk of their … read more

Farm Kitchen and Guest House

Farm Kitchen and Guest House — Celebrating Good Food, Making Lasting Memories

On a typical month, the Farm Kitchen in Poulsbo may host multiple sessions of commercial bread baking, canning or chocolate making; cooking classes on topics ranging from vegetarian meals to sushi; and several elegant weddings or corporate retreats complete with high-tech presentations. Using … read more

Tapestry Weavers
Painting with Yarns

Tapestry Artists Give Life to Ancient Art

During the Middle Ages, tapestries were among the highest luxury items in Europe, afforded mostly by royal or wealthy families and religious institutions. They were prized by kings and noblemen for their splendor, portability and practicality. In addition to being high quality and … read more

Rosedale Gardens

Rosedale Gardens — A Destination Nursery

People usually visit nurseries looking for plants and gardening supplies. Rosedale Gardens is certainly a favorite place for shoppers, but many people also come just to relax, have lunch, or go for a walk. Artists bring their easels and paints, schoolchildren take field … read more

Rob DiFilippo and Tammy Mattson, owners of Poulsbo's Tizzley's EuroPub, enjoy a cup of shade-grown coffee — and the view from the restaurant's balcony.
Perk Up Your Attitude

Shade Grown, Organic Coffee Gives New Meaning to ‘Feeling Good’

Devoted coffee drinkers whose day doesn’t start until they get their first cup of brew know what it’s like to miss their morning ritual. Maybe yours entails sitting down on the sundeck, inhaling the addictive aroma and letting the particles slowly work their … read more

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