A Day in Storybrooke

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About this time yesterday I laced up my adventure boots, hopped in my car, and drove up to Storybrooke, Maine.

Well, it reality it was a town called Steveston in British Columbia, Canada, which is where they film my favorite show of all time: Once Upon a Time.

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Road trip!

 

I’ve talked about it on here briefly before, but anybody who knows me in real life knows that I am a huge fan of the show. So, imagine my delight and surprise when I realized that the town they use to film the exterior scenes is only two hours from me.

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Arriving in Steveston

The day I was there was not a day they were filming, but some of the signs are left up all year round. I had a fun time walking along the streets, spotting Storybrooke signage hidden in plain sight among the rest of the regular businesses.

I had lunch at a location very well known to fans: Granny’s Diner.

A.K.A. The Cannery Cafe.

I had a truly delicious fish burger and the people there were incredibly nice. The whole town felt super welcoming! I was surprised how many people were out and about, milling around the town on a super rainy Thursday afternoon.

When I say rainy, I mean rainy. Like, dumping. When I got there it was just starting to sprinkle, but when I came out from lunch I almost got blown away. And then, as quickly as it began, it stopped. The sun didn’t come out but at least it was dry!

I’d love to be there on a day they’re actually filming. I felt a little conspicuous walking around taking pictures, so I tried to stick to phone photos and quick selfies to try to blend in at least a little. I scouted out quite a few recognizable filming locations, though!

It’s a beautiful town on the water that would be worth visiting even without the connection to the show. I definitely want to go back to spend some time at the docks in a little warmer weather.

I did a little window shopping, popped into a couple of the stores, and had fun playing with Canadian money. Haha.

And then, of course, it got sunnier and sunnier the closer I got to home. I definitely foresee another trip up there sometime in the near future – perhaps once spring finally arrives.

Anyone else watch Once Upon a Time? Have you ever been to Steveston?

Little Finds | A Forgotten Shopping Trip

Organizing my files the other day, I came across a folder that held some pictures that I apparently took for a post…and then promptly forgot about.

So let’s look at them today!

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I bought these on January 20th…

2015.

Man, time goes fast.

Have I used this cookbook since then? No. But it does make me giggle every time I see it on my bookshelf (anyone else remember that dirty joke from about 2002?).

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Have I sewn this pattern? Nope…

Pretty postcard but I haven’t done what I planned to do with it when I bought it. In fact, I stumbled across it the other day for the first time since then when I unpacked yet another box.

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A fun little menu from a local Lodge that is apparently still around and, as of 2003, on the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places.

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I should visit there someday.

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I should also find that berry color nail polish again. It looks rather pretty in these pictures.

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Apparently the original owner of the menu was an affluent business customer! Although the application is still in there, unused…

Much like these items.

I just need more hours in the day. Or to be finally done unpacking boxes (moving sucks).

Well, until next time.

Then I’ll hopefully have something more cheerful to write about.

Life Lately | Welcome to the Blog’s New Home!

Like the title says, welcome to the new space for Trumpets & Trimmings!

A little while ago I decided to do a little renovating which ended up leading to a move from blogger to wordpress. It took a while to learn the new format, but I’ve pretty much got the hang of it now. A bit of sprucing up and playing with the template and don’t you just love the outcome?

Now, as for more of a personal update…

I accidentally took the summer off from blogging. I accepted a job right at the start of June which ended up monopolizing most of my time and energy. I stayed there as long as I could and, very recently, took a different job which is a much better fit. So for those months I was able to get a little bit of sewing done but, between work and moving my blog around, there just wasn’t time to sit down and write about it all.

Which means I’ve got a lot of good stuff saved up!

Here’s a sneak peek:

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Fall fashion, first forays into corset-making, photoshoots, more HSM, and shoes!

Thanks for sticking around!