I was looking forward to this field trip almost more than I was Thanksgiving dinner. Today, the day after Thanksgiving, five of us ladies piled into a big car and headed north to our friend’s clothing swap, in a little town near Edison, Washington. This friend left the big city three years ago when she bought what she calls her ‘mini-farm’, in a ridiculously beautiful setting in the Skagit Valley. Her mini-farm is oh-so-charming, filled with beautiful local art, and the clothing up for grabs was to die for. I actually scored a pair of super cool, perfectly fitting, size 11 black flats, never worn, purchased in Paris. Wow!
After the clothing swap we headed into Edison to check out the town. It’s a tiny town which, according to the 2010 census, has a population of 133. I also learned that Edward R. Murrow, the famous broadcaster, was from Edison.
This tiny town has a ton of personality, including a gorgeous gallery, arts and craftsy shops, artists and craftsmen’s studios, an incredible bakery, and a cool looking coffee shop, all on one small street. I loved this place, even though a lot of stuff was closed, but that’s just a reason for me to go back.