Last weekend was packed full, from Friday night, finishing up things for the faire, all the way through to Sunday evening at nearly midnight. And...all of it was fun.
Sunday I went to the Oregon City Antique Fair with a friend, and we had such a good time, perusing the booths, and looking for hidden treasures. There was live music too, which made it extra nice as we meandered through, chatting and shopping.
I was so proud of myself-I even remembered to bring along my camera, planning to snap plenty of booth shots...but somehow, I completely forgot to take any pictures of the fabulous stuff we found. (Like the vintage turquoise and white travel trailer that was for sale.) We ran into quite a few of my friends from the Camas Vintage Street Faire the day before, and I forgot to snap pictures of them as well...in the end the only photos I took were of the restaurant where we ate lunch and the area next to to it, (Why I snapped a photo of this I am not really sure, except that I was waiting for my friend and it momentarily occurred to me that I hadn't taken a single photo as of yet. Of course, as soon as I snapped these two photos, I promptly forgot I had my camera with me for the rest of the time I was at the Antique Fair.)
Nice shots, huh? (Okay, so I think it's safe to say, especially after this post, that action shots are not my strong suit.) Um...ya. Oh, but on a side note...here is an actual decent picture of us and Sara Barreilles that the radio station took, for those of you that are into that kind of thing...(Funny...doesn't she look like she could be one of my daughters?)
Where was I? Oh yes, I was going to talk about baggage.
Amongst the other treasures I found, I got these two suitcases. I just adore the vintage appeal of the weathered texture, and the time worn look of them. The larger one is actually a square suitcase, which makes it all the more charming to me.
The great thing about old suitcases is that, while they add a nice touch of vintage to a room, they also hold anything and everything, you know? I keep old pictures in some of mine, fabric, and I actually even use one in my workroom to hold my stash of tissue paper. It's a perfect container for this, 'coz it keeps it neat, flat and out of the direct sunlight so it won't fade.
My biggest challenge isn't finding a perfect spot to place these little gems in my home, but remembering which suitcase I put what in.