Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Weather Outside is Frightful

We are all snuggled up and cozy...what is this white stuff that the weatherman said would be rain?
New merchandise is arriving daily as we transition out of the antique mall we were in and start bringing it all into the shop.

Lots of furniture to make room for so if we have to start stacking it, we will! We need to start with a little rearranging but we love doing that as it gives us a chance to mix it up and make new displays.

We are now going back to our regular open days of Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10:00 to 5:30. But if the sign is out, we are in as we start the big move after New Year's Day.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Home for the Holidays?

What home for the holidays might look like if we had our way:

There might be room at the table for everyone! And get a load of those legs! All that for only $125.00.

Pretty and relaxing with a little bit of color and a lot of comfort thrown in!

Great reading material and a little birdie to watch over you!

Enough room to store all the great gifts, mittens, boots, school
books, bags, and junque with a chalkboard finish so you can
identify the contents.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cold weather is coming sooner than later!

We have a collection of vintage skis and a lot of decor for that hunkered down cabin look: antlers, snow bunnies, geese who don't fly, sleds, Pendleton pillows and baskets for your wood. Among other things we also have brought in a large selection of vintage buttons, lace, books, and the Christmas is filling the shop too! We almost couldn't figure out where to put the Christmas but it is all finding a place. On Friday and Saturday our supply of table top trees are arriving. Can't wait to display with them!! They are beautiful and very different. We'll keep you posted and put some pictures on the blog to entice you to come on in.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday!!!

We are going to try Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shop days. We still occasionally are in the shop on odd days too, so if the doors are open, so are we.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween is in the Shop!!

We have lots of fun decorations for Halloween to treat yourself or your little tricksters! Goodies for everybody and fun stuff galore are just begging to go home with you. We hope to see you Friday or Saturday this week.

NEWS FLASH: We have received such great response to our being open Fridays now so we want to start adding more days. Which days would you like? Sundays?? Thursdays?? Monday and Tuesday?? Let us know so we can start arranging our schedules. Especially with Christmas around the corner (yikes!!) we will have lots of vintage Christmas coming and wouldn't it be fun to shop for one of a kind special gifts for the ones on your list? And you could even drop a few hints about what you really want...we have lots of fun ideas for the house, garden and personal gifts too. We even have vintage gift wrap and fantastic ribbons and trims!

Monday, October 12, 2009

It's Really Looking and Feeling Like Fall

Here are some images of vignettes that Sonya has created in the shop. She has such an artistic eye for creating interesting images and giving everyone ideas on how to use their purchases.
We both are really enjoying the shop and are having fun displaying our wares. Come on in and treat yourself to some of our fun stuff!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another Friday-Saturday Opening

Fall is on the way and with that comes Halloween, Thanksgiving and then the big one, Christmas. We have started to stock the Halloween merchandise. I need to dig around in my big mess of a storage room to find the vintage Halloween. Do have some cute old witches' and warlock's hats that I got at a neat sale several years ago. Also I have some vintage Halloween costumes that I'll have to dig out too! We also stocked some really neat ribbons that we got at the gift show. Cute brown and pink stripes, black and white checks, all vintage looking. I'll post some pictures tomorrow of the stuff but just wanted to get this done before the weekend so you could check us out! We will be open Friday and Saturday this week.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Put on your skates and come on down!

Again we will be open Friday and Saturday this week. The chicks, ducks and crows are all excited to see you! I'm bringing in my lovely button collection for your fall crafting and more books to nestle down next to the fire with and Sonya has lots of great ideas for decorating and crafting. Don't forget to visit the Saturday farmer's market downtown to see what yummy goods are available and then swing on down to visit us.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Open This Friday and Saturday

We are adding more and more every day. This week we are open both Friday and Saturday to get a few more things done. The word is getting out because we are getting a lot of return visitors, more blog hits and lots of new folks coming in to the shop. They are finding out about us from their friends and our helper, Todd the Man, who passes out flyers to all the businesses in Gresham as well as at the Gresham Saturday Market. We are living the life!! Following our bliss!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

We Have a "Thing" about Little Things

Sonya has been busy creating pretty little things and I am always busy collecting precious little do-dahs for the store. We love the mail room cupboard for displaying all the salt and pepper sets and odds and ends. It would be great in a kid's room for all of their collections, in the kitchen for storage , in the craft room for some order or in the office for all the mail! What do you want to do with it? It is just the right chippy blue/grey/white metal that would go well in the modern home or in the vintage spot. Come check it out. We are still open Saturdays but are frequently open on Fridays too. We always put the signs out when we are in.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Home from Seattle

We had a fun trip up to Seattle with so many stops along the way. We started out at 8 am thinking that would be plenty of time to play along the way. We did a little garage sale and thrift store shopping with a fun side trip to Fun Junk in Olympia. Boy, did we have a ball there! Just our kind of "junk" with all the boxes of fun stuff. Nancy was nice enough to let us wander into her backroom and bask in all of the fun stuff back there too. We think we'll make some baskets of "fun junk" for you to dig through at Vintage Station and hope you have as much fun as we did digging through Nancy's.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Loving to Shop

Sonya and I love the thrill of the hunt. It is like a big treasure hunt with the world as the map. Next weekend we are going to the gift show in Seattle. It is one of our little vacations where we shop on the way to a shopping trip. The best of both on the way to shopping!
These are pictures of some of the little goodies in the shop right now.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Filled to the brim and then some

The store is about to bust out!! I say more is never enough and Sonya says, "Enough already!!" We have garden, kitchen, bedroom, baby, ephemera, books, cute crafty stuff and stuff for making your own cute crafty stuff. I love ephemera and books but don't have the time to make the cute stuff that I see so you are welcome to come and browse. We try to keep the prices very reasonable so that we can keep buying and you can keep crafting. Come see the paper crafts Sonya has created and get inspired! Also, we are going to the Barnhouse sale on Saturday (early so we can be back to open the shop on time) and get some inspiration ourselves! Maybe we'll see you there if you get up early? We plan on leaving some of our flyers there so you can find your way to our shop.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Wishin I was fishin

We got a shop pet...a beautiful beta named Fred. We forgot to take a photo of him but keep posted and he'll get his picture in eventually.
The shop was fun today. We finished all of our signs...on top of the building, on the mall's post, and two more for the windows. Everyone who came in was amazed and could hardly wait to tell their friends. We were very busy putzing around and only had time for MacDonald's breakfast on the run. My daughter, Crissy, son-in-law, and baby Marlowe came out to see the progress and were impressed too. Melissa from Sweet Cakes made Marlowe's first birthday cake...a cowboy-robot-monkey themed cake. It is perfect! And Marlowe had a chicken dinner at Inca too.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Open Saturdays or by appointment

We have been working in the shop on projects and keeping it open on Fridays too. It is fun fussing with all the neat stuff and meeting new friends (and old Joe and Nina) who stumble in. Our walls are filling up and we are almost ready to fill the back room with more!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Turn down the heat...Please!!!

The weatherman finally says we are going to get some relief. Thank goodness as my house is sooo warm. Too many days of 100+ and even the best insulation can't cut it. Wish I could have gone to the beach to get at least one night's rest.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Opening Day!

Opening day was wonderful. Thanks to all the friends and new (and we hope regular!) customers who came to make it happen. We competed with lots of goings on in downtown Gresham with the Art Walk and the Farmer's Market but lots of people wandered down our way. The bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, next door almost sold out of wonderful goodies and our friends at the Peruvian cafe, Pollos Inka, did a brisk business too. Now we just need to work on restocking. We'll post new pictures of additions to the stock after a few days of well needed rest.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Filling the Store with Special Things!!

We are filling it up with fun stuff and here is a sneak preview. Looking forward to seeing you all there on Saturday.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Opening Day Approaching

The goods are moving in and the opening date is set for Saturday, July 18 from 10-5. The same day as The Barn House Flea Market. Make it a fun filled day and come on in! The store is located at 40 NE Division St in Gresham, Oregon

Thursday, June 18, 2009


So we did it! We are starting our own adventure. We have dabbled in antiques for years with a mall space but now we are breaking out on our own and starting our own business. We got the place, chose the paint colors and are filling it up. Hope to see you all there soon.