I meant to post this yesterday before things got super busy and Friday rapidly disappeared into the rear-view mirror, but if you are in LA, please check out the lovely “Everything Must Go” opening at Glu Gallery tonight! The details: 7424 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles, from 7-10 pm.
My dear friend Stacy Elaine Dacheux has two paintings in the show, it should be amazing. Congratulations, Stacy!
Here on the Portland end of the spectrum, I just walked over to an estate sale two blocks from my place and found a few cool things. If anyone is looking for a nice house, you can snap this one up for a mere $669,000. Is it crazy that I still feel shock at my first glance at house prices in the Portland 2.0 real estate market? Shouldn’t I have gotten used to it by now, along with the pancetta and sweetbreads on virtually every nice restaurant’s menu, and the artisanal liquors at hipster bars next to the PBR? I guess I haven’t, despite the fact that I myself am living in a brand-new loft apartment and regularly ordering zinfandel and pinot grigio by winery name instead of the cheapy house whatever. Anyway! Back to the estate sale…
I spotted a page-long list of people’s names crossed off by the door, so I’m sure the dealers had their way with this one before I was even awake this morning. But I still found some little treasures. These people collected things that nicely tie in with my obsessions so I was really pleased to find some of these bits and pieces. Thanks, people!
I got this pretty little collection of handmade rosettes and flowers plus this colorful thread for $1:
vintage craft supplies (including this amazingly packaged construction paper, still bright and pretty) and buttons for $3.50:
vintage sheets, tablecloths, and tea towels (this one is a souvenir of London), $6 total:
Mt. St. Helens-icana, $2 (the whole day-after-the-first-mini-eruption Oregon Journal pullout was saved intact!):
and this Jantzen sweater box. Love Jantzen! I remember when they closed the factory… that was a sad day.
I love the word “sunclothes.” Don’t you?
Now, to find somewhere to put all this stuff…