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Monday, August 9, 2010

On your way to Crater Lake, Part 1.

If you are lucky enough in your travels to visit the Pacific Northwest, then a visit to Crater Lake National Park is probably on your agenda. The gorgeous blue of the lake and the wonderful vistas are worth the trip! And if you go to Crater Lake on Highway 62, you will pass thru the little river town of Shady Cove. In this sleepy town there are a couple of amazing little shops which you will drive right by if you aren't looking, and you will certainly miss out if you do.

One of them is Chickadee Gift and Garden, located smack dab on Hwy.62 on the left side as you drive north thru town. This wonderfully whimsical little shop is a delight and full of treasures and garden cleverness. Take a moment to look at the roof top sign and check out that oversize rooster. Trust me, this is a fun place!

Inside is jam packed with wonderful things, you can browse to your heart's content amongst wonderful creations by Oregon artists. Cindy, your host, will be there to answer your questions and show you her unique wares.

And just outside the pretty gardens beckon. Don't you just want to step out there and look around? Hear the peaceful fountain and the windchimes and take a few cool and relaxing minutes before your drive to Crater Lake.

So much to see, so much to inspire! I love succulent wreaths and this one caught my eye. Love the little gnome, too, and I spy one of my garden signs right there in the flower bed. There is so much to see at Chickadee, I can't possibly picture it all.....

Was there ever a cooler way to recycle old metal lockers in the garden? Love this! Wish it was mine!

License plate peace sign, such a neat recycling project. Too cool.

Totally love these goofy planters! They crack me up every time I see them. Made from porous volcanic rock, they are so adorable.

This little shop is Highway 62's best kept secret, along with the other wonderful shop I'll be blogging about next. If and when you drive to visit Crater Lake, be watching for it. You'll be glad you stopped.


  1. Fun little shop...wish I could haul my family into places like that!! :)

  2. Chickadee Gift and Garden looks like a great place to browse! Love the lockers and the planters.

    ~ Tracy

  3. I love the license plate peace sign! So cool.
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my wine bottles!!

  4. I love shops like that! Lots of eye candy! La

  5. What a cute shop! The photo of Crater Lake is gorgeous.

  6. Wow... Crater Lake is beautiful! Look at that blue water... is that real?? And what a great shop!!

  7. What a cool place. I would LOVE to get ahold of that garden gnome. Why are they so cute?

  8. I've never been to Crater Lake, I'm sorry to say. My parents had a resort @ Echo Lake (just above Tahoe) and that's where I spent all my childhood summers. Beautiful, but I haven't been to a lot of California's other beautiful sites. Thanks for sharing.


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