Downtown Pullman's Inaugural Progressive Party - July 8th

We invite you to the FIRST EVER PROGRESSIVE PARTY in downtown Pullman! Like a Progressive Dinner, where you travel between homes between courses, this is travel between businesses while enjoying food and shopping!

AND, 10% of all sales during the party go to benefit the SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE foundation.


7:00: Start the evening off at FLIRT, where appetizers and alcohol & non-alcohol drinks will be served. Showcasing the latest styles and trends in women’s fashion; All of our sales associates are great stylists and will help create the perfect look for you. We will be playing upbeat and lively music, along with having balloons out on the street with a sign that reads “PROGRESSIVE PARTY 1ST VISIT!”

8:00: After the “appetizer” session you will walk on across the street to PRUNE ORCHARD to enjoy delectable treats & unique home decor. “PROGRESSIVE PARTY 2ND VISIT!”

9:00: The evening will conclude at THE BLACK CYPRESS, where you will serving delicious desserts and a specialty cocktail. Flirt will be providing models to end the night with a fun fashion show. “PROGRESSIVE PARTY FINAL VISIT!”


I think summer may have finally arrived on the Palouse! The temperature is up and the sun is shining. There will be a lot happening at Prune Orchard in the month of July. We have a progressive party scheduled with Flirt and Black Cypress on July 8th. This is a benefit for the Susan G. Koman For the Cure foundation. Next is Crazy Day's July 20th thru 23rd. And it will be a crazy sale, we are cleaning out the closets! That Friday July 22nd will be the Second Annual Art Walk. We will have the art of Kary Lee! Finally we are taking part in a fashion show on Saturday July 30th at the Palouse Ridge Golf Pavilion to benefit the Pullman Regional Hospital. All the details will follow this week so get these dates on your calendars you won't want to miss out!


Looking for something to do this weekend? Saturday March 5th is the season opening of Living in the Garden, Sweet on Spring, 9:30 to 4:30. Head toward Palouse from Pullman, just a few miles out of town on Reid Rd. Gift shop, vendors and Spring color, sure to inspire the winter weary!

When you head back into town, stop into Prune Orchard. Check out all the new merchandise that has been arriving daily. Jewelry, scarves, great books and lot's of spring color!


The Holiday Season

It starts off with the kids returning to school, county fairs, football games and leaves falling. Before we know it, the holidays are upon us. Prune Orchard will be kicking off our holiday season Tuesday November 2nd from 4 to 9 pm. We will be closed Sunday and Monday so that our elves can create a holiday wonderland. Please join us for appetizers and wine, great drawings and giveaways. We will deck the halls with the seasons finery, serve up some delectable treats and offer some great gift giving ideas.


Are you planning a trip to our area any time soon, or do you know someone who will be visiting? Before you book a room at the local hotel, go to www.wessonbunkhouse.com A peaceful retreat just 1 mile from town, you won't be disappointed. If your visiting during the weekend of September 9th - 12th, check out the Garden Weekend at Living in the Garden, information at www.livinginthegarden.com.


It's a little darker in the mornings when I rise at 5:30. There's a chill in the air, I think Fall is just around the corner. When the weather takes a turn I want to start nesting. To organize, clean, fluff, and bring out the warm cozy colors of Fall. Another fun Fall tradition is attending some of the great Antique/Junk shows in the Northwest. Here's a few to put on your calender:

* Funky Junk Antique Show & Craft Market
September 4th & 5th
Sandpoint, ID

* Barnhouse Fall Harvest
September 25th
Battleground, WA.

* Madhatter Vintage Flea Market
October 1st & 2nd
Five Mile Prarie Grange
Spokane, WA

* Junk Salvation
October 15th & 16th
3600 9th SW, Puyallup, WA

* Queen of Tarte
October 16th
Oregon City, OR.


There are so many things we can do that are of little or no cost that can make each day a little more special. Here are a few ideas:

1. Hand write a special note of "Thanks" or "Just Because" to a special friend.

2. Next time you are at the market, buy fresh flowers for your home.

3. Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins.

4. Buy a lovely scented soap for your bath, it will make you smile every time you wash your

5. Cut herbs from your garden as a bouquet on their own or mixed with cut flowers.

6. Light candles at your next meal, make the ordinary more special.