7.20.2010

Bits and bobs in Astoria Oregon

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Here's some more photos from our weekend, we went twice to The Astoria Coffee House and Bistro, for a delicious breakfast and lunch. Food was great, service was great, and it was darling too! It passed my three tests for a good eatery: Excellent bacon, savory mac and cheese, and creamy hot chocolate.
Our last day there we watched a pretty doe who had jumped the fence into the yard. It was pretty awesome to wash dishes and have a staring contest with a doe just feet away from the window.
On our way out of town we stopped at my favorite creepy old house, a beautiful Victorian that is completely in shambles. The trees, grass, and vines are so out of control you can barely see the house from the road. It's extra creepy that there's still things in the house, like curtains and candlesticks. As much as I would love to see it cleaned up, I love the mystery of it as is.

26 comments:

Sarah Dee said...

you look like you always have such great adventures!!!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

nona said...

Oh, I love falling-down houses. We had some great ones nearby that got pulled down recently, and I had a very hard time resisting the urge to go see if there was anything cool inside I could scavenge before they were gone. But they were pulled down for being massively structurally unsound, so that might not have been wise.

(also, um, hi! Long-time lurker, finally making an attempt at delurking and blogging.)

Nona
a-red-robin.blogspot.com

CAITi said...

Your hair looks totally awesome and adorable!!

-Caitlin
http://thosewereverygoodyrs.blogspot.com/

PrettyDamnCute said...

That first photo is stunning.

Courtney said...

I have that same house posted on my blog! Your pics are so much better. I had to get a drive by shot with the man behind the wheel. He's no fun sometimes. I love that house. I want it. Even more, I want to know the story behind it.

That first photo is gorgeous. Sam must really like that coffee beverage in front of him if you were able to sneak his smile into a photo. lol

Delightfully Tacky said...

I love the bridge in the background. Last summer we went on a 2 week RV trip around the WA peninsula and some of Oregon, so we traversed that bridge. I'm definitely planning on going back to Astoria on my Winnebago trip. The Washington coast is so gorgeous, and I've never been down the Oregon coast!

Zohar said...

that's a great look for your Solanah - I think a shapes skirts give you such a great silhouette :)

Pixie Drive-In said...

Fun photos! They make me miss Astoria. Haven't been there in a few years.

http://pixiedrivein.blogspot.com

Carys said...

Such great photos, I love the sailor collar!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

b. said...

Ooo ~ that house is deliciously overgrown and shambly. I only wish we had such beautiful arcitecture out in Australia. But we are too young for that!

xox,
b. of Depict This!

Emmie said...

AHHH! I'm so jealous you got to visit Astoria where my favourite film The Goonies was made! Some day...

Lovely photos by the way! Creepy mystery houses are th best!

olgreeneyes.blogspot.com

Thomson's Gazelle said...

I thought you might like this--refurbished vintage iceboxes!

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/21/fridges-built-from-o.html

Maria Confer said...

Oh, what a beautiful place!! I so want to visit Oregon! I am in love with your sailor dress!!!

I love Astoria for the Goonies reference!!

Lulu Letty

luckydame said...

Ok, it's official...next road trip is to Oregon! I love all these wonderful and unique places you find.

If that house could talk, eh???

garofit said...

that's a fantastic house, don't know about creepy, I just love it!

Jillian said...

Beautiful photos! I am completely fascinated by Astoria, particularly that amazing bridge. It was one of my favorite Oregon places.

Joshua Jessup said...

This is what I know about the house. We were told by the Realtor when we were shopping for our house in Astoria that it was and still is owned by the Flavel family. The same family that lived in the Flavel House. (Now a museum) We were interested in a house just a few doors up from there, but ultimately couldn't afford it. The Realtor told us that the house had (obviously) been that way for a long time and the family really had no interest any longer in taking care of it as they lived somewhere else. (and apparently had the money to let it go!)

Ellie Rigby said...

The house sounds awesome, but I am also impressed with the art on the blackboard menu. makes me want to paint a wall of my house with that blackboard paint and have a new mural everyday.

Solanah said...

Awesome! Love your layout :)

Shallow Mallow said...

Beautiful outfit as ever :)
Love the old house.

esme and the lane way said...

Wow, what an absolutely amazing looking place! And I love your outfit, too :)

Ashley Sloan said...

I had completely forgotten that Astoria is on my to-do list this summer! I can't recommend enough my family friend's restaurant/bar/second run theater: http://www.columbianvoodoo.com/

Super cute, old theater that you would love.

PinkBow said...

love the outfit & the place with the beautiful painted walls and old photographs. perfect.

Velvet said...

You look great in that outfit. I love the beret as well as your blog!

A. Rose said...

Lovely! I miss that area! I was wondering if you made that shirt? I thopught I remembered someone posting about turning their husbands old shirt into a cute new one, but I can't find the post! Could you help me out if you know? Thanks!

Solanah said...

A.Rose, no, I bought it :)