Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It’s “Room” Time!

Ohhh how I love this time of the month! The shop (for you new followers…that would be Room With A Past…if you don’t know, you need to find out more asap!) is open this weekend.

Since last opening I’ve been up and down the west coast in search of treasures to share…some of them made it into this months sale:

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More soon, have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Flower baskets…

I’m in awe over the incredibly gorgeous hanging flower baskets I saw all over the northwest.  Just when I thought I’d seen the prettiest one…there would be another even more beautiful!

A few of them here…

“Gastown” Vancouver BC:


In front of “Annies On Main” in Snohomish:

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In Stanley Park, Vancouver BC:

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I’ll be hanging a few of my own in our backyard this weekend, I can’t wait to have some of that color hanging around!



Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A girl has to do what a girl has to do…

And this girl had to do some shopping! Thanks to several amazing blogging ladies, I found some fabulous shops in the Pacific North West. I made a lot of new friends all over Oregon and Washington…and let me tell you, these girls are talented!

Special thanks to Lulu who went out of her ever junkin' way to give me the low down on what is IN for shopping in Washington! Next time I'm in town I'm definately looking Lulu up for a grand tour of the area!

And Debi at Garden Party...I love her blog and her sweet country style! She sent me to my new-favorite-shop-in-the-whole-world Poppyseeds! And the town Debi lives in, Snohomish, is the cutest 'lil town I've ever seen.

Annies on First (in Snohomish) has a delightful array of vintage-inspired decor for the home and garden and beautiful antiques.  Click on the photo to see the window…it is in a easy-breezy summer nautical theme of vintage boats.


Two doors down is Faded Elegance.  It felt like home when I walked in.  Vintage, shabby, chippy, chenille, garden decor, gilded, candles, crowns, florals…all the looks I adore…wrapped in one beautiful shop.  Owner Kimberly is really sweet, and has a great eye for beautiful home decor.


Last but not least, Linda, one of the "Funky Junk Sisters" rounded out the list of shopping pleasures with places to go in Puyallup.  I stopped there on the way home but it was the 4th of July and the shops were closed!    I've got the next FJS show on my radar for October, I know I'll see all of these gals there.  And I’ll hit the shops I missed…

THANK YOU ladies, you made the long trip up to Vancouver BC delightful.  I’ll think of each of you and the fun I had as I unpack all the goodies I found along the way.,.many of them will be in my July offerings at Room With A Past next week. 



Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

I attended "Betsy Ross Elementary School" in Anaheim, CA. This sweet picture always reminds me of the celebrations we had growing up...always with fireworks, and ALWAYS grateful for being able to celebrate our freedom!

Hurray for the Red, White and Blue!!!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Honey of a Sweet Shop!

I've found the cutest shop in the world...wayyyy out on a country road in Northern Washington. I've been reading their blog since they started it, and never in a million years dreamed that I'd get to see this in person:


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Isn't it darling???!!! Owner Marybeth is just as cute, and soooo sweet. I'm thrilled to have met her and was so excited to see her, well I just had to hug her! My time there was short, she sent me down the road to another shop as well. I hope our paths cross again soon!

Happy 4th!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009


We're in the GPNW...Great Pacific North West...finding beauty and inspiring sites at every turn.

Lunching at the top of the Space Needle...visiting family...The Marketplace...seeing the 'Underground', all quite enjoyable!

And the shopping...OH THE SHOPPING!!!!! Called 'junkin' here is AMAZING!!! I can't wait to get back to share some of the goodies I've found with my RWAP Roomies! I could spend a week just Junkin'. I've met a new friend online...fellow blogger Debi. Thanks for the 'Junkin' shopping tips, Deb! I'll wave on my way through Snohomish.

Have a wonderful 4th of July!