The sun is setting earlier, there is a chill in the morning air; and yet we continue having some of the best days as summer comes to a close!
Our dealers at Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too are bringing in rich dark wood furniture in oak, fir, and mahogany.
Rubbed with color and stain, these pieces all have a history and are rich in heritage.
Butcher block tables are making their appearance again as we get prepared to cut, dice, chop, and mince the vegetables from our gardens and prepare wonderful stews and soups in oversized pots.
Coal buckets and steamer trunks make their way to the forefront for the perfect decor as we move into fall. Copper boilers are out in all three stores to hold everything from quilts to kindling.
It is a favorite time to pull out the heavier socks and textured, nubby sweaters as we clean out our closets and prepare for cooler (and shorter) days.
Nature gets brought inside as we create centerpieces in the form of vacated birds’ nests and antlers that have been found lying on the mossy floor of the woods.
We begin to move the furniture around the room for more intimate settings as the darkness creeps in. Side tables are placed next to the wingback chair for the hot cup of coffee or tea. The evenings become filled with activities that got pushed to the side during the hectic summer months.
Procrastination falls by the wayside as we begin writing the novel we always dreamed on a vintage typewriter.
Time is created for cozying up with old volumes of yearbooks and journals we have acquired.
Gathering for a tabletop game of Scrabble (no board necessary) with friends who love the art of words fills the night with laughter and learning!
Vintage treadle sewing machines come out of storage for display, and, if maintained properly give a gentle soothing tone as they are operated.
All variety of vignettes are found as you walk through the trio of stores. The best finds are found early in the season; open daily from 11am to 6pm, here is a small sampling of the transition into Fall from just a handful of our dealers.
Write up your wish list and join us at Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too as you create your own personal style for your home. You’ll be amazed at the great finds and the fun you’ll have in the process.
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