Growing up, my grandfather had a pile of metal and tin out in a pasture just rusting away. I loved it then for all the unusual pieces and wished as a child that I could have sorted through the tall pile! What treasures could have been unearthed! Tractor seats, shovel heads and tines, old metal bedsprings, containers of all sorts and sizes were entangled with one another and sat for decades growing larger and wider each year!
From the trash can to the ice cube tray…
…from personalized military gear to the school locker…
Metal files and tool bins show up on every aisle of all three stores. Shiny, weathered, rusted and well worn; the toughest decision will be what best suits your needs.
Drawers and open displays with several compartments help the crafter, artist and tool aficionado get organized! One has to step out of the box to challenge themselves with new uses for such pieces and incorporate them into everyday living.
Even the open bin gets a new life.
In the world of linear design, a vintage shoe display and curved lines of a mold get thrown into the mix for a twist on the rigid metal basics.
A military storage locker gets cast iron legs and becomes a side table.
To think that once used for the initial purpose many just wanted to file these things away or toss them aside in a pile outside in the back pastures of a large farm. Join us at the stores to hunt and dig through bins of smaller metal pieces for collage and wall decor and find larger pieces to update a space in your home or office for a true eclectic mix.
Open daily from 11AM to 6PM. SHOP SMART. SHOP STARS!
Stars Antiques: 7027 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR Ph: (503) 239-0346
Stars & Splendid: 7030 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR Ph: (503) 235-5990
Stars Too: 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR Ph: (971) 373-8067