Sunday, July 12, 2009

Portland Expo '09

As I mentioned on my last post, on Friday I went to the Portland Antique Expo to help out Isabel who is selling there and to do a little shopping.

Isabel and I have sold at this show together the last three years, but this year I decided I wanted a break.

Friday was a beautiful day, cool in the morning, but it got a little hot later in the afternoon. Here are a couple pictures of Isabel's booth. So many cute things.

You can click for a better view. In fact, I insist you click so you can see all of Isabel's wonderful items, many of which are most likely now with their happy new owners.

Joy's adorable booth.

Diane's booth and part of Mary Ann and Shannon's booth.

I didn't really get around much to take pictures of the many, many incredible booths. After Isabel got mostly set up, I headed out to do a little shopping. I didn't think I was buying much, but by the time I got it home and took pictures, I realized that I found quite a bit of good stuff.

Here's what I ended up buying. Some of it is for me, some for resale.

Cute vintage white bedjacket with lace. This will look sweet with a white tank, jeans and flip flops.

Vintage white cotton nightie. It looks like a top, but it is really knee length on me.

Something I'm always looking for is gorgeous fabric to use in my many sewing projects. The top two are reproductions. I already have a project in mind for the top right one. I only got a tiny bit of the one on the left second from the top. The lady I got it from said someone came before and bought all the big panels that matched. Darn! But I did find a lovely floral panel (next to it) which will eventually make some lovely pillows. Also pictured here is an adorable vintage chenille crib spread. Lovely colors.

I found a huge bag of vintage clip earrings and a couple of vintage silver watches for my collection. I only took a picture of the best ones.

Cute old tin wall pocket and a lovely burlap and rhinestone button pin made by the sweet Krista.

Krista and Julie's booth was across the isle from Isabel and I totally regret not getting pictures of it as they had the most fabulous stuff. I wanted it all! Really, I did.

Lovely rhinestone earrings and brooch.

I found not one, but two baby crinolines. A full slip and crinoline alone. This is my newest collection. I'm going to replace the baby dresses hanging in the window of my bedroom with the baby crinolines.

Also pictured here is a neat old cigar box with applied flowers and some french flash cards I got from sweet Sue.

And finally, a lovely vintage slip. So much prettier in person. I love the pin tuck gathers. They sure don't make slips this pretty with this much detail anymore which is why I love the old ones so much.

Well, that's it for now. Portland Expo is still going on today until 5pm. Sunday is a good day to go as the dealers may be a little more willing to bargain as it's the last day. I will be spending my day running a few errands and getting some things ready for the Barn House Flea Market which is next Saturday! Yikes! I'm so excited though and I know this is going to be such a fun sale with lots of good friends selling and shopping. If you are in the area, I hope you will come by to say hi. I promise, it will be worth the trip. I'll be back soon with more vintage finds and a birthday/ blog anniversary giveaway.

Added note: I am still having trouble getting my pictures and text where I want them to be. So, please bear with me while I try to figure this out.


Anonymous said...

Wow I just want to get right in the middle of everything! I click on the picture and it covers my whole screen all 22" of it and I feel as though i'm right there looking through all the goodies. I love looking at all your pics. thanks for my enjoyment!

God bless,


Gail said...

Wow, looks like you found more lovelies, wish I could get up there for Expo!
What works for me when loading pics on blogger is to pick the center (as opposed to loading them left and right). For some reason that gives me fits too, then I load my photos first remembering that whatever photo you load first will end up at the bottom, so load last what you want to feature at the top of your blog.
Then once photos are loaded you can simply go in and apply the appropriate above or below each pic.
Hope that helps, have a great Sunday!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Such pretti's! Wish you were having a show in So. Ca. I would come'a runn'in!


Debra said...

Oh, I'd love to be able to go to the Expo next time!

It's Shabby Heaven!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh how I want to dive into those pictures and have a look around! You found some very lovely treasures and I'm drooling over the vintage jewelry and the, so gorgeous!!


Lori said...

wow!!! seriously, you are really making me want to pack up everything and move to portland...that looks like an amazing show...the booths are just TDF!!! i love the goodies you got, the bed jacket is fabulous...and your baubles are SO pretty!!!

Lori said...

i don't know if this will help you or not...i am on blogger too, but i use a different template...when i am doing a post, i upload ALL of my pictures first...then i scroll down a little bit to make room for my post wording...then i drag the first pic up below the test...then i type the text for the next picture, drag it up and so on...

Stephenie said...

Wow!!! That Expo looks like a wonderful place to shop..Your picture's are amazing...I see so much eye candy... I love all your new treasures..You always find such amazing things...Love the bed jacket..

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Lisa; Love how she set up her booth with your help of course.... She sure has some lovely things for sale... Too bad you are so far away, looked like a fun time.. You sure did fine some really great goodies, I so love your vintage earrings and things. Beautiful fabrics and those little slips are just too cute. Thanks for sharing, have a great rest of the weekend.

Le_Vintage said...

the hubby and i have been planning to move to portland for about a year now and we're so excited! we don't have things like that where i'm from and i cannot wait to go to the annual antique expo!

Le Vintage

kecia deveney said...

hi, i have a blog about indie art shows/ flea markets/ barn sales. i'm on the net right now doing some research and found your blog. dang, i just missed blogging about the portland expo, but saw something about the Coburg Antique Faire, September 13. could you give me some more information on that?

Kal said...

It looks like you had a great day of shopping! What fun. You found some wonderful treasures. Wish I could have been there!

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Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

The booths looks loaded with great stuff. Wish I was there, darn it, I see some treasures I wouldn't mine having. I see you found some nice things too.

Take Care-

Journal Swag said...

It looks awesome Lisa! You scored some cute things too!


Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog. It is such a joy to see the pictures you are so generous to show.
Today I woke not thrilled to be awake, but your blog cheered me up. I am so glad that I found your blog. I enjoy reading it and drooling over the things you have bought and made.


Rebecca said...

How much fun was that? It looks sooo great!
I wonder if my daughter went she lives in Van COuver WA and shops Portland all the time. Great stuff up there.
Thanks for sharing

Timi said...

I'm feeling like I totally missed out by not coming down last weekend. Oh well! I took your advice and am waiting to come down Saturday. Donna and I are coming down and maybe Princess Spoiled Brat.
Happy Birthday!

Annie said...

It was nice to meet you again at Expo. Mary and I found a few great things there.
Looking forward to seeing you at the blog party on August 8th in Snohomish.

One Shabby Old House said...

I would have loved to hang out with all you gals. You post made me hungry to get to my favorite little Monday market.
It really gets into the blood doesn't it. That thrill of the hunt.
Glad you had such a great time.
Hope all the other gals did well.

Secondhandrose said...

We just don't have great sales like that here in Ohio! I'm not sure why, we just don't . So I have to live thru blogs like yours. LOL


Andrea said...

Your blog is just so pretty, I am glad I found it, so inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa
I met you at Portland Expo while I was there. You are as sweet as your picture. I am planning on coming out next year in July also.

Janice In Missouri

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

It was all fabulous! Great great show...wish I could have been there.

Baby Moon said...

Love your site, Lisa! I love roses and I love, love Paris! I want to go there someday and I thouroughly enjoyed your pictures of it.
Linda K.

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