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Rejuvenation

How was your long weekend?? Did the Easter bunny bring you any goodies? We took a small night cap into Seattle and while we were there, we visited a store that I have been dying to visit called Rejuvenation. If you haven't already heard of it, Rejuvenation is a brilliant place that not only sells vintage architectural salvaged goods, but they reproduce lights and house parts that were integral to home building and design from the past such as Arts & Crafts to Mid Century Classics. I didn't bring my camera on this run to Seattle so you've got good ol' Iphone pics. If you get a chance to go to Seattle anytime soon, you cannot miss out visiting this amazing store. Their flagship store, down in Portland is twice as good as there is 10 times the amount of space and goods sold there ........ apparently the corbel selection is unprecedented. Their motto: "Rejuvenation is built on a passionate love affair with history, architecture, and bringing back the best lighting and house parts ever made. We obsess over the details of period authenticity and great design like on one else". I LOVE THAT!!!!

Vintage Postcards

I hope you are all having a wonderful week.... gosh, I feel like I haven't written a post for years! .... it's only been a week, crazy. Here's a question for you ....... Does anyone ever send postcards anymore? I think the last time I sent a postcard was when I was in my teens on one of our trips to Maui with my family. It was a novelty to send postcards to my friends but it ended up that I got home before the postcard got to their mailbox.

I was going through a box when I came upon these old post cards that my mom ...... yes again, my mom's collection... She saved so many things like that only for me to find years later and really appreciate. Anyways, these postcards came mostly from friends of hers, and some of which were places that she visited while on family vacations. It seems as though they went to Seaside Oregon quite a bit.

I think I'm going to frame these and create a little gallery.

Notice on this card where it's indicated which room they stayed at? LA PLAYA HOTEL Carmel-By-The-Sea Santa Cruz, California

Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii

Power's Twin T-Ps North 72 Street and Aurora Ave. Seattle, Washington

Our day at the museum

This week I thought I would share some pics I took while visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, during our trip to California. First off, California Design, 1930-1965: "Living In A Modern Way" This is only a sliver of what I shot from this exhibition.

House Beautiful issue: March 1943 ...... too cool!

How about this Jeff Koons "Balloon Dog"

Then we came upon a massive stack of plates designed by Robert Therrien

John Baldessari’s iconic work, Wrong, lauded for its “improper” positioning of a man directly beneath a towering palm tree.

The museum itself has some great architectural aspects.

For me, sitting amongst all of these Herman Miller-Eames chairs in the LACMA courtyard was a source of eye candy while taking a small break. Is that weird?

Ya gotta love the street lights, designed by Chris Burden. Urban Light, 2008 Sculpture, (Two-hundred and two) restored cast iron antique street lamps

A bite at over at Ray's .... A Mediterranean-inspired menu.

..... And finally, a couple of drinks at the Stark Bar to finish off a brilliant day at the museum.