Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Diner Stools

Guy and I took a drive out to Bakersfield to pick up these diner stools I bought. Check then out at Agoura Antique Mart.
I like Bakersfield. It's an easy city to navigate.  Lot's of great architectural 
styles;  Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Deco, not to mention enough antique stores for  every taste. I don't usually tell my picking secrets, but really folks, but there's enough for everyone, in Bakersfield.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

San Fernando JC Penney's gone after 80 years

        After 80 years, our local JC Penneys closed. My friend worked there 35 years ago, in the "foundations" department. The stories she used to tell of women  bringing back  stretched out  girdles and  having to take them back.
        Oh the good old days.  I bought my school year wardrobe there.
        Anyway, they were  selling  displays  and all kinds of shelving and racks.  I bought three shelves, a large clothing rack and the coolest three tiered lucite shoe display, as seen below. I also bought that  fake ficus tree.  So, now I have  part of JCP in my home and at the booth.
Too bad it didn't work.

My fake ficus

new  rolling rack

I love this lucite display

My stock room at home is finally  organized!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Gorgeous Oregon Coast

We  went south on 101 to see the Oregon Coast. It would have taken  a week to get home that way, but we had to see the cliffs and pines touching the Pacific. What a sight!  50 miles in 5 hours. We headed for the 5 when it was evident we weren't  getting  anywhere, fast.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Newport's love affair with floats

Newport Oregon is on the coast. It is a fishing town.  The  Bayside is precious. Restaurants and shops  are adorned with nautical artifacts.   There are lots of different floats attached to buildings.   I like floats. I bought  a lot of wooden  ones. They'll look great in  a large bowl or  basket.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I'm Home!!

Hi everyone.
   It was a fabulous trip. Mary and I saw so much beautiful country. We started  up highway 5. As some of you know, Highway 5, in So. Ca.  is boring. It didn't " pretty up" until  Redding area.   I love it around Mt. Shasta. Those little towns are full of history, and thrift stores.  I bought  vintage clothes in Cottonwood, and smalls up the road.

   The  show in Portland was ok. The outside was pretty good for us. We bought great stuff there, but the inside of the Expo center was a little disappointing. A lot of the  vendors weren't yet  set up, and the prices were high.

   The best  part of the trip was spending time with my family; brother Jeff, Sister-in-law Laureen, niece Meghan,  and nephew, Leif, and of  course the various dog and cats  between the two families.

   Meghan is pregnant, and we  attended her  baby shower given by her mother-in-law and aunt.
The house and grounds were beautiful and  the party was a blast.

   The time  went by so fast. It was already Monday, so off we went. We decided to take the 101  south.
While it is, in Oregon,  such a gorgeous drive, you need about a week to get home to LA.  It took us about 8 hours to go 100 miles. So, at Gardiner, we went inland, and took the 5 home.
We're off to see the wizard...
Cottonwood, Ca. Beautiful little town.

Mary in front of Joan's Vintage shop

The Sundial Bridge in Redding

A glimpse of Mt Shasta

Weed, Ca.

Enjoying Sushi in Portland

Preparing dinner for my brother Jeff, and Laureen

Mozzarella with basil and tomatoes

From the left, Laur, Meghan, Jeff, Leif, and Mary

Riko the great dane and Mary


Jack Woo

At the shower

Fergus, the Maine Coon.  Something like 39 pounds



Cooper, the friendly horse

Leslie, the friendly horse lover

The Oregon coast

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A restaurant in  Newport Oregon

Lisa, Dick and me, friends for  40 years. They  live in Oregon.

More of Oregon Coast

This bird sat there for 30 minutes.
Pretty scary. These signs were all along the coastal region.

Still in Oregon,  with the elk,

This was a magical trip. We saw and did
everything we wanted.
Thanks Mary for being a terrific traveling mate!