Rivers and zombies | How About Orange

July 12, 2010

Rivers and zombies

I've been on a vacation for the last week and a half, though you probably wouldn't know it since I sneakily scheduled posts in advance for most of the days I was gone. We paid a visit to friends in the Pacific Northwest, and while there we took a stroll through Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. The storefront window signs asking zombies not to get blood on the merchandise were mystifying until we began seeing increasing numbers of decked-out undead wandering the streets. Those shop owners weren't kidding. We'd accidentally timed our visit to coincide with a zombie block party. We also spent some time hiding out in a cabin in the Cascades where most places we went looked like the scene above and were zombie-free.

A brief visit to Portland was lots of fun, and I couldn't leave without this handmade bag from Queen Bee Creations. The bag and I are now inseparable. In fact, we both got rained on last night and the bag held up like a champ.

30 comments:

The Cheap Chic Momma said...

Love the bag! Surprised it's not orange.

Erin Wallace said...

That bag is delicious! I'm a bit wierded out by the zombie street parade though - one of those things that make you go "Hmmm."

xo Erin

Jess said...

Indeed. I liked it quite a bit.

Jennifer said...

Oh what a great bag! Small wonder that a Portland artisan would make bags that do well in the rain... lol

amy lou said...

Me and zombies don't see eye to eye. I can't handle them in movies, and if I saw them on the streets I might cry. jk
I am in love with the Queen Bee Creation bags. I haven't heard of them until now. Thanks for the link.
Hope you enjoyed your vaycay!

Tegan and Tage said...

Sacramento tried to break the record Seattle set for the zombie thing... I'm not sure how I feel about that... other than the fact that I wasn't at all surprised about the number of, um, unique people who turned out for the event.

I kind of need that bag though.

M.A said...

Nothing better than a vacation to recharge the creative battery. The zombie block party sounds like an unforgettable event.

Grandma G said...

You are soooooo sneaky! But I did good and didn't give away your secret! :-D

I'm sooooo glad you found a zombie-free place to stay!!!

Your bag held up in the rain, but you didn't say how YOU did. ;)

Love you and missed you... glad you're back... wish you were here!

Mum

paperseed said...

Is that the diaper bag? Did I miss something, like, you're pregnant? Or maybe you just liked the style? It is gorgeous. As a Portlander myself I think it might be my duty to get one of their bags for my own. :-)

P.S. Tell them they need to offer an orange version!

MoonDoggie said...

Zombie block party?!
What's all that about?

Jess said...

Paperseed, heck no! It is the "Small Rita." It's 11" x 9". I think this design comes in many sizes.

Kamaile said...

I've been eyeing that bag for a while and your pictures just caused me to order it! CUTE!

seemommysew said...

Cute bag! Umm...Freemont is strange, that's all I can say. :)

Meaghan said...

A zombie block party! How fantastic! If you have any pictures of the zombies you should post some, that is hilarious. Great bag too!

Missy said...

Hehe, I did the post scheduling thing last week too! How sneaky! I love reading your pretty blog. It's so very inspirational! Thank you!
I have a giveaway going at www.curiouskey.blogspot.com
stop by and enter if you like!

Love Missy
xxx

Em said...

I love the bag too! I'm getting ready to get out of town for a while... how do you schedule posts for later dates???

Jess said...

If you use Blogger, click "post options" under a new post and change the date to something in the future. Then hit publish. The post will be published automatically at the time and date you choose.

Nathalie said...

Love the bag!

Andi Lia said...

Wow, the bag sure looked like a champ to me...and I love the lovely picture of the river, thanks for sharing it :)

Vicky said...

I participated in Fremont's Zombie Walk last year. It was super fun! It was right after Michael Jackson died, so they taught us all the Thriller dance. :)

annie said...

that bag is perfect!

Swiss Ms. said...

I think you meant "Seattle's funkiest neighborhood, Fremont."

Jess said...

Ha! Um, yes, that's what I meant.

Leandre said...

I have a Queen Bee wallet that I picked up in Ferndale, MI that I have loved for years. It is fraying a bit now; thanks for reminding me of where to replace it!

malia said...

that zombies thing is so funny-- we live in seattle and my 7 year old is into zombies... when he saw that story on the news it was like all his zombie dreams came true.

hope you had a great vaca!

Jinny said...

I'm going to support and add to Swiss Ms.'s comment:

"Seattle's funkiest neighborhood and the Center of the Universe, Fremont."

;) I'm usually just a lurker on this blog, but I have to ask: Where in the cascades did you stay? It looks like a perfect hiking destination!

heidifay said...

my boyfriend was at the zombie walk! they broke a guiness world record for the most zombies in one place! :)

kimi said...

I have the black and silver truckette of the puddle and I had poppy before that. I love my queen bees! they hold up SO well.

Amanda said...

Love it. I'm visiting Portland next week and definitely checking out this bag. Thanks!

stephanie said...

love queen bee! i'm thinking it's time for a new purse...

oh and zombie block party? weirdly awesome.

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