Thursday, April 6, 2017

Garden Show 2017

Let's garden - even in all this rain! I love these vintage plastic tulips.They are a  garden fencing and they connect together. So fun and cheery!

Chippy screen doors, metal gas can birdhouses and hand painted garden shed signs is all about our living outside. Sara's Grayon's Poultry Farm sign is perfection!

Green!  We all love that color this time of year. So a chippy green table, green kumquat plants and a big hanging
pink jasmine plant. 

I love these metal and wood shelves. You need one!

Metal wall flowers and used terra cotta pots will make your patio pop! 

Cement bunnies and galvanized buckets just seem to go together.So come on into Monticello Antique Marketplace for the 2017 Spring Garden Show to share your love of gardening. A fabulous show full of one of a kind of treasures!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

No Spring will skip it's turn,,,

There is a poem that reads "No winter lasts forever, no spring will skip it's turn."  All of us
in the Pacific Northwest are hoping that is true as we are tired of the cold, the snow, the rain and the grey skies.
So come on Spring. Today we did our new Spring display. Turquoise and bunnies are everywhere.

This wonderful turquoise hutch is big, chippy and commands your attention. Lots of display
or storage with this one of a kind hutch.

I recovered the seats of this great little bistro set. The mason jar pillows are made out of some
cotton tea towels. Love that pop of color!

Bunnies, lambs and chicks ready for you to take home.

Vicki Sawyer, the artist of these wonderful mugs and paper napkins claims "If birds can build
nests - then they can make hats".  I would say she is right!

Beautiful set of purple transferware china.  

These linen botanical wall hangings are only $40!  They fill a whole wall!

So while the rain and grey continues here in Portland get into Monticello Antique Marketplace
to wander, shop and dream. Remember - no spring will skip it's turn....

Friday, March 10, 2017

Sell it - Replace it!

If it sells - you replace it. Don't you love how the windmill clock just completes the theme. And the chicken crate gives us the height we need after the Crock bench sold. 

Love the new botanical wall hangings - and only $40.00!

This child size mannequin caught my attention - so I bought it. Turns out it is a mechanical store display with motor still attached! One of a kind. What we are known for. So get in to Monticello and see the new stuff - well actually it is OLD! 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Poultry Farm display

Today Sara and I changed out our booth display. She painted alot of new signs with a poultry theme. As you can see it was popular with the shoppers. 

This sign was my favorite because it really looks old. The colors were perfect. The French market baskets come in all shape and sizes. Perfect for the Farmers Market or a purse. All Handmade with grasses.

New canvas hanging lamps. Have a European feel to them.

Windmills to Eggs for Sale signs!

Baby chicks and brown eggs. The carrier is fun too.

Baby ducklings and galvanized egg cups make me smile.

Another sign that Sara painted sitting on a trunk I stenciled with feed sack stripes and a European

Wooden shoe keeps turned into wall hooks. Charming!

The paper stand up farm animals come as a set. So get on down to Monticello to see all the new items. Thanks to Sara for coming up to help. So much more fun with a friend. Oh - she does wonderful displays too!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January at Monticello

It was time to take down our Christmas display at Monticello. But we had a ton of snow and a big hill to go down and get back up, So finally today we loaded the Sprinter and  left our home up in the hills with 7" of snow and ice. I expected it to be like this the whole way to Portland. Nope - in 7 miles we ran out of snow and ice. None. We are snowed in and they have nothing!  Winter is a strange critter. But we did have our shovel with us just in case. 

So the new display is all about Love and Valentines. The scarfs just made sense because the wind chill went right through you today. The grey one is real Mongolian sheep skin.The wooden pie safe is old - square nails and all. The back is old screen and the bottom board is an old store sign - Baird's Dry Goods.

A big chair to curl up in with a mohair throw. A sweet Valentine

Vintage Valentines and lime green lemon cyprus topiaries! Your tree may be down but that lime green will cheer you and your home. They thrive outside in the summer too.

Oldies but goodies

A nice mahogany hall tree with a marble top. She has great legs. I love the silver sacred heart milagros. Some of them are locket style for a picture of your loved one.

Will you be my Valentine? So cold aside - get down to Monticello and see the new display. A nice place to shop on a cold winter day.

Friday, November 18, 2016

A Red Truck Christmas

I know - most of us have not even gotten our Thanksgiving turkey and here I am posting Christmas
pics. That is the part of retail I don't like but...make alot of Thanksgiving memories!
So Monticello open their Christmas show today. Sara and I spent the entire day yesterday doing this display.

It is a red truck Christmas! From rugs to glass ornaments. Red trucks are everywhere.

Sara cut the real nobles high up in the mountains where they grow wild. They smell wonderful.

Sara has painted two signs for this display. Both are done on metal and would be perfect over
your mantle or on your covered front porch. She also knit all the little red stockings!  She made 25 of them into a hanging advent swag. You can see it in the first picture! Amazing.

One of my favorite artists. Mary Lake Thomson, filled our primitive cupboard with towels, mugs,
plates, soap and tea. The vintage rocking horse has a real horsehair tail. Great sitting next to your own Christmas tree.

A vintage fire engine pedal car that still has its bell!

A vintage old car grill full of red lights. So come on in for the show - lots of amazing booths out
back. You can look for hours. Restocked daily so come often. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Celebrating a day for us all to be thankful! Gather with your family and friends and make some traditions and memories.

A new display went into our space at Monticello today. I had a new helper - Sierra, my daughter in law. She worked hard and we got it done. It was a pleasure to work with her. She has an Etsy shop and sell some fun mugs, ornaments, gift bags and water bottles. They can be personalized! Go check her out at  Shop local and she will personalize it for you. Thanks Sierra. Lunch was fun too...

Old photos and fun mail boxes.

A most beautiful chandelier 

A neutral burlap peony wreath

So have a wonderful Thanksgiving. The next display will be in for the Opening day of The Monticello Christmas Show that opens on Friday, November 18. See you there!