Road Trip / Aurora : Part 1

We actually got out of town this weekend and headed to Aurora, the “Antiques Capital of Oregon”. Aurora is a small town of just over 900-ish residents that was founded as a Christian utopian colony. Today it is known for having an abundance of antique stores and historic buildings, many of which are white and reminiscent of New England. aurora5

white doors

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blue shuttersYou’re never far from hippie business in Oregon:

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treeheartOur first stop was the White Rabbit Bakery, which was cozy and clean and had great pastries.

whiterabMy partner had this mushroom and spinach quiche:

whiterab2and I had this tomato pesto galette:

whiterab3This had an amazing buttery,flaky crust and whole slices of tomato inside. Damn, it was good. Afterwards, we stopped at a garage sale where I picked up my only purchase in Aurora, this $1 bowl:

rbowlDefinitely redware…

rbowl2definitely older and handmade…

rbowl3maybe a vintage Mexican piece? It’s too much to hope that it could be American. I once found a redware plate with slip decoration that had a chip. I thought that it might be a recent reproduction so I passed it up, but at soon as I got home, I could just feel that it was actually old and I wasn’t able to go back and get it. Arghhh! I frustrate myself when I ignore my intuition.

The lady of the house also tried to sell me a rabbit. I had to decline. (Cue my son jumping up and down saying, “I want a rabbit. Can we have it? Why can’t we have the rabbit?!…”)

Part 2 tomorrow…

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