Wednesday, March 16, 2011

living the green

I don't seem to have a St Patrick's day card, so instead I'm offering you this postcard for my St Patrick's Day Greetings.

green room

This postcard has not turned or faded that I can tell. This was a choice that this lady, Betty Roux, seems to have made. She was a professional design and color consultant for Fuller Paint Co in Santa Rosa.

This is a postcard to advertise her services and the impressive room in their Santa Rosa office.

Being a fan of green and yellow, I can imagine that this room looked really great in person - in natual light. But, the florescent lights are not a good choice and the photo is just doomed.

Also, it seems like this would be the last room you would want to choose wallpaper or paint color's in. Everything would have a green cast to it.

Anyway, I admire her moxy and her commitment to the green theme.

Happy St Patricks Day! I think I might dye some food item green in Betty's honor.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

lunch or dinner in old Portland

Trader Vic's is a chain of tiki style restaurants that was really popular in the 50's and 60's. They still exist, but there aren't nearly as many locations. I recently heard that someone is trying to open a franchise here in Portland again. This restaurant was in the Benson Hotel.

trader vics

This Newberry's "Columbia Room" restaurant was located on the mall level of the Lloyd Center in Portland. The back of the postcard says it one of the "Lloyd Center's finest eating establishments". The Lloyd Center Mall used to be a really big deal. At one time it was the largest mall in the Pacific Northwest.

newberrys cafe