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!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Halloween is here!

Undertakers and Embalmers says it all as Halloween is here. Sara painted the sign and it makes our display!
Thank you Sara for sharing your artistic abilities and helping your aging Mom do the best displays!

Yes the white pumpkins are real. They are called Polar Bear and just glow.

Another original painting by Sara - Crow and pumpkin. We had a "pet" crow on the
farm that gave all of us a love of crows. Even when he woke us up at day break for his

The witch hats have been a staple of our halloween displays. They are made by youth with
disabilities. Fantastic work! Fun hats! 

From legs to witch shoes - we have it!

Another witch hat!

An industrial rolling cart - a bar, a kitchen island,or......
So get down to Monticello Antique Marketplace and get your Halloween on. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Freshen up Fall!

The big hutch sold so time to freshen up that wall. a butcher block, a wicker wing back chair, a gold mirror and a Victorian Elk painting. Fresh! 

Under the elk is a basket of white pumpkins and antlers. Love the blend of neutral colors. 

A butter crock attributed to Red Wing Pottery - for you collectors. A real Amish mens hat from Intercouse, Pennsylvania. 

I love stacking pumpkins even though it is harder than it looks! 

A beautiful, original oil painting of a bugling elk. Don't think it will last long... So enjoy Fall
wherever you are. It is a great season of colors, smells and foods! 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fall is in the air!

Fall is right on time for me and my new display at Monticello Antiques In Portland, Or.  The Fall show opens tomorrow (September 2nd)  and we are ready Thank you Sara for your help and beautiful displays... 

Jadite stops you in your tracks- the color and the childhood memories. This is actually my daughter Sara's collection.
She has kept a little that she uses and the rest is up for sale. The primitive hutch is unusual and lovely. The crown molding is all done by hand with keyhole cutouts.  It is only $395 too. 

Mums are the fall flower. Put them in a double wash stand with wonderful graphics and you have a display!

I loved this giclee painting of hollyhocks. It started the whole display. The cupola with brass weathervane pulls it together- put it on your front porch, in your living room or on top of your house! 

A wonderful old barn door (white on one side and weathered gray on the other) is $175.
The scale is also a clock. The cow is a peaceful reminder of all our animals on the farm. 

A fall garden cart that holds Sedum Neon and squirrels.

A rake head of drying herbs and crabapples. Fall is time to put up food.

So get down to Montiello Antique Marketplace to see all the Fall displays. I think the vendors have done a great job with many unusual displays. Come celebrate my favorite season. See you there...