"Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Monday, September 27, 2010

Second Stop on my trip North was Stars & Splendid

As I said before Stars has another store right across the street called Stars & Splendid with a gorgeous floral store right next door

As you step into the front you are immediately taken by the brightly colored front display and sign


I'm not normally one to dwell on vintage clothing, but this was an amazing selection

I love old Chippy windows of all shapes and sizes

I loved how this floor complimented this vendors style

The next vendor was I love vintage, and the name says it all, just look at those scarves.  What a clever display using a vintage teaspoon rack.

Next up was the Sparrow's Nest.  I really spent some time here.  Burlap pillows, shabby chic furniture, sachets and the list goes on...

Simple elegant display, and I loved this industrial wire light fixture, too bad it was for display only and wasn't for sale.

In the very next booth I met the sweetest lady named Kay
She was there redoing her booth and we got to talking and sharing about the industry.  The following are some pics of her booth.  She had a great rusty stand and an amazing rusty ceiling tile just to name a few treasures. 
You can visit her blog at:  surprisedbyjoyantiques.blogspot.com.

The display atop this large armoire had so many great things.

Stay tuned for more...Next up is Monticello Marketplace, you don't want to miss it!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The First Stop on My Journey North was Stars Antique Mall

Stars Antique mall in portland, OR was the first stop on my trip north.  I had never been before, but I had read about it on some of the other blogs I follow, so I decided to give it a try. 

The first booth that caught my eye was this one, filled to the brim with jars of ephemera.  Have you ever seen so many mason jars filled with what nots.
Camp Hollyhock was the next stop as I rounded the corner.  Her logo, next to a rusty mailbox, made me want to drop her a letter and let her know how much I enjoyed looking around her space.  Chalkboard walls, and pink lockers are just something you don't see everyday.

I don't know who this next vendor was, but the style was so unique I had to show you pictures.  Between the shredded umbrellas and the skull collages set against a papered background, it was dramatic needless to say...

This next vendor, had an ecclectic mixture of just about everything.  I especially liked the old wire mannequin covered in buttons.  The spinning display rack topped with an a vintage lampshade.  Rolls of vintage papers.  And, umbrellas in wire baskets.
This is just one of the many displays I've seen of Revamped Vintage by Sophie's Cottage.  Known for her handmade signs and trash2treasure projects.  She also has a space at Camas Antique mall which you will see later.  As I move further north.

Aunt Fanny's olde egge shoppe had an entire display full of hooks, knobs, brackets, doorknockers etc...new and old mixed together.  A Rusty metal Cart that I almost took home with me and windows that I've always pictured in the house I would like to build. 

Look at this beauty!  Because of the color of the lining it made for a stunning display piece. 
An old rusty trap used for display.  Old industrial drawers to hold all kinds of goodies.  I've never seen a vintage sign like this.  But these lockers with there perfect patina were simply amazing.  Thank you to whoever had this space. 

I saved my favorite space of the store for last.  I was told that she was a new vendor to Stars and I could only surmise that the name of her business was Fleurs from her tags, but I wasn't able to get anymore information than that.  However, here are some pictures of her space.  Rusty Wire arbor, bows, trellis, mixed with fleur de lis and crown.  Some of my favorite things.

Well, that concludes my trip to Stars...But WAIT!! They have another store called Stars and Splendid right across the street.  So continues my trip.  I will post more as I can, just think I have a weeks worth of places to show you.