Wren & Willow

I had the opportunity to photograph a building at the north end of Tacoma, WA, that is a new office building of a remodeling contractor Wren and Willow. It originally was build in 1917 and was used as a antique store and other part of it was a candy shop.

The owners where trying to preserve the original fill and look of the 1020’s era.  When you walk in, its like you step back in time. Most of the trim work and floors inside were reclaimed 100 year old wood with every imperfection and scratch that breathes life in to it. The office is furnished with a lot of antique furniture that complements the stile very well.

The front part of the building is a gallery/store with antiques and art pieces from the local artists.

The owners also plan to host art galleries and events with the local artist.

If you ever in the north end of Tacoma, WA near the point defiance part I highly recommend to stop by and check out this amazing place.

Located right next to Antique Sandwich Shop on the N. Pearl st.

Check out their Facebook page to see some of the amazing work they do

https://www.facebook.com/wrenandwillow

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Former Weyerhaeuser Mansion

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Former Weyerhaeuser Mansion. It was built as the residence of timber baron John P. Weyerhaeuser in 1923. It contains 16,709 square feet of living space with nearly 50 rooms.

The mansion has unusual features, such as the pipe organ on the first floor. The pipes are in the basement but their sounds are transmitted through the mansion via sound chambers in the wall.

There’s also a dumb-waiter elevator. And the numerous hidden wood panels that still swing open enabled Weyerhaeuser to move from room to room.

The rooms vary in size from the large bedrooms for Weyerhaeuser and his wife, Anna, to smaller rooms on the house’s other side that were once servants’ quarters.

From the second floor office, one can look beyond a steep drop-off across the water in two directions. The lighthouse on Browns Point is visible across Commencement Bay, and on a clear day, an eagle eye can spot the flight tower at Sea-Tac Airport.

 

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The dog

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We met this little guy in the park

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Last post for 2012, Feed your Imagination…

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In this last day of 2012 I want to wish every one a very happy new 2013 year. May God bless every one.

I want to thank all of you who has followed my photography adventures this year.

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Soft light

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Love silhouette

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Merry Christmas Every One!

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