Saturday, September 1, 2012

Three Days And Two Nights

 We returned last night from a little visit to the Oregon Coast.  The weather was beautiful which is a real bonus.  You don't really go to the beach in Oregon, you go to "the coast" and you always take your winter coat no matter the time of year.  It was sunny and warm with no wind.  PERFECT!
 We stayed in Lincoln City but, as is our habit, we drove south to Newport.  This is the view looking west from the bay.
 We enjoyed a stroll along Bay Front and a visit to the sea lions resting on the docks.  These are male California sea lions that migrate north in the summer.  Silly boys.
 No trip to Newport is complete without a stop at Pirates Plunder.  I definitely found some treasure!
 A view of Newport Bay from the bridge.
 Driving north again, we stopped in Depot Bay. 
 Their claim to fame is being the smallest harbor in the world.
 It is hard to imagine that 65 foot fishing boats can make their way through the tiny channel and under the bridge to the harbor in good weather much less stormy weather!
 We always make time for some refreshment at the Sea Hag.  If you are lucky the bartender will "play" the bottles for you!
 Cursory seagull picture.
 We stayed at the very quaint Ester Lee Cottages.  No, this is not luxury living but it suits us just perfectly.  It is comfortable but retains it's vintage beach cabin vibe.  As long and you aren't too tall, that is.  I am 5'5" and that picture is me flat-handing the ceiling in the hallway.  The bedroom and bathroom were that low as well.  My husband is just 5'9" tall and he had about an inch to spare in those two doorways.  The living room and kitchen are normal height.  Motel for short people.
 The trip was certainly not without shopping, in fact, out last stop was The Little Antique mall in Lincoln City and I commented to someone that I had shopped until The Husband dropped.  More about that gallon jar of buttons in a future post!
 A sweet little magnifying glass I plan to put on a chain and a very unusual postcard.  It is clearly old and was marked as celluloid.
 Just a few of the buttons I picked out of the jar on my first pass through them while we were still at the cabin.  I couldn't resist!
 This is The Husband's loot.  He collects Budweiser steins and elegant depression glass in the Baroque pattern.  This was the first time he found blue and not one, but two pieces!
 Our younger son collects vintage woodworking tools, especially planes.  He actually uses them for, um, woodworking!  This Stanley Plane No.79 was in the original box and beautiful condition.  We tried calling him to make sure he didn't already have one like it but the cell phones (his and mine) were cutting in and out so we finally just gave up and took a chance on it.  Hope he likes it!
Laurie, I told you I would keep my eye out for a giraffe for you to display your vintage paper leis and here you go!  Sadly, it was marked sold.  There is no way it would have fit inside my car but would have been a sight to behold tied on top!  8+)


laurie -magpie ethel said...

Sounds like a perfect trip to the coast. And a giraffe to add to the did say you would keep your eyes open..and voila!

The Junque Seeker said...

What a lovely trip! I've only been to the PNW once, but absolutely loved it. Great finds, too!

In my mind I've always thought of you as very tall, so now I'm going to have to retake that mental picture! : )

My Vintage Mending said...

Miss Kathy you all did really well. Hope the heat disappeared while you were traveling. Dang you found more buttons. I loved reading all your pasts posts and missed commenting on them. You are a true inspiration...smiles...Renee

Annette said...

It sounds like the perfect getaway. You took some incredible pictures...the sunset is gorgeous and I love the bridge! It sounds like you enjoyed yourself and I'm glad! XOXO

Andy's Attic said...

I obviously need to go junking at the coast. You found fun things and so did your husband. A perfect couple of days!!

vintage grey said...

WHat a beautiful trip!! Oregon is so beautiful!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Kathy,
It sounds like you had a great time on your trip to the coast. I knew exactly where all those pictures were taken. It makes me want to get to the beach. Love that antique postcard. It is so unusual. Thanks for saying hello for me at the Little Antique Mall.


CATHY said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend - glad the weather was nice. and nice finds!