Friday, March 6, 2015

The Charm of Chateau Ste. Michelle

This morning, after taking our boys to school, I found myself a few minutes early in meeting a friend for breakfast. If you know me well, you know this is a rarity! :)

So, I turned into the Chateau Ste. Michelle (about 15 minutes from where we live) to take in a little early spring beauty...

The chateau looked like something out of a fairy tale 
as the sun was breaking through the hazy fog.

There is an old-world, European charm to this place.

The trees and flowers are starting to come to life...

An old greenhouse, thick with moss, got me 
dreaming about the jewel it could be again...

Many lamp posts line the walkways, adding to the charming setting.

I once enjoyed a private (as in thirty people-private) dinner in the Manor House (above). I have never seen so much stemware at one place setting! This coffee, Diet Coke and water drinker was a little confused. :)

If you're planning a trip to Seattle, you may want to stop off
 at the Chateau Ste. Michelle. It is a beautiful place to visit...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I did visit the winery years ago on a business trip with my hubby to Seattle. Beautiful place.

  2. What a small world! Glad you enjoyed it Kim! :)

  3. I can't get over your beautiful weather this year. It makes me want to move to Seattle or Portland. It seems like another world so lush and green. At first, I thought you were in France! ~Ginene

    1. I can't either! It is SUCH a blessing to have all this sunshine and an early spring. I know other parts of the country have been getting so much snow and ice. I guess after 15 years of living in Seattle, with its often gray sky and rain, it's apparently our turn for some nice weather! Hope it warms up for you too... Happy weekend! ~julie

  4. Julie it is all so very charming and looks just like it came out of a historic novel. Hugs, Jo

  5. It's beautiful, and that green house charms.
    You so make me jealous when it comes to living in the Seattle area, so love those fog filled mornings.
    Thank you for the very special invite to your beautiful city.


  6. So lovely....I have been there, but it has been a few years. My favorite cabernet :) xo K

  7. that beautiful weather in ghe NW right now makes me wish I could move back!

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