Home Sweet Home

What makes us hunt and gather as we prepare to nest in our homes? It’s an extension of our dreams and passions as we create our personal environment. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too offer the best selection of everything you can imagine! There’s nothing better than self-expression and an eclectic mix of found items that portray every aspect of what makes you tick.

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Look back at your heritage and the details of family heirlooms that have influenced your taste in interiors.

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Victorian hardware embellished with floral patterns, the asymmetry of delicate curves that balance out the top of an oak secretary, and the hard edged details and finials in old cast iron beds all have strong design elements that are rare and unique.

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Even a bottle opener placed over a chipped and crackled pantry holds significance.

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Mexican art and metal frames illustrate ornamentation at it’s finest.

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The function of wooden and wicker bowls and storage baskets add texture and pattern as they nest tabletop.

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Soft faded florals cover curtains, textiles, sheets, and duvet covers and bring a romantic feel to all rooms.

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Nature comes inside with forced branches of buds, nests, and moss covered branches creating still lives for the wall along with wonderful shadows as the sunlight passes through the room.

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Bold color comes in the form of collectible Hawaiian print mugs as well as a hand painted wall piece by a local artist.

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Cooking in the kitchen is a favorite pastime and social activity as we invite friends and family to share in conversation and the breaking of bread.

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Ultimately, home is where we are at our best. Join us everyday of the week from 11:00-6:00pm and begin the never-ending task of making your house a home. 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!

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!

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!

Seasonal Contrasts

Much like the seasons change and contrast sharply one to the next, so do our homes and interiors as we shift from golden sunshine and the lengthy days of Summer to cooler temperatures mixed with rain and darkness as Fall arrives and Winter follows! Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are filled with contrasts which draw us to certain styles and pieces.

Surface contrasts in grain, texture, hand-carvings, smooth stone, worn patinas, and shiny steels can be found in every space.

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Antique and vintage mixed with contemporary blend effortlessly.

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From the dining table and pantry,

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to the art which hangs on the walls,

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to bringing nature indoors; it’s the thrill of the hunt that never ceases.

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Contrasts combine to create a statement and personal style which varies greatly from one home to the next. From cabin fever…

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…to an era gone by.

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No matter your style; you’ll find a wealth of unique pieces to layer, blend, and integrate cohesively. Search high and low for all your accessories and furnishings daily from 11:00-6:00 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!

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!

A Passion for Textiles

The wealth of textiles available serve so many purposes in our homes and workplaces. Form and function prevail while color and texture create a feeling of contentment and well-being. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too have a vast selection to fill your linen closet and more. Have fun intermixing patterns and textures and the result will be creating a statement that is uniquely your own.

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From waking up under a treasured quilt that keeps us comfortable and snug to crocheted coverlets and chenilles. The temperatures are cooling at night and it’s time to bring out the blankets and create some visual interest and provide warmth.

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Decorative doilies and tablecloths add charm to a breakfast nook in the wee morning hours or at the dining room table for cozy evening meals.

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Embroidered florals are soft and delicate in color and keep lovely flowers for you inside as autumn winds blow the remaining petals off the zinnias, daisies, and dahlias outside.

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Silk runners with hand-braided fringe from the Victorian era bring romance and nostalgia to a dresser top or side table in the bedroom.

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A cut velvet drapery panel serves as a backdrop on a sofa piled high with embroidered peacock pillows and a handwoven wool blanket.

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Heavily fringed piano stools covered in quilted silks and satin work well at the dressing table and easily double as a small table to set your reading book as you drift off to sleep in your favorite chair.

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Repurposed remnants teamed with bits and pieces of trim are a simple project to make for holding favorite jewelry, lingerie, and hosiery.

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Vintage floral screen dividers add privacy in close quarters and shade the afternoon sun on a warm fall day.

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Hooked rugs under foot are perfect bedside when the wood and stone floors start feeling cold on the toes!

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Bold and colorful tapestries, rugs, and pillows transport us to another place and allow pattern and texture to be a focal point in any room.

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Whatever your style, you’re sure to find a look that expresses who you are from romantic florals to bold rich color, from classic design to a mix of diverse pieces from around the world. Create a home in which you choose to dwell! Join us daily from 11-6 and start discovering the differences that make your house a home. 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!

Summer Celebration

The temperatures are off the charts and it is going to be a long hot summer. Join us at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too and enjoy the comforts of air conditioning and cool down as you look for your Fourth of July decor!

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It’s a grand old flag, and several can be found throughout all three stores as well as decor in red, white, and blue in everyday objects. From empty spindles to textiles that grace our beds, dining tables, and couches.

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Vintage bowls, pitchers, chargers, plates and drinking glasses all play a role in the mood created as we set the table for the Holiday.

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Even aprons, bottles, spices, and saltines get patriotic!

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Children’s cups and saucers, kite string, dolls, toys and games join in the fun!

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So don your hat and pack your bag and thermos for the fireworks at the Waterfront.

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Look up the meaning…

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Follow the signs…

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Look up at the stars…

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and celebrate Lady Liberty and the birth of a nation.

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Happy Fourth of July to all our friends and family! Open daily from 11AM to 6PM.

We will be open July 4th, closing early at 5pm. 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!

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!

Garden Magic

this looks like my kind of heaven

Nothing can top an evening of dining in an Oregon garden. While this summer has not been what I could call, Summer. It is quite obvious that some Oregon gardens have been thriving with our weather this year. I have heard the moans and groans of gardeners related to their dismal vegetable gardens but the flowers out there are quite happy. Or so it would seem.

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For one enchanted evening this summer, I was invited to the gardens and cottage of Katie and Bob to sup among the flora and fauna. There was plenty of beautiful flora and two frisky squirrels supplied both the fauna and the entertainment of the evening.

Arriving early before the other guests can spoil the magic (like eating and drinking) is a must when you want to take in the whole ambience by yourself. After a quick Hi to the host and hostess, I found is necessary to poke my nose into just about everything and every place. As you can see from the photos, the garden is lovely. The perfect setting for an outdoor party. But I wanted to see the inside of this cottage. I know perfectly well that Miss Katie has scooped up some pretty nice things at Stars before I even had a chance to eyeball them.

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let's just move in

Sure enough, Katie announced as I started my tour that I should be aware that this cottage was pretty much exclusively furnished from Stars. Well that was like a scent to a bloodhound. I was off.

I was right. Katie has an amazing eye. An amazing eye for just the kind of things that should be sitting in my home right now. But I shrugged off this disappointment and reveled in her home and its treasures.

I want to collect string now

who knew? I'm now in love with string

Pictures are suppose to be worth 1000 words they say. Mine just don’t do justice to Katie and Bob’s quaint cottage and gardens. Thankfully Katie must have seen my dazed look after the home tour, as she escorted me quietly and quickly to the evening cocktails. Sitting in the garden, sipping cocktails and watching the other guests arrive. I surveyed this lovely scene from my patio throne and knew I had arrived in garden heaven.

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That spell was broken soon enough when the call to dinner was made. Following the other guests into the cottage or was I the leader? Hunger can play tricks on you that way. Filling my plate, I made my way to the dining table set in the garden. It is a bit hard to have a conversation when your mouth is full so I just ate. Enjoying the potato salad, fried chicken and watermelon and tomato salad, I continued to eat it all. Clean that plate just like your mother always told you. Visiting can come later.

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It did along with enjoying a magical summer evening in a lovely garden and quaint cottage in Oregon. Thanks Katie and Bob.