Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Astoria and Long Beach Peninsula Trip

My wonderful summer continued last weekend with a trip to Astoria and the Long Beach Peninsula with art friends, Suzanne and Jan . While Portland sizzled with 90°F temps, we enjoyed cool, sunny weather in the 60's on the coast. I don't usually like to frequent antique stores but had fun visiting two in Nahcotta near Oysterville. I was particularly excited to find two tins for a dollar each that will make great watercolor travel palettes. Maybe I need to do this more often.

Fortunately, the Nahcotta Antiques and Collectibles - Bombay Books Store was open. Down the road, we visited Raven's Haven Junque-Art. Both offered a great variety of old jewelry, books, tins, linens, tools, etc. that we use in our art.
The community of Oysterville dates back to the 1850's. I liked Captain AT Stream's House built in 1869.

A morning walk on the beach-
and a return home over the Astoria bridge at the mouth of the Columbia River.
A very satisfying weekend.


Dayna Collins said...

Looks like it was a lovely trip with beautiful weather. And of course the junk stores had my heart racing!

lilylovekin said...

What a great trip, your coast line is so beautiful no matter what the weather. What a fun idea to use old tins as water color pallets. It looks like you found some good deals.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

I had no idea you didn't like antique stores, Paula. You were sure a good sport! So glad you could make the trip; it was fun!

Gwen said...

Looks like you really scored, with the weather and the junk stores! I love to go to antique stores!