Swiftly Move the Seasons

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The countdown of shopping days for the Holiday season starts now. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are bringing in unique, eclectic, and traditional pieces to get the parties started!

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Larger platters, pumpkins glazed in gold, branches with berries, and the beloved Tom Turkey are making appearances on every aisle. Looking for new ideas for centerpieces, vintage plate sets for the extra guests at the table, additional chairs and benches to place throughout your home? Look no further!

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Stock up on basics including extra glassware and candles. Decorative vintage tins save on boxes and wrapping papers as you give smaller gifts and baked goods. Repurposed furnishings, shelving and wall mounts come into play as we invest in creativity and unique looks for our home.

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday are marked on the calendar and we’ve no shortage on holiday decor at great prices. Hunt and gather to create your personal style for the season as you shop with us.

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For those who love tone on tone, dustings of glitter, and a cottage chic feel; several vendors have filled their spaces with vignettes to inspire, delight, and create a magical mood!

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Grab your stockings, vintage, handmade, and recycled materials offer plenty of choices. Here’s to a jolly HoHoHo for a holiday filled with merriment and giving, compassion and gratitude, and a true celebration for every individual and their loved ones.

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Our doors are open daily from 11:00AM to 6:00PM and the early birds always get the best selection! If you see something you love, buy it for it may not be there 10 minutes later.

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You’re sure to get a few new ideas on decorating, tree trimming, and joining in the true spirit of the season as we close out yet another amazing year! 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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!

Jewel of Our Eye

As we enter November our thoughts transition to gift giving for all the upcoming holidays. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too have a vast array of gemstones and jewels perfect for those we love.

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Grab a notepad and pencil and begin with a list of names that warrant such care and consideration. Shopping for pieces so personal takes time, thought, and sometimes a bit of imagination.

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When thinking of the recipient, consider their style, wardrobe, and personality. Our stores offer vintage novelty brooches and pins that go beyond the hat or lapel.

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Silver, platinum, and gold team up with rich gemstones in larger dramatic pieces as well as the classic birthstones in light, delicate designs.

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Even the youth of today have a unique sense of who they are. A gift that compliments their personal expression and uniqueness is a great gift indeed.

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Multiple bracelets and cuffs worn together (or alone) are fun, inventive, and allow a myriad of combinations based on mood or style of dress. Vintage rhinestone pins, brooches, and pendants cover all variety of designs. Even the glittery animals will all find their rightful homes this holiday.

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Thinking about the man who has everything??

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Symbols and designs are hand carved into bone and ivory and suspended from hand knotted cord; sharing the story and beliefs from other cultures. Great hand tooled leather belts carry a richness of history with bold turquoise and coral teamed with sterling silver. Check your list as either of these may be perfect for those connected to the sky, earth, and water.

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Thinking outside the box, original designs in assemblage and beadwork may be used throughout the home, den, and man cave and don’t necessarily need to be worn as long as they are seen and appreciated.

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Multiple strands of beads and pearls in reds, greens, and pearlescent whites create drama simply in display. Wear thickly at the neck or interweave within a french braid or chignon as gatherings and parties fill the calendar.

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For the hustle bustle of those who crave the spirit of the season, nothing compares to another vintage collectible holiday pin. Affordable, colorful, and endless design choices make this a favorite for all ages! Use on a satin ribbon in place of a bow as you wrap gifts or pin inside a holiday greeting card!

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For the gal who loves jewelry and has a clear sense of herself there are a number of one-of-a kind pieces and you’re sure to find a wonderful piece while shopping throughout our stores.

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Decision making may be the most difficult task at hand. Sterling silver embellishments to be worn at the neck, ears, wrist, or in the hair make a statement all their own and team well with the proverbial little black dress.

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For those who love nature; spirals on abalone, mother of pearl, cut shells, apple coral, and sterling silver sea life capture the passion of the outdoors and the ocean. However long your list may be, shopping will be less complicated and stressful and guaranteed fun as you enter through our doors! 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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!

Seasonal Beauty

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Let the rains begin and the winds blow the dancing leaves. Our doors are open and the heat is on. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are the perfect getaway for a blustery day. Join us as we move closer to the start of the holiday season and explore the new selections our dealers have gathered. Great textures, weathered patinas, vintage scores, and unique details are just a few of the offerings.

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Vintage advertising across a cluster of colored tins, edging details on platters, and a array of silhouettes in silver-plate will inspire a new centerpiece or display as we plan gatherings.

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In the evenings, take time to plan out fresh ideas in meals and menus. As temperatures drop the soup pot and slow cooker take center stage in the kitchen; filling the home with aromas of fresh garlic, onions, herbs, and a medley of vegetables fresh from the market.

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Hand and heart merge and extend to serving others, providing comfort and calm. We bring bits of Nature inside as a reminder of the remnants of a well tended garden, a measure of our love for the outdoors. Whether we choose textiles in classic design exploring flora and fauna or actual cuttings, the attention to detail prevails.

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Refresh your spirit with walks alongside the river and immerse yourself in the brilliant colors, the brisk fresh air, and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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Celebrate the changing seasons and surround yourself with beauty, simple treasures, and objects of art that make you smile. We’re open everyday from 11am-6pm and offer an ever-changing selection of vintage, repurposed, and collectible items for your home and workplace. SHOP SMART. SHOP STARS.

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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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!

Falling Leaves

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Cool, crisp mornings have us grabbing for a sweater as we head out the door. It’s the season of layering, nubby textures, and brilliant burnished colors.Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are setting the stage for Autumn with great decor for the home.

Sleeping in a bit longer is expected while the coffee brews; but don’t sleep the day away. There are too many activities and adventures to be had.

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Fall starts with changing out the house.

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Rugs are being thrown across the wood and tile floors.

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Blankets and finely woven throws are coming out of storage and thrown across the bed, couch, and porch swing.

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Leaded glass door cupboards, well worn trunks, and rattan baskets in all shapes and sizes are found throughout our stores.

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Start up a batch of soup that will fill the house with a comforting aroma. Centerpieces of gourds and fruit are quick, colorful, and affordable.

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Copper pots are ready to go to work for the cook.

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Games and candles add an element of intimacy and quality time with friends and family.

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Fill the mantel shelf or the top of a cabinet or bookshelf with a collection of vintage lanterns.

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Bowls of unexpected items make for a burst of color in any room and help brighten up a gray day.

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Fill the coat rack with thick woven cotton sweatshirts from Mexico for guests that stay into the night.

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Narrow drawers provide for display and add character when hung on the wall with everyday items.

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Wool plaids in every color possible fill the hall closet.

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With the mountains close by; snowshoes are a great accessory for the entry or front porch.

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In the blink of an eye we’ll be fixing turkey dinner and untangling strings of lights for the Holidays!

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You’ll find great savings on vintage, repurposed, and recycled goods at all three stores to change your look, your home, and your life as we fall in love with Autumn color! Open daily from 11-6. 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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!

Creepy Stuff in Store For You!

It’s later than you thinkā€¦Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are gearing up for one of the most celebrated holidays! Halloween is lurking around the corner, waiting to surprise you when you least expect it. Get a jump start with your decorations, wardrobe, lighting, and table top centerpieces.

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String up outdoor lights on the porch and grab your embellished sweater to greet trick or treaters. And don’t forget your hat!

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Which witch wishes for a night flight?? Only close friends know the answer.

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Lanky skeletons are hanging out in the strangest places and befriending those around them.

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Keep mom’s wise words in the back of your mind as you prepare for October 31st. Don’t cross paths with a black cat. Be wary of webs, and watch for crawling rats and flying bats in the dark alleyway.

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Make your plans early, call your friends to gather and go have some fun!!

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We’re open everyday from 11-6 for all things orange and black, creepy crawly stuff, and things that go bump in the night! 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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!

Bye Bye Summer

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With the close of August and the cooling temperatures it’s time to say so long to summer and hello to fall. Labor Day weekend marks the start of our End of Summer Sale at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too. The sidewalks will be filled with deals on all variety of items. From outdoor furnishings and garden to new fall furnishings everything will be on sale!

Grab your walking boots and cross state lines; this sale is the mother lode. All three stores will offer discounts of 10-50% off and the savings will astound you!

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Fill your cupboards and pantries, hang art on your walls, and change out the color schemes throughout your home and office as we merge with cooler temperatures and shorter days.

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Find great deals on vintage toys, textiles, garden goods, ephemera, and bric-a-brac on every aisle.

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Four days of savings gives you plenty of opportunity to shop for must-have items as well as gifts for friends and family and something special for you.

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Join us Friday through Monday, September 2nd through September 5th from 11AM to 6PM each day at all three shops. Bring your friends and find a great restaurant in the neighborhood to energize yourself and shop until you drop!

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Thanks as always for your continued patronage! Many Stars dealers will be in the stores and out on the sidewalks — we look forward to helping you find everything on your list! 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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!

Celebrating Rio

The 2016 Olympics have brought us together once again as we gather to watch the competitions and behind the scenes stories at home or at our favorite watering hole. Pride reigns supreme as we view so many athletes worldwide with humble beginnings. As the weeks pass we prepare for the closing ceremonies and
Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too have wonderful collectibles and vintage treasures to make the celebration unique.

Strike up the band as we plan evening festivities with friends and family. Unique and individual but united by one common thread, this is what makes up the spirit of these competitors. The world will be watching with anticipation!

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What are the odds of winning everyone over? The personal hurdles are what hold our interest as we watch. Would you place a bet on your endurance and determination to train as these athletes do?

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While many of us will support the ‘Home’ team, it’s easy to be moved by an individual’s story from another country. Watching nightly with our best friend we’ve learned about the bonds that have been formed through trials and tribulations.

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A hearty appetite wins us over as we watch the rigorous training that occurs before ever arriving at the competition. Be sure to have plenty of fluids and mix up a great casserole to sustain you through the evening’s activities.

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The American flag waves in the distance along with all countries competing. Reporters will have a final look at awards won and records broken to document in the journals of time.

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The golden sun sets on Rio as we observe the closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 21. We salute all those who took part in the Rio Olympics. To the dedication, competitive spirit, and discipline of all the athletes who participated; we thank you for inspiring us!

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Join us every day and be just as inspired as the Stars team pulls out all the stops to make your visits here as good as gold. 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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!

Transition

Right this way!

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Everything you’ll need…

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for a smooth transition from the warm summer sun to cool evening breezes we have at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too.

Fill your mind with new ideas on gardening. As fresh flowers fade think dried seed pods, vintage metal rolling carts, galvanized pails, polka dots, and birdhouses for the porch.

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Mix those florals with decorative metal shelves and silhouette mirrors and run away with a fresh look indoors.

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Bring the garden trellis inside and grab the bike as well. A friendly reminder to not bring dirt indoors hangs in the entry. Better yet, simply leave your shoes at the door!

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Vignettes in neutrals and black and white create a calming invite for all who enter.

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Think of unusual pieces to use as a focal point in displays for your home. Industrial headlights for longer nights, vintage advertising for the bar, or a well loved musical instrument over the mantel.

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The croquet set may be narrow enough for a windowsill that looks out at the backyard.

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Get a jump start on fall and hang a repurposed, distressed chalkboard by the phone for notes and messages as the family comes and goes with varied schedules.

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Stack a few quilts nearby for longer evenings and the cool air that sweeps through the house.

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Join us everyday from 11am to 6pm and discover ideas for transitioning into shorter days and longer nights as we make our way towards back to school and falling leaves! 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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!

Fresh Picks

From Sauvie Island to Hood River and all along the Willamette Valley berry season is coming to a close while apples, pears, and peaches are prime for picking. Join us everyday of the week from 11-6 at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too. We’ll make summer baking fun with a number of great vintage finds in all three stores. Berries never have an expiration date when turned into hampers, tablecloths, and scarves. If it’s canning jars with character you’ll find plenty; including vintage jam jars.

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Grapes covering an arbor create much needed shade and allow the fruit to be harvested easily. Take a weekend to create your own mix of home-made wine or Sangria.

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Farm fresh crumble is a quick and easy option when you have limited time but want to indulge in seasonal fruits or berries. Be sure to have the freezer stocked with ice cream. Take a classic recipe for crumb topping and throw in 1/4-1/2 cup of your favorite cereal or granola for extra crunch. Served up in vintage Pyrex makes the flavor and presentation that much better.

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Fruit pies with a pierced or lattice top take a bit more time but are well worth the wait! In this house, we get anxious with the aroma and never allow proper cooling time for the pie before having a sample taste.

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Did you know that pie once cooled is perfect for breakfast with hot coffee or tea?

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Whatever the summer holds in store, don’t miss out on the grand selection of fresh produce available. The kitchen may be hot from baking but our stores are always very cool. Stop in for some refreshing ideas. 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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!

Cabin Retreat

Grab your boots, a blanket, and a sweater — we’re taking a trip to the mountains, streams, and cabins of the Pacific Northwest where the evening temperatures drop down into the 40s! You’ll find everything for your getaway, as well as cabin decor, at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too.

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Start your journey to the mountains early in the morning and enjoy the scenery along the way. You’ll want to search for country houses with creative fences, cattle grazing alongside the two land highways, and vineyards to explore and stop in at for tastings!

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Be sure to stop at a local diner for an amazing meal and fill your bellies for all the activities in the fresh air.

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You’re sure to see some amazing finds for cabin decor. Search out weathered wooden farm pieces and old wagon wheels, rusted tines, and farm machinery pieces with unique architectural elements.

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Unique lamp bases and shades help to make a house a home as well as becoming a focal point for a room. Nubby handwoven pillows, pieced log cabin quilts, and fabulous patterned tapestries all become personal statements! Even a painted side table takes on character with a paste paper brush stroke pattern.

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Make time for a scenic horseback ride and some time relaxing by the stream or river. If you head far enough east you may run across some time worn chapels and churches that will take your breath away.

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When the weekend is up, be sure to leave nature as you found it, and also leave room for fresh huckleberry pie as you are homeward bound!

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Join us daily from 11AM to 6PM. Our HUGE Stars Summer Sale starts Thursday, July 14 and runs through Monday, July 18. Five days of fun shopping experiences at discounts too good to be true. Troves of treasures will be lining the sidewalks as well. 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

You can also find us on Stars on Facebook and @StarsPDX on Instagram!