I went to Endless Knot in Belltown and bought this lovely Stop Staring! dress to wear for my reading with Hyacinth Girl Press, Dancing Girl Press, and Sundress Publications.
Fjords: Art and Literature for the 21st Century Reader had these awesome flyers instead of business cards. They were pages from a poetry book stamped with their info. Very vintage and cool.
I paired a Pinup Girl Clothing pencil skirt with a new sweater for a conference day, and added a vintage bird brooch.
Super cute hair accessory my sister Alicia made for me.
Top Pot Doughnuts is sooo tasty, and it’s housed in a cool vintage building that used to be a car showroom. The sign is retro, and the bronco spends its day bucking that cowboy around while people enjoy treats like salted caramel old fashioned doughnuts inside.
I had to run after this lovely lady at the conference since I never ever see women wearing vintage hats in public. This is the lovely Judith Hertog, a writer and photographer. You can find more of her writing and information at her webpage judithhertog.com
We went to the Freemont Market as everyone was packing up, but my friend Qwynn picked up these lovely clock parts for just a buck!
My friend And fellow poet Katy Ellis gave me this gift before I left. It’s a vintGe button mounted as a pendant, and a hand-crotcheted kitchen cloth in a cool vintage color pattern. You can find Katy’s poems at her website katyeellis.com
The 1907 Moore Theatre building
Washington Mutual Savings Bank which is blocked by the now vintage monorail.
I don’t mention it much here at It’s Not Dead Yet, but I’m a poet. As a writer, I’m a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), and I try to attend their annual conference once every year or two. Since I knew I was going to have an article due here, I tried to take some pics of vintage finds while I was at the conference in Seattle this week.
I had never been to Seattle before this, and was lucky to have some great weather here, which I thought might bring out some great vintage outfits on people, but evidently Seattle-ites think 40 degrees is cold, so there were a lot of coats on the street. (I was coming from Chicagoland, where we have been so far below freezing for so long that 50 degrees felt like summertime.)
There were lovely scarves and skirts in the Washington State Conference Center, but not a lot of real vintage. And I found myself so distracted by the work I was there to do like finding new places to send work and learning about teaching and writing from panels, that I kept forgetting to ask people to allow me to take their pictures.
Even the architecture here is amazing, but I was in a rush to get to the conference or back to my room to relax. I am sharing a couple of my husband’s photos since he was more attentive.
Click on any of the pics in the collage to see them and their captions. You can also see them as a slideshow by clicking on one of them.