Coming (and GOING) attractions

Well if you haven’t been to my booth in the new antique mall, Curiosities in Beaverton; you have precious little time left to do so.


The mall will still be there, but my booth, will not be as of the end of March.  I really did my best to make it work.  Really thought that a location ‘closer in’ the suburbs (more convenient for our former store customers than Stars) would be IDEAL.  Alas, it just isn’t working out for me.

Fabulous antique enamelware table now just $50.00.  SO Farmhouse chic!

Fabulous antique enamel ware table now just $50.00. SO Farmhouse chic!

The good news is that I will be having a moving sale and EVERYTHING in my booth (including several  of the big shelves and display fixtures!) will be 50% off.

These display shelves WILL be for sale at half off!

These display shelves WILL be for sale at half off!

I still have the ‘HALF PRICE WHITE SALE’ going on right now.  Will be changing the sign to half off EVERYTHING moving sale some time next week.  Will post that notice on my Facebook page,  then here in my blog as soon as I have time.

ALL signs will be half off!

ALL signs will be half off!


I will be returning as a vendor to Every Husband’s Nightmare for the spring show April 21 – 26th.  


 I can no longer ‘haul and set up an entire mini store’ like I used to do for this show.  So I had to think of something that I could more easily set up and tear down and haul.  I’ve built up quite an extensive collection of hand painted signs via my etsy shop and decided that they would be just perfect for the show.  (esty prices run a little HIGHER than what I price my signs at for local sale) .

A very SMALL preview of some of the signs that will be available at the show.

A very SMALL preview of some of the signs that will be available at the show.

Mark your calendar and save the dates!

*** I will still continue on with my booth at Stars antique mall in Portland; just giving up the secondary booth in Beaverton.  I add new inventory at Stars several times a month.

My booth at CURIOSITIES in Beaverton

Haven’t done TOO much more to it YET.  Waiting for the ‘vendor work night’ to do a major overhaul.  Kind of nice to have that time to work and not have your booth be an obstacle course for the shoppers!  Here are the latest pics:

5.14.13 Stars Curiosities 006SWEET little white picket fence shelf that Michael built from scraps.  Kind of hidden with all the stuff on it, but you should know by now that sometimes you have to DIG a little to find the treasures in my displays!

5.14.13 Stars Curiosities 007Old rake heads can be used for LOTS of things.  Hang glass stemware from them.  Use to hang your jewelry, or as a towel rack or coat rack.  Even in the garden shed to hold the rest of your tools!! ***(BONUS TIP!:  If you want to keep the old-crusty-rusty look, but DON’T want that stuff to SHED all over the place (because it WILL shed and make a mess!)  apply a coat or two of clear varnish!  I used spray varnish on these, so they are ready to use.  But ANY varnish will work if you need to treat what you have.

5.14.13 Stars Curiosities 003It’s all but impossible to take pictures of MIRRORS!  I have two very  nice ones, with distressed black and brown frames, rectangular shaped and can be hung vertical or horizontally.  Very basic style will work with just about any decor.

5.14.13 Stars Curiosities 002Lots of signs.  ALL made using reclaimed wood.

5.14.13 Stars Curiosities 005I can do custom signs too.   See my etsy shop or email me for into.

5.14.13 Stars Curiosities 012SO many signs and not enough wall space!  Don’t forget to thumb through the box of signs too!

5.8.13 StarsCURIOSITY 091GORGEOUS antique spool bed WITH rails (they are off to the side)  Full size.  $119.00.

So if you are going to be stuck in town with this lousy weather over the long holiday weekend, venture over to  CURIOSITIES  in Beaverton for a bit of shopping therapy!  (but don’t forget they are closed on Mondays!)

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Outdated vintage magazine table – UPDATED!

Forgot the before picture, sorry.  But really not much to see.  It was that really dark stained knotty pine, and the top was pretty badly scratched up.

5.5.13 signs etsy 012I gave it a good sanding, then spray painted the whole thing black.  On items like this, where there are lots of slats and hard to reach interior parts, SPRAY paint is a real time saver.

5.5.13 signs etsy 013After my spray paint dried, I hand sanded (using a sanding SPONGE) around the edges and the grooves on the top so some of the original brown showed through to distress it.

5.5.13 signs etsy 015Then the HARD part!  Deciding what to paint on it!  At first I thought about using the three lines as part of the design, but it just didn’t feel right.  So I did a laurel wreath stencil with the bird with crown stencil in the center.

5.5.13 signs etsy 018Then with a foam stamp, added a fleur de lis on each side.

5.5.13 signs etsy 019Sanded over the stenciled on design just a tad before applying a matte varnish to the table top.

5.5.13 signs etsy 016And DONE!  This will be going to my booth at Curiosities in Beaverton.