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fawn&forest โ€ข summer quin  a shop reflecting our love for living simply with children ๐ŸŒฟ shopkeeper, wife & mother of 4 ๐ŸŒฟ living countryside in a tiny house, yamhill oregon


An armful of freshly picked daffodils for a happy Friday! little miss calls them 'dafdo-dills' and will pluck every single one she sees. ๐ŸŒผ these beauties are waiting for a vase (mason jar) in our tiny kitchen with all the usual suspects strewn around (half dirty cups & half eaten fruit?) โ€” i hesitate to post because to me it looks messy but I remind myself โ€” have fewer, finer things ... because even if you have a mess you will say to yourself that at least you have a pretty mess & it truly cleans in a jiffy ๐ŸŒฟ also, that small white dish on the windowsill? That is our official tiny house junk drawer !!

she won't go out of the house without her bonny (bonnet) .. "more bonny mama!!" but so far she will only wear a bow if her baby doll wears one too ... & ... if she can put it on herself, of course ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ€ we have a lovely collection of @wildcloverbabychild schoolgirl bows in the shop, I love this spring liberty floral. #linkinprofile #fawnandforest

Let children feed on the good, the excellent, the great! Don't get in their way with little lectures, facts, and guided tours! โ€” Charlotte Mason ๐ŸŒฟ Over the years I've learned to listen more and deeply cherish their curious hearts. There is irreplaceable value in fresh air & the slow, nourishing days of childhood... #signsofspring ๐ŸŒฟ @lovedbaby mauve leggings / @waydatoulouse scarf / @littlepineoutfitters knit bonnet in chanterelle .. all #intheshop #fawnandforest

breakfast in the tiny house, come on over! โ€” creamy buckwheat & honey or puffed millet & honey or fresh eggs & sauerkraut. everyone always asks for more honey. and milk and at the rate of it, I really think we need to get a cow & honeybees already #soon ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿณ โ€” also guys, for everyday use the whole 1 bowl / spoon / cup / etc. per person is the only way to go, such simplicity! ๐ŸŒฟ hairbrush, merino jammies, pewter baby cup & ๐Ÿด are in the shop โ€”

she's reading to a very attentive group of friends after her nap, her sweetness absolutely saturates us. ๐Ÿฐthis little girl has such different mannerisms & pace than her brothers and has me appreciating each one of them for who they are all the more. we never intended to have her 5 years after our youngest son (the boys are all 2 years apart) but I'm thankful that it is what the Lord had for us. the time we have to muse and fuss over lucy without a care is exactly what we all needed, her brothers included.

we've been picking wild daffodils down at the bottom of our hill by the handful โ€” my boys are mighty fine flower pickers for mama! it's finally spring here in yamhill & i am filled with gladness.
๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒผ When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. โ€” William Wordsworth ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฟ

i love wool. i really do, no matter the season ๐Ÿ silky, soft thin merino wool and hand knitted wool socks & bonnets and leggings. i surprised myself with these wool bonnets lovingly made by @rain_people. they're the perfect lightweight wool when cotton doesn't quite seem like enough for the damp spring and breezy summer evenings we have in the pacific northwest. a capsule wardrobe essential. ๐ŸŒฟ i hand washed lucy's bonnets first to remove the stiffness perhaps associated with this kind of wool and what's become of it is the softest bonnet almost like a blankie. lined in cotton, i'm just so pleased. ๐Ÿ In the shop! #fawnandforest #linkinprofile #andthosetoes

we don't have room for a drying rack in the tiny house and so the peg rails we put up on nearly every wall earn their keep and work perfectly well to hang little clothes on to dry. this is in our bed aclove, making every last bit of space matter! the window is to the left and the breeze comes in and the clothes dry quite quickly. ๐ŸŒฟ and I think it's rather pretty, too.

๐ŸŒฟ Lucy has a real penchant for flora (& fauna), she goes wild at the sight, the sweetest thing ever. for her birthday we all spent the afternoon at the garden nursery, smelling and grabbing at all the blossoming bulbs, violas, magnolias โ€” such a tender, tough 2 year old little country girl I have, my heart! ๐ŸŒฟ also, she LOVED the cradle! ๐ŸŒฟ also, in my absence in this little square we've been movin' & a shakin' as we settle into our new office / shipping / fawn&forest storefront in yamhill, oregon. ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป i of course underestimated the time & process but hey! TGIF !! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿท

i bought this doll cradle several years ago at a thrift shop in hopes of giving it to my some-day daughter. lucy's 2nd birthday is this week and at last! i pulled the cradle out of storage. it's needed some work โ€” a new bottom and of course a tufted mat made of ticking. a pillow and a blanket and some handmade doll clothes as well. my hands have been busy stitching. i can't wait to see that beautiful smile on her face, she will be so excited !

Children ... are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, quick and generally congenial readers on earth. โ€” EB White ๐ŸŒฟ I have so much to share and the days often escape me but I'm thankful that it's friday and that this past week was really quite wonderful. So for now I'll leave you with this cozy scene.. more chubby baby fingers and a little peak the most beautifully toned glockenspiel that I bought for the shop, online soon #fawnandforest ๐ŸŒฟ happy friday dear ones.

it was a fun weekend. sooooo much rain & mud & the only reasonable thing to do was play mud flag football at the top of our hill. country style. so fun, these boys are pretty amazing ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ˜‚ #letthekids #wildandfreechildren #lovelifeoutside #raisingragamuffins

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