Tuesday, October 28, 2008

SALE!!!SALE!!!SALE!!! in Sellwood & new store update

the All My Favorite Things store in Sellwood is having a sale this weekend!!! Everything but plants and consignments will be 20%-30% off...this weekend only! We are getting ready for our Holiday Open House, November 8th and are making room for all sorts of new holiday items. A lot of the stores in the area are having their holiday party on the 8th as well.
so...if you are looking for a bargain---come see us this weekend!!!
For those of you waiting for the Fremont store to open, we will be opening that store on November 8th!!!
Pictures to follow- soon!

Monday, October 20, 2008


OK...I have been tagged...and I guess in the blog world that means I have to tell 7 random things about myself...so:
1. I love vintage statues of mice...but I can't stand the real ones.
2. I love gnomes...yes, I do.
3. I don't clean toilets (but my husband does and knew this fact BEFORE we were married!)
4. I love thunderstorms.
5. I was an angel as a kid...and a troublemaker in my 20's (just ask my mom!)
6. I met my best friend Gail on the phone first (I worked for Meier and Frank, and got transferred to Eugene where she worked), and thought she would be a 40 year old chubby woman. (she was in her 20's when we finally met, beautiful, and thin!).
7. I don't like chain letters and most email forwards, so even doing this tag thing is weird for me!
so...now you know more about me! BUT...I am not going to "tag" anyone else! I rebel at that! (see #7 on the list!)
thanks for reading!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


yes- it is the start of a new collection! I posted earlier today that I found this velvet box at a sale around the corner from my house- I forgot about last weeks "find" of the antique velvet photo album...so now I have 2 velvet antique items...and I am on the prowl for a third, so I can officially call it a collection!
any antique velvet out there???
happy hunting!


ok...here are the before pictures of the store at 4419 NE Fremont- I haven't taken the "after" pictures yet, because we aren't done painting!
For starters, the outside will not be orange when I am done with it! We have taken the grates off the walls, and covered over the fuschia back walls. I love the wood floors, but we found some very old linoleum at an estate sale that we are putting down on part of the floor. One of the pieces of linoleum is a children's pattern, and is so very sweet. The other is this wonderful floral design...I just love them!
Will post more pictures soon!

a few more new things

Just a few more of my recent finds...most of them are destined for the store in Sellwood!


Just for today, I thought that I would sleep in...but then my husband ran in to the bedroom, where I lazily opened my eyes and"NO"!!!! He said get up, get your clothes on...there is a sale around the corner and they have "old" things!!! So, I threw some clothes on and ran out the door...so much for a lazy morning!
Anyhoo, here are some pics of my finds- yes- that is an antique velvet box, intact mirror on top and lining the bottom, with an adorable and beautiful label inside the lid. It cost all of 50 cents, and is the start of what I can only imagine to be a "new" collection!!! The buttons are to die for, the ladies gloves with pearls- so cute!!! And the little bitty statues are wonderful! I am sure that some of these items will end up in the Sellwood store, and also in the new store! If you missed the last blog, we are opening a new store on Nov. 1st at 4417 NE Fremont!!! We are so excited, scared and happy that we are opening another store!
And for those of you following my personal life, we have sold our house (knock on wood, I don't have check in hand yet) and are moving out by Oct. 24th!!!! We have found another teeny tiny house not far from the Fremont store, and well, I am up to my neck in boxes, packing, buying for both stores...well, you can imagine the rest!!
will post pics of the new store next week- befores and afters (we are painting right now!)
Enjoy fall!!