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Favorite Finds – The Hunt for Lanterns

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Favorite Finds | 0 comments

Favorite Finds – The Hunt for Lanterns

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” Herman Melville, Moby Dick Several years ago we went to an estate sale out in Milwaukie. There we found some old Japanese paper lanterns out in the garage – a whole box of them. We thought they were cool but weren’t confident enough to buy them all, so we only took 10 or so. Long story short, once we got back to the shop, opened them all up and realized their rare and exquisite beauty (easy once...

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Little Boxes is BACK!!!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in News to Know | 0 comments

Little Boxes is BACK!!!

  It certainly IS the most wonderful time of the year! We’ve been getting ready for the holidays and we’re so excited to be participating again in Little Boxes, a Portland-wide shopping event that takes place the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. On a day traditionally dominated by big box retailers, it’s easy for independently owned small businesses to get lost in the shuffle. Three years ago, a few of the city’s boutique shop owners pooled resources to offer prizes and discounts to consumers who shopped a network of...

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Favorite Finds – One Lamp’s Long Life

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Favorite Finds | 0 comments

Favorite Finds – One Lamp’s Long Life

Do you ever find yourself talking to the things you own? It happens to us all the time. At home and at work, we often anthropomorphize the things we find. Some may say we’re crazy to treat these things like they have feelings but we’re not so sure. In particular, we find it hard to look at an old something and ignore its past. It has likely been around longer than us and has seen and heard things we could only imagine and it’s all those things that make it special. And regardless of the fact that it’s not even holding...

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Favorite Finds – Anna Caitlin Photography

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Favorite Finds | 0 comments

Favorite Finds – Anna Caitlin Photography

When you own a small business, there are many times when you question why and what you’re doing. It’s long hours away from home, lots of uncertainty and plenty of worry. Luckily, along with that comes the great satisfaction from doing what you love, pride when people say they admire what you do and the pleasure of meeting lots of people who, through their own creative endeavors, inspire you to keep going. Anna Caitlin is one of those people. We’ve know her for years, but just recently had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot...

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Favorite Finds – For Fathers

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Favorite Finds | 0 comments

Favorite Finds – For Fathers

Father’s Day is June 16th.  Yes people, this Sunday! In case you’re still scrambling for that perfect gift for dad, take a look at some of our favorites for fathers: Vintage tools for your handyman. Soaps and soap dishes for your clean cut man. A needed kit for your traveling man. New & vintage barware for your mad...

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