Sunday, March 2, 2008

Portland Expo = Tons O' Fun

On Friday morning I went with Isabel to help her set up for the Portland Antique Expo. This show is huge filling three enormous buildings with treasures aplenty. We arrived a little early and had some time to check out the dealers selling stuff in the parking lot. I found a few little things, but my favorite thing was spotted by Isabel. A small hat box full of awesome vintage millinery. Wee hoo! I also got some neat buttons from the same dealer.
Once inside I saw that Isabel had done a pretty good job getting the big pieces in place, we just had to do a little maneuvering to get everything else looking pretty. Once that was done I took off with Martha for some serious shopping. It wasn't too hard to blow through my budget I have to say. But before I show you my haul, here are some pictures I took of my favorite gal pals.
Here are Joy and Martha in Joy's booth.

Miss Cindy in her booth

and last but not least, Isabel's booth. But wait, where's Isabel? Oh, there she is, scarfing a bag of chips. Isn't she such the dainty flower?

Speaking of flowers, on with the loot.


Here are the flowers I got in the parking lot, along with more I found inside and a hat I found too. This one is so pretty with lots of great pink roses, not sure I'll be able to take it apart.


Another view of the many flowers I found. Most were in the $1-$3 range, but I saw a lot more that were a lot more expensive that I didn't get.







Two cute, little, antique, metal picture frames, one with sweet older gal holding flowers.


Baby chick, baby spoon, sequin egg (thanks for the idea Suzanne, I think yours is prettier though), vintage trim and sweet little porcelain roses pin.


Two crinolines, one with pink, yellow and light blue, the other black (hard to photograph) and super padded roses hanger.


Another tole tray for my already insane collection. (The bigger round one.)


And finally, lots of pretty buttons. Can you ever really have too many? I think not.

Saturday I was pretty tired, can't think of anything interesting that I would want to share, but this morning, my main squeeze and I headed over to the Polk County Flea Market. Great fun, company and shopping! I'll show you what I got in my next post. Hope you all had a really nice weekend!

25 comments:

Herbgirl said...

What beauteous finds! Looks like a fab place to see too.

Martha Kohley said...

Hi Lisa, Had a great time on Friday. Really enjoyed shopping with you. I love all the treasures I found and some have already been placed in my latest projects! Hope the headache is gone. See you soon! xoxo Martha

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh yum!!! I just love everything I see here! Your finds are wonderful...wish I were there ~ xxoo, Dawn

Esther Sunday said...

Oh goodness. I soooo want to be there! I purchased many things in my mind just looking at these pics! Love, Esther

pinkroses said...

Good grief girlfriend...you know how to find the good stuff! I'm glad you found some things, I was worried you were empty handed after all the fabulousness you sent me! I bragged/blogged about it just now! xo suzanne

Dana said...

Love your Blog and I'm so glad I found it! Your finds are after my own heart!
Dana in Virginia
www.TheThingsILove.typepad.com

HollyDoodleDesigns said...

you hit the jackpot! I love the pictures of your girlfriends and their booths, and the chip-eating! lol.... looks like great fun.

Iris said...

Wow the booths looked great I always love to see what everyone comes up with design-wise. Judy(the better half of Iris) was at the Santa Monica Flea Market and one of the Vendors there was saying that she would love to go to Expo to shop. And from the looks of the great finds you have,No wonder. I love all the posies. See you at Monti's

Halo Hill said...

It sounds and looks like FUN! Great photos, and glad you found some bargains!!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Fabulous finds Lisa but I think my favourite is that bag of chips shot, SO funny!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Auntie Joy said...

We did have lots of fun and lol a lot I'm sure the neighbors weren't as amused with our antics as we were. We were all pretty exhausted but Sunday pm. Thanks for all your help see you soon.
JOY!

Wanda said...

Wonderful booths and great finds! I'd loved to have been there, too.

dede warren said...

i love those sweet colorful buttons, and old hat flowers you got! Tear off the flowers, tear off the flowers. You can do it... though I remember the first time my girlfriend suggested this I was shocked. I hadn't even considered it when I bought the little easter bonnet. But alas off those flowers came and now they are strewn about making everything lovely.
Have a great week, Dede

Jennifer said...

Oh...my...god...each picture is prettier than the next...I am so JEALOUS!!! You lucky girl!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh! How many hours is it from Fresno to Portland? Wow! You found some wonderful things.

Jeanette said...

How amazing, I am so jealous! I would have loved to go but have enjoyed living vicariously through you. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Lisa! Looks like you had tons of fun at Expo. It's always great! I ending up not being able to get down there so I'm a little bummed. My bank account thanks me though. hehe
-Karoline

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Love all your treasures you bought. Man oh man....I think I would have died and gone to heaven to attend a show like that. ~ Lynn

Dona said...

Love all your finds. You made out like a bandit. And I must say that I like the way Isabel displayed her items. Very well done.

Dona

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Wonderful and Beautiful!!!!! I love the booth photos. Looks like you had the best time!

xo Heather

Stephanie said...

WOW! Looks like you had a great time, sorry we missed it- next year for sure!!
Stephanie

Mary Isabella said...

Loving all your finds and no you can never have too many buttons.....Mary

Sarah said...

Hilarious! I love chips!! Your vintage goodies look yummy too!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Alecia said...

I just found your blog and I love it! You have so many beautiful vintage treasures!

Alecia

Tammy said...

Omigod, I KNEW I should have gone! I was out of town Saturday, and beat on Sunday, and couldn't face it. I was going to go, just to look for flowers for my little hangers. Drats! :) You got some treasures, woman, fun!!