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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

some of my favourite places to shop in portland

Cielo Home can be found at

Greeted with a smile and a caffe latte made in their little kitchen, Matthew and Frederic are true gentlemen in everyway. They seem to play host rather than shop owners in their store in the Pearl. They have everything from hand blown glass, candles,french milled soaps, books on Interior Design, Furnishings new and antique and of course my favourite, John Derian decoupage, My collection of his decoupage is growing. I even went to Target to get his trays and a magazine tote.

The Consignment Gallery @ has been a weekend ritual for my friend Chase and I for years. you can find almost anything there, used Baker and McGuire furniture, Art Deco lamps, beautiful Asian pieces. All coming from some of the finest homes in Portland. It is ever changing. We find a new discovery every weekend. You gotta be quick. Items TEND TO FLY OUT OF THERE! I've lost a few good pieces because I waited to long.

I recently discovered two more stores that are relatively new to Portland. the first is a shop called WhatPDX @ , Terry Dooley, the owner was very delightful. We chatted about the all of his interestering and very eclectic treasures. He has fine European framed art, Architectual Asian temple details, Large trunks from India, handblocked erotic art and even an old painted circus canvas that covers an entire wall in his shop. All of his pieces are original or one of a kind.

The other store is new in Sellwood. It is called Ste. Maine @ It is own by to lovely sisters-in-law, Erin and Elizabeth. their store is very refined, with elegant home furnishings, fine china and small gifts. Their father is an amazing artist which they proudly hang his wonderful paintings. The beautiful boutique is having a Christmas party on 4 December 2008 at 5pm. I hope to see you there.

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