|Wonderful signage at Stars Antique Mall in Portland, OR.|
The next day following a shopping foray through my favorite Bellevue thrift store, we loaded our little Xterra and headed to Camas, WA.
To our amazement we landed there on their Downtown Association's First Friday featuring a
vintage car show. I junked at Camas Antiques while Sweet Hubby checked out the vintage rides. I found wonderful treasures
|The incredibly delicious window at Camas Antiques.|
|Every time I see an old F-100 I can't help but think...Jimmie Rae is here!|
Saturday we began the day at Voodoo Doughnut--a
mandatory stop for any serious junker! I have to admit to only indulging on half a doughnut, but we did pick up two nifty t-shirts for our Sweet Son and his adorable girlfriend. Next, on to Monticello
Antique Marketplace! I have many junkin'
friends at this inspiring antique mall. I found all
sorts of things for my booths at Hermann
Antique Mall and Rusted Gingham Barn Sale coming up in November in Gonzales, TX
(Think Victorian Cowgirl!)We drove around, through and near Portland after missing a couple of important turns. Fortunately,
we've traveled so much we enjoy "wrong turns" as it often results in a serendipity or two! At last found in the charming neighborhood of
Milwaukie Avenue and Stars Antique Malls. I didn't realize Stars is comprised of THREE buildings each unique and wonderful.
Camp Hollihock is also located along this street.
Their designs are fresh-vintage-crocheted-t-shirt-comfy-cute. I bought a lovely, lacy hi-low skirt and a
couple of sweet headbands.
Saturday afternoon we headed out to one of our
favorite places, Cannon Beach. Unfortunately we arrived too late to catch Liz from The Butler Did It Antiques, but I still got a few nice
shots of her two locations.
Sunday met us with cool, wonderful sunshine--
perfect weather for First Sunday Flea Market
at Billie Van Guilder's Cottage Vintage Home in Vancouver, WA. Billie and another dear friend, Chris Kuntz of Mack & Momma invited me to sign copies of First Monday Murder A Jimmie Rae Flea Market Mystery. It was such a lovely market--the theme was Glamping--so many vendors took this
theme and set up accordingly. What a fun day signing FMM books, shopping, and best of all--seeing so many old and new friends!
A BIG ole TEXAS THANK YOU goes to Billie and Chris for their kind invitation and providing a tent, tables, chairs, and props for me. It was awesome!
|The Seattle Space Needle--yep, we did the tourist thing too!|
|So many beautiful vignettes at M & M Antiques.|
|One of my favorites--Debi Bock's Vintage Lillie at M & M Antiques.|
|Sweet chair (and wonderful booth) by M Rose Vintage Goods at M& M.|
|Faded Elegance has lovely timeless items.|
|Debi Bock's Vintage Lilli at Faded Elegance.|
|A fabulous French piece in Debi Bock's |
Vintage Lilli booth at Faded Elegance.
As our time in WA came to a close, the reality of getting all my treasures back to Texas hit me. YIKES!!
Three full suitcases and $60 a few days later, we arrived back to Austin. Sweet girl was rolling her eyes at me a lot as she pulled her tiny pink polka dot suitcase and one of my mega-junk filled suitcases. At the end of the day, of course, I'm ready to go again...but maybe I'll take a truck and trailer.
Until next time, sweet friends,
Peace, Love, and All
the Good Stuff, y'all!