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Fun weekend

So we headed down south to Seattle for the weekend to enjoy this glorious weather.  It's like the middle of summer in the beginning of May and I am loving every minute of it!!!  It's as though the minute we cross the border, we've left all of our cares behind us...  I also chose to leave my camera at home in order to travel light.  Which brings me to my post .... our weekend summed up in Instagrams ....  (On a side note, to my dearest friends who live in Seattle .... I promise to visit next time)

public market

For some great antiquing, try Antiques At Pike Place, Seattle Anitques Market and my personal favorite ...... Red Ticking,

Antique shop

I can't come to Seattle without checking out one of my all time favorites: Watson Kennedy:
Watson Kennedy Tracey Ayton Photography
We always like to look at real estate too.  You never know, a beach cabin would be quite nice, don't ya think?  This particular one was built in 1935 and was owned by the same family for 77 years.  Nothing, I mean NOTHING in this cabin has changed.  I couldn't believe the amount of vintage goods that still existed in the cabin.  The old linoleum floors were beautiful.
Cabin Tracey Ayton Photography
Some great restaurants and bars to try out ..... Bastille for good French food and a beautiful interior.  Canon for cocktails, Delancy for pizza.  If your looking for a place that offers cheap food and a good beer try:  Hattie's Hat.
Bastille Tracey Ayton Photography
And to end off a fantastic weekend we watched the marathon run by our house and some much needed gardening.  I'd love to hear what you got up to?
Lilacs Tracey Ayton Photography

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