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Learn About Lulu & Lulu's Vintage + More - Celebrating 7 Years of Lulu's Vintage Blog


Thursday, January 24th marked the 7th Anniversary of Lulu's Vintage Blog!

December 04, 2012 Traceyanne & Carey of Camera Obscura at Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland

Today I have picked out some of my favorite posts that I wrote for the Trends category (in this category I post about going ons at Lulu's Vintage Store and about myself).

I have perused through past Trends posts and have decided to link to some of my fave posts (click on the link below each photo to read the original article)...

October 31, 2012 Halloween Past

October 23, 2012 These Are The Kitties In My Neighborhood

October 16, 2012 Becky Ross, Grishley by Amanda Grisham Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Shows & Stylish Attendees

September 20, 2012 Lulu's Vintage Store featured in Conde Nast Traveler Articles

August 15, 2012 Lulu's Vintage Store in Portland, Oregon Featured on Fashion Indie

July 03, 2012 The 3rd Annual Portland Hat Parade Photo Wrap Up

June 03, 2012 Vintage Garden Party

September 22, 2011 Maps to Vintage, Retro & Design in Portland, Oregon

August 19, 2011 Becky Ross, Project Runway Season 9 Contestant, Interview Part I

June 27, 2011 Photos of the 2nd Annual Portland Hat Parade

April 20, 2011 A Day in the Life of Lulu...

April 07, 2011 Treasures Unearthed: An Hour With The Movie and The Talkies; Record Albums by The Cure, Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Depeche Mode, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and The Smiths

Lulu's Vintage Featured in MS.MS. March Look Book

February 17, 2011 Vintage Suitcase Mystery Solved & Cat Fundraising Inspiration

November 03, 2010 Brit Box: UK Indie Shoegaze & Brit Pop Gems

October 27, 2010 Lulu's Vintage Clothing Store in Portland, Oregon

August 30, 2010 Lulu, Vintage & Portland in the Media

June 21, 2010 Garfield's Sweet Ride & A Visit To His Cribs

April 05, 2010 Lulu's Photos from The First Annual Portland Easter Hat Parade

March 16, 2010 These Are The Bags of My Life...

June 18, 2009 Scrapbooks, an American History & Lulu's Honeymoon Scrapbook

April 20, 2009 Lulu Interviewed in the U.K. Observer Newspaper

March 20, 2009 Lulu's Vintage Interview on ephemera

*Lulu's Vintage 1,500th Blog Post*

Back when I hit my 1,500 the blog post I shared 15 little known facts about me. Here they are, in no particular order...

*I love the snow.

*I love to bake.

*I love calla lillies and red gladiolas.

*I love dark chocolate and Indian food.

*I love to dance.

*I love to travel by train and take road trips by car (I hate to fly).

*I like photography (and having a camera with me makes me feel less shy).

*I like playing Scrabble, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles.

*I like to play miniature golf, pinball, and whack-a-mole.

*I rarely see new movies, I much prefer the quality and storylines of vintage movies ( new-er movies by Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry, Kar Wai Wong, as well as French movies are the exception).

*One of my favorite museum exhibits that I have ever seen was a Verner Panton exhibit at the Design Museum in London- it was a room full of spaces divided up by color. I also really liked the Outsider Art Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland; the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, Kansas; as well as the Hundertwasser House/Museum in Vienna, Austria.

*I would love to live in Brugge, Belgium or Lucca, Italy.

*Before my brother was born, friends of my parents joked that if it was a girl they should call her Little Lulu Ludlum. Well, as it turned out, their first child was a boy- so the nickname Lulu Ludlum was passed along to me.

*I love cats. I also really want to adopt a corgi and perhaps a rabbit or two.

*I have had various different career ideas and entrepreneurial skills throughout my life, including...
-As a child I would do face painting and sell greetings cards that I had created during recess, I was also in charge of drawing up a map of where to hide from the boys when they chased us girls at recess (during jr. high and high school I would have loved to have a map as to where to find the boys [actually I knew where to find them, I was just too shy to do anything about it]).
-During the summer I would set up a snack stand and sell popcorn, Otter Pops, lemonade, etc... to the other kids in the neighborhood. I also worked as a babysitter and pet sitter.
-I would take my mom's old teaching materials, create a classroom setting and teach some of the kids from the neighborhood.
-I cut envelopes and index cards in half and would tape them in the back of books and check them out to my friends.
-I wanted to be an archaeologist. When I was a child my dad would take me on walks in the woods and fields near our house and he would look for old turn of the century dump sites where he would unearth fascinating things, he would also come across old arrowheads. When I was a teenager I discovered an old dump site behind our house, it was near a creek and I would go down there and spend hours digging up beautiful pieces of china and glass bottles.

This post was originally published on January 29, 2013.