Spending a few days at the Feller House
Feller House Bed and Breakfast is hosting a special visitor this week.
The Red Chair Travels began its adventure in winter of 2012 when an innkeeper posted a picture on Facebook of her simple red chair on the ice behind her house.
A photographer from California was inspired to travel to New England to visit the inn and took a second picture of the chair on a local beach.
The Red Chair then began its journey through New England on a nine month tour.
Red seemed to be becoming a celebrity everywhere he went so thanks to a partnership with BedandBreakfast.com, the journey began across the United States in an
awareness program focusing on hospitality and friendless of bed and breakfasts. Since its start in New England, B&B’s and inns have taken many inspiring photos of the Red Chair from beaches to bandstands. It arrived in Oregon in February of this year and will be visiting many of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild B&B’s and inns. See more at the Red Chair Travels.
We have been having fun showing Red around this part of the Willamette Valley.
Coffee by the fire at the Feller House
Going to visit the quaint little town of Aurora before moving on!
Visiting the Oregon State Capitol
. A PDX Icon
A share of the PDX carpet phenomenon that has been said to have inspired beer flavors and even poetry, has made its way to Aurora. Nagl Floorcovering located in our small town of Aurora, has been serving the greater Portland area since 1958, and was recently awarded one of the four winning bids to recycle 1000 yards each of the iconic PDX carpet to the public. An estimated 300 million travelers have trod on the carpet since it was installed in 1987. To many Oregonians, the carpet has been a welcome home sign and has become part of Portland’s culture.
Randy Schultze of Nagl Floorcovering and My PDX Carpet has had both national and international requests for samples to be made into wall art, coasters, floor mats and area rugs from fans wanting to latch on to a piece of history.
The company will be giving back to the city by donating a minimum of 5% of the profits to three Portland charities. Recipients are Outside In, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and Portland Rescue Mission.
Come and visit Aurora and while you are here, stay at Feller House Bed and Breakfast. We are only a short 20 minutes from PDX!
The Willamette Valley has a rich history of quilting. It was a means of expression for women and a practical way to provide beauty as well as comfort in the home.
Many beautiful historic quilts as well as other arts and crafts can be seen at the Old Aurora Colony Historical Museum here. The museum gives us a picture of what life was like in this part of the valley during the Aurora Colony period from 1856 to 1883.
Women continue to gather at the museum every Tuesday to work on projects, one being the annual quilt that is raffled at the annual October quilt show that benefits the museum.
Quilt displays can be seen around the valley any month of the year. A few to put on your calendar….
January 23-25 … Stitches in Bloom at the Oregon Garden in Silverton
February 20 and 21 …Zion Mennonite’s Annual Quilt Show near Hubbard
March 6 and 7 …Metropolitan Patchwork Society’s All Roads Lead to Quilting in Beaverton
April 23-25… Threads of Friendship in Rickreall
Speckled Hen Quilts is our local quilt shop near Aurora and provides lots of inspiration for this quilter.
Speckled Hen Quilts
Stay with us at the Feller House for a cozy nights sleep and great breakfast before beginning your adventure in search of beautiful quilts!
When we moved to this new location here on the French Prairie, we knew that the soil was excellent for growing lots of things. How would we decide what to plant? There was a current farm deferral with Marion county so we decided the first thing would be some nursery stock and Christmas trees.
Now seven years later, the Christmas trees were finally big enough to harvest some this season.
We told our friends and did a little advertising and families have come and had fun choosing their Christmas trees. Some have preferred to cut their own with a pruning saw and some have tried out a chain saw for the first time. We have visited with friends and neighbors over hot chocolate and cookies and are glad to have the opportunity to provide folks with a fun holiday adventure.
Bike Friendly Business
We are excited that the Feller House has recently been designated a Bike Friendly Business by Travel Oregon.
Cyclists can look forward to:
- A warm welcome
- A secure place to store bikes
- A comfy place to sleep for the night
- A hearty breakfast with high carb options and lots of fresh
- fruits and vegetables
- Local information about bike shops and supplies
- Information about the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway
Ready to go!