North Mississippi Avenue’s Flutter is a unique and artfully arranged treasure trove of a boutique bursting with a large selection of vintage clothing, the cutest party dresses, new and vintage jewelry, dreamy ephemera, lovely tarot decks, wonderful books, stationery, new and vintage home goods, fragrances, skincare, candles, old-timey toys and candy, and lots more awesome stuff. Shop owners Cristin Hinesly and Sara Kolp (and shop kitty King) do a stellar job of stocking the curious, romantic, dazzling, and nostalgic.
Flutter is one of my favorite places to shop for party attire as they always have lots of fun, sparkly dresses and tops in stock for great prices. I purchased one of my favorite New Year’s Eve dresses at Flutter a few years ago — a lovely black number complete with tulle underskirt for plenty of flounce and a peter pan collar covered in silver sequins. There’s also plenty of sweet jewelry to choose from to complete your look with baubles from Portland makers, including Jesseca Anne and Brehan Todd, mixed in with a large selection of fantastic vintage pieces.
Another reason I love to visit Flutter is their great selection of gifts! Over the years I have picked up items for friends and family including beautiful coffee table books, fortune telling cards and heavenly scented candles and hand creams. It’s also a great place to pick up classic toys including kaleidoscopes, cap guns, animal masks, and even the same Fischer Price record player I enjoyed as a child. There are also delicious treats — don’t forget to grab some violet mints and a variety locally made Woodblock chocolate bars too. There’s beautiful wrapping papers, a slew of ribbon choices, and fun cards to convey your love. Plus, Emerald Petals shares the back of the space if you need to grab some flowers or a little plant to go with your gifty goods. Shop HERE.
Head to Flutter for a delightful shopping experience with something for everyone. Give yourself a good chunk of time so you can get lost browsing all the magical goods. There’s so much to see — you’ll enjoy every minute! Plus, they have tarot readings regularly if you want to get a little direction and insight into your life.
Flutter is located in here in beautiful Portland at 3948 N Mississippi Avenue and is open Sunday thru Thursday from 11AM to 6PM, Friday from 11AM to 7PM and Saturday from 10AM to 7PM. You can also shop Flutter online anytime!
HAPPY LONG WEEKEND! Well, to my U.S. friends at least! I hope you all have a relaxing and fun time the last wild weekend before it’s back to fall productivity and less daylight. I have friends in town and I’m really looking forward to chilling out a bit, grilling on the patio and drinking many, many glasses of rosé. See you next week! xo Jen
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I love these new quilts from Fieldwell by Portland-based husband and wife duo, Mary and Steven Wise. Mary studied textile design at Savannah College of Art and Design and Steven is a computer graphics tech guy. They came together to create wares with a minimalist, modern design that are rooted in traditional craft. Fieldwell uses ethically-sourced all natural fibers and every quilt is made locally in their Portland studio. Mary and Steven hope that their well-made designs will be heirlooms passed down to loved ones over many generations. I’d love to have one in my own home! My favorites are the Block Quilt, the Division Quilt, the White Rue Baby Quilt, and the Fieldwell Tote Bag. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Fieldwell.
Since we last visited the lovely Woonwinkel shop in downtown Portland’s West End, they’ve had a little makeover. And since they are also having their big Summer Sale right now (thru 8/7 — many more items on sale in the Portland shop), I thought it would be fun to post some new shop photos. Plus, they have AMAZING new things in the shop (gimme all those pillows and towels!!!). Stop by to see that glorious pink wall, fantastic neon, new window displays, and overall refresh in person. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St.
Woonwinkel is located in Portland at 935 SW Washington and is open Monday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM and Sundays from 12PM to 5PM and you can shop Woonwinkel online 24/7. Follow @woonwinkel on Instagram and Woonwinkel on Facebook to stay in the loop for new items and more upcoming events!
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Come out, vintage lovers! Portland’s fun Plucky Maidens Summer Junk Fest is happening this Friday, July 22! They will be back at their wonderful and historic Oaks Amusement Park venue in SE Portland. It’s a really beautiful spot where you can shop for vintage scores right along the Willamette River under a canopy of trees. There will be a whopping 75+ fantastic vintage dealers to peruse and find beautiful home goods, clothing, accessories, jewelry, textiles, toys, paper goods, vintage office supplies, and lots of other fabulous collectibles.
PLUS, along with that roster of great vendors, there will be food trucks, beer, wine, live music, and tons of free parking spaces. It might be a really good day to play hooky from work or use one of those vacation days. Early buying goes from NOON until 2PM and it’s $10 admission. If you can’t make it until later in the day, from 2PM until 7PM it will be $5 to get in to the event. Find a list of vendors and MORE DETAILS HERE.