Our first stop was at this place. Pretty much a junk shop with some antiques mixed in. We had a lot of ground to cover so we didn't spend a lot of time in there, but I did manage to find a cute pink satin glove box and colorful vintage tablecloth for a good price. Onward!
Our next stop was at Vintage Pink. This funky retro shop had lots of cool vintage clothing and home decor. I thought the prices were a little high on most things I was interested in such as this Lacy crinoline.
Here's my angel checking out some CD's. So cute!
We then strolled up the street checking out shops that looked interesting like this one. We really worked up an appetite with all that walking and shopping so we stopped at the cute Hawthorne Cafe for lunch. The weather was just gorgeous and it was so fun spending one on one time with my girl.
On Sunday we decided that since the weather was so nice we would take the boat out on the river. First, lunch at Joe's Crab shack, and then we tried to put the boat in at two different places on the Columbia River. Apparently everyone else had the same idea as the lines to put in were really long. Being the impatient people that we are, we left and headed toward home but hubby found a good place to put the boat in on the Willamette and we took a lovely cruise down the river into Portland. My favorite part is seeing all the neat houses along the river. It was so very relaxing. Just what I needed.
Spent the week getting ready for our "Vintage Stuff" sale that I am doing today and tomorrow with Mitzi, Karen and Isabel. I dug through the house, garage and pulled stuff out of my booth at Monticello for this sale. We did one in the spring which was very successful so I'm hoping that we will have good luck this time too. What doesn't sell is getting donated with maybe the exception of a few bigger items which I may try to sell on craigslist.
Inspired by Timi, I have been really trying hard to declutter and get rid of stuff. Yesterday I found a couple half finished little projects so I thought I would just dive right in and get them done and out of here. Here's some pictures of a few things I attacked with wallpaper.
Also, a cute little wood table that I painted.
On Wednesday, Isabel and I decided to have a fun day out and hit the Goodwill Outlet in Portland. We spent a couple hours there and found some neat things. Isabel had a cart full too. I didn't get a picture of everything as some things went right in the wash and some things are in a pile of stuff to price for Monticello. Nothing too exciting. Some picture frames, linens, a couple nasty down pillows that I hope will clean up. After Goodwill we mosied over to visit our friend Randy at Madison Park. He has the best store on 13th Street. Everything there is just lovely as he has a incredible eye for finding the "good stuff." Next we headed over to the Stars malls and saw Karen and Mitzi, both there fluffing their spaces. After a quick lunch at Grand Central Baking, we headed home. I didn't take one picture I was just having too much fun and forgot.
Got all my stuff set up at Mitzi's yesterday so I'm all set for the sale today. Just gotta show up and sell stuff. The bad part of doing sales with others is that there is always good stuff to buy and I'm supposed to be getting rid of things. I was a naughty girl and bought a few linens and an adorable antique doll bed from Mitzi. I'll have to show it on another post, but its going over to Monticello on my next trip over.
Speaking of Monticello, I got a call from Kelly the other day saying I sold a couple bookcases. Yeah! Isabel also told me that I sold a big chair too. Yippee! Now I have room to take over some more stuff!
Also, I want to thank Sue for giving me this award. It was a couple weeks ago and I completely forgot to acknowledge it. So sorry, Sue. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I do!
Now that I have got you up to date with me (and completely bored you in the process) I will say goodbye. I'll be back later this weekend with some pictures of our sale and hopefully some good stories too. Until then, have a great Friday!
*note: this post was completed on Friday, but as I was having trouble uploading pictures, it didn't get posted until Saturday morning.