Sunday, August 10, 2008

Quinault Country Store



Country stores make me wish I lived in the country. They really do. Camping food, fishing tackle, marionberry and huckleberry jam, souvenir leather pouches and jewelry made by the local folks. This one had a cafe in the back that was famous for cooking up some mean fish and chips and hamburgers--by the time we got in for lunch around 2, they had nothing left except salmon burgers. Whoever came in and ordered all those fish and chips and hamburgers don't know what they missed.

We ate ours next to the lake.


I love maps.


This one was up at the store with a sign to put in a pin to show where you came from. We looked at it while we waited for our lunch to come. It gave me some ideas for jewelry, all the little clusters of color. It made me want to put a big map of the world on my bedroom wall. I t inspired me to get some map pins and I almost did at an incredible map store in Seattle but I stopped myself since I don't have much more room on my walls for a giant world map. I could always get some anyway another time I guess, huh?

(p.s. we missed the beard and mustache competition by one day--aww man!)

14 comments:

heidi said...

1) Love the authentic banjo dude.
2) Save that great map idea! SOME day there will be the perfect space on a wall... in a kitchen, a bathroom, a basement. Someday.
3) My hubby makes that face ALL the time. "Did ya get the pic? Can I eat my burger now?"
4) Keep the vac. pics comin'!

cara. said...

thanks so much for commenting! i love your blog! a woman after my own heart with the simple salads and feather headpieces. . . you are such a talented designer. i can't believe i lived in brooklyn for the last year and a half and didn't find you. once i have an income, i'll be all over that store (: in the meantime, i'm going to have to send your address to all of my friends. . .

take care and thanks again!

berryberr said...

Nice blog! I just stumbled upon your blog today. Will be following it from now on!:)

Stephanie said...

That map - all the prickly colorful pins - wow. In a small space, it would be cool to make a globe you could stick the pins in, like a strange little sculpture.

Your trip looks fantastic.

(PS: I'm so glad you found my blog - I love yours ... and the JEWELS. Wow-o-wow.)

amy said...

i want an old fashioned school map over my dining room table. i want guests to put pins in them. so lovely!

please sir said...

Looks like such a fun place - I love stores like that!

mandco said...

Love the map idea! It would be really fun to se jewelleries where you draw inspiration from that :-)

Victoria said...

The map idea is great!

Camille said...

My sister has a country store nearby...I'm so envious. I love a good country store. There is always a little of this and a little of that. You never know what you might find. I love the photos of the map! I like maps as well.

mary said...

That map (and all those pins) is fascinating!

porter hovey said...

How great!! Those map are great. What a wonderful visual representation.

noble pig said...

It really looks like you had a nice trip. That background scenery is just lovely. Glad the salmon burgers were good too!

Angry Asian said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog. YOUR pix are beautiful!
i have personally have a soft spot for the cracker barrel and other country stores myself. reminds me of my college days in southern VA and my sweetie who is from TN.

love your jewelry!

Elizabeth said...

I love maps with pins in them. It reminds me of elementary school and the wonder I sometimes felt realizing how big and how small the world is at the same time.

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