Friday, September 30, 2011

A Little Treasure Hunting!

I had heard of a great estate sale that was to start on Thursday of this week.

Even though the chances of making it there when it opened were very slim, I went ahead and signed up for it anyway.

I was #58 on the list.

Unfortunately, I didn't make it and ended up being #160 when I finally got there.

It took 2 hours before I was able to go inside.

Sadly, it was pretty picked over by the time I walked through the doors.

Backing up just a little ... this year I have taken Fridays off hoping to get in an extra day of estate shopping.

Unfortunately, for me this sale opened Thursday!

They're killing me!

This sale was only Phase 1....Phase 2 is....that's right next Thursday!

I know many of you run into that same problem.

...but enough complaining...

These picture are from a journal I picked up from the sale this week.

It's a smaller size measuring 9"x 5.5".

It's from the 1800's and is a fur trading journal.

The Mississippi Valley Fur Co., in Chester, Illinois.

All the sales from skunk to mink have been written down in this book.

I thought my #1 would get a kick out of it and he did.

I hope you have a very successful treasure hunting week-end!

Remember, the Fall Show at Monticello ends this Sunday so if you haven't gotten a chance to see it you've still got a couple of days!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I've been eyeing my display cabinet, in the living room, this past week and feeling like I wanted a little change the top of it.

I've loved all my vintage pieces displayed on it and as I'm not one to change things around to much the "basic" vignettes have stayed the same.

I wanted to SIMPLIFY!

So...I cleared it off and started new!

At a recent estate sale I acquired a couple of sets of vintage shutters.

They have all the great crackly paint I love so I used one set and started there.

I'm a sucker for these vintage wig heads.

I'm afraid I've kept everyone I've found!

My re-arranging took me to another wall in the living room.

And this beautiful Paul De Longpre picture found its way in my new display.

I'm slowly moving around the room, changing things.

You know how it goes, you start one thing and it leads to another.

When I get another wall completed I'll show you how it turned out!

P.S. The other set of shutters is at the shop right now if you are in the area and would like a set!

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Is In The Air!

Let me start off by saying "Little Sister" is growing like a weed!

I know, it's inevitable!

They can't stay tiny forever.

She is constantly tormenting her big brother and sisters!

I don't know if she's trying for the "dominant cat" position or if she's just doing what comes naturally, but it is pretty funny watching them!

On another note, I did a little shopping today.

One of the things I found was this sweet child's wheelbarrel.

I thought is would be perfect to dress up for Fall.

As much as I'm digging my heels into the fact that Fall is just around the corner, it was fun to see pumpkins in the store.

It seems like summer took so long getting here this year that I want it to last a little longer.

This little wagon will make it's way into the Fall Show.

I think it will look sweet on someone's front porch loaded with pumpkins.

I can't keep everything!

Even though my #1 thinks I try!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Re-Stocking Shelves

Wow, it was a very successful day at Monticellos today.

The staff was working like crazy today helping the customers with their purchases!

They are so greatly appreciated for their hard work!

A big thank you also to all of the wonderful people who came out on the first day to see the show!

We sold quite a bit today, so before closing, we went in to re-stock our space.

So, don't worry if you didn't make it today you still can purchase wonderful new old items.

The shop will open at 10:00am tomorrow!

If you'd like to see some fabulous pictures of the Fall Show be sure to drop by Isabel's Blog, Maison Douce.

She takes wonderful photos, I'm sure you will enjoy them.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's here!

will open its doors at 8:00am tomorrow for the Fall Show.

Boy, is it packed with wonderful items from so many talented people!

Here is a sneak peek of my area.

I hope you will be able to make it!

Everyone will continue to re-stock there spaces with new goodies, so if you can't make it the first day it will run through October 2nd!

Monticello is located at . . .

8600 SE Stark

Portland, OR

See you there!