Some of my long time readers may recall my visit to Industriart way back in 2012
(I know! Where the bleep has the time gone??)
I had the good fortune of conducting a rather casual interview with the lovely owner Veronica and sharing a few images that I snapped of her wonderful collection of wares.
Given the eclectic nature of her treasure trove I made an appointment with her
to visit and take a new set of images that I could A - drool over and
B - pop up on my blog for all you Jack Sparrows out there
Whilst many of you cannot make it in to see these delights in the flesh I
feel that true pirates still get a thrill from casting their eyes upon
the gems that are on offer...
... even if it does mean leaving empty handed.
Given half the chance, I myself would pillage plunder her gems but she is
such a lovely woman my conscience tells me otherwise...
... well that and the fact that my little cottage in the hills is limited
in space (sigh) and there's the tiny factor regarding my
husband and his growing intolerance of my clutter
The bonus with a jaunt to Industriart is that you do not have
to be lover of ALL THINGS OLD - there are interesting items that have
been given a breath of new life as well as items which qualify as
perfect for the person who has everything
I love going there because I get to chat with Veronica whilst taking
a trip down memory lane
My mum had one of these Ginger Wafer tins and I recall being
bitterly disappointed when I opened it to find it full of tea bags.
Obviously I've changed because the mere sight of a tea bag sets
off my shameful addiction and the notion of them stored in a vintage tin...
...well you get the idea..
If it's coloured glass you're into then you'll be
rubber necking all the way...
... and did I mention there's TWO floors?
MAHOOSIVE restraint shown at this point... although I'm weakening with every
minute that passes - and I do not want one... I
want, desire, need all three
I went a little snap happy and then when it came time to edit
I thought ... stuff it - put them all in
... at least this way my readers abroad are given a
thorough tour ... non?
I have at least four recipes which would shift from boring to brilliant
just by being served on these cabbage leaves...
more medal worthy restraint shown here...
... and here....
Well there you have it peoples - a peep into the world of
Industriart - Unit D, 29 Clayton Street, Bellevue, WA
I will just add ...
If you are able to pop in then make sure you allow enough time
for a satisfying experience (minimum 1/2 hour for sure)
A very sincere thank you to Veronica for allowing me to take
all these photos and share them with you.
On another note I just wanted to extend my love
and appreciation to all the readers who sent me personal emails after reading
my last post.
I try really hard to be positive and up beat as much as possible
but I am only human and I guess it was only a matter of time
before some of the more mundane dramas made there way to
the (usually positive) pages of my blog.
I suspect that people who are happy to rant on the net do so
because it can be quite cathartic. Surely it isn't just to be negative?
I also suspect that people who only ever share the stellar stuff
have bad days too - they just edit them out of the public eye.
And that's cool too.
I began this blog as a journal, a creative outlet, a hobby
and a healthy distraction
It's ended up giving me way more than I give to it
I feel very blessed to have made a few wonderful new
friends along the way
Anyhoo..... I'm rambling now and all I really
wanted to say was
"Thanks ever so much for the love"
My bad days are a walk in the park compared to the
trials of some and reminding myself of this
(sometimes 37 times a day)
DOES actually help
... but then again so did a small, wee, petty, little, miniature rant
(kinda, sorta... almost)
Oh - one last thing - if you're having a heavy day then do yourself
a favour and crank up the next song and dance the dance you
dance when no one can see you dance ... you know the one...
(I dare anyone to say they don't feel better after
bopping and hopping like a chimp on cocaine)
Van Halen - Jump
Ok, that's me done.
Over and Out and a Walla Walla Bing Bang