Decorating in the Pacific Northwest with Grimm

Today’s Deconstructing Design comes with a bit of a story.  And like all good fairytales it’s a Grimm one.

Not too long ago, I was out to lunch with a girlfriend when she mentioned she was planning on attending a local estate sale for the television show, Grimm.

My ears immediately perked up!

Grimm is not a show that we’ve ever watched, but I was still very intrigued. Although I love that the show was set and filmed in our local city of Portland, Oregon, I’m not a fan of anything that is too dark and creepy. But as you know… I love set design, so I had to invite myself along.

Be careful what you invite yourself to.

As we pulled up to the venue, it began to pour. I mean BUCKETS!!

Living in Oregon I should’ve known better, but I was hugely under prepared for what was ahead.

6 hours of standing in line… in the cold and the rain.

This was us after a half hour.

Decorating in the Pacific Northwest with Grimm

After an hour and a half I was ready to call it quits.

Did I mention that my husband went along for the ride and that this kind of thing is his least favorite thing in the world to do?

I felt horrible asking him to spend a Saturday this way… and yet he was an amazing sport about it.

At hour two when I was about to walk away from the experience, the line community (that we had made while waiting) challenged my pride and asked how could I foolishly walk away with nothing after all the time I had invested?

Hour three we began discussing what it costs to hire someone to stand in line for you. Who knew it’s an actual job?!

The Girl Scout’s also came by peddling cookies to a captive audience. Smart girls!

Around hour four I was starting to wonder if life existed outside of the line. Would I ever be warm and dry again? WHAT IF WE DIDN’T GET IN??!

At hour five we could see the light at the end of the tunnel and everyone started getting giddy with excitement. There were high fives exchanged and neck craning to see what was still left inside the warehouse.

The whole thing was an adventure and it helped that we were with good friends that we could laugh with, share stories and cheer each other on.

In honor of this experience, let’s take a look at decorating in the Pacific Northwest and how Grimm nailed their set design.