So, we headed up to Portland yesterday for one more PARTY before I had to relinquish my birthday crown. It sure was a fun week while it lasted. I did lots of fun sewing and can't wait to show you my new apron and some other things. In fact, I hardly left my sewing room. Well, that's not entirely true. I did sneak off and take a peek at this happening in a neighboring town.
OK, it was more than a peek. I ended up snagging a duvet set and a pillow, then waited in a very long checkout line for almost an hour with everyone else that showed up. This place was packed in more ways than one, as you can see. The old grange hall opens its doors a few times a year when Blackberry Junction comes to town, and they stack it to the rafters with all kinds of wonderful stuff. I really don't need anything in particular, it's just fun to look at things and get inspired. I'll be sure and wear comfortable shoes in case something, um...just happens to (cough) slip into my basket...and I wind up in that crazy line again though.
Aren't these dishes pretty? I was just telling a friend that I was itching to decorate my walk-in pantry. If I ever get around to it, I think I'll refer to this photo for inspiration. This was in one of the "white" corners. The overhead fluorescent lighting in the building gave my pictures a yellowish glow, and due to the crowd trying to get past me, I didn't have time to adjust camera settings. In fact, I was lucky to get any pictures at all without getting trampled. (I hear the first day of this event is always a little bit of a mad house, and I probably should have waited a few days before rushing in, but like everyone else I was excited to see it all.)
I'll try and get more pictures the next time I go. These little nooks and corners are fun to study in the quiet of my room without distractions. I'm seeing things I missed while I was standing there gawking. I really like white-on-white rooms, they seem so clean and calm. The clear vintage glass adds a nice sparkle, don't you think?