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8203 SE 13th
Portland, OR 97202

June is busting out all over

June 3rd, 2016 by

This is the beginning of our 32nd year….what a wonderful ride it has been.  Harold has sent us 2 of his handmade houses, these two with dormers and wide front porches, we also have some of his cottages.

Roger Mason of Virginia made two Colonial candle stands. These are perfect for the primitive or colonial home. We only get a few each year.

Bruce from Indiana sent a selection of his RAG lampshades, these are also great for the country home. You just can’t find anything as nice as these anywhere. We have about 1500 shades in stock all the time.

In the rug room is a nice assortment of RAG rugs in assorted sizes….plus more braided rugs from Donna in North Carolina.

If you have always wanted to try CHALK PAINT, we have the recipe to make it yourself using OLDE CENTURY COlOURS paint. It is so inexpensive! And we have the paint in 32 colors.

I just brought in a three legged candle stand, circa late 1800’s. Antiques have been selling well since I only buy what fits with Colonial, Primitive or Country.

I can’t list all the items I bring in, but items come in each week.

Bees skeps and more

April 23rd, 2015 by
English ewes and fluffy alpacas corralled in a vignette beneath a lamp freshen up your interior landscapes

English ewes and fluffy alpacas corralled in a vignette beneath a lamp freshen up your interior landscapes

Chandeliers in all sizes, finishes and styles will add the shining touch to your country home.

Chandeliers in all sizes, finishes and styles will add the shining touch to your country home.

Many customers have been asking for bee skeps and after searching high and low, I found some. They come in 3 sizes, are natural straw and in limited supply. We love the way they look in the garden. Coming May 1st, our annual sale. Everything in the store will be on sale up to 15%. Also in the replacement lids with pumps for soap jars. You can add these to you own jars, pints or quarts. Also in, solar lids with 12 lights on 46″ string. Use indoors or out. Water resistant.Great for patio lighting, walkway, garden accents and more.






































































March 15th, 2015 by

We will be receiving our spring shipment of rockers around the end of the month, American made, solid oak, lifetime guarantee. For you crafters , just in a large selection of end pieces from Family Heirloom Weavers (all  patterns) for making runners, pillows,etc. Battery, flameless candles are still a hit, some with timers.Ray brought in a few of his handmade wooden crows set on wood turnings, what a nice accent for on a mantle. Paul has been very busy with special orders of his shaker furniture, but……he is having knee replacement next month and that will set him back a bit. Orders placed now will delivered in June or July.

English ewes and fluffy alpacas corralled in a vignette beneath a lamp freshen up your interior landscapes

English ewes and fluffy alpacas corralled in a vignette beneath a lamp freshen up your interior landscapes

Chandeliers in all sizes, finishes and styles will add the shining touch to your country home.

Chandeliers in all sizes, finishes and styles will add the shining touch to your country home.


Spring Is Almost Here

January 25th, 2015 by

How fast time flies, just a few weeks ago we were celebrating Christmas. We all hope yours was wonderful with family and friends and Happy New Year to you all. We have been busy refilling the shop with lots of antiques: 1800’s dry sink, 1800’s wonderful two piece hutch, lots of 1800’s brown sealing wax canning jars, wood (out of round) bowls from the 1800’s, one that is 14 inches across (a rare find). New lamp shades, lighting and flameless candles (that have been a popular item) different sizes. Yesterday we received more Cinnamon rose hips from our friend in upstate New York and Photographer Denice from Michigan sent the most wonderful photo cards that are blank inside and the best primitive photos taken in historic homes of the midwest and east coast, these can be used for any occasion because they are blank inside, you will love them. We have been receiving primitive antiques and new decorating items weekly. It’s so much fun when new items come in and we get to decorate around the shop and make it homey for you. Stop by and say hi, we look forward to seeing you.

Autumn Leaves

October 11th, 2014 by

If you love to decorate with fall leaves but don’t want to bring little critters into the house then you will love our new autumn picks.  The leaves look real and the colors are very  vibrant. I put some in a old crock in my bay window and they look so real, I only know for sure. Also in new books for fall and Christmas showing many primitive dwellings with great decorating ideas and history too.photo 1


October 1st, 2014 by

You are invited to attend our 30 year celebration on Saturday, October 18th. We’d love to see all our old friends and new ones too. We will have Joans gingersnaps to munch on and a great surprise for all our customers as you check out as a thank you for supporting us all these years.

We have loads of new items including some American antiques from the 1800’s, primitive greeting cards of primitive settings, blank inside and suitable for framing. Judy Condons newest books: Authenticating A Country Dwelling and Sleigh Bells Ring. Both of these are a must for the Primitive decorator, great photos too! Also Portraits of a Country Life is a tour of colonial New England in a earlier time. The photography will warm your country heart.

Paul, from Pennsylvania, just sent a shipment of birch wreaths. He makes the best birch wreaths, we have been selling them for the past 30 years.

Family Heirloom Weavers sent 82 samples of different weavings that you can order (if we don’t have it in stock). You can see them on Joans desk.

We have over 25 different battery candles for you to choose from……safe for kids, animals and elderly, and they look great in a cupboard, bathroom or in the evening on the mantle or at the table.

Once a month we will be bringing in primitive antiques, most from the east coast, we look forward to seeing you.



August 15th, 2014 by

Fall is in the air and we are working hard to put the Fall touches on the shop. There is so much coming in every week, I’ll try to let you know about some things. Many of you have been asking for outdoor luminary candles, we now have them. Also the shot gun lights on a string, 3 different color combinations, one is yellow and green for Oregon State or John Deere lovers,the others are multi colors or red white and blue. These are safe indoors or out, or in a man cave or patio. Also fall gourds that have lights inside, they are grown and carved in Pennsylvania, many signs ,some to tickle your fancy, some for your primitive decorating (we love signs). In the next few months we have some exciting events to tell you about.

SEPTEMBER 13 & 14 FALL OPEN HOUSE Great in store specials plus Joan will be baking those wonderful GINGER SNAPS,yum!

OCTOBER 18th Celebrating our 30th Anniversary, where have all those years gone. We’d love to see all of our customers that day especially the ones who have been coming here for 30 years.  Let us know..we want to take your picture. (if you allow us) Again we will probably be serving those famous FALL ginger snaps.

NOVEMBER  1 & 2 CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE The shop will be decorated for the Holiday and we guarantee that it will be snowing here all week end and until Christmas.

During each event we will have many in store specials too! It will be fun!

For the Fall Open House we will be bringing in more wonderful primitives from around the country. Most of these date to the mid 1800’s, dry sink from New England, primitive grater, primitive chopper, crockery,a dome top wood trunk..would make a great coffee table, wood bowls and so much more.

Just arrived more houses from Harold Turpin plus more sheep. Harold and his wife Pam are featured in the  September issue of COUNTRY SAMPLER. It’s a great article showing many of the houses that he has done and Pam has appointed plus a great tour of their Washington home.

Just in the latest issues of A PRIMITIVE PLACE,  MERCANTILE HAPPENINGS and EARLY AMERICAN LIFE. Come in and pick up your magazines and go home and sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the arm chair adventure.