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!

Creepy Stuff in Store For You!

It’s later than you think…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!

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!

Celebrating Rio

The 2016 Olympics have brought us together once again as we gather to watch the competitions and behind the scenes stories at home or at our favorite watering hole. Pride reigns supreme as we view so many athletes worldwide with humble beginnings. As the weeks pass we prepare for the closing ceremonies and
Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too have wonderful collectibles and vintage treasures to make the celebration unique.

Strike up the band as we plan evening festivities with friends and family. Unique and individual but united by one common thread, this is what makes up the spirit of these competitors. The world will be watching with anticipation!

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What are the odds of winning everyone over? The personal hurdles are what hold our interest as we watch. Would you place a bet on your endurance and determination to train as these athletes do?

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While many of us will support the ‘Home’ team, it’s easy to be moved by an individual’s story from another country. Watching nightly with our best friend we’ve learned about the bonds that have been formed through trials and tribulations.

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A hearty appetite wins us over as we watch the rigorous training that occurs before ever arriving at the competition. Be sure to have plenty of fluids and mix up a great casserole to sustain you through the evening’s activities.

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The American flag waves in the distance along with all countries competing. Reporters will have a final look at awards won and records broken to document in the journals of time.

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The golden sun sets on Rio as we observe the closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 21. We salute all those who took part in the Rio Olympics. To the dedication, competitive spirit, and discipline of all the athletes who participated; we thank you for inspiring us!

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Join us every day and be just as inspired as the Stars team pulls out all the stops to make your visits here as good as gold. 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!

Transition

Right this way!

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Everything you’ll need…

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for a smooth transition from the warm summer sun to cool evening breezes we have at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too.

Fill your mind with new ideas on gardening. As fresh flowers fade think dried seed pods, vintage metal rolling carts, galvanized pails, polka dots, and birdhouses for the porch.

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Mix those florals with decorative metal shelves and silhouette mirrors and run away with a fresh look indoors.

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Bring the garden trellis inside and grab the bike as well. A friendly reminder to not bring dirt indoors hangs in the entry. Better yet, simply leave your shoes at the door!

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Vignettes in neutrals and black and white create a calming invite for all who enter.

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Think of unusual pieces to use as a focal point in displays for your home. Industrial headlights for longer nights, vintage advertising for the bar, or a well loved musical instrument over the mantel.

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The croquet set may be narrow enough for a windowsill that looks out at the backyard.

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Get a jump start on fall and hang a repurposed, distressed chalkboard by the phone for notes and messages as the family comes and goes with varied schedules.

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Stack a few quilts nearby for longer evenings and the cool air that sweeps through the house.

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Join us everyday from 11am to 6pm and discover ideas for transitioning into shorter days and longer nights as we make our way towards back to school and falling leaves! 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!

Cabin Retreat

Grab your boots, a blanket, and a sweater — we’re taking a trip to the mountains, streams, and cabins of the Pacific Northwest where the evening temperatures drop down into the 40s! You’ll find everything for your getaway, as well as cabin decor, at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too.

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Start your journey to the mountains early in the morning and enjoy the scenery along the way. You’ll want to search for country houses with creative fences, cattle grazing alongside the two land highways, and vineyards to explore and stop in at for tastings!

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Be sure to stop at a local diner for an amazing meal and fill your bellies for all the activities in the fresh air.

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You’re sure to see some amazing finds for cabin decor. Search out weathered wooden farm pieces and old wagon wheels, rusted tines, and farm machinery pieces with unique architectural elements.

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Unique lamp bases and shades help to make a house a home as well as becoming a focal point for a room. Nubby handwoven pillows, pieced log cabin quilts, and fabulous patterned tapestries all become personal statements! Even a painted side table takes on character with a paste paper brush stroke pattern.

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Make time for a scenic horseback ride and some time relaxing by the stream or river. If you head far enough east you may run across some time worn chapels and churches that will take your breath away.

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When the weekend is up, be sure to leave nature as you found it, and also leave room for fresh huckleberry pie as you are homeward bound!

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Join us daily from 11AM to 6PM. Our HUGE Stars Summer Sale starts Thursday, July 14 and runs through Monday, July 18. Five days of fun shopping experiences at discounts too good to be true. Troves of treasures will be lining the sidewalks as well. 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 Day at the Beach

Sunshine and record temperatures have been the norm this Spring. The soaring heat has made the rain most welcome for many of us. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too prepare for our Annual Birthday Sale June 9-12 as well as the start of summer with great finds to take us away to the oceanside without ever leaving home!

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The ocean is calling to us with the roar of the waves; beckoning us to walk barefoot in the sand.

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Shells are all around us if we know where to look. Large conch shells, garlands and starfish, and even treasure boxes and decorative frames bring Nature into our homes. Blue Ball canning jars and Fiestaware in shades of teal and green compliment these treasures.

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Don a wetsuit and try skim boarding or get out past the whitewater and hang ten! Hunt throughout the stores for your favorite Hawaiian shirt; several vendors are featuring them in a wide range of sizes, prints, and fabrics.

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Fresh seafood doesn’t get any better than at the Oregon coast; stop in at your favorite spot or pop your head into a new location and try out the fare.

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Relax and unwind, you deserve a break. The clean air and rhythmic tide are perfect for a nap on the beach.

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As the day comes to a close serve up a cool refreshment in vintage glassware and team it with a platter of colorful exotic fruits. A day at the beach doesn’t get any better whether actually there or simply reminiscing! Join us for all your shopping needs daily from 11-6. We’re spilling out onto the sidewalk with additional items on the weekends. 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!

New Year, New View

Here at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too we celebrate another year with thoughts and comments from our shoppers as we enter into 2016.

Life imitates art and art imitates life and sometimes it’s difficult to know which we are witnessing.

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All things in life aren’t black and white; there are areas of grey matter that we should consider.

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Even a common object holds beauty if we choose to see it.

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To be one of many isn’t necessarily the best for all; some need to be individual, to be bright and vibrant.

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Living simply requires that basic needs be met.

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Age and experience add character and beauty.

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A good life should be in balance.

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We should have respect for one another and celebrate our differences.

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If we look closely, beauty can be found in everything that surrounds us.

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Even those that are broken and shattered hold a beauty of their own.

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Certain things in life are best repeated.

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Create a haven for matters of the heart and meditate on these things daily.

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It’s a wonderful life. Enjoy the journey!

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Happy New Year. Thank you for your loyalty and patronage. We look forward to seeing you throughout the coming year! Open daily from 11AM to 6PM daily and we are open regular hours on New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve! 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!

Fall Favorite

As we make our way towards September, take one last ride down the river and get ready for Autumn. Just around the bend is one thing we always look forward to; the ever-popular END OF SUMMER SALE at Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too. Open daily at 11:00am, the sale starts Saturday September 5th and runs through Monday, September 7th.

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It’s the accumulation of things you love that make a house a home.

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Find salvaged and vintage accessories to personalize each room. A large tool box filled with used paintbrushes is perfect for the artist’s studio, hand-hooked eagles can be used as chair cushions or framed wall art using embroidery hoops on the underside, and a great cardboard canister covered in brilliant advertising comfortably hold pens and pencils where you need them handy!

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Recycle, repurpose, and, when necessary, throw away! A classic tin sign reflects the tidiness of Oregonians, clamshells (acquired at the coast) have become an indoor-outdoor chime, and good old rusty goodness crumpled and condensed makes a statement on the wall or bookshelf.

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Restock the kitchen pantry with the essentials of coffee, soda, pancake syrup, and local honey from your favorite farmer’s market. Select a variety of cookie cutters for baking as the rain moves in; don’t limit the use for cookies, baking powder biscuits can take on a fun shape for breakfast and dinner!

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Bring out the flannel and plaid in shirts and pillows, an antique piano stool carries over as a small side table (adjustable height of course), find books on Oregon’s history, and use a vintage lamp to read by (or wire the base for a unique lamp)!

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Dealers will be clearing out summer goods and bringing in all your fall favorites! There will be so much to choose from all three stores will be spilling over onto the sidewalk! Open daily from 11:00-6:00pm mark your calendars now for the END OF SUMMER SALE. 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!

Back to School Daze

Good Grief!! Here we are in August and school schedules are being made as we spend the days playing hard. Stars, Stars & Splendid, and Stars Too are bringing in vintage and collectibles for our everyday shoppers, students and teachers!

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Time to start thinking about back to school shopping.

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There will be less time for frolic and fun with friends and less time in front of the television.

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Less time whiling away the hours reading as the scorching sunlight pours in through the windows.

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Say farewell to the youth and folly of the summer romance.

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Celebrate the best summer ever with good friends in grand style.

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It’s time to go through the closet and sort through what you’ll keep.

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Mend the tears and sew back on buttons of well worn favorites.

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Break into the piggy bank…

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…to shop for the latest styles to add to your wardrobe for fall classes.

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For the girls (and also the boys) that means being happy with the first day’s outfit!

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Review your ABC’s.

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Pull your supplies and books out of storage.

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Don’t forget the colorful old owl’s words of wisdom…

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…get all your belongings labeled with your name before the first day.

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And remember that it’s always better to use a chalkboard…

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…than to get caught writing and doodling all over your desk!

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Join us everyday from 11-6pm for back to school needs and say a fond farewell to the heat of summer. For your comfort all our stores are air conditioned and filled with cool ideas and fun finds. 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!