Monday, March 9, 2009

Portland, Oregon Fun

We had such a great weekend down in Portland! We met up with my parents Saturday morning at the antique show. I completely forgot to take pics at the show. I guess I was too busy shopping!!! I was so excited to finally meet in person two ladies whose blogs I love to read. Isabel Maison Douce and Joy A Day In The Life. They are just as sweet and delightful as I imagined they'd be, and it was so nice to chat with them in real life!

After the show, we went out to dinner at one of my most favorite restaurants. I have been eating here since I was a kid, and it's still a must every time we visit Portland. Sayler's Old Country Kitchen steaks are fabulous!!!

Since we were able to see everything we wanted at the antique show on Saturday, my mom and I decided Sunday, to go to a few different places around town. First stop was Monticello Antique Marketplace. I've been wanting to shop here for a long time. Let me tell you, it was wonderful! I loved the atmosphere of the whole place. I can't wait to go back! I was so excited to see Isabel and Lisa's space Tickled Pink. This is Isabel's side of their space,
and this is Lisa's A Thing For Roses side. These ladies are so creative, and have such fun stuff for sell!
I took a few more pictures around Monticello's - and this was a super cute space too!
I about died and went to heaven when I saw this gorgeous yo-yo quilt! I've wanted one of these forever, this one was beyond beautiful!!!
Here is another space. Lots of eye candy! If you're in the Portland area, Monticello Antique Marketplace is a must visit, you won't be disappointed.
We hit 3 thrift stores in the area too, and I found a couple things. After that we headed out to another one of my favorite stores, Fabric Depot. If you haven't had the opportunity to shop here and you love fabric, you gotta check this place out!
Mom and I met the boys for lunch at the Oyster Bar. I have to eat here every time I come to Portland too - it's tradition.
I love how this place is the same as when I would come as a little girl. The inside is made to look like you are inside a ship. I love all the old plates that decorate the walls.
After lunch we went to the Portland Roadster's Show. My daddy had his car in the show - he even won a trophy!
Here are my souvenirs from the trip. The 2 beautiful rose pictures I bought from Isabel and one of the tablecloths I bought from Lisa. While thrift store shopping, I found this bench. It'll be getting a makeover soon. I have just the place for it in our bedroom. Maybe hubby will keep his clothes off the floor now..... hehe
We had such a fun weekend, I can't believe how fast it went!


Auntie Joy said...

Hi Karoline,
It was great getting acquainted with you at Expo. I'm glad you enjoyed Monicello's. I hope you are refreshed and ready to start sewing so fabulous things again. I will be checking back to see if you post any.

Maison Douce said...

I am so happy I got to meet you, Karoline, it seems like you had a fun filled weekend!! Enjoy the painting, from one rose lover to another!!

LiLi M. said...

Beautiful souvenirs! The more fun you have the faster time goes, don't you think?

Unknown said...

That looks like a very fun trip! Thanks for taking me "shopping" with you! It looks like you got some fabulous souvenirs! Thanks for sharing the goodies in photos with me! :)

Monica said...

Hi Karoline! What fun! Thanks for sharing beautiful photos with us 'over the hills and far away'!