STARS B-DAY SALE: A PDX Vintage Extravaganza!

YAY! Our big 28th BIRTHDAY SALE AT STARS HAS BEEN EXTENDED! The big sale will be going now through this Sunday, June 10! Thousands (maybe millions?!) of wonderful vintage goodies will be marked way down when you come treasure hunting, so hurry on in. Stars dealers at both shops will be marking down most of those things you’ve been looking for or have had your eye on. It’s a great time to add to your collections, spruce up your home, garden, and patio, and to find those perfect pieces to bring camping, fishing, or for summer picnics! Plus, it’s just always really fun to spend time hunting for treasures at Stars (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave) and Stars & Splendid (7030 SE Milwaukie Ave). 11AM to 6PM DAILY!

5 MORE DAYS OF STARS ON SALE
Now through June 10!

P.S. If you haven’t signed up for our fun, perk-filled STARS REWARDS PROGRAM, you should! You can either SIGN UP HERE or just ask us at the shops about it when you come in and we’ll help you get signed up! And make sure to follow @StarsPDX on Instagram & Stars on Facebook!

Here are some fun things we found around the shops recently:

Creepy Stuff in Store For You!

It’s later than you thinkā€¦Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are gearing up for one of the most celebrated holidays! Halloween is lurking around the corner, waiting to surprise you when you least expect it. Get a jump start with your decorations, wardrobe, lighting, and table top centerpieces.

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String up outdoor lights on the porch and grab your embellished sweater to greet trick or treaters. And don’t forget your hat!

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Which witch wishes for a night flight?? Only close friends know the answer.

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Lanky skeletons are hanging out in the strangest places and befriending those around them.

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Keep mom’s wise words in the back of your mind as you prepare for October 31st. Don’t cross paths with a black cat. Be wary of webs, and watch for crawling rats and flying bats in the dark alleyway.

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Make your plans early, call your friends to gather and go have some fun!!

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We’re open everyday from 11-6 for all things orange and black, creepy crawly stuff, and things that go bump in the night! 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 Antiques Portland Easter Egg Hunt

Mark your calendars now because the Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday, April 5! Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too will be open regular hours for Easter Sunday from 11AM to 6PM. The line starts early outside of each store as ‘children’ young and old take their spot to be in the stores when the doors open!

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Already, Peter Rabbit is peering about, scouring the nooks, crannies, and unexpected spots to place the prizes.

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He’s enlisted his hip chick pals to assist in the process! Eggs of all colors will be hidden through all three stores and the prizes run from candy to gift certificates for shopping!

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Even his butterfly friends are getting in on the action flying overhead for the best perspective on hiding spots.

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The “hunt” has become one of our favorite traditions; giving back to our customers is the best feeling. Nothing measures up to the young and the old hunting through the booths of our dealers searching tirelessly for the treasured egg!!

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You’ll be inspired by the vintage and contemporary Easter decor, colorful Spring displays, and have such fun searching high and low, you won’t want to leave!

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Set your alarm, get dressed, fix a hearty breakfast for the entire family, and join us this Sunday for the Hunt! Who knows, you may find a coveted egg with a $50 shopping spree and leave with a great treasure you weren’t expecting to go home with. Hippity Hop, Hippity Hop, Wake up early and come to SHOP!!

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!

From the Heart

It has been so much fun to walk through Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too and view the amazing variety of hearts and unspoken messages for Valentines Day tucked throughout the shops. Come by for your last minute gifts; we’re open everyday from 11AM to 6PM.

All the gang agrees, you’re swell. Be My Valentine!

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You Rock my World!

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My tulips will never lie; we’re two of a kind.

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I love you good and plenty.

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Wire you not with me; I hold you deep within my heart.

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You are berry special to me.

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From the bottom of my heart, I love ewe!

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I’d pick you any day!

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A little bird told me we were meant to be.

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Well loved and worn, I shell always be yours!

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Sorry to bug, I’m wanting a hug!

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I’m willing to take baby steps to quench my thirst for you!

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Crazy in love; you never cease to a-maze me!

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You rev me up, wheel you be mine?

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You make the world sparkle and shine. Please be mine.

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I’ve been sorting it out and I want you for my Valentine.

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You always serve me up something special! Be my sweet.

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Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I’ve a song in my heart
That reminds me of you!

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Happy Valentines from all of us at the Stars Family.

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 Good Scare at Stars Antiques!

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The stores are getting a wee bit creepy as of late. Reports of things going bump in the night are becoming more prevalent. As we enter October, we begin the countdown to the now favorite holiday of the year, Halloween!

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What started as a youthful parade of costumes going door-to-door in the neighborhood for a trick or treat (hopefully something sweet) has become an event for all ages. Cavorting in full costume camouflage is now the rage as the sun slowly sets and the celebrations tend to go until dawn for those of us able to stay up that long!!

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From jarred body parts to spiderwebs that will snare you — one has to be very aware of their surroundings.

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Be cautious as you turn down an aisle at Stars, Stars Too, and Stars and Splendid as there may be a horrifically bold blood curdling painting awaiting you.

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It’s best by far to shop during daylight from 11:00AM to 6:00PM any given day of the week! To be locked in with all the freakish ghouls, goblins, and lost souls would surely be heart-stopping. Keep telling yourself there is nothing real, it’s all decor and you should make it out with great ghost stories to tell.

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Less than thirty days and counting to come shop for the most frightening of Halloween decor and fabulous costumes available! The scariest stuff goes first, so take a deep breath and check your heart rate as you enter the stores. And shop without fear for your personal celebration of All Hallow’s Eve!

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!

Form and Function

It’s hard to imagine a home without pottery of some kind.

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Consciously, I never really thought about how much pottery I had acquired until I began writing this post. Displayed on tables, inside cupboards, on shelves, and windowsills, it is everywhere.

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The utilitarian role is hard to argue; how can you not collect something that is such a joy to the eye, is available in many colors, sizes, and shapes, and serves a multitude of roles in the home and workplace. It is the quintessential fusion of form and function!

My collection began with plates. When I bought my home I began entertaining and loved intermixing colors and patterns, to create a unique look. I inherited my grandparents Red Wing crocks and butter churns from the turn of the century. Mixing and cooking bowls came from each of my grandmothers when my mother was ready to part with them. Over the years I have picked up, perhaps, too many vases, pots, bowls, and dishes as I hunt and gather for my home and studio.

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My current passion is small bowls that stack precariously in the cupboard 3-10 high and are used daily for all sorts of things.

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Some of the pottery is artfully displayed — the cooking bowls are stacked in mild disarray on an open shelf.

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A corner shelf holds the three Majolica Ware pieces that I own.

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Virtually every dealer at Stars, Stars and Splendid, and Stars Too feature a small collection within their space.

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Our owners, Brent Heeb and Darwin Otto, show their personal style of collecting and merchandising at Stars Too. Their style is inspirational, their displays magical. Pottery is displayed on ledges, tabletops, open shelves and behind closed cupboard doors.

Dealer #2 at Stars features a wealth of contemporary white pottery with a few vintage pieces mixed in to anchor her space.

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Dealer #27 at Stars shows a number of collectible pieces of earthenware, crocks, and bowls in vignettes in every color imaginable.

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Across the street at Stars and Splendid, along the back wall of the store, is Dealer #118 who sells nothing but pottery, earthenware, and china!

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From canisters, plates and vases, to studio pottery and recognizable collectibles, the form and function of pottery pieces have their place working daily in our homes and workplaces.

Find pottery treasures of your own at all three Stars shops from 11am to 6pm daily.

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!

The BIG Stars Antiques Easter Egg Hunt!

Get ready for The 3rd Annual Famous Stars Antiques Easter Egg Hunt!! On Easter Sunday, April 8th, adults and kids alike come to search for the colorful plastic Easter eggs that always produce a prize. Yes, there will be tons of candy. Yes, there will be amazing vintage treasure. And YES–there will be 200 Easter eggs hidden throughout our shops (100 in each store!) and each will be filled with a prize for the lucky hunter. Come join the fun! Doors open at 11am.

Brent, Darwin and The Bunny are working hard to get the shops ready!

LOOK FOR FABULOUS PRIZES FROM THESE LOCAL FOLKS:
Stars Antiques (of course) Tilde Collage Coco & Toulouse Go Shopping Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters Camp Hollyhock Wallace Books Cravin Raven Bakery Starbucks Coffee Staccato Gelato

Of course, we’re offering up some BIG prizes from Stars Antiques hidden in those eggs this year! You’ve got a chance at one of these 18 prizes:

★ 2 $100 Stars Gift Certificates
★ 2 $50 Stars Gift Certificates
★ 4 $25 Stars Gift Certificates
★ 10 $10 Stars Gift Certificates

As you might imagine, Stars customers have very good manners–even while they are in a frenzy hunting Easter eggs. Still, we think it is good to establish some important hunting rules:

Follow the rules and a hunting we will go!

MAKE SURE TO “LIKE” US ON FACEBOOK & SPREAD THE WORD!

We’ve been able to contract with The Easter Bunny again this year to be back for our Easter Egg Hunt. Once again–as per his (her?? we still can’t tell!) contract–“The Bunny” will be giving out HUNTING HINTS for egg locations on Facebook and Twitter each day leading up to Easter next week. GOOD LUCK!

Will the real Easter Bunny please stand up?

Stars Antiques Mall
7027 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Ph: (503) 239-0346

Stars & Splendid Antiques Mall
7030 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Ph: (503) 235-5990

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The Big Stars On Sale Event!

The BIG Palmer Wirfs Spring Antiques & Collectibles Show heads into town this coming weekend. Stars Antiques is celebrating with our own Stars On Sale event and you’re invited! This is great fun every year to see friendly faces from all over. The shops are brimming with treasures right now. Stars On Sale runs for 4 days!

Join us for 4 days chock-full o’ fun starting this Friday, March 2nd!

STARS ON SALE DATES:
★ Friday, March 2nd 11am to 6pm
★ Saturday, March 3rd 11am to 6pm
★ Sunday, March 4th 11am to 6pm
★ Monday, March 5th 11am to 6pm

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Stars Haggle Sale: Haggle with Darwin!

Thanks to everyone who came down for Days 1 & 2 of our gigantic Stars Antiques 3 Day Haggle Sale! It’s the last day of the sale and you know how deranged vintage dealers can get this close to the finish line. It will be worth your wile to approach the dealers during their exhausted moment of weakness. H-A-G-G-L-E!

We’re still going strong today until 6pm! While you’re haggling with Darwin in Stars booth #99–make sure to admire the golden tan that he got in Mexico. Here are some recent snaps in his fantastic space!

Thanks, you guys! See you down at the shops!