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Antiquing Haul by Julia Walck

Cross stitched Pheasant

Optimistic pins 

Rainbow mug and stir sticks

Went antiquing yesterday and I did good. Like REAL GOOD. 

Not pictured are two yellow smiley face planters (one with a smiley face plate to go underneath), three additional stir sticks, a Jurassic Park pin (for Jack), and a Christmas holly berry glass juice pitcher. Oh and I didn't take a photo of the full TV tray, but you can see a close-up of the pattern below. I got it for $3! They're usually around $10-$15 and I couldn't not get it...right? Even though I already have this exact one... Well matching pairs I guess.

Closeup of TV tray

Donahoo's

I've talked about Antique Row before, and how amazing it is... but sadly it's not as great as it used to be. I think a lot of the businesses just couldn't keep up and many places have closed. 

However, Persnickety Antiquity and Pomona Antique Mart are still there and are still great. 

On my way home, I passed by this giant rooster. I'll always pull over for a good sign, so I stopped and snapped a polaroid real quick šŸ“

Stir Crazy by Julia Walck

Apparently I collect these now? It just sort of happened... I have a full set of the flamingo, palm trees (and another set not pictured), but most are quirky one-off vintage ones I find that make me laugh or have good typography. The SPATS hat stirrer, I got for free at the Long Beach Flea Market from a super nice vendor who thought it matched my hat too perfectly to not be taken home by me. 

In total, I have 45 of these babies. Good thing it's Friday, and I can use them to stir my 45 drinks. 

All Yellow Everything by Julia Walck

I snagged the cutest lil' setup today antiquing in Pomona, and had unintentional outfit / furniture coordination. But I guess that's how you know a find is meant to be. 

There's this great spot called Antique Row with TONS of antique stores. I guess it's been about 2 years since my last trip there. My favorite this time was Pomona Antique Mart, which is actually where I got the chair, table, tray, and little bird planter. It's 3 levels of retro-goodness. I also got a pair of king and queen lo-ball glasses from Persnickity Antiquity. $5 for the pair. WHAT.

Flea Market Finds Organized Neatly by Julia Walck

Recently for work, we were given a budget of around $250 and went to the Melrose Trading Post to find props for an upcoming photoshoot. Here's some of what we came back with. 

My personal favorite might be that NEHI beverages bottle. That type? Those colors?! The whole shebang. Man, retro design you are my one true love. 

PS, my neighbors probably think I'm crazy standing on benches taking photos of things I've intricately laid out all the time. You know, because the good light in our apartment has to be directly in front of our neighbor's window. 

Portlandia by Julia Walck

It was my birthday, (whoa, already a month ago), so Jackson and I went to Portland.

Let me tell you, it was a much needed vacation. Vintage shopping, brew-cycling (highly recommended), hiking, zoo-going, aimless walking, and lots of eating/drinking. 

Here's my trip via photos in a nutshell. 

There.

There.

Signage.

Signage.

ACE.

ACE.

Happy bird.

Happy bird.

Super stoked on life bird. 

Super stoked on life bird. 

Schizophrenic bird.

Schizophrenic bird.

Fall is here.

Fall is here.

Dig these colors

Dig these colors

Left some love for other hikers.

Left some love for other hikers.

Purple wildflowers, 1.

Purple wildflowers, 1.

Purple wildflowers, 2. 

Purple wildflowers, 2. 

Purple Wildflowers, 3. 

Purple Wildflowers, 3. 

Branching out.

Branching out.

Yellow wildflowers.

Yellow wildflowers.

Cactus in the aviary.

Cactus in the aviary.

Give me a J!

Give me a J!

Neon pom-pommed eagle rug I snagged at house of vintage.

Neon pom-pommed eagle rug I snagged at house of vintage.

Instax against our hotel wall. 

Instax against our hotel wall. 

Awesome window display. 

Awesome window display. 

Awesome patterned rug, 1.

Awesome patterned rug, 1.

Awesome patterned rug, 2.

Awesome patterned rug, 2.

Brewcycle on a 90 degree day. 

Brewcycle on a 90 degree day. 

Did I tell you I got a tattoo? And lots of craft cocktails in PDX, too.

Did I tell you I got a tattoo? And lots of craft cocktails in PDX, too.

Ground Control Barcade. Yes, an arcade with alcohol. 

Ground Control Barcade. Yes, an arcade with alcohol. 

Stumptown. 

Stumptown. 

And back again.

And back again.

Birthday mail was awaiting at home <3. 

Birthday mail was awaiting at home <3.