Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Adventure

After taking some time off, I have decided to re-open my antique store.
How exciting is that? well, it is very exciting.
We will be at our old location 1204 NW Glisan St. in the Pearl.
I am a little nervous but more thrilled than anything.
We hope to be open in May, fingers crossed but we think we can manage it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Memories of Sellwood

I was in my favorite neighborhood last weekend, Sellwood Antique Row, visiting some of my favorite stores. I have such fond memories of Sellwood, my mother and I had our antique store there for 9 years. My son wasn't 2 years old when we opened the doors on an early August day in 1997.

We had some of the best customers, I miss them all, but luckily, I do get to see many of them because the antique community is a small one here in Portland.

One of my fondest memories of Sellwood, is when the neighborhood would have its annual Summer Sidewalk Sale. The last one we participated in before we closed, was in August of 2005. We invited Ankeny Vineyard to give wine tasting. My energetic 85 year old grandmother was there, dusting the store from one end to the other. My 9 year old was helping out and my mom was keeping up with the food and customers. It was such a memorable day. Our customers would come in to see grandma, taste some wine and comment on the 4 generations that were running the store. It was a special time.

Sellwood will always have a special place in my heart.

One of my favorite places to purchase merchandise for my clients is, Please Be Seated, Laurie Austin has a wonderful mix of contemporary art and accessories as well as traditional dinnerware to die for.

I love going to Sweat Pea, I find some of the cutest cloths for my little girl there.

Europa Antique has some wonderful European antique furniture and gifts.

The newest store on the street is Madison Park, it is owned my 3 great antique dealers and is most charming! You must check it out.

Last but not least, Farmhouse Antiques, you will find some great items from very experience collectors and dealers.