One of the many things we love to do is decorate the Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast for holidays and the change of seasons.
Putting up a nice tall tree is a must this time of year and we enjoy making homemade ornaments and trimmings. Since we are located on the waterfront, nautically themed items felt appropriate.
There are folded sail boats made of jute and old sheet music, starfish, shells, flags and an assortment of differently shaped and sized ornamental balls.
And of course it took some added ‘nutrition’ to accomplish all of this creativity. What seemed most appealing was a few homemade and hand-decorated cut-out cookies. Then we could sit back and enjoy the results of our personal expression of this season.
Bright lights inside and outside, warm soft colors of the season, the happiness it will bring to all those who come to share our special space.
When you visit Dungenss Barn House B&B there is so much to see and do in the area, but …. There is a lot to see right at the B&B. Clare and Su have so many interesting antique and repurposed pieces of furniture. But what is a favorite with so many are the little treasures of art scattered around the Barn House. Some have interesting stories, some are just too darling to NOT have, and still others probably have a story but it’s too long for this blog. You can always ask us about what you see when you are staying with us.
Here’s a sampling. Beginning with a new arrival to honor our most recent adventure of raising chickens / eggs. This is our chicken mascot.
A lovely 3-demential art piece named Sea Goddess is located upstairs in the Great Room near the fireplace. Clare is the artist and it is one of those pieces of art that you really must see up close to appreciate all of the detail involved.
One of the wonderful things about this B&B for many guests is the waterfront location. The sea is a calming, soothing place. You can hear it rolling in and out; you can visit it via our beach access. So it’s appropriate that there be several forms of art honoring the sea. One is ceramic and sits upon the fireplace mantel in the Dungeness Suite.
Another form of art is the written word and on the very same mantel as the ceramic above you will find one of our favorite story books, “Gift from the Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
And because it’s always good to be looking toward to ‘what’s next’, we had to hang this vintage, re-purposed “cow jumping over the moon” (altho it’s moon has long since been missing) that was a gift from a friend. She knows that one, or both of us, has a dream of someday adding a miniature cow to our Two Crows Farm family. The detail in this cow painting is amazing. She is looking at you as you enter the kitchen where the amazing breakfasts are created. She knows she’s headed in the right direction!
The Red Chair Travels is the story of one humble Red Chair as it journeys all across America hosted by the friendly innkeepers of our nation’s B&B’s. It visited us at the Dungeness Barn House B&B in October 2015. You may have seen our blog for Halloween featuring the Red Chair.
We are excited to share some of the photographs taken to commemorate the Red Chair’s visit. An extra bonus will be that you’ll get to see several of our favorite places near the B&B. A huge thank you to photographer Michael Monnin for his amazing and experienced eye.
When The Red Chair arrived in Sequim the first stop was to visit the welcome sign and Olympic Peninsula’s mascot. The Welcome sign was hand-made by a then local artist and honors the local elk herds from this area.
Then it was off to get checked in at the Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast
Now it is off to have some fun!
Shopping at Over The Fence!
The Red Chair makes a stop to shop at one of our favorite Sequim treasures, Over The Fence.
Totem pole posses for the Red Chair.
Red Chair visited one of the many locally designed and carved Jamestown totem poles. You’ll see many different totem poles a few miles east of Sequim near Sequim Bay and the Casino. You can even ask about a tour of the carving shed (skip to near the end of this link to House of Myths carving shed).
Game Farm visitor.
The Red Chair just couldn’t resist a visit to the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim. And the always curious raccoon was just as interested in the Red Chair as the chair was about the masked bandit. Walt Disney Studios had links to the game farm for decades; can you say Grizzle Adams? It’s a great adventure if you have kids and even if you don’t.
Cattle next door to the B&B like a visitor that stay still; it’s a match made in heaven.
And even more animals are curious about the Red Chair and it’s visit to the B&B. These gentle souls and their pasture are such a nice color contrast to the Red Chair. And such great next door neighbors to the B&B.
Before sunset the Red Chair heads down to Cline Spit, just a short walk from the B&B. To watch one of the local fishermen catching Spelt.
After a long day the Red Chair enjoys relaxing in the hot tub with one of the owners at the Dungeness Barn House B&B at Two Crows Farm.
Sunset shared with the Red Chair.
There is nothing quite like a sunset on Dungeness Bay with the Dungeness Spit between you and the colorful show to the west. The Red Chair has never had such a wonderful sunset while wading in a bay that catches and reflects the brilliant and deep colors of evening. Good Night!
Ya know how sometimes it’s just nice to go exploring and see what you run into along the way. And many times our teachers in how to do this are in flora and fauna. On a sunny, but cool, day what could be more relaxing, feed our souls, and rejuvenate us…. (more…)
Thanx to our guests that share thier wonderful stories with us. We love hearing about your experiences at the Dungeness Barn House B&B. And even better we love getting (more…)
The Dungeness View Suite offers a king size bed with stunning lavender framed views of the Dungeness Spit and Strait of Juan de Fuca. The suite has a large private bathroom with jetted tub and separate walk in shower. It has a fireplace, wireless internet access, and large flat screen TV. This suite is on the ground floor and is ADA accessible.