I can't believe it's Thursday again already! I'm so glad...I've been waiting for almost a week to share with you my great finds. I dragged D antiquing this weekend. I didn't realize that in downtown Renton we have some amazing antique stores! Some are stuffy and the second you walk in you want to walk out because it just smells expensive. The first place we went to, we hit the jackpot. I bought 8 books (some more than 100 years old!) for less than $50. I posted about books last week, so this week we'll steer in a different direction.
I do, however, want to introduce you to Harry. I found him in a bin marked "Free with purchase" at the first antique stop. Not only was he in a bin marked "Free", his forehead was also marked "Free". Guess they really wanted to get rid of him. I'm going to try to get the remnants of permanent marker off his forehead. Any ideas? I think he's terrific, if not a little freaky-looking.
**here I am at 11pm recreating this blog because Blogger decided to erase my entire post when I tried to edit the published version. excuse me while I bash my head against a wall.**
Okay, I'm back. Thanks for waiting.
We have an entertainment room that is decorated with copies of artwork by a Northwest artist named Paul Lanquist (you can read more about him and see his work if you follow the link. You'll be glad you did!). They look like scenes from 1950s postcards sent from tourists hitting all the "hot spots" along Hwy 101 and around the Pacific Northwest. I love them. We found the photos and based the room around them. I haven't done much with the room yet, but I found the following maps at a great antique store we went to this weekend and I'm going to frame the maps and hang them in the room down there. I love the idea of a vintage travel room. I hope to keep collecting vintage travel items! I'll leave you with pictures of the maps. The one that cracks me up the most is the one that says about the Las Vegas convention center "So far ahead it will always be new". I wonder if it's still standing... I'll be in Vegas next week, maybe I'll check! :)
MAP 1 : Western U.S.
MAP 1 : Western U.S.
MAP 2 : Oregon
I hope you enjoyed my maps! Next week I'll post my new old finds - the books! I have an old copy of Bambi and an old copy of Little Women that I can't wait to show you!