Tuesday, March 19, 2013

it won't be long

photographs by Ryland Bouchard and Lisa Vironda

Most of my shoes are sitting unworn these days. Every time I lace up these beat-up 1930s boots I want to go on an adventure. They have been the perfect companions for foraging for mushrooms in the forest, combing for sea glass on the windy beach, and digging for treasures in the dusty corners of antique stores.

We are preparing to say goodbye to our dear home on Guemes Island. Many adventures are ahead of us this year and I am ready, with my favorite suitcase and boundless boots.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

our trip, 1939

Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah

Casino, Salt Lake

Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Salt Bed

Fair Grounds

The Exposition

Redwood Tree

Our California Home

Little Church of the Flowers

Wishing Chair / Little Church of the Flowers

National Broadcasting Company, Hollywood California

National Broadcasting Company, Hollywood California

Boulder Dam

Scenes at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Natural Bridge

Painted Desert

Scene in Petrified Forest

Hollywood Bowl

This photo album is one of the many gifts that Lauren from Bohemian Bisoux Vintage has mailed to me. We have been exchanging surprise gifts and it is always a delight to find a package from her in the mailbox. All of the photographs in this album are from a family vacation taken in August 1939 and I just adore all of her outfits. All of the scenes have me dreaming of a long summer trip in the car.

My dad is a truck driver and when we were kids my brother and I would take turns going for week long trips with him, hauling loads of steel to rust belt cities. Most of my childhood memories of summer are of truck stops, country music cassette tapes, studying the atlas, and steel mills.

I don't know where we will be living this summer, but I hope that there will be a few long car rides to new places. I would love to see Crater Lake and Redwood National Park. Where would you like to go this summer? What was your favorite family vacation?

Monday, March 11, 2013

living in another world

photographs by Ryland Bouchard

vintage sweater set: ebay
vintage clutch: thrifted
tights: modcloth
vintage shoes: deadstock collection

We took a few rolls of film to be developed and I found these photographs from earlier this winter. We are moving at the end of the month and we will miss living here. The year went by so quickly and we would love to stay for many more.