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a saturday of my favorite activity. September 10, 2010

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It is what we did LAST Saturday.

And I would do it every Saturday if you let me.

Thank goodness we have an etsy business so we can justify our fun.

It is estate sale a-going.

{yes that is a hobby!}

We had not been in a while… and then it was supposed to drizzle in the morning anyway.  Perrrrfect!

We do all our discovery on craiglist.  Then we set out with the Garmin and some reuseable totes in our bags.  That plus some cash in our pockets… we are all set.

I do wish however that Seattle had a search feature to select “Estate Sales of Scandinavian Architects”….

That would be like Christmas morning. 

We have gotten pretty good at spotting potential houses full of treasure though, just by the ad.

Last Saturday, the two we selected in the end…Both Scandinavian.  One Architect and one Engineer.

X marks the spot, I should say.

These are just a few few things {check out etsy in the coming weeks for more}….but let me JUST tell you. 

1.  I have a new inspirational collection for my Christmas Dessert table this year.  You will just have to read this blog in December to see them all.

2.  Did you see that box?  I don’t think I have ever picked anything up so fast.  Perfect condition, in their box even!  And they are green!  And the price…. I could not have bought ONE new  in Finland for the price of all of them.


I love giving awesome things good homes.  Especially those things from Scandinavia and from the mid century…..

And things we don’t give a new home…. hello etsy!

Hope your Saturday is as good as our last one!


Mount Angel Library August 7, 2010

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Alternately titled: A bunch of Tulane Architecture Alums being nerdy!

in St. Benedict, Oregon

designed by Alvar Aalto






a little weekend recap February 2, 2010

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Yes, I know it’s Tuesday. 

But, really, Monday is for mourning the weekend’s passing. 

Tuesday is for celebrating it.

(or, on Monday, we are too busy to post about our weekend.  choose as you please. )

Well, regardless, it was FUN.  Like crazy fun.  here is the recap, and the links to go along with it!


We started out Saturday  by venuring to the Northwest Film Forum for their Children’s Film Festival.  You see, it was the North America premiere of “Moomin and the Midsummer Madness” on the big screen. 

If you know me, you know how much I love and adore Moomin.  Oh, and Snork Maiden with her yellow hair poof.  I, of course, wore my Moomin t-shirt, which I got at the Moomin Museum in Tampere, Finland.  {take that kids!}

The full length movie was awesome.  The best part– after the Moomin family had been forced to retreat to the second floor of their home due to the first floor flooding, Moomintroll swam through the first floor to retrieve the coffee beans that were left there.  Meanwhile, upstairs, Moominpappa was busy chopping a chair “that no one liked anyways” into kindling for the fire he was building on the middle of the floor.  No, the fire was not for warmth… It was to boil water for their coffee!  How Finnish!

Then, were jaunted over to the home of a friend who is getting married this year to help with wedding related crafts.  🙂  I’m sure you will see some of that when we are done…

Sunday… we tried a new-to-us brunch place over in Ballard ….

{The Leary Traveler had a built-your-own bloody mary bar.  ‘Nough said.}

…and watched the first Rat City Rollergirls bouts of the season.  The SOCKiT Wenches, our fav derby team won!  I mean, how can you go wrong with team members like Swede Hart, Caddie Smack, Anya Heels, and {my personal favorite} Sarah Impalin???

AH, fun times.  Is it Saturday yet?