Happy Halloween everyone! Here's a favorite "scary" clip of mine from Mr. Show.
29 October, 2008
28 October, 2008
23 October, 2008
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.
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
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!
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: