January has brought with it a wealth of change and opportunity. Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too vintage dealers have been busy bringing in fresh, new merchandise in preparation to purge the old at the annual STARS FAMOUS HAGGLE SALE which runs Friday, January 16 through Monday, January 19. Open daily from 11AM to 6PM! This sale is one of my favorites because I love to haggle, clear my space of older pieces, and check off one resolution — a new look for a new year!
It’s easy to sit back and contemplate change, but better to achieve it. Halfway into January 2015, we tend to lose sight of any resolutions made for the New Year. We have good intentions, but our daily life can interrupt and play havoc on any hope for true change.
Set your clock a bit earlier and you’ll be amazed at what can be achieved in a short amount of time. You may even wake up to the neighbor’s chickens’ morning banter.
Start putting more fresh fruits and vegetables out in bowls and on platters. This is not only a colorful centerpiece, but a healthy snack.
Cut back on sugar and salt in your diet!
Hide the sweets away! Temptations are easy to pass up when they are not visible.
Start a collection of vintage cookbooks from Stars and search out healthier meals and menus!
Share those meals with old friends and new by scheduling gatherings throughout the year.
Make time for fresh air and exercise. Take up a new sport or get more proficient at an old one. Shopping at any of the Stars stores burns many calories! The hunt and gather, stretching to reach something up high and squatting to check out what’s in the baskets along the floor — all great exercise.
Reach out to an acquaintance by writing a letter with a vintage typewriter. Find classic stationery and envelopes as you shop with the Stars team to personalize the look!
Tell someone you love them. Vintage Valentines are in store now.
Take time for yourself.
Take a personal holiday.
Finish unfinished projects…
… and start saving for new ones.
Get organized at home — especially the kitchen! We have metal bins and cubbies of all shapes and sizes, industrial carts and tables, and wall mounts for your coats, bags and more.
Get creative by recycling found items. Don’t have the time or patience? Find it as you shop at Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too. We have a wealth of dealers who create one-of-a-kind pieces from fabric, metal, wood, shells, and more.
Take time to curl up under a lovely quilt and read a book or plan this spring’s flower garden.
Remember to take time to laugh and be silly.
Get better in touch with yourself, know your body and it’s limitations. Then work to feel great at the close of each day by what you have accomplished.
Happy January, everyone. Thank you for your continued patronage to our stores! Remember to join us this Friday, January 16th as we open our doors at 11AM for the STARS FAMOUS HAGGLE SALE. All three stores are overflowing with great items for your home, office, studio and, of course, gifts for friends. The sale runs through Monday, January 19th.
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