HUNTING WEEKEND

We’re back safe and sound, everyone!

I know you were worried. I mean we were hunting, after all. Yesterday we headed way out west to Buffalo for our 12th-annually (i.e. every single month) junk-hunting trip. It was we three and one brave good friend who actually believed us when we said we wanted the company and took us up on our offer. (Soooo glad you did, M!)

wondering | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

We didn’t spend much time sitting silently in trees while dressed in a camouflage parkas waiting for one small glimpse of something good.

It was instant eye candy all around.

Here are a few things that caught the lens of my camera. No rhyme or reason here. Just enjoy…

scripty wall | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

aqua corner | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

garage for rent | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

vintage packages | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

secondhand rose frame | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

secondhand rose lights | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

secondhand rose lights2 | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczykThat’s just a Saturday-afternoon glimpse of Second Hand Rose—which, by the way, we learned will go on! Rose is passing the baton to new owners and, although our favorite junker is retiring, our favorite store isn’t.

The whole crew there promises to keep working hard.

Kinda like the crew that decided to park their train thingy on the railroad tracks that run right by the front door of the shop—while they worked on…something.

Secondhand rose train | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczykThese guys seemed quite amused by the steady stream of hip females heading in the door and the strange loads of junk heading out. They offered us $9/hour to join their team, which would have helped us afford a few more things, but also would have slowed us down and might have messed up our shopping outfits, so we politely declined.

We headed to Patina General instead, our new Buffalo favorite.

The highlight of PG for me was all their random studio supplies—buckets and bins of odds and ends that could be used to create so many different things. Wow does it have my wheels turning. I’m working on the studio upstairs here at R-house, and I could literally pull all of this right out of their shop and directly into my space.

Love it.

patina general Nov1 | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

patina general nov2 | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

patina general nov3 | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

patina general nov4 | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

So, you ask. Was the hunting trip a success?

Well, that depends on what you mean by success, of course.

Did I find a few gems? More than a few. But I only bought 2 or 3 little ones.

Did I have fun? For sure.

Did I get inspired? Understatement.

But I also noticed this: Unlike some trips, I didn’t leave desperately wanting more.

Nope. I came back to R-house filled with ideas and conversation, and happy to have what I’ve already got.

smile 2 | the both and | shorts and longs | julie rybarczykEven if it’s not a pink couch. Yet.

by julie rybarczyk

4 Comments

  • happy hour
    November 12, 2010 - 5:10 pm
  • happy hour!
    November 12, 2010 - 5:09 pm
  • HAPPY HOUR
    November 12, 2010 - 5:06 pm
  • alive and well.
    November 9, 2010 - 7:11 pm

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