For my birthday this year, I gave myself the gift of junking.
An entire weekend spent puttering around thrift shops, antique malls and junk shops on the Oregon coast (and a little on the Washington coast as well).
(I think she accidentally left the price tag on it – 50? Fifty? Must be her lucky number ... or something.)
It all began at Monticello Antique Marketplace with some foofing of my space there and coffee with Laurie who brought me this lovely bit of Springtime-in-January, a la Magpie Ethel (her alter ego).
Friended, fortified and foofed, off I went!
A vendor at an antique mall had hundreds of these for sale!
I made it through 4 huge antique malls,
7 8 thrift stores, 3 charming vintage shops and one
*awesome* junk stop and saw lots of inspiration along the way.
in the basement at Phog Bounders Antique Mall, Astoria OR
Inspiring antique mall displays
(I think I need to pack in more in my mall space – I really like this full-to-the-brim look. What do you think? Too much?)
Astoria Vintage Hardware, Astoria OR
Inspiring painted furniture. (Love the black)
Bright ideas. (sorry)
Hobo Junction, 105 SW 13th St., Long Beach WA (click photo to enlarge and go nuts!)
And some good old-fashioned junking. This was my last stop and the most fun.
The owner was more than happy to climb over his mountains of treasures and pull out rusty, chippy things he thought I might be interested in while I pretty much wandered around in a daze and tried to take it all in.
The inside of his shop is as fascinating as the outside.
And his prices were more than fair.
You can see more photos of his shop here.
Happy Tuesday to you!