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!

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!

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!

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!

Painted Furnishings

When creating a personal look in your home with unique furnishings, there are several choices. You start by considering keeping the original patina or looking for an item with a fresh coat of paint or possibly a distressed finish. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are filled with one-of-a-kind pieces that are affordable and cover antiques and vintage and some more contemporary designs.

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Ivory palettes are easy to intermix with existing pieces and evoke a clean fresh feel. They have a great shabby chic feel when distressed.

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Neutrals in slates, grays, and taupes are abundant at all three Stars shops. You’ll find decorative side tables, shelving, large cabinets, benches, outdoor tables, and more! The selection is at an all time high as our dealers bring pieces in for the inside as well as outdoor rooms — for use on the porch and deck as weather gets better.

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Bright colors add an accent to any room and can be permanent additions or seasonal. Repeat the accent color with smaller items like pillows, vases, and artwork to bring the entire room together.

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Make a statement with a wonderful whimsical piece that stands alone. This colorful chair can be a side table, be hung on a wall as a shelf, or simply be used functionally as a child’s chair.

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Distressed and weathered pieces show age and history and adapt beautifully with any interior.

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Join us every day of the week from 11AM to 6PM and search for painted furnishings to give a room a boost as well as creating additional storage and display surface. Stop back often — inventory changes daily. Also, be sure to check out the offerings on the sidewalk as the weather gets better. 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!

Stained, Scarred, and Loved

Mahogany, oak, and fir are classic examples of wood furnishings often available at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too. The unique qualities of the wood grains are coveted by those who appreciate stain-grade furniture. The scars and patina tell an unspoken story of how these pieces were cared for and traveled from one home to another over time. Run your hand across the surface and imagine the life stories it holds. The wear on pulls and latches indicates a much loved and used piece of furniture that has lived a good life.

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Tables and desks offer a surface for everyone in the household to utilize whether gathering for a meal or doing school work or office projects.

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Dressers are a staple in virtually every home and have come out of the bedroom and into the kitchen, covered porch and the main entry. Easily one of the most sought after items in any of our stores, when you find the design you like place it on hold. It’s likely to be gone the next day.

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For those who live in a loft or industrial building an oversized dresser on locking casters becomes a partition to define an area and can easily be relocated to give a fresh look to a space.

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Novelty items are great conversation pieces and can be used in a variety of ways.

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Cabinets, sideboards, and wardrobes come in all shapes and sizes and allow for ample storage behind wooden doors. From classic panel doors with brass hardware to decorative pieces with heavy embellishment and trims you’re sure to find something to fit your personal style.

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Sideboards once used only in the dining area often find new life by dropping a sink into the top surface and enjoying a very unique vanity for the bath!

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Tall wardrobes and cupboards often house the stereo components and the television. It’s always amazing to see these primitive pieces come in store and find yet another home a century later.

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Join us every day from 11AM to 6PM and take a moment to search out your favorite wood grain pieces. Be open to viewing furniture with a fresh perspective of how you might use it in an alternative way. With proper care these furnishings will happily serve another century. 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!

The Hunt is On for the Prized Egg

Before the blink of an eye or the thump of a foot, the Annual Stars Easter Egg Hunt at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too will be here! Easter is this Sunday, March 27, and our doors will open at 11AM, so all our friends can begin the search for rainbow colored eggs that hold prizes of candy and gift certificates for shopping.

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This is a morning for the entire family to enjoy themselves together.

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Wake up with the songbirds outside your window.

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The early birds are at the head of the line.

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Think about your strategy to outsmart the other cats.

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Enjoy a hearty breakfast then grab your hat or bonnet.

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Put on your best white gloves (it is Easter Sunday after all).

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Remember your basket for gathering your treasures and finds.

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Take a deep breath and inhale the fragrant scent of fresh flowers as you pass by the garden…

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…and get in line outside your favorite Stars store for the thrill of the hunt!!

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All three stores are filled with Easter collectibles, nostalgic treasures, and even vintage holiday books for the little ones!

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Happy Easter to all our friends and family!

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Following the Stars Annual Easter Egg Hunt, plan to spend the afternoon browsing all three stores and exploring all that the Westmoreland neighborhood has to offer. We will be open 11AM to 6PM Easter Sunday. Thank you for your continued patronage. 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!

Ways to Say I Love You

Valentines Day is approaching and it’s time for romantic thoughts and poetic words inspired by the eclectic mix of items at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too ! So many ways to say “I Love You”!

Decorations on wood won’t hide all my sins,
but when I’m with you our “love always wins”.

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Flowers and lace from Victorian times,
Forget-me not this Valentines.

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Vintage velvet boxes in shades of red and wine,
shall overflow with treasures if “jewel” say you’re mine!

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This rose is so lovely and my gift to you,
as this little bird sings of our love so true.

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I’ve carved our names in a heart on a tree in hopes that you will be with me.

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You can “spin me round” in circles and I’ll still be loving you!

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“Cancelled stamps” will “send” me to you,
“Forever” posting that our love is true.

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“Note after note” with “accordion fold”,
My love for you is a sight to behold.

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It may appear a little “cheesy” to some,
But the “boxes are stacked” and you are the one.

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I’d pick a bale of cotton to “sticks” with you.

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Valentine you “bowl me over”. “Wood” you be mine?

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I’d “sail” the seven seas to find a love as true as you.

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Just “sew” you know I’m on pins and needles.
“Cushion” the blow and say you’ll be mine!

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I’m not “clowning” around, you’re my better half.

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I’m “knot” intending to “hog” all your time,
But I’d squeal with delight to have you as mine.

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Have you heard the “buzz”? I want to “bee” with you.

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“Slow” with emotions but deep with devotion,
Lets get together and cause a commotion!

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I’ll be taking “baby steps” to prove my love for you.

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My love for you spills over like “gravy” in a “boat”.

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Nothing special to say I could “chat” all day long,
‘cuz for you sweet Valentine, my heart beats strong!

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So many clever ways to express your feelings! Get inspired by what you see and creative in how you express your love this Valentines Day. 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!

Autumn Joy

As the weather changes and blustery rains and wind return, our focus shifts from outdoor gatherings to nesting indoors. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are filling up fast with all things wonderful for autumn. Gardens shift from shades of green to wrought iron and rusted metal decor. Fireplace screens are making their debut as cords of wood are being stacked on the porch.

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Texture and color come to life in weathered doors with worn paint and knots and grain show their age and character in almost bare wood furnishings.

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Details in how we decorate become very personal as we hunt and gather for unique pieces that speak to us! Turn of the century trunks from Europe have history and create a focal point in any room while they store items inside and serve as a coffee table. Place a large 3/8″ thick sheet of glass on top and place under a window for a one-of-a-kind plant table.

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Tile top tables bring bold color and pattern into a small area.

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Studio pottery is affordable and unique and comes in all shapes, sizes, and glazes. Display in mass numbers on an open shelf, mantel, or on top of a hutch.

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A classic spindle-back bench shows fluid movement and form in fine carpentry detailing.

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Victorian mantles also feature unique trims and moldings that harken back to another era, yet blend effortlessly into a more contemporary setting. Cherished family photos will look perfect displayed across these wall mounts.

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Goldleaf frames are showing up as we enter Fall and will be in abundance as we near the Holidays. Frame paintings, mirrors, or leave empty and create a wall of architectural bliss by hanging multiple pieces as a statement. Look for floral designs and the much sought after piecrust corners.

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Industrial, country, or an eclectic mix — whatever style you prefer, you’ll find your look at all three Stars shops.

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Make it personal with your finishing touches. Hang it, frame it, and stack it. Start a collection of the ordinary and display prominently!

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There are no rules and no mistakes! When you invest in what you love everything works together to create an extension of you! Join us every day from 11AM to 6PM and begin (or continue) shopping for all the things that make your heart sing. 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!