Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New furniture today

As furniture sells in our booth we must replace it. Sometimes it is hard to find the right size piece to fit the spot. Sara just finished building this vintage suitcase table.She used some old table legs we have had for awhile. She put a nice clean sheet of plywood inside so you can store anything you want - even linens! It turned out very nice Sara. While I was setting up the display several customers asked questions about it. Soooo- I have begun looking for another piece that size in our warehouse as I do not think this one will last long! Good job Sara!

A Hunter's Dream is a 1904 Lithograph that just glows.

A Christmas house on the granite top fern stand. The pinecone votives are lovely when lite. So the Christmas show goes on - come see what is new at Monticello Antique Marketplace in Portland. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

New sign

Sara continues to create and sell her signs. This one is inter-active with the tree types sliding in and out. Well done Sara. Love your signs....

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The white tree

I promised you pics of Sara's new sign in our red display in our booth and here it is. The metal shelf has little holes that almost look like stars. Very nice Sara! Love the patina.

Love the whole metal, grey thing with fresh greenery...

Now onto our back tree in the Monticello Christmas show that opens on Friday morning. Vintage white tree with a ruffled tree shirt. Looks like it snowed....

Another of Sara's signs with gold accents!  Beautiful!

A primitive chippy hutch full of white bottlebrush trees, dark belsnickles and paperwhites!

A child's white ironstone tea set as they wait for Santa! 

A vintage rusty car taking the Christmas tree home in the trunk.

Elegant moose and mica giftboxes made in the USA. The pig is an advertising piggy bank from Iowa.

Fur like stockings, child size folding wooden chairs and a handmade sign. Welcome Christmas! So get into this Christmas show and enjoy the displays. We did our best and wait till you see the other dealers efforts! Shop vintage and recycled and help save the world....Merry Christmas from Mary and Sara! (Thank you Ben and Bob for helping with the loading and unloading).

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Christmas farm table.

Sometimes your life steers you in a direction and you don't even see it coming! So that was how I met this awesome farm table with the awesome metal top. It was made by Gordon Lesslie for his wife, Judi and family. I know many delicious meals were shared on this farm table. Memories were made. That was one thing I always made happen as I raised my family - we all ate dinner together and shared our day. Special times. So now we have this wonderful farm table ready for a new family to make their memories...

In the same metal theme I came across this pedal car. Kids spent a lot of time in it being kids and making memories. It is still in good working order but would look good on your porch too.

Pointsettias, lime green cyprus, cement grey rabbits make for a pleasing Christmas color theme. Doesn't Sara do great displays...she and Ben came all the way up to help me. She said "I will help you - it's what we do". 

Christmas trees in metal olive buckets with twinkling lights and galvanized star ornaments continue the metal theme. The local, fresh wreaths smell wonderful...

This wall is not done as we left the hand painted Christmas tree sign (on metal) behind when we packed the van. I will post pics of it tomorrow. My daughter Sara paints the best vintage looking signs! The garden art globes are made by another friend (thanks Greg and Leighanne)  out of found metal pieces. We put buckets of fresh greenery in them but they would be awesome with pumpkins or big pots of summer blooms too.
The Monticello Christmas show opens on Friday at 8:00 am.  We have a display in the show too. Will post picks of it tomorrow.The show will be amazing and continues through Christmas

 As I type this my daughter and son-in-law are waiting for their ride to pick them up in Salem as he was closer than us. On their way home tonight they hit a deer on I-5 and their car burst into flames. They are fine. So I just got my Christmas present - thank you Lord for keeping them safe! Nothing else matters...nothing.

Monday, November 2, 2015


From Haloween to Christmas? Not me as I love Thanksgiving. So today
we changed out our space to a Thanksgiving display.

From vintage French chairs to some nice squash in an unusual color. It is time
to be Thankful.....

Linen aprons to cook that turkey and your specialty side dish.

Copper makes this display shine. The artwork is special. When I first saw it
I felt like every woman right after the big meal. I call it "It took me 3 days to cook
it and 20 minutes for them to eat it!" is what I am calling it. You understand....
So get into Monticello for the items in this display. On November 20th the Christmas
Open House opens and this display will be gone. So have a wonderful time with
family and friends... and always be thankful.... Mary

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wicked hath come!

Something wicked this way comes... to our new display at Monticello Antiques in Portland. Sara helped with this one and I was so glad. Lots of fun items - even a taxidermied baby beaver! 

Love all the mirrors on the back wall. The cement black cats are perfect too!

From brooms to witches shoes...

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Sara painted the Black Cat Farm sign. The oversized witch hats are made by a company that hires only people with disabilities. They are works of art!

So come on down to Monticello Antique Marketplace and get some wicked for your front porch! 

Friday, September 18, 2015


Yes the Chevy bench sold in a few hours! Gone! To a Chevy lover I hope. Greg is making more but the tailgates can be hard to find. So if anybody has one to sell.. comment at the bottom of this post. 

So today I took in another work by Sara - an apple barrel she painted. Oh I am surrounded by talented people! Good job Greg and Sara. Portland supports artists and for that we are grateful. Now I need to take in something to replace the bench - I am a furniture hauler but an artistic one! Thank you Portland... 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Chevy lover?

Are you a chevy lover? Well here is a handmade bench using an old chevy tailgate. The rusted tin seat has been sealed. I am lucky to know the family who makes these out of all recycled parts. Heavy, sturdy and ready for a Chevy lover!  Only $395.00 for a one of a kind bench.

Greg also makes these usable sinks out of all recycled parts!  Can't you see it on your front porch full of kale and pumpins? Too clever. This one uses the base from a White sewing machine. If your last name is White....

So the wooden cubbies got moved out back to the Fall Show space. Love them. The show goes on till September 27 so you still have time to come shop it.  

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The show goes on...

The show goes on..but it goes on without Sara's Greenvale Farmers Market sign and my two white chairs as both sold. So how about a wonderful metal clock face. The pumpkins continue to be big sellers and I pick up more tomorrow. Come see us in Monticello Antique Marketplace at 8600 SE Stark Ave in Portland! 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fall colors at Ferndale Farms

Fall at Ferndale Farms is happening at our booth in Monticello Antique Marketplace on Stark in Portland. The sign was painted by my daughter Sara on an old barn door. It looks old! Amazing job Sara! The old tin sets it off. The pumpkins are all real!

The wooden bench is the perfect entry piece to make a real statement in your home.Almost 10' long!

An old chimney cupboard full of fall color. The cupboards were narrow and sat in front of a chimney to use some of that heat to keep linens dry. 

Greenvale County Farmers Market

The Fall Show at Monticello opens on Friday, September 4 at 8:00 am. Here is our back display - The Greenvale County Farmers Market. Everyone loves the old sign - but it is not very old really. My daughter Sara painted it on an old barn door. Isn't it charming! The words are double sided and slide in and out to advertise what is fresh today. Thank you Sara for making this display happen. She also made the white shelf out of an old door. I love that she left the glass doorknob in place. I found the white chippy kitchen shelf, redid the wicker table and upholstered the two white chairs. So this really is a family affair.

All the white pumkins are real and grown by a wonderful family in Hubbard. I love how this job connects me to all these people. Thank you Dylan and Darren - they are amazing pumkins.

My favorite thing in the show (besides that sign) is this vintage copper egg poacher! A rainy morning with poached eggs and a fresh orange juice - sigh!

Monday, August 24, 2015

A vintage garage sale

Time to clean out my Cottage Grove, OR warehouse and move everything to Washington. So we are having a sale on Saturday, Aug 29 from 9am to 4pm and Sunday, Aug 30 from 10am to 4pm. So come get some of these deals. Lots of $1 items! It is in the Cottage Grove Industrial Park #6 - follow signs off Hwy 99 past High School. Address is 2155 Getty Circle. See you there! Mary
Rain? We need the rain and the sale is in our nice dry warehouse!

Dresser only $60!

Cupboard $75.00 needs a little work! A blue prom dress - we have one and a brown one too!

Make a halloween spooky clock with some black paint!

Beautiful chest only $7!

A vintage 7-up machine. In good working order and it comes with a key! $100 is a steal!

A radial arm saw $125.00