A Mini Break at the Cape

Monday was mine and my husband’s 1 year wedding anniversary (you can see our wedding photos here) and he surprised me with a stay at a delightful bed & breakfast in Astoria, Oregon. We visit Astoria fairly often, so this time we decided to explore the Washington coastline just across the bridge over the Columbia river.

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

We stopped at a few antique shops along the way (I got an amazing late 1800s hand sewn gown and another Edwardian top to add to my collection) and then traveled along the coastline to visit Cape Disappointment. We happened upon this incredible lighthouse that was built in the 1880s and I was freaking out over these painted plaques on the side of the lighthouse.

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

If a warrant for my arrest would not be issued for stealing public property, you can bet I would have tried to pry these off with a crowbar. Or whatever you use to pry off old plaques with. (I’m totally joking, you know that right? I highly frown upon stealing, let alone defacement of public property ESPECIALLY such a beauty as this!)

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse
Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

We hiked around a bit (and I was not wearing the proper footwear!) and we happened upon the light keeper’s house and the captain’s house which much to our surprise and joy is available to rent as a vacation home! I was so thrilled by this prospect! I immediately envisioned my birthday party happening on the lawn, sunbathing by the water, and eating lots and lots of fresh seafood. Wouldn’t you want to do all these things at this house?

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

Adored Vintage Travels | 1880s Lighthouse

Vintage Clothing | Weekend at the Cape

Inspired by the hues of Cape Disappointment (funny name, isn’t it?) of navy blue, white, and cream… you can shop these vintage pieces over at Adored Vintage! Click here to shop Cape Weekend Collection!

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Autumn on Sauvie Island

Sauvie Island in Autumn | Adored Vintage Blog

Last Saturday Cari, Julia, and I trekked out to Sauvie Island (one of my absolute favorite places to go to in Portland) to engage in the drinking of hot apple cider, stuff our faces with candied apples, and share tales of how much we love Portland (we all JUST moved here about the same time!) while sitting on hay bales around a bonfire.

Sauvie Island in Autumn | Adored Vintage Blog

When we arrived… the farms were all closed. The bonfire gone. The haystacks non existent. The stands where hot apple cider and rows of shiny candied fruits…CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Sauvie Island in Autumn | Adored Vintage Blog

Woe was us! (I know champagne problems) However, we made the best of it, because Sauvie Island is just too beautiful, you don’t even need all that extra stuff. We walked around the grounds of the Bisbee Howell house (I want to LIVE in this house, you have NO IDEA. And it’s EMPTY. I could just MOVE in like tomorrow), ooohed and ahhhed over all the fall foliage, the scenic landscape, the cows along the side of the road.

Sauvie Island in Autumn | Adored Vintage Blog

If you’re visiting Portland, please visit Sauvie. Or actually, don’t visit, I want to keep it all to myselffff. Forget you read this post! *poof* Your memory just got erased! *waves hand* This is NOT the island you’re looking for. *raises stick* You shall not pass.

Sauvie Island in Autumn | Adored Vintage Blog

 

Just kidding. But did you like my Star Wars and LOTR references?

Sauvie Island in Autumn | Adored Vintage Blog

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