I was reading through the Victoria magazine that arrived this week and I have to admit, I've been a bit disappointed with the magazine since it's been reissued. I loved the original magazine and have all the back copies! I was thinking to myself that even the photography doesn't measure up to what it once was, when I flipped the page over to an article on the Pittock Mansion in Portland. Of course, I got all excited and decided well, maybe the magazine is OK after all.
The mansion was finished in 1914 by Henry Pittock who was the owner of the Oregonian paper. His wife Georgiana founded the Portland Rose Society and helped to start the Portland Rose Festival.
It sits high up in the West Hills and has quite a view of Mt Hood. It's a beautiful home and it's always fun to visit. The magazine article is quite nice and actually made me want to go visit it again!
I don't have a Portland OR teacup, but I do have two sweet demitasse cup and saucers that I can show for Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday. Both are inscribed Souvenir of Portland Oregon.
My friend gave me a a book a few years ago from the gift shoppe at the mansion~Afternoon Tea at the Pittock Mansion Recipes & Reminiscences. I love the photos from the family that are included with wonderful recipes and stories.
The sewing room is one of my favorite rooms in the home. It's so pretty and I love thinking about the ladies meeting and sewing for charity.
If you get to visit the beautiful Northwest and come to Portland, it is well worth your time to take in the Pittock Mansion. The gift shoppe is very nice too. If you happen to be here in December, the mansion is always decorated according to the theme for the year.