the field house.

November 5, 2009
a new shop by blackbird ballard, inspired by history and stocked with products made today. the field house is meant to evoke the general stores of the past, capturing “the history, geography, and folklore of times past when goods were less disposable and had more meaning, a time when people canned their own food and took a moment to converse with strangers.”
the store name is a reference to an old community center {a brief history here} located in seattle’s south park neighborhood where owner nicole miller’s grandmother and her sister would pass afternoons honing their craft skills in the 1930s. in addition to selling their wares (old standbys like candles and woolen blankets get cozy with organic veggies and local beef jerky), the good folks at the field house will also be offering weekly free classes on the lost art of skills like de-boning chickens and repairing lawnmowers. huzzah.
i don’t know about you, but i’m so excited i can barely stand it. now, i just have to get myself to seattle. in the meantime, read more on their blog, and to all of you west-coasters: run, don’t walk.
found via unruly things.

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  • Reply Emily November 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    What a great find! I wish there were more stores like this (especially on the East Coast!) that celebrated simpler, more authentic times!

  • Reply A November 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I want to go to there!

  • Reply Laura Trevey November 5, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Looks filled with yummy items! Love the leather bag!

  • Reply Amy@Old Sweet Song November 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Opening a throw back general store has been a dream of mine for awhile. And these jerks did it! Damn them. But serious, looks awesome. Maybe I'll just come with you to Seattle.

  • Reply paula November 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    looks fabulous!

  • Reply Bonbon Oiseau November 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    love shops like these–thanks erin!

  • Reply californiablue November 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    It's really encouraging to see new stores like this. I hope it catches on everywhere 🙂

  • Reply annette November 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Erin! I hadn't heard about it and I live pretty close to Seattle. I'm excited to head over and check it out!

  • Reply our little love nest November 6, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I love the way it looks. xo

  • Reply blue moss November 12, 2009 at 3:17 am

    ohhhhhh what a great looking place! i wanna go!!!

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