Tag Archives: Shopping

The Telling

He waited until her husband was out of the room, then he threw his empty plastic cup at her head. She ducked and it clattered on the wall behind her, a few drops of beer landing on her dress. “I … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood of Shopping Carts

As he opened the car door there was a loud rattling noise behind him and something slammed into the back of his legs. He turned to look and there was a shopping cart nudged up behind him. He pushed back … Continue reading

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I Like To Take My Basket and Go to Market Early

MARKETING I like to take my basket And go to market early– Radishes are pinkest then, Lettuces most curly. Beets still pyramided To a magenta crest; Cauliflowers are snowballs; Peas, their snappiest. In the blue and silver Of the rutabagas … Continue reading

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Summer Shopping Adventure with Penelopes

We are very excited about our Summer Shopping Adventure Contest…

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Gone, Baby, Gone-Two More Antique Shops Close

It’s January 2013 and two more charming small shops have closed their doors in Beaverton/Raleigh Hills, Oregon.  Robin & Wren Antiques & Gifts was a wonderful antique mall just a few blocks from my shop, Penelope’s Hope Chest.  They had … Continue reading

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It’s all about the Focal Point

Every summer I go on the hunt for just the right item to be our focal point in our Halloween display.  It’s all about the focal point, in my opinion, and in the past we have had some spectacular items….like … Continue reading

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The 1st great Glitter Pick of the season

It’s very exciting to finally be able to go out and pick again…while estate sales and garage sales are few and far between this time of year…the picking urge draws me out to see what treasures I can find!  Even … Continue reading

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Brookhaven Fall Show 2011

Brookhaven Vintage Marketplace Antiques, Artist Goods, & Seasonal Home Decor October 6-15, 2011 Weekdays 10am-7pm, Sat, 10-5, Sun 11-5 Closed Monday October 10th for restocking Featuring Primitives, Furniture, Holiday Decor, Vintage Linens, China and Glassware, Local Gourmet Foods, Local Artist … Continue reading

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Trixie and Lulu at Expo

Jeanne and I had an amazing time at the Antique Expo show last weekend!  We ran into many friends and customers from Brookhaven and Penelopes and sold all kinds of goodies from our booth…we felt lucky that we had stuffed … Continue reading

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Shopping Rue Cler…..the very french way to eat in Paris

One of the things we learned our very first trip to Paris was that french people typically buy their food every day for that day’s meals.  They have very small refrigerators since they don’t stockpile food the way we Americans … Continue reading

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