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...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Feels like summer

So if it is going to feel like summer, I will make my space feel like summer. So red, white and blue it  is. It is such a happy color combination and not just for the Fourth of July.  America is great! I know we have some problems but we are still a great county. I never take my freedom for granted. 

A nice dress with a real hooped skirt. I grew up in the South and all the wonderful, old homes have really big front doors. Hooped skirts is why. The chippy door behind her is from thr old Eugene Hotel. A piece of history with lots of stories I am sure.

It would not be a Repent style display without a hand painted sign by Sara.  Love it Sara!

A store display enamel tub that they sold pickles out of. Fabulous piece!

Cirque Francais - yes it is a vintage French poster advertising the local circus. "With your friends the clowns"! One of a kind!

A wonderful old martin house. I love old bird houses and have quite a few in my home. This beauty could be yours! So come down and see our new display. The Garden Show is still going on for another week out back at Monticello Antique Marketplace in Portland.  Better hurry!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The wheels go round...

Bicycle wheels - that is. Our new salute to summer and getting outside. Yes Sara painted the sign. Loved the colors so I ran with the black and red color scheme. The patio umbrella is the cutest I have ever seen - scallops and embroidered dots. The black table is perfect! 

Garden art - an old rusty bike with two baskets for flowers! Perfect on your porch.

I made some bike pillows and found some fun wheels!

The paper plates are not paper - but reusable plastic from one of my favorite artists Mary Lake Thompson. The bike towels would be fun for your summer kitchen. So get into Monticello for a little shopping. Summer is coming.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bring more!

When one sells - I have another waiting - I hope. This primitive cubby, mail sort piece is now at Monti. The window piece sold. The beautiful wood tones of this are what makes it so special. Go have a look while it is still there:)

A metal porch planter to make you smile every time you come home. It is planted with a white verbena that goes strong all summer.

Another porch planter - a soft blue wheelbarrow planted with white geraniums and blue lobelia. Come see...summer is here!

More new furniture

When the new furniture sells - you bring more. This chippy piece is built around an old window. The back is galvenized tin.  A recycled beauty! The English Ironstone plates are sturdy and beautiful in their simple white. 

Westmoreland grape pattern pitcher and glasses. A hard to find color. Lemonaide anyone?

A large cement rooster. And those pink begonia baskets in the background - gardens and summer are calling...So get down to Monticello on Stark in Portland for some serious shopping!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New furniture

The oak cabinet sold so we took in this cute pine washstand with a marble top. I love the bun feet. Above it is a garden bird identification poster. Every morning I bring my coffee into our front room. It has alot of glass and lovely views too. Right outside is a weeping cherry tree and a little brown thrush sits there and sings to me every morning. 

All three of the garden carts sold so I took in a vintage turquoise metal tea cart. Sturdy and ready for your deck and all your entertaining.

Rosy ring candles that burn for 85 hours. And they burn very even. Sara's favorite is the Tomato Vine while mine is the Mandarin thyme. Go smell and pick your favorite.

One of Sara's "new" old signs. The industrial lamp is one of a kind and made by a clever friend. So the Garden  show is in full force. I am having trouble keeping the begonia baskets in stock - what a problem - huh!!!!