Wednesday, April 25, 2012

gif mania!

remember that post i did last month about old neon signs? and remember that cool sign from Yakima for the Sports Center bar? well i finally buckled down today and learned how to make an animated .GIF in Photoshop (as you might have noticed in today's earlier post), so now you can see that sign in it's full glory! (well, almost. i didn't quite capture the entire sequence on camera and not every shot was taken in the exact same place, so there's a bit of a skip, but it's still pretty fun).

silly? yes. fun? absolutely! i hope you enjoy it at much as i enjoy making .GIF's now (it's so easy i want to make a whole bunch more, but i'll restrain myself, i promise).

have a lovely evening!


after a few lovely, sunny days here in Seattle, it's back to being cold and rainy. weather like this makes me feel like making a cup of tea, putting a record on, and curling up under a soft blanket. ah, if only there wasn't so much work to be done! but hey, i can still put a record on while i work, which is why today i'm grateful for...

this cute little record player is one of my favorite things, especially because it reminds me a wonderful friend who now lives very far away. 

my friend Alison and i found this little charmer at the Fremont Sunday Market several years ago and she loved it and purchased it. i was a tiny bit jealous- i mean, it's so awesome how could i not be? 

then, about a year ago, Alison decided to downsize in preparation for an overseas move and asked me if i would like to have the record player. at first i thought it only played 45's which i have none of anymore, so i told her i would sell it for her and give her the money.

however, while i was cleaning it up, i realized it would also play LP's! i talked with the mister to make sure he was on board with me trading this in for the d.j. style turn table he had given me for my birthday a few years ago (i hated to make him feel like i didn't like his gift, but this record player was just so amazing!), he agreed, and we set this one up in it's new home! (not to worry, my fancy record player went to a good home with another friend). 

i just love all the fun little details- the cute cowboy and cowgirl graphics, the amazing colors, even the smokey the bear sticker left on the front of the cover by it's original owner. oh, and best of all? 

it lights up and flashes in time with the music that's playing! how cool is that? 

i also happen to think it looks pretty cool over in the corner with Johnny! if you'd like to have a similar one, i've seen several cute ones on Etsy, including this amazing rainbow one:

{photo and rainbow record player via ani. and. Rose Vintage}
what do you have gratitude for this week? leave a comment and let me know- i always love hearing from you!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

new arrivals

i just dropped off a crop of new goods to the space in the Fremont Vintage Mall yesterday- have a look...

if you're in the Seattle area, you should stop by the Vintage Mall- i think you'll love it! and if you're wondering where my booth is, the staff can direct you to it (or just look for our tags!).

happy tuesday!

this and that

i'm a little dumbstruck that it's tuesday- i feel like it was just thursday! maybe i had too much fun this weekend, or maybe it's just that it was such a very busy weekend, but it really flew by!

here's a bit of what i've been up to (well, the instagram version at least)...

stopped by Twede's Cafe, aka the Double R Diner (of Twin Peaks fame), on the rainy side of the pass
dry road at last
Yakima, here i come
i always plan to get a photo of this sign, but never have until this trip
the lee's have chicks! 
melissa and i headed out to Selah for an estate sale- pretty!
a little stop for refreshments between sales and thrifting 
melissa kind of looked like a super hero!
a cape buffalo
i found these unusual frogs- one for me and one for the shop!
another photo i've always meant to capture- i love this old fruit stand building. isn't it amazing? the colors!
found these mugs on my way home- perfect sentiments for a day with the bestie
at a rest stop outside Yakima
see you later Yakima!
sunset on the Cascades
always happy to be home after driving the pass at night (my least favorite drive)
lots of good finds
Yakima=Fiesta Foods run=mexican for dinner the day after!
refreshing margaritas on a sunny saturday!
carne asada tacos!
this weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Century 21 Expo (aka the World's Fair) in Seattle. that means the Space Needle is 50 years old! they've even got it all decked out in the original colors currently!
some close ups of the goods
fun cameras!
cute thermoses, awesome flashlights, and more
last but not least, i finally found enough affordable milk glass dishes (mostly Fire King), to swap out our green Brusche dishes for the milk glass! i'm still looking for some more dinner and salad plates, and a few more larger bowls, but other than that- we've got a whole (mismatched) 'set'! so excited!
sunday was filled with church, lunch with a friend, running errands, and making dinner for and visiting with our friends who just had their second baby. he's a little cutie- as babies tend to be!   
whew! no wonder i was so tired this morning! what have you been up to?

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