Fowls and Antiques of Bothell’s Country Village

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  1. What a peace of paradise! The quackers and the cluckers are a delight, that buckboard (I think that’s what those crude horse-drawn carts were called) and the buildings all mellowed to that delicious shade of not-red not-brown should be preserved for all eternity. Since it seems they may not be I can only be grateful for your lovely prose and pictures giving me a little glimpse before the developers march their supposedly progressive march. Thank you DD xx

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    1. Buckboard ah…I would have gone for a mere carriage instead 🙂 You know, I forgot to mention the caboose and the buckboard both, even though I had intended to. Scatty as usual. But thank you for your generosity, my dear Osyth. Your words are a bower of goodness. Any plans for the long weekend? xx

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      1. I was cowboy MAD as a girl so I know all the terms for anything to do with horses in this country 🤭 We will be working hard in the yard and rewarding ourselves with delicious bakery along the way this weekend but we travel to Baltimore on Tuesday and thence to DC for the following weekend. Hope your weekend (all three days) is a beauty xx

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      2. Now that sounds like a plan. Baltimore and DC would spice things up I bet. I am yet to see either of them. You go make the bakery count! I shall pilfer my stock of frozen Danishes this weekend meanwhile.
        I profit by your equine enthusiasm, for boy, who else would have identified a buckboard. And now I shall walk around with a know-it-all air and frequent flicks of the hair to accompany it. xx

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      3. Own that buckboard knowledge, sister and flick those locks with verve! Enjoy your Danishes …. I will be making a scientific study for the purposes of bakery research of several key coffee shops in the area. Life is tough. Very very touch 😉 xx

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      4. Take care sister, bakeries can be stressful. You have my sympathy and a bucketful of good wishes to tide you through it! xx

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  2. I sure hope you climbed onto that train. It seems to beg for it. I do love quaint old towns filled with antique shops and random old things, like that carriage. It’s so cool to see how everyone around the world wakes up to totally different views.

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    1. It is a 1920s caboose. I meant to put that in but it must have slipped me! The world has enough to make us engaged, huh 🙂 We share a passion for all things old. I was just reading ‘Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict’ and giggling at the way we romanticise most things. xx

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    1. I believe he is a regular star inside Country Village, Jim. He was decidedly at his hoity toity best with me.

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    1. Thank you Brianji. One of my usual rambles 🙂 The Tickled Pink store is where little girls throw their spa parties! Just the thought makes my brains buzz.

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  3. Oh, what a shame that such a lovely place would be sold to townhouse developers! I hope there will be a place in the future for the cute duck with her ducklings and the proud strutting rooster. Sigh! Wish progress could slow down a bit. Lovely photos of the store. – Neek

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    1. Thank you, Neek. It is a bloody shame. The locals would miss it fairly, I think. The duck and ducklings and the rooster made me run alright 😉 Hope you guys are gearing up for the long weekend with some nice plans. xx

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      1. Yes, it’s happening all around especially in California – sometimes I don’t know where I am in downtown anymore because of all the new tall monoliths they have there. As for the birds, hope you had your running shoes on! We’re looking forward to our three day weekend and hope to binge watch an old show called “The Avengers” from the 60’s. Have you ever seen it? – not the science fiction one with Iron Man but with the very British John Steed and Emma Peel. The best! 🙂

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      2. I have not actually watched the 60s version of The Avengers. Now that you mention it, we have got to give it a go. We are planning to watch Ultimate Avengers II this weekend anyway.
        Tall monoliths just about capture it. That’s the bane of this commercially oriented world. Money screams.
        On a less depressive note, do have something lovely this weekend. xx

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    1. It is a local treasure of sorts for people love to go there for Champagne evenings at certain stores and tea. I think you might quite like it, if you are in Seattle, Caroline. Your Patagonian adventures are making me swoon 🙂 xx

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    1. Oh yeah Amor. I see you have a new post. I shall get to it in a while after I have completed my workout. Thank you! Have yourself a nice weekend. xx

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    1. Aw you are? Then it shall delight you to know that I was once chased by a duck for trying. It was alarming the way it extended its neck, lowered it and then charged after me. But the good thing was that I had the agility of a child to run really fast. xx

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    1. Why thank you, Amelia 🙂 What a lovely thing to hear on this fine Saturday! Hope your long weekend is chirpy. xx

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    1. I know…I have been seeing photos from my sis-in-law. Hope you made the most of it during the weekend, Theresa. Now for a nice week ahead. 🙂 xx

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  4. It’s always wonderful to know someone with local insight when visiting places, especially as I am someone who likes to explore far deeper than typical tourist hotspots, really getting to know the culture of a given area and uncovering hidden gems. And this seems like a hidden gem for sure! Birds are always so charming, and I’m very impressed with how well you’ve managed to capture them on camera :’) Hope you are having a fantastic weekend so far! Xx

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    1. Merci Maria 🙂 I like to go beyond the tourist hotspots too. To see find these small places which locals treasure. I did have a wonderful weekend. Hope yours was fun too. Now to get back to routine. xx

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    1. Hey Cherylene, sorry I missed your comment. Thank you for the kind words. I shall hop over to yours to check the tag. Cheers. x

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