Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The weekend lens

As I write this, giant chunks of snow are throwing themselves to the ground outside. I am glad to be cozy and indoors right now. My dinner plans include homemade oatmeal and hot cocoa. Something hot and toasty, anyway. I do not get along too well with the cold temperatures. Up here in the Northwest, we haven't had a bit of snow in the city since November. Until today.

And just when this last weekend was so lovely, too.

Let's recap, shall we?

My first project was trying to remove the musty stink from a typewriter I had to rescue from the Goodwill. It's case was not salvageable, but I was moderately successful at cleaning the typewriter itself. Aside from some lingering mustiness, it works extremely well. And it is quite shiny. I gave it a new ribbon and am letting it air a bit more. Cute, isn't it?

The weather was so delightful, I actually got to wear my old peep toes and a new spring dress. And so bright and sunny it was hard to take photos, actually. The cherry tree was pretty happy about it though. 

Days like this always make me want to get out of the house and go exploring. Preferably with a camera or three in tow. So that's what I did. I got out of the house and down to Fremont to visit Deluxe Junk, a very cute second hand shop (that by some miracle) I had not yet previously visited. 

Once I got down there, I pretty much had to smack myself for not going before. I mean, if there was one best gathering place for TLR cameras at really good prices in Seattle, well, this place was clearly the best one in the city. They had typewriters and such too, but having dealt with a musty old typewriter already that day, I was content to just admire and browse. And fondle the vintage suitcases. And maybe play with some in-store TTV action.

After that I walked around for a bit, and then on impulse, bought a teeny tiny PB&J pie. It was yummy. 

It was a very nice day for a good walk, and on the way down to the river, I just may have stopped at the Fremont Sunday Market and snagged myself a sky blue vintage metal document box. 

And then I played around with my old Anscoflex. Without a contraption!

And then later, I met up with the boy for some additional coffee and beach walking.

Yeah.. It was pretty great.

It's going to be a pretty tough week at work, so I'm glad I took all these pictures to remind me of the good times in life--the weekends. :)


Melissa Mann said...

oh, how I would LOVE to go exploring with you! you always find the best finds at thrift/antique shops!! i would have gone nuts over all those cameras ;-) love the photos! looks like a pretty fantastic weekend!

Michelle Clement said...

Ooh - looks like a lovely day!! :) And how amazing are the cameras in that shop?? Eeek! Fun! :)

tnt521 said...

Gorgeous photos and I used to love going to Deluxe Junk when I lived there! Have to make it a point to go again when I am in town! You are always so inspiring in so many ways!

tammy t

ps. Have you gone to the Antique stores in Georgetown like Susan Wheeler Home? So much eye candy!

Elisabeth Costa said...

LOVE your pics!!! and that cool Deluxe Junk store...WOW!!!

Felicity said...

I love your photos, especially the ocean and the latte!

MrsPolkaDot said...

I love yor blog! It's filled with inspiration!!!

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