I am not much of a rain/cold adventurer and I tend not to visit my local shops much during the winter months, so I took the opportunity of the lovely day to walk up and down a couple of my favorite streets and visit a few local vintage and thrift shops. We have a variety of such shops here that range from the curated, with the best pieces of mid-century furniture, to the shops that are literally disorienting from walking through the mazes of items stacked upon items. I used to be a thrift store junkie in my younger years so I still enjoy meandering through thrift shops and I can't seem to get the fantasy out of my mind of finding an eames chair for $5.00. Unfortunately times have changed and that probably is not going to happen these days. But if I ever strike it rich I am pretty certain I will be considered an eccentric with a vast collection of paint-by-number paintings. I passed up several this weekend, I am afraid I would need to have a very large budget to have the home and the furnishings to house and surround them in a way that wouldn't make my home look like a thrift store itself. I don't know what it is about them but I just find them so charming.
I also stopped by a favorite little french bistro of mine for crepes which I had been avoiding since going gluten-free, afraid of the disappointment of no longer being able to eat there, but I was happy to find that they offer gluten-free crepes. So crepes for lunch it was! Portland is definitely the city to be in for any and all dietary needs. I ended the weekend by watching the last episode of Downton Abbey, that went so fast! How was your weekend?