ROSE-TINTED SUNGLASSES (YOU CAN CLICK THE PICS ABOVE TO SHOP!)
1. Crystal Pink Super Spaceship // 2. Crystal Pink One Astronaut // 3. Pink Lorelle // 4. Gloss Pink CSA // 5. Rose Gold Mirror Square // 6. Peach Boxwood // 7. Blush Retro // 8. Beige Dream of Me 9. Pink “The Zoe” // 10. Pink Oversized // 11. Brushed Gold Drop Top // 12. Pink Gals Pool
I fell down a rabbit hole of beautiful sunglasses online a couple weeks ago and started working on this post. Then I realized that with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale coming up (it’s going on now), a lot of these would probably be on sale if I waited to post them. Well, that was my theory! Of course, I forgot that so many of the things I personally love are never the things that go on sale in the end. SO, here we are, and only these blush beauties are 40% off. I tried. At least they offer free shipping! Plus, my little rose-tinted roundup features pretties from $12 to $320 and they’re all cute. You can click the pics in this roundup, too! ♥
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.
Hello! Here I go with my second installment of LOVELY THINGS! This time it seems to be more about home goods, travel, and art. It’s strange that, without trying, these things that my eye tends to gravitate to all sort of fit together in color and mood. Totally randomly lured by them, but cohesive all the same. Oh my word, I am coveting so many home things. It’s hard when you can see the design symphony your home could boast, but the piggy bank just shakes its head. Little by little it will get there. Check out more Lovely Things posts! ♥
This beautiful little specimen terrarium display case is high on my wish list.
Such sweet floor cushions in geometric waves prints. Nice for kitties, pups, babies, or just so your own bum is comfy relaxing on the floor.
This fun Geometric Wool Tile Dhurrie is a great piece! Especially if the #ihavethisthingwithfloors reality of fancy tile prices is getting you down.
Yep. Still have my eye on these black pom pom baskets. Too good.
Such a clever stacked jewelry box in layers of maple, cork, and copper.
These pretty blown glass pitchers would be nice to have filled with ice and lemonade spritzers for summer dinners on the patio or filled with mimosas at brunch with friends.
YAY! It’s peach season!! This peach tartlet recipe looks yummy.
Oh, yeah. I’d love some strawberry apricot breakfast crisp any morning… any day.
Well, this is a dream workspace! Love the Samara Work Table and the whole look from Feist Forest and Country Living mag.
In the charming coastal town of Astoria, Oregon, we now have Chariot Spirit + Home, the newly open retail spot joining the list of must-visit attractions. An hour and a half from Portland, Astoria has been a long a hidden gem, but it’s popularity has been gaining serious traction the last few years as craft breweries, boutique hotels, a killer farmer’s market, and fun events have taken root and our state becomes home to more people. The addition of Chariot makes it all the more a fun destination for Portland locals and visitors.
Conceived and brought to life by interior designer and tarot reader, Suzy Olsen, Chariot takes it’s name from the chariot card which came up again and again in tarot spreads Suzy pulled for guidance as she worked on this project. A lover of antiques, Suzy was drawn to Astoria’s beautiful Victorian homes, coastal air, and as she put it ‘haunting spirits’. The result of these loves is Chariot’s inspiring combination of retail shop, design studio, and spiritual workshop.
I was lucky enough to visit Chariot on it’s first official day open to the public. It was a beautiful sunny day and Chariot’s wares were truly shining. Stealing the show were definitely the textiles which include handprinted napkins from Portland’s Nell and Mary, shibori pillows from East Knot, as well as brightly colored rugs and throws. Other standouts included paint dipped baskets, striped cafe au lait bowls, wall hangings from WKNDLA, and handmade pottery. Suzy is a lover of antiques and Chariot’s vintage and vintage-inspired wares aren’t fussy and lend themselves to both vintage and modern abodes.
Ready to tackle the ‘spirit’ portion of it’s name, you’ll find natural skin care from Fig and Moss and Plantmakeup, almost too-beautiful-to-burn cedar and rosemary smudge wands, candles, crystals, and incense cones nestled amongst the homewares. A natural skin care enthusiast, I was intrigued by Plantmakeup’s Wild Rose face wash as well as the Fig and Moss Balancing Honey facial cleanser. In the end, I brought home the Balancing Honey Facial Cleanser and couldn’t love it more. While Chariot Spirit + Home would be right at home here in Portland, it’s a lovely addition to Astoria and I can’t wait to stop in again next time I’m in town. I recommend you make the journey yourself this summer and stop in to check it out.
Chariot Spirit + Home is located at 1421 Commercial Street in Astoria, Oregon and is open Thursday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM, Sunday from 11AM to 4PM and Monday from 11AM to 6PM. The shop is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Chariot’s online shop is coming along! Follow @chariot.home on Instagram and like Chariot.home on Facebook to keep up on new arrivals, events and sales.
The beloved folks at local Stars Antiques vintage emporium are having a giant sale to celebrate their 26th birthday! A 4-DAY SALE! 26 years in the vintage biz is a big deal! All 3 shops are having big discounts and all the shops are conveniently located on the same block in Portland’s Westmoreland shopping district. It’s a fun way to spend a day or two — falling down a wonderful rabbit hole of vintage goodies. I’ve personally spent hours getting lost in the history of everything many times — it’s SO FUN!
All the dealers bring out fantastic new things and it’s a good time to strike if you’ve already been eyeing something because there’s an excellent chance you’ll get it for an amazing deal. Each shop will be open 11AM to 6PM and you should stop in Stars Antiques (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave), Stars & Splendid (7030 SE Milwaukie Ave), and Stars Too (7011 SE Milwaukie Ave). I recommend going a couple different days during the 4-day sale and have a yummy meal at Jade Bistro (I love the vermicelli salad!) before or after shopping.