Thursday, July 18, 2013

Eye Candy For You

 Many thanks to all of you who stopped by and left me a comment on my Where Blogger Create post!  I was delighted to meet some new friends and discover some new blogs.  I haven't had a chance to visit everyone yet but continue to make my way around.  If you missed my post and you are looking for it there is a link on my sidebar.
Just when I should be letting you rest your eyes after that very long post, I have another one for you.  I have to tell you about one of my very favorite things that happened during my recent vacation....
 The day after we got back from the coast I went up the street to mail some Etsy packages and what to my wondering eye did appear?  A brand new antique store opened in my neighborhood!  I was so excited I think I hugged the proprietor and welcomed them to the neighborhood about 4 times before I even introduced myself.  I might have been jumping up and down. I hope I didn't.
 The proprietors, Nina and Joe are just a delight and clearly have a good eye.  I thought I have one of everything but I was wrong - they do! Let's go inside and I will keep my chatter to a minimum...


 You have to look high and low because there is eye candy everywhere you turn.











 This is not a really large space so I was amazed at how well the space is used and how much vintage goodness they manage to pack in.


 As I was sizing the pictures to post I noticed things I didn't even see when I was taking them!






 One of the things I love about this shop is the mix they have managed to achieve.  Large furniture, plenty of mantiques, glassware, industrial, retro all artfully woven together so the more you look the more you see.




 All in all I think I spent about 3 hours there, over two visits and still don't think I saw everything.  PLUS they add new all the time.  This is a slippery slope only 3 blocks from home!







 I hear that birdcage calling my name.


Her expression describes it exactly!
For you locals...  It is called Division Street Antiques at 16016 SE Division,  If you are not local and you saw something in these photos that you can't live without, the number is 503-762-6647.
Welcome Nina and Joe and best of luck in your new location.  Friendly folks with the "right stuff"!!

17 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Okay, I am totally hitting that spot. I love those old store letters - SWEATERS, HOSE etc. Do you happen to know the hours?

The Polka Dot Closet said...

3 blocks..Your doomed lol! I love stores like this, it's like a treasure hunt...Jam packed, lucky you! Yep, I think I hear that birdcage calling too!

Carol

Maggie said...

Hi Kathy...so glad you posted all these photos!! I HAVE TO get out there. I haven't had the chance to call Nina yet, because I'm worried we'll want to talk for hours to catch up and I'll keep her from her work! Yes, it is a mix of mantiques and tools and such, nicely blended with the rest. Hey, if you are back there soon before I can make it, would you check the price on those two Baileys face cups (like I collect on my little shelf in my studio)? Great post!

Maggie said...

Oh, and yes, I think you need to go back and get that awesome birdcage!!

vintage grey said...

Wow! What eye candy for sure!! I wish I lived closer to take a stroll through! Isn't amazing how many neat things are out there still for us to enjoy! Thanks for putting a smile on my face! ;) xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

OK - on my list of places to visit when I get to town.

xo Danielle

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is better than waking up to presents under the tree on Christmas morning! What a fabulous place stuffed full of eye candy! I love that cabinet in the first picture, good thing this store is too far away. You're in trouble now!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

That is some eye candy for sure!! Such a joy looking at all those vintage and antique treasures! I just love going treasure hunting! :) Happy Friday, Hope you have a lovely weekend! xo Holly

Doni said...

Yep...what Carol said. You're doomed! But what a dooming!! If I could only be so too in a wonderful place like that! Boy, if I lived close enough...forget the rent!
Thanks for such juicy photos! If I can't buy at least I can dream!
Hugs,
Doni

Andy's Attic said...

I would be in trouble with a shop like that 3 blocks from home!! They are packed with so much good stuff. I will be making a trip over there one of these days. Thanks for the tour!

Gail Thayer said...

This store looks FAB, thanks so much for sharing it with us all!

Art and Sand said...

One could go absolutely crazy in there.

I haven't been "antiquing" lately so I think I should go today.

thanks for the inspiration

Art and Sand said...

One could go absolutely crazy in there.

I haven't been "antiquing" lately so I think I should go today.

thanks for the inspiration

Cinderella Moments said...

OoooH! That is awesome. This shop is filled to the brim with good stuff. Happy shopping!!
hugs♥,
Caroline

CATHY said...

oh aren't you lucky! It looks like a GREAT shop!! and so close...but now it is sort of like the drug dealer has moved into your neighborhood : )

Laurie said...

Wow -- 3 blocks from home = a habit. A happy habit, though! I adore that hanging lamp with the glass that looks like petals. And I have been eyeing birdcages myself and have no idea why because I always feel bad for birds in cages!

Bohemian said...

Such fab Found Treasures... and Adoring the Whimsey Doll in the last Image. I had always lusted after one called Hedda Get Bedda when I was a Child and my parents couldn't afford to get me one... so it was Sweet to 'Score' one many, many years later at Auction!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian