Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mom's House - aka Angel's Attic

Just a couple more days until the Spring Open House at Angel's Attic!  We've been so busy setting everything and finishing all those last-minute projects.  I promise a few sneak peaks in the next day or so.  In the meantime, I wanted to share a little of the story behind the Angel's Attic sales.  You see, even though I may have started out being part of The Farm Chicks Shows the last couple of years, I've always said that my mom has more talent in her pinky than all of me.  As she's helped me out in the past couple of years at different shows, I've slowly convinced her of the fact that she should be doing this too.  I also was always telling her how perfect her house would be to set up our own sort of shop that could include the creative talents in all of our family including my seriously talented step-dad, Jon, and step-sister, Jessica Cobb.  It took a while, but she came around and last fall we had our first sale!

My mom's house and the little neighborhood on Mountain View Lane is such unexpected treasure on Spokane's northside.  It is hard to imagine a quaint little street lined with South Hill-esque homes right off Wall St. (just north of Country Homes Blvd), but sure enough, just up the hill and nestled against the Five Mile bluff, is a little slice of country life.  The houses on Mountain View are on large lots, many 3 acres or more, and it really feels like you are out of town, not five minutes from the "Y"!  It's been almost 10 years since my mom and I discovered this street as we followed the small red "For Sale by Owner" signs to this house...

Of course, we both thought it was adorable and at the time I had my oldest daughter and we practically squealed when we saw this playhouse off to the side...
It seemed like it was meant to be.  My mom had just had to sell our family farm in Chewelah after my dad passed away and moving into town would be an adjustment after having endless space on a farm.  The little house on Mountain View was perfect with it's country feel, but was close to everything.  Even though I think we all miss the farm at times, this house has been a wonderful substitute for our family gatherings and my girls love to go to "Grandma & Boppa's" every chance they get.  Now that we have our Angel's Attic sales from here, it seems even more perfect for our family!     

1 comment:

Jessica Roy said...

This home is beautiful...we are so excited to be moving up to Spokane! We've been there before, and have friends up there {yes, weird ones like 'Soap Chicken'} but we're still excited to learn more of the ins and outs of Spokane. If you have any suggestions for the newly-relocated, feel free to shoot me an email...we'd love the help! :)

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