Brisk clean breezes and bits of sunshine fill the house as we start opening doors and windows. Spring makes brief appearances and vanishes with the cold rains, but in the Pacific Northwest we’re already planning our gardens, gathering seeds, and turning the soil. Get a head start on new ideas at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too. Whether you’re an avid gardener or simply enjoy the change in the season, our doors are open and we’re filling the shops with fresh air and fresh merchandise.
Early mornings bring songbird symphonies as our days get longer.
Bouquets are being gathered from the yard as snowdrops, crocuses, violets, and daffodils open and lift their heads towards the sky.
Colorful calicos cover this quilt and offer up warmth on a cool evening after a long and productive day outdoors.
Bright colors and deep shades of green in this granny square afghan are reminiscent of a well tended flower garden.
Pot decorations covered in buds, bees and bright flowers are a simple color boost to empty terracotta planters on the porch.
Gather your favorite seed catalogs and introduce a few new varieties in annuals and perennials.
Create a vignette of spring favorites to brighten a corner with similar colors in different mediums.
Change out the paintings in a room for a fast and easy update. Shopping for a new collection of vintage artwork can often be found for pennies on the dollar and allows for the thrill of the hunt.
Bring flowers inside that will never fade with these painted wooden boxes which create decorative storage. Stack mixed patterns for interest.
Aged and crackled porcelain pitchers could be the new focal point for the kitchen. Display on open shelves or on top of a cabinet; this tone on tone ivory features a wash of color across a glorious bird resting on a branch.
An early 1900’s postcard delights the eye as gardeners prepare for the first cuttings from their rose shrubs.
Pick up the pace and keep your heart healthy by taking walks in new neighborhoods and parks. Portland offers up a host of public gardens to explore and every week the view changes as the foliage grows.
Pack up the car and get out for an afternoon of exploring Sellwood and Westmoreland.
Take a drive in any direction and enjoy the farming communities, pastures, or mountainsides filled with animals.
Switch out the navy and black for bold prints and colors in outerwear.
Keep your head up and enjoy the beauty of the radiant sun.
Join us daily from 11AM to 6PM as we set the stage for spring! With every visit you’re sure to find something different as our dealers bring in new picks constantly! Mark your calendars and get additional savings Thursday through Monday, March 3 through 7 this week, as we celebrate with our Spring Stars On Sale event at all three stores! 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!