Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summertime - and the living is easy...

School is almost out and that means summer is here. Today we changed our display to Americana. 

The shelf made from a recyled window frame sell fast. 

A blue bistro patio set. Great selection of table runners and kitchen towels too.

This is a hand made metal boat. Turn of the century charmer.

The bench is made of an old truck tailgate. Perfect for Father's Day 

A true antique Tramp Art Americana box all handcarved. History right there, So come on down to Monticello Antique Markeplace in Portland and see the whole display. Get out and enjoy some summer too!  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

105 Drawers

What would you put in 105 drawers? I say anything you care to in this primitive cubby. Real wood with grey paint and  that real patina that you cannot duplicate. A new treasure today at Repent Antiques in Monticello Antique Marketplace in Portland, Oregon.  Dreams are made of this type of antique.

The drawers all fit their specific hole! Each knob is a wooden spool sawed in half. Primitive at it's best! Come see it!

Hand painted signs by Sara, enamel lunch pails and Rieger begonia hanging baskets are more treasures.

Each spring we sell  many of these beautiful begonia baskets. Morning sun but afternoon shade guarantees you many months of glorious flowers. Just water, as slow release fertilizer will work it's magic and you will have months of the prettiest flowers you have ever seen. Come claim yours!

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.