Saturday, June 13, 2009

Today's Outing

I really wanted a field trip to celebrate the first day of summer vacation but the rain in the southern valley prevented local strawberry picking. We decided to drive an hour and a half north to Canby. We picked 20 pounds (= 1 flat) for $15 (pretty good). Afterwards we headed back and decided to stop in Aurora at a cool looking architectural salvage store and discovered that Aurora is this very extensive antique mecca. See the photos Q took here. We got an art deco lamp as a bedside lamp for the guest room. It matches the furniture style and color scheme very well. (You'll have to wait to see pictures when we finish the guest room. ;p)
We also got a really really good deal on a bunch of '50s and '60s vintage sewing patterns. Below are the 5 I'm keeping. I'm going to try to sell the other twelve at my Etsy shop. I am so excited.

Coat pieces are missing but I like the shift.

This is my favorite. I need to finish my other projects before I get to make it though.

The print on the right one makes me think of the Flintstones.

This old sewing magazine was only $3 and has a lot of really good basic seamstressing how-tos (click the contents picture to enlarge it).

Oh yeah, the strawberries are now 4 gallons of frozen whole berries in freezer bags in the new shiny freezer. :) (Sorry the pic is blurry.)

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