Shop Til You Drop

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It’s always time to shop and the stores are filled with an amazing array of finds for everyone. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too have long been the favorites of many and as we slowly move through the last days of winter, the offerings of eclectic and unique treasures are at an all time high.

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The mix of items spans from A to Z! Every turn of an aisle presents fun pieces that you never realized you needed. We have vintage children’s books, colorful tin and metal signage from days of old, and classic reads for teens and adults!

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Details and function combine in the brilliance of vintage aesthetics. Elements of the sea, favorite recipes, garden chairs, industrial fans, and vintage trunks that double as a table/storage area are all waiting for your home.

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Take a chance at something new. How you display your collections will become an endearing part of your home to you and those who come to visit.

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Come through the doors without expectation and leave with a new treasure in your arms and a smile on your face! The comforts of home only get better when you surround yourself with things you truly love. 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!

A Happy New Year from Stars

Celebrate the New Year with festivities and shopping. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too help get the party started with shiny orbs in an array of colors!

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Reflecting back it’s been a year to remember with highs and lows, clarity and confusion. Life has a way of filling our lives with daily surprises.

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Looking to the future offers strength, hope, and purpose as we plan for yet another new year.

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The sun and moon will continue their cycle in our simple but complex world.

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Time passes and light and shadows dance about. Take time to appreciate these subtle changes and displays of beauty.

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Happiness lives within all of us – take the time to see yourself and all that you have to offer those around you.

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New ideas formulate as challenges present themselves. It’s a good time to stray from the ordinary and comfortable and try something new and unfamiliar.

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Sing a happy tune to put a bounce in your step.

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Notice the special moments that can sometimes go unnoticed.

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Appreciate the beauty of nature that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Capture the colors of a sunset and the stillness of snow.

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Friendships enrich daily experiences and fill our hearts with joy.

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Treat yourself like royalty.

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A new day is dawning.

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And three, two, one, ring in the New Year with the celebratory first kiss and begin a new calendar year filled with love.

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We’ll be open New Years Day from 11:00-6:00. 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!

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!

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!

Trash to Treasure

Growing up, my grandfather had a pile of metal and tin out in a pasture just rusting away. I loved it then for all the unusual pieces and wished as a child that I could have sorted through the tall pile! What treasures could have been unearthed! Tractor seats, shovel heads and tines, old metal bedsprings, containers of all sorts and sizes were entangled with one another and sat for decades growing larger and wider each year!

From the trash can to the ice cube tray…

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…from personalized military gear to the school locker…

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Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too have industrial decor and furnishings in every size and patina possible!

Metal files and tool bins show up on every aisle of all three stores. Shiny, weathered, rusted and well worn; the toughest decision will be what best suits your needs.

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Drawers and open displays with several compartments help the crafter, artist and tool aficionado get organized! One has to step out of the box to challenge themselves with new uses for such pieces and incorporate them into everyday living.

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Even the open bin gets a new life.

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In the world of linear design, a vintage shoe display and curved lines of a mold get thrown into the mix for a twist on the rigid metal basics.

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A military storage locker gets cast iron legs and becomes a side table.

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To think that once used for the initial purpose many just wanted to file these things away or toss them aside in a pile outside in the back pastures of a large farm. Join us at the stores to hunt and dig through bins of smaller metal pieces for collage and wall decor and find larger pieces to update a space in your home or office for a true eclectic mix.

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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!

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!

Fall Into Place

The sun is setting earlier, there is a chill in the morning air; and yet we continue having some of the best days as summer comes to a close!

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Our dealers at Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too are bringing in rich dark wood furniture in oak, fir, and mahogany.

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Rubbed with color and stain, these pieces all have a history and are rich in heritage.

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Butcher block tables are making their appearance again as we get prepared to cut, dice, chop, and mince the vegetables from our gardens and prepare wonderful stews and soups in oversized pots.

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Coal buckets and steamer trunks make their way to the forefront for the perfect decor as we move into fall. Copper boilers are out in all three stores to hold everything from quilts to kindling.

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It is a favorite time to pull out the heavier socks and textured, nubby sweaters as we clean out our closets and prepare for cooler (and shorter) days.

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Nature gets brought inside as we create centerpieces in the form of vacated birds’ nests and antlers that have been found lying on the mossy floor of the woods.

We begin to move the furniture around the room for more intimate settings as the darkness creeps in. Side tables are placed next to the wingback chair for the hot cup of coffee or tea. The evenings become filled with activities that got pushed to the side during the hectic summer months.

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Procrastination falls by the wayside as we begin writing the novel we always dreamed on a vintage typewriter.

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Time is created for cozying up with old volumes of yearbooks and journals we have acquired.

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Gathering for a tabletop game of Scrabble (no board necessary) with friends who love the art of words fills the night with laughter and learning!

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Vintage treadle sewing machines come out of storage for display, and, if maintained properly give a gentle soothing tone as they are operated.

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All variety of vignettes are found as you walk through the trio of stores. The best finds are found early in the season; open daily from 11am to 6pm, here is a small sampling of the transition into Fall from just a handful of our dealers.

Write up your wish list and join us at Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too as you create your own personal style for your home. You’ll be amazed at the great finds and the fun you’ll have in the process.

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!