For several years now I have wanted to visit the Monticello Antique Marketplace in Portland, Oregon. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing such that. My husband, Duhgall and I were visiting family in the Portland area and my sister in law, Debbie, and I took a few hours to do a little shopping at MAM. I cannot begin to tell you just how beautiful the entire store is. From the moment you walk in, your visual senses are on stimulation overload. Though the store is made up of several vendor spaces, each space flows beautifully together. I have several blog friends who sell there and would have loved to have had the time to meet up with them, but our visit was short and we spent our few days with family.
Below are just a few of the pictures that I took of my visit. I really enjoyed all of the creative vignettes and even purchased a few things to keep, like a little potted meat jar.
My blog friend, Lisa (A Thing For Roses Blog), has the front window of the store – the window to the right of the front doors. The next three photos are of Lisa’s pretty space that is filled with all kinds of cottage style treasures. The little wood dresser sold while we were there. It was a great little piece! Lisa also sells at Stars Antique store in Portland and at The Farm Chicks sale every year. Needless to say, she is one busy gal!
Debbie spotted the farmhouse painting (shown below) in Lisa’s space right of the get go. She now has it displayed in her kitchen next to two other farmhouse paintings and it is a perfect fit for her beautiful home.
I love the little wire cloche with the bird nest nestled inside.
My sister in law and I fell in love with the cow paintings. Next time up I will treat myself to one. I think Debbie will be getting hers before I get mine. At least I hope she does!!
Plenty of interesting treasures. I won’t bore you with all the narratives, but let me say that I have never seen a typewriter with keys shaped other than circles. (See photo further below.)
The next five photos are of the space of my blog friend, Debbie (Patina Blog). Debbie makes the bags and pillows that she sells. I love her farmhouse style! Plenty of rusty and chipping items mixed in with wicker demi-johns, ironstone and trophies. And I have to ask myself how on earth does she find the time to have such a wonderful space AND teach at her full time job. A-MAZING!
There were several wood cabinets available for sale. I especially loved the Eastlake style cabinet below.
Lastly, the next four photos are from my longtime eBay and blog friend, Miss Amy (So Into Vintage Blog). I first “met” Amy when I bought some beautiful pillows that she had made and sold on eBay. We have stayed in touch since then – and that was about eight years ago…already. Amy also sells on ETSY under the name Peppermint Bark.
I love these amateur paintings of what looks like images of the PNW….perhaps of the Columbia River? And that transferware pitcher is just lovely! Amy’s space is filled with funky and fun vintage items from rusty old license plates, artwork and enameled numbers. And yes, a few doll parts, too.
Debbie and I had a lovely time shopping and finished it off with a delicious sandwich at the deli. MAM is a must visit again! And next time, a promise to my friends that I will let you know ahead of time when I will be there. Lets do lunch!