This week we continued our journey north leaving Auburn, California (the Sacramento area) and headed to Bend, Oregon for one night and then on to Spokane, Washington where we will be staying for a couple weeks. We enjoyed a beautiful drive through northern California and Oregon with the vast and amazingly blue skies and all the chippy & rusty, old barns.
And of course along the way there were lots of completely adorable small towns and all of them have an antique shop. We were driving literally through the middle of nowhere, the biggest town we went through was Bend, Oregon where we started our day. These pictures are from a little shop in Morro, Oregon. They had lots of beautiful collections.
This beautiful building is in a tiny town in Northern Oregon called Shaniko. Just a little side note. Growing up, I used to make this same drive with my family every summer to visit family in California. Shaniko was always one of our favorite sites along the way. I think we even have pictures (I might have to dig one out since I’m at my parents), of us kids standing in front of the “now entering” sign for Shaniko, because the population on the sign read 26! We always thought that was so crazy! And the town is seriously in the middle of nowhere.
I missed the name of this little town, honestly because the town was gone before we even realized it. But my lovely husband did manage to get pulled over just on before leaving town, when he saw these great chippy, old gas pumps!
Over the weekend, my husband and I spent the weekend in an amazingly beautiful old hotel in Spokane, without the kids thanks to my parents, called the Davenport. I’ll have more pictures of that in the upcoming weeks. But I do have one picture to get you excited about all the fun treasures and old buildings that we found in Spokane and hence my love for all things chippy, rusty and vintage.Back to Blog