When Rain Falls on the Lake ~ set of 6 coasters

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When Rain Falls on the Lake ~ set of 6 coasters

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Cocktail Conversation:

My three girlfriends and I met in Seattle and took the ferry to Orcas Island. These are My Girls. You know the ones. They have been with you forever. They’ve seen you go through 10,000 versions of yourself before settling into the person you are today. They are the ones who, after months and months without hearing from one another, pick up the phone and start in right where things left off. No explanations necessary.

They are your first call.

Orcas Island was just one of several Girls’ Getaway destinations we had been regularly taking ever since I left Minnesota and moved to California. In all honesty, these gatherings are just a long-haul happy hour. The destination is less the point. As long as we can rent a house with a great outdoor sitting area in which to gather and have our coffee in the morning and cocktails at night, we’ll go anywhere.

Orcas Island was filled with many magical moments: walks along the shore at low tide, brilliant sunsets, pleasant conversations with the locals while strolling through town, hikes to the highest point on the island for 360-degree views, new-moon skies filled with layers and layers of stars, donuts every morning from the bakery NEXT DOOR. But it was the hike in a light-but-steady rain that stole the show.

We walked, one in front of the other, under old-growth trees, the path lined on one side by huge floppy ferns and rocks thick with moss while on the other side a deep, freshwater lake four times as long as it was wide. It was such a weird sensation to watch the rain fall on the lake and not feel it falling on us, the protection of new-season leaves on decades-old limbs acting as our own personal umbrella.

It was so surreal that we stopped frequently and just stared out at the lake, its surface only disrupted by rain drops on the windless day. Even the frogs at the edge of the water seemed mesmerized by the show for they never paid us any attention despite the fact that we were large and clumsy and giggles punctuated our whispers as we fawned over the scene.

“I’m not very good at making specific plans. Just meet me under the sky somewhere and be alive with me.” {Victoria Erickson}

Description:

These coasters are made from natural and sustainable cork and are extra thick to protect your tabletop from moisture and heat. Use them as drink coasters or under small vases or potted plants.

  • Set of 6 round coasters made of natural cork

  • One-of-a-kind, hand-marbled design

  • Colors: Yellow, Orange, Black, Violet

  • Marbled on the front, plain on the back

  • 4” diameter, 1/4” thick

  • Long lasting, durable (my personal set is 5 years old and still going strong!)

NOTE ON SHIPPING: You will likely be charged waaaaaay more than the actual cost to ship to you. No worries! I will refund the difference.

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