31 October, 2008

The Devastator

Happy Halloween everyone! Here's a favorite "scary" clip of mine from Mr. Show.

23 October, 2008

Etsy Favorites

Here are some things I've been eyeing on Etsy lately. I wish I had a use for the school chalkboard! It's so cute!

Links: Chalkboard, bloodmobile painting, antelope fur clutch, alphabet game pieces, fishing lure glasses.

Seattle Antiques

While I was in Seattle, my friends Shawn and Chris took me to some of their favorite antique shops. Anytime I go someplace else, I am always a little sad about the state of antiquing in the Bay Area. Anywhere else you go, you can find vast antique malls and little shops, all full of well-priced collectibles, but here all the good stuff is concentrated in just a few overpriced stores, and the only chance for treasure-hunting is but once a month at Alameda Point. When I lived in Providence, I could say "I need a lamp" or "I need some bakelite flatware" and run around to the shops and find exactly what I wanted. But here, I have to wait for the Point, and then the competition is so fierce that it's really impossible to have anything particular in mind. Don't get me wrong- I love the Point- but I don't think I would spend nearly as much time on Ebay if we had a couple of antique malls nearby. Anyways, here are some of the exciting things I spotted in Seattle. I opted not to buy those gorgeous Ben Seibel bookends because they were so heavy to carry home, but I am kicking myself now. I've seen them on Hi+Lo Modern for more than 4 times the price!

22 October, 2008

Arizona Desert

D-d-d-d-d-dancing shoes

I'm a little bit obsessed with these shoes from J. Crew and am trying to come up with an excuse to buy them. I have to remind myself, though, that I frequently buy yellow shoes and never wear them...

PS: they have them with heels, too!

Williams, AZ

21 October, 2008


On our Route 66 road trip, we stayed at two of the three remaining Wigwam Motels in the country. There is a third one (actually the original one) in Cave City, Kentucky, which I have yet to visit. The two we stayed in were in Holbrook, AZ and San Bernardino, CA. I liked the Holbrook one better, partly because our experiences in Holbrook (shout out to Jack at Young's Corral!), and partly because it was a little more rustic. The San Bernardino wigwams were newly refurbished, and very comfortable, but not quite so charming. This is the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook:

This is the one in San Bernardino: