Roost in Spokane

I was downtown last week to check out the vegan bakery Boots on (approximately) Main & Division and was pleasantly surprised. While waiting in line for my vegan chocolate cupcakes for Valentine’s Day I felt like I’d been picked up and plunked down in Portlandia! I love Portlandia … it makes me miss Portland even more though. I turned to the woman behind me and said as much. Her reply? “You are in Portlandia.” She said she was a transplant here due to her husband’s job move.

And since I was right across the street, I popped over to Roost to check out their inventory. Pleasantly surprised was I, when I found a darling little, pink ceramic flower pot, a bird cage top, shabby black bucket, pink bud vase and a couple of nests. We’ll be using lots of nests etc. for Lola’s Girls birds in upcoming shows. Here’s a quick photo of my treasures. Oh and the candy dish on the left is one I bought there a couple weeks ago and filled with Pottery Barn’s artichokes.

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sd Treasures from Roost!

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Chaps

I just had lunch at Chaps on Highway 195 … met Celeste Shaw, the owner and ahhh curator of the place. The food there is always beyond the best and today I learned a bit about the owner. She’s addicted to “stuff.” I can relate. She used to be a critical care nurse. Instead of taking care of people, now she’s caring for vintage architectural and vintage “stuff.” I’m going to pitch someone a story about her.

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Shaw is very talented at the curating and repurposing aspects. She owns a store in Spokane called Pink; tagline is “vintage salvage goods.” I think I’ve been there … it’s located at 154 South Madison in Spokane.

 

 

Here’s the link to her site:

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Psst…. she also has a big barn and plans to have a barn sale this spring. Stay tuned.

Poppy & Ivy … in a pickle

Anyhoo … well I started this story on Facebook but you know those pesky little tiny test boxes will hardly let you talk at all I think that’s why I hate to twitter sometimes. I have a lot more to say. So I’m doing a photo shoot tomorrow in the am and then closing Poppy & Ivy in the afternoon (late afternoon). You know Poppy & Ivy in NE Alberta … if I’ve told you once I’ve told you … well, you know. Amy is having a party mind you and said on her Facebook page that she was in a pickle and you know how I hate for anyone to be in a pickly you know so I offered to close the store because I was not even invited to the party so … long story long I’m closing her store. Wow, speaking of a run on sentence I was ouf of breath after that one. You know how I love to babysit a retail store though. I can shop and shop and shop and shop and … well then I’ll have to close I guess. So sad.

So here I am and since I’m here I figured I might as well take photos. I’ll add those when I get back home.

Xnay on the photos aye. My camera battery was low from the photo shoot in the am. I’ll borrow some from Amy’s blog which is very funny btw.

There were a few people wandering around the different shops and restaurants last night. They were piping in smells from the New Orleans restaurant next door until I was dying.

Photo time:

So photo time wasn’t happening last night. Opened my camera and no battery! But here’s a photo dedicated to my friend Rachel Adams who is missing Mardi Gras very much bad since she’s from New Orleans. Happy King Cake Rachel ….

Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras!

Let Them Eat … Well You Know … Cake

Saturday, Jan. 24 is Poppy & Ivy’s second Birthday Bash. If you know Ms. Amy Holland at all, you know there will be cake, champagne, treats and the ever popular balloon bust (you KNOW you like it!).

Holland says she is every so thankful for her customer’s commitment to supporting local in tough times and “YOU deserve a treat! We look forward to seeing you,” Amy says.

Here’s a few of her new photos of vintage at Poppy & Ivy’s on lower Fremont (1315 NE Fremont).

Love vintage patterns!

Love vintage patterns!

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Did I mention mimosas?

SHOP on!

Kate Towers … On Etsy?

Have you seen Kate Towers new website? Ooooh lala … it’s creative and whimsical. Rumor has it that she  helped illustrate the home page on her site. Of course Towers co-owned the Seaplane Boutique she started with Holly Stalder. And you can also shop for her creations on Etsy. although she only has three items on the site. Love the gold dress. And the pink ruffles. You can add the ruffles to just about anything you’re wearing to dress it up. il_155x12550369651il_155x12550513174il_155x12551300376

Etsy is becoming more and more the choice for ever-evolving fashionistas. Plus you can buy almost anything and everything else you need (read want, crave).

Check it out –
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Etsy even has things like vintage patterns, shoes, underwear and costumes. Yes my dears … and check out all the Valentine Day heart themed specials.

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SHOP ON!

Poppy & Ivy We Love You!

Just got a note from Amy Hollands at Poppy & Ivy on NE Fremont. She’s going to be open seven days a week! Now open Sundays and Mondays.

Cool. It seems like it’s always Sunday afternoon when I’m on NE Fremont down there by Whole Foods and that restaurant on the corner that I can’t remember the name of but they have great breakfasts.

Where do those words jaspitjand names go btw? I’m reading a book right now called “Where did I leave my glasses” – it’s about memory … doh.

 

First of all it made me feel better that I’m not the only one (doddering idiot) out there stumbling around not being able to remember why I went into a different room, not only where I left my glasses but where I put my car keys, newspaper, glass of water … just about anything I had in my hand and what the *h* I was doing when I started doing something else and switched. Crying out loud.

Anyhoo … Amy has some of the best vintage around – home decor, jewelry, cards, gifts, pictures. She has things like that little glass curved glass jar with the red top that cuts up nuts when you turn it upside down;cute little aprons, teacups that look like your mother’s and adorable little vintage doll dresses. She also has new retro gifts and signs and collectibles like matchbox covers and game pieces. Here’s a little bit of what she carries. And if you love hilarity  … check out her blog – she’s one of the funniest women I know.   

This Friday is Lower Fremont’s final 2nd Friday Art Walk & Sidewalk Sale.

From 5-9 p.m. lower NE Fremont (15th NE), the stores will be open with additional discounts on all sale items. Here’s a few photos of some of her current offerings.

 

Shop on!


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