Garden Blooms at Stars

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Welcome spring with blooms and buds popping up everywhere! Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are filling up with bursts of color as birds sing throughout the neighborhood!

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Cottage walkways fill with perennials pushing through the ground as butterflies dance in the midst of interwoven flower petals and gangly stems that reach for the sun.

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Galvanized pails and buckets rest outside the door, ready to replenish moisture to the garden beds. Windmills of all sizes become decorative and functional as the season of rebirth is upon us. Gardens come to life with bits of sparkling sunshine as bouquets of mixed flowers and aromas fill the house.

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Indulge yourself in the City of Roses and the Japanese Gardens as you get inspiration while shopping our stores! We’re open daily from 11AM to 6PM. From vintage to contemporary items and whimsical finds to historical ephemera, you’re sure to spot a budding treasure to display in your home or 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!

Come in from the Cold and Haggle!

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Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too have exciting new ideas for making your home and workplace warm and inviting as we prepare for our infamous Stars Haggle Sale which started Friday, January 13 and has been extended through Sunday, January 22 due to the blanket of snow we received. We’ve had our share of cold winter storms, snow and ice! Now we get to take a break from the chilly outdoors and get inside all three Stars shops where it’s always warm and inviting!

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Feed the dog.

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Enjoy fresh fruit for breakfast.

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Grab your coat from the wall rack.

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Be the early bird when we open our doors at 11AM!

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Welcome to the shopping frenzy. Our stores are full as we begin our year with new furnishings, finds, and fun stuff.

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Collect what you love and create displays that feature the pieces to all who enter your home. If it makes you smile, buy it.

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Architectural finds come in repurposed industrial lighting, porch supports, a set of wonderful wooden chairs, and fabulous details in cupboards and cabinetry.

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Pastoral scenes will give you peace of mind as you shop this 10 day sale.

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New items brought in every day to replenish spaces will have you telling your friends and returning daily! 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!

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!

Fall Favorite

As we make our way towards September, take one last ride down the river and get ready for Autumn. Just around the bend is one thing we always look forward to; the ever-popular END OF SUMMER SALE at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too. Open daily at 11:00am, the sale starts Saturday September 5th and runs through Monday, September 7th.

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It’s the accumulation of things you love that make a house a home.

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Find salvaged and vintage accessories to personalize each room. A large tool box filled with used paintbrushes is perfect for the artist’s studio, hand-hooked eagles can be used as chair cushions or framed wall art using embroidery hoops on the underside, and a great cardboard canister covered in brilliant advertising comfortably hold pens and pencils where you need them handy!

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Recycle, repurpose, and, when necessary, throw away! A classic tin sign reflects the tidiness of Oregonians, clamshells (acquired at the coast) have become an indoor-outdoor chime, and good old rusty goodness crumpled and condensed makes a statement on the wall or bookshelf.

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Restock the kitchen pantry with the essentials of coffee, soda, pancake syrup, and local honey from your favorite farmer’s market. Select a variety of cookie cutters for baking as the rain moves in; don’t limit the use for cookies, baking powder biscuits can take on a fun shape for breakfast and dinner!

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Bring out the flannel and plaid in shirts and pillows, an antique piano stool carries over as a small side table (adjustable height of course), find books on Oregon’s history, and use a vintage lamp to read by (or wire the base for a unique lamp)!

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Dealers will be clearing out summer goods and bringing in all your fall favorites! There will be so much to choose from all three stores will be spilling over onto the sidewalk! Open daily from 11:00-6:00pm mark your calendars now for the END OF SUMMER SALE. 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!

Back to School Daze

Good Grief!! Here we are in August and school schedules are being made as we spend the days playing hard. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are bringing in vintage and collectibles for our everyday shoppers, students and teachers!

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Time to start thinking about back to school shopping.

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There will be less time for frolic and fun with friends and less time in front of the television.

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Less time whiling away the hours reading as the scorching sunlight pours in through the windows.

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Say farewell to the youth and folly of the summer romance.

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Celebrate the best summer ever with good friends in grand style.

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It’s time to go through the closet and sort through what you’ll keep.

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Mend the tears and sew back on buttons of well worn favorites.

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Break into the piggy bank…

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…to shop for the latest styles to add to your wardrobe for fall classes.

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For the girls (and also the boys) that means being happy with the first day’s outfit!

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Review your ABC’s.

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Pull your supplies and books out of storage.

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Don’t forget the colorful old owl’s words of wisdom…

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…get all your belongings labeled with your name before the first day.

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And remember that it’s always better to use a chalkboard…

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…than to get caught writing and doodling all over your desk!

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Join us everyday from 11-6pm for back to school needs and say a fond farewell to the heat of summer. For your comfort all our stores are air conditioned and filled with cool ideas and fun finds. 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!

Stars Turns 25

It’s our Birthday!! We’re celebrating with a Big Birthday Bash Sale this Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 14.

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Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are excited to share twenty five years of collecting, hunting and gathering, and bringing you the best selections of all your favorite things.

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Open everyday, join us for great savings on everything in all three stores!

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It’s hard to imagine any of the past 25 years have been work when doing what you love is your business!

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No matter how you add it up, two and a half decades have come and gone and we are as popular today as we were when we first opened!!

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In fact, many of our younger shoppers weren’t born when our doors opened in 1990!

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What does twenty five look like? Our vendors have plenty of examples.

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We enjoy helping everyone search for items high and low throughout the Stars shops. Sometimes, there is no specific piece in mind, but when you see it, you know it! The unique mix of items that the Stars stores bring in daily help express your personality and create an eclectic and comfortable home!

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So go ahead — have your cake and ice cream…

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…and THANK YOU for making the Stars family a part of yours whether it be for one year or all twenty five! Your continued patronage is greatly appreciated. Happy Birthday to us!

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

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

Spring Forward

All this recent sunshine has forced bulbs to open, trees to bloom, and flowers to lift their heads and the same is true of the new items coming into the stores! Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are bursting with florals, birds, and fresh looks for your home and garden! Join us as we make our way through the aisles to ‘pick’ our favorites.

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Early morning walks feature a symphony of birdsong! A stroll through the stores presents a variety of decor featuring this feathered friend. From salt decanters for the kitchen or craft area…

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…to colorful luncheon and dessert plates…

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…an Asian-style table featuring a bird in the midst of bamboo…

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…red cardinals who appear to fly out and about…

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…and even a wealth of real estate.

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Alcohol proof trays and containers from Japan feature wispy florals and butterflies in flight.

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Live ferns and green plants fill a tabletop and bring a bit of Nature indoors.

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Vintage books featuring colored illustrations of flowers are a favorite for many gardeners.

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Floral patterns cover everything imaginable. Serving trays may be used functionally for a gathering or hang on the wall for impact.

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Bouquets of color gracefully flower across the drawers of a black and gold dresser.

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Oil canvases take on different interpretations of flower arrangements.

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Porcelain containers can store coffee or tea and brighten the kitchen.

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Quilts and coverlets give a fresh look to the sofa or bed.

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Even metal and iron become delicate flowering branches in wall decor and chandeliers.

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With these great options celebrating the arrival of Spring even a rainy day becomes more bearable. Come join us whatever the weather and take home a little bit of sunshine and happiness.

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

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

Resolutions and a Big Stars Vintage Sale

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!

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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.

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Start putting more fresh fruits and vegetables out in bowls and on platters. This is not only a colorful centerpiece, but a healthy snack.

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Cut back on sugar and salt in your diet!

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Hide the sweets away! Temptations are easy to pass up when they are not visible.

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Start a collection of vintage cookbooks from Stars and search out healthier meals and menus!

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Share those meals with old friends and new by scheduling gatherings throughout the year.

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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.

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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!

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Tell someone you love them. Vintage Valentines are in store now.

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Take time for yourself.

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Take a personal holiday.

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Finish unfinished projects…

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… and start saving for new ones.

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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.

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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.

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Take time to curl up under a lovely quilt and read a book or plan this spring’s flower garden.

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Experience art.

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Remember to take time to laugh and be silly.

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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.

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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

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

Sugarplum Delights

Shopping for great gifts is easy when you join us at Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too. The difficult part is the process of narrowing down the selection and sticking to the task at hand! Open daily from 11:00-6:00pm gives ample time to browse through the many aisles and displays to find the perfect gift for friends, family, and often times, a special item for yourself!

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From collectible political advertising pins from the past…

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…to oversized original paintings by local artists, the selection has never been better or more diverse as our dealers fill their spaces.

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Well-loved and worn dolls delight the child and the collector alike.

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Nothing beats a cold winter night like a new design book filled with fresh inspiration and ideas for the home and garden.

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For the gourmet cook, clever signage makes for a unique gift to hang in the kitchen or pantry!

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Vintage plates, cups and saucers add new combinations for entertaining anytime of year. There is no end to the color options or patterns. You’ll be sure to find the perfect place setting for the hostess and/or host on your list.

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For those in love with the grain of wood, nothing beats a series of well seasoned wooden bowls in all shapes and sizes. Use functionally or decoratively. When not in use, leave them visible atop a large cupboard stacked and nested for the texture and sculptural element.

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In love with plaid? Keep those you love warm in wool shirts and jackets.

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Find a great vintage thermos in a matching plaid and venture up to the mountain or over to the coast for a hot cup of cocoa and warm someone’s heart.

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For those with a passion for copper; pots, pans, molds and kettles are in abundance and spilling off the shelves.

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Prized porcelain basins in blue patterns and designs for the more distinguished taste!

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A large selection of vintage and antique gilt frames for those who prefer gold are scattered throughout all three stores. Perfect for artwork or to hang a miniature inside a large frame. A more contemporary idea is inserting a chalkboard for daily notes and reminders!

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Hang a wreath on the door as you decorate, open your door and heart to those you love, celebrate the magic of the season, and celebrate the essence and the spirit of the Holidays every day of the year!

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From all of us at Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too, Happy Holidays!

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

And find us on Stars on Facebook & Instagram @StarsPDX!