Friday, April 15, 2011

Road Trip Moment Of Zen.

Crescent Lake, Port Angeles, WA.

A Trip To The Woods: Female-Friendly Camping Finds.

Vintage coral pink camping thermos, from Compost This.

Tree stump embroidery, from Miniature Rhino.

Hand-knit pom pom, from Tortilla Girl.

"White Tent" giclee print, from Gretchenmist.

The camping weekend--an essential road trip experience. Unfortunately, my girlfriend is a bit camping-phobic. However, I'd like to think that even she would brave the great outdoors if these female-friendly accessories we're part of the mix. Seriously, how can you go wrong with a coral pink thermos!

Part of our extended "Road Trip" series. More finds (and memories) from the road, all this week!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rock 'N' Roll Road Trip.

U2 ticket stub coaster, from Blue Order.

"Elvis with Parrot" acrylic on canvas, from Aaron Reichert.

Print (from Radiohead lyrics), from The Big Harumph.

"Marina Towers" print, from Chasing The Light.

Many of my favorite road trips were inspired by music:

1. U2, Charlotte. A 6-hour drive in heavy rain. The best concert I've ever witnessed. I got so hot that I ditched my sweatshirt inside the arena. I also took a 2-minute leak in to an overflowing toilet.

2. Graceland, Memphis. A 15-hour drive that ended with an overnight stay in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches definitely helped our weariness the next morning.

3. Radiohead, Washington, D.C. A 2-hour drive (again, in pouring rain) that unfortunately ended in a canceled concert. However, we had the best 8-hour, Georgetown shopping experience the next day.

4. Wilco, Chicago. The cover of "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" inspired this particular (post-break-up) 14-hour road trip. My heartbreak was cured with a Cubs game, lots of beer, and the best hot dog I've ever eaten.

Part of our extended "Road Trip" series. More finds (and memories) from the road, all this week!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Room For Two, Please.

"Texas Motel" photograph, from Katya Laroche Photography.

Just discovered Katya Laroche's shop on Etsy. Lots of wonderful, road-inspired photographs to gawk at. I absolutely love staying at motels along the outskirts of small towns. A lot of times, the per night rate ends up being cheaper than what I pay in rent for my apartment! And at least at the motel I get cable...

Part of our extended "Road Trip" series. More finds (and memories) from the road, all this week!

Road Trip Memory: The Road To Gallup, 2010.

Rain, snow, wind and bright sunshine...all in a day's drive. Salt Lake City, UT to Gallup, NM--one of the most scenic stretches I've ever driven. We were hoping to make a quick stop at the Four Corners National Monument, but it was closed. Did I mention it was a 12-mile side trip from the road we were on (the same road that posted no sign of said closure)? Not bitter at all--just sayin'.

Part of our extended "Road Trip" series. More finds (and memories) from the road, all this week!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Counting The Street Lights.

"Lost Highway" photo print, from Catherine Nunnally.

Hand-painted, vintage train case, from Get Ready Set Go.

Map coasters, from Hands Workshop.

"Farewells Are Difficult" collage, from Living Feral.

As a kid, many of my memories from road trips past were the sights I saw while laying down in the back seat--tree tops, clouds, rain on the windshield, or even the occasional pattern of passing street lights. I wonder how many miles passed as I stared out the back window...

Part of our extended "Road Trip" series. More finds (and memories) from the road, all this week!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Fancy Lamb's "Vintage Addiction" -- Q & A with Half Pint Salvage

Normally, me and half-pint (aka, my boyfriend, Karl) refrain from talking about our Etsy shops, here at Featherette. But today, our friend Robin (aka, The Fancy Lamb), is interviewing Karl as part of her renewed "Addicted To Vintage" series.

Vintage unused whiskey labels, from Half Pint Salvage.

Karl is definitely a vintage addict. If you're a vintage addict, you'll definitely want to read the entire interview, here. Enjoy!

Road Trip Memory: The Oregon Coast, 2009.

The only thing more ridiculous than the beauty of the Oregon coast was Karl's "beach" shorts. But when you live in the Pacific Northwest, you're not really prepared to dive in any kind of water--so we'll let him slide.

If you're planning to visit the coast, we recommend Lincoln City--and specifically, The Ester Lee Motel, a cute, beach side motel with 15-20 cozy cottages. Relaxation achieved.

Part of our extended "Road Trip" series. More road trip finds (and memories), all this week!