What a summer full of changes! College bound daughter, my "baby boy" getting his driver's permit! WHAT?
My daughter chose to stay home for junior college here for a year...a tough decision what with all of her friends taking off, but SO good for her. She wanted to make her room more "grown-up" and it involved a trip to IKEA...turns out she doesn't love the vintage look...choke, choke--sniff, sniff
It only took my son 8 hours in a hot, stuffy room to build this. Bless his heart...the instructions were pretty useless!
I have been pretty good about keeping my space filled in Stars/Splendid..I need a night to just flip it around. The store is SO busy (yay!) that it gets tricky to do exactly what I want without tripping up shoppers. Rough problem, right? LOVE the front door display on the Splendid side....perfect summer display!
A little vintage shopping in Albany, Oregon at A Vintage Roost (I couldn't find a site for them, but this gal did a great write up). It's a sale I TRY to never miss if possible. It's the most dreamy of situations. The owner lives about 500 yards away from her "House/Shop" and she has a sale 2-4 times a year. She has it decorated like a tiny house...beds, tables, linens, jewelry. She's got a great eye. I *might* have lost my mind (and money) there AGAIN.In the summer and fall, she uses the back yard. My house is FILLED with her items. After enough years in the business, I CAN walk away from vintage stores empty handed....but NOT with her!
I went to an extra casting call for Grimm...a TV show filmed here in Portland. You know..you only live once. I love watching them film all through my neighborhood...I could WALK to many of the shoots!The set designers shop at Stars often...if my vintage finds get a chance to be in the show, I think it only fair that I am there as well. HA!
I did my first outdoor market in quite a while...I forget the WORK and preparation! I cannot believe some people do this YEAR around. I slept for two days after the show--not even kidding. Just WIPED out. But it was at one of my favorite stores, Shabby Nest Antiques. And I got placed next to one of my FAVORITE local vendors, Cher of Voondi. I laughed ALL day long. Her booth was gorgeous & she was delightful as ALWAYS. These were next to my head and they just made me happy....
MAYBE the reason I was tired for two days was because I saw John Mayer the night before the show...To bed at 2:00am...up at 6:30. What could go wrong?
I hope your summer is being filled with junking, thrifting, painting and music! And maybe trying out for TV shows...isn't that what everyone does? Cheers!