8.06.2007

Have I Mentioned That...

a Portland Goodwill and I have already become friends?


fabulous old signs abound in this city?



colors are somehow punchier here?


I am awe struck by the Pacific Northwest's evening light?


eveywhere I turn I see fabulous old cars?


we're picking out paint for our new apartment this evening?
We found it!

44 comments:

kat said...

Congrats!
How exciting :) I'm so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Yey! This sounds so cool. And I love picking colors for the "home". We have almost no white in our house. As always, all the best. ~Ursa

whiteapple said...

Yay! I'm sure it's a fabulous place too... I don't think they do un-fabulous in Portland.

Rachel said...

Can't wait to see some pics of the home!

Wonderful photos!!

liz elayne said...

congratulations! that is wonderful!

love that tea cup...

have fun picking out the colors!

OfTroy said...

great news! glad to hear you are half way to be settled..

Now on to the job market.. where i pray you'll be settle in no time too

Robyn said...

ooo, goody! It looks bright there. And you know I realized yesterday that you are going to be in the same cit as some pretty amazing craft bloggers. you lucky girl! And i know you're going to find a perfect shop for your earrings. :0)

amandajean said...

yay for all those good things! especially the apartment.

love your photos. it's good to have you back. :)

tyra said...

All I have to say is yaaaaaaaaya! Happy decorating! I'll be packin' my bags soon ;-) I love you Susan.

andrea said...

hooray! you're here! glad to hear you've made friends with a goodwill already (where? where? that atomic mug is to DIE for), so glad you made it safe and sound and are already picking out apartment colors... hooray! can't say it enough, my friend-- so hoping our paths will cross.

welcome to the great city of portland! xoxo

Kait said...

Congratulations!

HG said...

Congrats! Love the old creamer :)

erin said...

so happy to hear that you and barry have found your home! hooray!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

congratu-friggin-lations!

shy_smiley said...

great news! Your stars are aligned, I think, and it's all falling into place. It's amazing how quickly this happened for you.

Funky Finds said...

congrats on finding an apt! great pics.

Mom said...

Dear Suzy,

Was one of those Goodwill finds an old Dansk fondue pot with a wooden handle???

Am excited to see the pictures of your new apartment!

Is that Couch Park and Good Samaritan Hospital in your area?

Good luck painting, glad it is all falling in place! Love, Mom

beki said...

Yay Susan! You'll be settled in no time ;-)

maritza said...

Congratulations! That's great news!
Gorgeous photos, as always!
And oh, those finds are fantastic!

A Fanciful Twist said...

I love these shots!!! Portland is wonderful it seems.... Love your treasures too! xxo

traci said...

yeah susan and barry! i'm so excited for you... and thrifts stores already! oh lady we're going shopping when i'm out.

Sarah said...

Congrats! That's so exciting!

julieree said...

YAY! congrats!!

Love the old signs. And I know what you mean about the light and colors out there--much as I love the eastern seaboard, it can be pretty dang hazy and drab in the summer here.

Enjoy all those fresh colors--and choosing the paint for your apt!

Erin said...

Yay for the new apartment Susan. I am so relieved for you!

Loving the Goodwill finds.

Ky said...

ooooo congratulations on your new apartment!

meg said...

yay! congratulations. i love new apartments and fresh paint.

Village Vegan said...

Well-- I'm off of blogger for a few days and when I come back I find that you're moving away from NYC (too). Best of luck to you-- I totally sympathize with your list of things you do and don't like about the city. But Portland sounds like a very nice place, too. I can't wait to hear all about the apartment!

Chickenbells said...

Congratulations on the new apartment! How nice it will be to move your stuff into a place rather than under one of those bridges in Portland! I love decorating a new place, it would make me want to move if it wasn't for all that pesky moving stuff that went along with it...like packing and picking things up. ugh. Glad you found one of the local thrifts...can't wait to see what you pull out of there!

sara said...

Oh I`m so happy for you and thepics are so so romantic in (for me) an Americanway!

Lesley said...

Hurray!!! That's great news! I'm so glad for you. I'm sure you'll have it feeling like home in no time.

I know exactly what you mean about the light too. I always notice a change when I go down to the south coast here in the uk.

shari said...

wonderful photos. congrats on finding a place to live!

junkdrawer said...

fabu! you found a place. glad you are settling into portland nicely...altho- the east coast already misses you. Who will take pics of all of our shabby signs?!

Gloria said...

Yay for the new apartment! I love the process of moving in and deciding how everything should look.

michelle said...

AHAHAHHA! CONGRATS!!! How exciting, I know the feeling! So when you gonna post pictures??? PLUS, you are right, the light looks amazing, it is really different there. Gosh, I feel like I am having an exciting adventure by proxy! Best of luck with paint colors, what fun.

amisha said...

congratulations on the new apartment!!! i am so excited for you.
and loving these photos... the light is beautiful. and amazed that you already have such good thrift karma in your new home :)
xo

Eva said...

congrats to you and Barry for finding your place. Hope you make lots of great memories in you new home!

marilyn said...

Congratulations on getting the apartment. We wish much happiness in your new apartment,new city, and new state. Hope everything went well with coordinating the moving van arrival and the new apartment. Can't wait to see pictures of your new place. It looks like you are already finding some adorable items for your kitchen---enjoy!

Jamie Welsh said...

Congratulations! Now that I am becoming a regular reader, I can say that the suspense is getting to me re your new place! (-:

Diana Coronado said...

Contratz !! Great pics !!!

Melissa said...

finally getting a chance to check in! yay for finding an apartment! hope you are doing well and we miss you!

Carolyn said...

Hey, girlfriend -- congrats on finding an apartment! I may be coming out to Portland in Spetember for a weekend, before a meeting in Seattle. I'll let you know if I do!

Best,
Carolyn
xo

Mary said...

Oh lucky you! I can't wait to hear all about the painting!

Mary

F.M. said...

félicitations!

Melissa H said...

Random but I bought that exact same cup at my local goodwill. I love it :)