Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Looking backwards through Pink-colored glasses
You can’t go home again, everyone knows that. Yet sometimes while moving forward you inexplicably find yourself being pulled backwards. So it was for me on our recent trip back to Spokane, my home town.
We’d tried to visit this little shop last time we were in Spokane, last December, but they were closed. This time it was a pleasant accident to stumble upon them. You see this building was where I worked for many years, and where I met my husband.
After moving back to Spokane in 1999 (from Seattle, culturally quite different from lil' Spokane) I was starved for hip people and a cool place to work, I found that in spades at Luminaria (a vintage and reproduction lighting manufacturer that also specialized in anything remotely offbeat and interesting). Now this building, which holds such memories for me, contains a vintage shop called Pink.
I know this isn’t a typical garden blog post but there were so many things here just screaming to be outside, in the garden...
Take this guy for example. If I had a dollar for every customer that tried to buy him! Unfortunately it looks like some idiot broke his lower jaw...this used to be the coolest cougar downspout in all of Washington.
Have you ever gone back to a place that meant so much to you at one time only to find it in sad disrepair? I have…and this experience couldn’t have been more different. To see this place alive and full of such unique things, it was wonderful.
This used to be our (too small) employee parking lot. We’d squeeze at least six cars in there…it looks better as a courtyard don’t you think?
Should you find yourself in Spokane, and want to visit, Pink is located at 154 S. Madison Street, visit their website for more details.