11 May 2008

coffee for me, coffee for you.


when we first moved to kingston springs, we were hopeful but tentative. upon touring the little downtown area a block from our house, we said, "if only there was a coffee shop..."

it's not so much that we're that addicted to coffee [lately i cannot keep from consuming mounds upon mounds of cashews, however...] besides, we brew plenty of coffee at home. it's more the idea of being able to get out of the house to grab a latte when we want to, and the experience of smelling the earthy-chocolaty-spice of rich coffee beans filling the air.

fortunately, we didn't have to wait long for our wish to come true. on saturday, red tree coffee had its grand opening on our little main street. we strolled over at 10 o'clock for the ribbon cutting and a delicious iced beverage with a hint of hazelnut.






the owners are two sisters, Amy & Katie (and their husbands)--- really great people we're enjoying getting to know. Eli has quickly made himself at home at the shop and even picks up a broom sometimes, or dashes back into the kitchen to sneak a tasty gingersnap from Amy who bakes them fresh.






we love red tree coffee for its sweet, eclectic atmosphere filled with flea market chairs and dainty chandeliers. i'm fond of both the vintage charm, and the cranberry-orange scones. the coffee (from local roaster Portland Brew) is excellent too. if you find yourself in the neighborhood, it's definitely worth a stop.


the owners have also graciously allowed me to display some of my art pieces for sale. i've always hoped to find a place willing to spare some wall space, so it's exciting for me. i created five pieces to start: part collage, part painting, part pen-and-ink...

[four & twenty]

i'm not really sure if people around here buy much art (especially from coffeehouse walls) but if nothing else, it's fun to walk into my new favorite place and see a little something there that I created.

8 comments:

Christine said...

This coffeeshop is adorable! I felt like I was there from the pictures. Can I move to your town? Love your art piece too!

jenni said...

I love the looks of red tree coffee. And I'm really excited that your art hangs there! "four & twenty" is amazing.

lisa said...

can't wait to visit the red tree with you again :) and see your new art pieces on the wall...lovely!

Carissa said...

amy (from red tree coffee) sent me over to your blog to see your pictures. AMAZING! so glad you are enjoying my friends and their coffee! love your photos and your blog. very cool and very sweet at the same time...a great combo!

amypatience said...

you and carissa should totally be friends...i'm just sayin'..

amy at redtree

*jj said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're selling your art. You're SO talented :).

Lauren said...

that's my kind of place. i was just commenting to robert *again* this weekend about how comforting it is to call the local coffee shop here in our small town, and to have them greet me by name...

robyn a. jones said...

i really love the art work!