Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Portland Road Trip

Out goes the old year and in with the new. Kind of like the rug by the door that has seen too many dirty boots!

I don't make resolutions because that's just a big fat lie to myself, goals are okay but mine are usually set so high they're unrealistic and if not achieved then I'm disappointed so why set myself up?

So i go shopping for a new rug, go junking, seek out inspiration and am thrilled with day at a time!

May 2009 bring YOU happiness!

Sis and I hit the road and went to Portland. After the first stop in The Dalles we loaded our treasures, got in the truck..looked at each other and giggled that wild giggle that only true junkers know. We knew it was a sign and the rest of our trip would be bountiful! By the time we reached Portland the back seat of the truck was just about full!

The first stop we made was to see our dear friend Randy of Madison Park Antiques in the Sellwood District. He opened his shop about a year ago but this was our first visit. I wondered around 4 or 5 times to take in his handy work. I found inspiration here!

If you're in the area his place is a MUST SEE! you can also find Randy at Palmer Wirfs Expo shows (March, July and August


(Sorry Randy, this was the best picture of you).

Needless to say the truck was overflowing...we even have to go back to pick up a cool rack that just didn't sad! When the shop is up to par, we've got that post Christmas blah thing going on right now, we'll take photo's!

This weekend we're off to market in Seattle. Not overly excited, but hoping we can seek out a few new lines to bring into the shop and order for Christmas. We might even be able to hit a few shops while we're there. Pacific Galleries Antique Mall has some amazing vendors. We might be able to visit Red Ticking ( and drool over some fabulous french fabrics and unique finds.
Ta Ta For Now!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Everything looks great in this shop!

deb.kennedy said...

Hey girls, I'll be at the SGS on Saturday....hope to run into you there! Email me if ya wanna meet up -

I can't wait to see photos of your shop here on your blog (hint hint) because your booth at Farm Chicks was so incredibly gorge (totally video-worthy, and thank you again!).

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Hope to see you guys soon. Good to hear from you! Plan to come to our 4 Friends Sale March 21 !!! M.

red ticking said...

thank you for your mention... really appreciate it..
come by anytime... would love to meet you
sincerely, pam robinson ..owner/red ticking