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Buckman Art Show + Sell This Weekend ~ March 9 & 10

This weekend, March 9 & 10 is the 29th Annual Buckman Art Show + Sell, a fundraiser for arts education at Buckman Arts Focus Academy.

Buckman Art Show + Sell

There will be 120+ artists, student art (my favorite), free art activities for kids, food trucks, and more.

I’ll be bringing lots of pouches, wristlets, handbags, and other goodies featuring new fabrics.

Also, I’ll have Easter-themed treat bags to fill with candy and felt bunnies that make a great addition to someone special’s Easter basket.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Puplandia! Postponed Due to Weather!

Hi All! Just wanted to let you know that tomorrow’s (Saturday, February 9th) Puplandia! Valentine’s Shopping Extravaganza at the Oaks Park Pavillion has been canceled due to weather. The organizers have rescheduled the event for Saturday, March 30th at the same time and place. Stay warm and safe!

Chinchilla Whiskers’ next show will be the Buckman Art Show + Sell, a fundraiser for arts education at Buckman Arts Focus Elementary, on March 9th & 10th. Looking forward to seeing you then!

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Chinchilla Whiskers will be at Puplandia on Saturday, February 9th 11am-3pm!


Hope you all can stop by the Puplandia! Valentine’s Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, February 9th from 11am – 3pm at the Oaks Park Pavillion located at 7805 SE Oaks Park Way. I’ll be one of 50 vendors bringing local arts and crafts to this amazing fundraiser to benefit Puplandia Dog Rescue. Dogs are welcome to attend! 

I’ll be bringing along lots of newly sewn things including:

Felt peeps make a sweet addition to an Easter basket!
Cloth napkins in fun prints!
Lots of Valentine’s and Easter treat bags!

I’ll also be bringing wristlets and pouches in some really great new fabrics!

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My Favorite Oregon (Not in Portland) Antique Stores

Besides sewing and fabric, my other loves include thrifting and treasure hunting at garage, rummage and estate sales, as well as antique stores.

While there are many great antique shops in Portland proper, if you are willing to travel out to the suburbs and surrounding small towns, you will not be disappointed.  Here’s a few I like to torture my husband and son with:


Everyone knows that Aurora is an antiquer’s dream. There are all the little shops and the awesome architectural salvage place. But when my time is limited and the patience of my family is short, here’s my go to:

timelessTimeless Antiques & Collectibles

14988 2nd Street N.E.

If you like mid-century design, especially lamps and pottery, this is the place for you. Packed into this small shop is also a lot of depression glass and furniture. Look for the very friendly shop dog who is known to wear costumes.




curiousitiesCuriosities: A Vintage Mall

12705 SW Beaverdam Rd.

This 60+ multi-dealer shop is well-curated and a great place to browse.  The vendors really do a great job of showcasing and merchandising their wares. Curiosities has a vast selection of vintage, retro, and mid-century home décor, furniture, clothing, and jewelry. A great one-stop antiquing extravaganza!

Bonus: On the first Sunday of the month from May-September the Beaverton Flea takes place in the parking lots of Curiosities and Union Vintage.


Garage Sale Warehouse

4810 SW Western Ave.

This place is the opposite of Curiosities — it’s like stepping into a flea market in an airplane hangar.  But that isn’t necessarily a negative. In fact, my treasure hunting radar gets amped up here! Yes, many of the booths are a bit junky but there are a few I like to check out regularly. Also, with a place this size, you never know what you might find.

Check out their smaller Walker Road location too.

rosecityRose City Modern

12675 SW 1st St.

Rose City Modern specializes in quality MCM furniture and housewares. Great plants too!

If you’re in downtown Beaverton and like vintage clothing, stop by The Vault Vintage Clothing Boutique.

unionUnion Vintage

12725 SW Canyon Rd.

Union Vintage is located right across from Curiosities in the old Ludemann’s building. Super well-curated and nicely displayed space. Great for mid-century stuff, old office supplies, kitchen wares and more. I really like to check out the small selection of clothing located in the back of the store.




If you’re traveling on the Oregon Coast, you should definitely stop in Florence! It is one of my favorite coastal towns. Along Hwy 101 is the Florence Antique District, comprising about 5 separate antique shops. Also, stop in the Oregon Coast Humane Society Thrift Shop located at the corner of Kingwood St. and Bay St. in Old Town.


Snider’s Hill Theatre Antique Mall

127 NE 3rd Ave.

Yes, it really is an old theater with the screen and stage still at the back.

mccalls-cabinetLe Stuff Antique Mall

234 E. Main St.

Found my old metal pattern cabinet similar to the one pictured here!





The Old Trunk

2958 Dee Hwy.

About 7 miles outside of Hood River, this shop has not only an antique store but also a fruit stand and soda fountain. This is a good one because it makes the family happy and distracted with ice cream while I hunt for treasures. We especially recommend their soft serve that is made to order using Tillamook ice cream and local fruit.


SchoolhouseMayRGB2011Lafayette Schoolhouse Antique Mall 

Hwy 99W

This place is huge with over 100 dealers covering all kinds of collectibles. Eight classrooms are filled with art glass, china, memorabilia, toys, books, plus a basement filled with American antique furniture.


mcminnvilleMcMinnville Antiques Mall

334 NE 3rd St.

This vendor mall features over 50 vendors, located in historic downtown of McMinnville, Oregon.  There’s an eclectic collection of items from vintage, antiques, and collectibles to re-purposed and handmade items! While you’re there, have lunch at my favorite spot Community Plate!



Main Street Collectors Mall & Soda Fountain 

10909 SE Main St, Milwaukie, OR 97222

Love this place! Yes, it has a soda fountain to keep the boys occupied! Have had really good luck finding additions to my ugly green pottery collection.

Also, check out Red Snapper. Filled with quality, authentic, restored Danish+American mid-century modern furniture, art, and some housewares.

I am already thinking of places I’ve left off this list! What are your favorites?

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See You at the Llewellyn Holiday Market this Saturday, November 10th!

llewellyn2018aChinchilla Whiskers will be at the Llewellyn Holiday Market this Saturday, November 10th from 10 am – 5 pm. Llewellyn Elementary is located at 6301 SE 14th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202.

This event is sponsored by the Llewellyn PTA to support afterschool programs and class field trips.

In addition to the wonderful handmade arts and crafts, bake sale, and raffle, the activities below have been added to the day!

10:30am Sellwood Marimba Band Plays
11am-2pm Lunch Available from Nana’s Guilty Pleasures
12:00pm Storybook Reading from Special Guest
1:00pm School of Rock Performs
All Day Photo Booth Fun

Hope to see you there!

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The Marylhurst School Winter Gift Market ~ Sunday, November 4

marylhurstThe Marylhurst School Winter Gift Market

1232 Linn Ave, Oregon City, OR

Sunday, November 4, 2018

1-5 pm


This will be a new show for me! Come out for gifts, toys, jewelry and more from 50 local artists. There’ll also be food vendors, gift wrapping, holiday card portraits, and refreshments. The Winter Market is a benefit to help The Marylhurst School find a forever home.

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Fall & Winter Shows!

Chinchilla Whiskers has a busy line-up of fall and winter shows for you to enjoy. Here’s what’s on the calendar so far!


The Marylhurst School Winter Gift Market

1232 Linn Ave, Oregon City, OR

Sunday, November 4, 2018

1-5 pm


This will be a new show for me! Come out for gifts, toys, jewelry and more from local artists. There’ll also be food vendors, gift wrapping, holiday card portraits, and refreshments. The Winter Market is a benefit to help The Marylhurst School find its forever home.


Llewellyn Elementary Holiday Market

6301 SE 14th Ave., Portland, OR

Saturday, November 10, 2018

10 am – 5pm


Lake Oswego High School Holiday Bazaar

2501 Country Club Rd., Lake Oswego, OR

Saturday, November 24, 2018

10 am – 4 pm





Lewis Elementary Bazaar and Tree Sale

4401 SE Evergreen St., Portland, OR

Saturday, December 1, 2018

10 am -3 pm





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Localopolis This Saturday, October 20th in Oregon City!


Oregon City Localopolis

Saturday, October 20, 2018

5-8 pm


This will be my second year participating in this fun event! If you haven’t been to downtown Oregon City in a while, you’ll be surprised! There are many great little shops to browse and places to dine. Businesses on Main Street will be hosting artists, crafters, musicians, designers, photographers, painters, authors, jewelry makers in their businesses to help highlight what makes Downtown Oregon City thrive!

Chinchilla Whiskers will be inside Coin Corner & Hobbies, a family owned hobby, antique & collectibles store. Located at 215 7th St, this is one of my favorite shops in Oregon City! If you like antique and retro toys (Fisher-Price anyone?) this is the place for you!

Come stroll historic Main Street on this lovely autumn evening for this free event starting at 5th Street & Main. White Rabbit Gifts/Black Ink Coffee will provide a free walking map of every business to hit down Main Street!

Hope to see you there!

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Come See Me at the 4th Annual Scratch Made Market ~ Sunday, September 30th!

scratch_made2The Scratch Made Market gals are at it again! This year we’ll be at the Oaks Park Dance Pavillion (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR) on Sunday, September 30 from 9 am – 3 pm.

The Scratch Made Market is the harbinger of the holiday craft show and bazaar season! Along with all the fabulous vendors,  the show organizers have some special things planned. In addition to no entry fee and free parking, check this out:

  • Make and Take craft area.
  • Party Cat Events photobooth! For only $5.00 groups will receive 3 poses,
    social sharing via text or email, and two 2×6 photo strips.
  • Imperfect Produce will be handing out samples and selling memberships.
  • Swag Bags to the first 50 guests! 

    If you’re one of the first 50 guests to arrive at the show, look for a coupon in your Swag Bags for a free magnet with purchase! I’ll be at Booth 28!


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Come by the Mom Made Market This Sunday, August 19!


Chinchilla Whiskers will be at the Mom Made Market in Portland this Sunday, August 19 from 10 am – 4 pm. The Market is located at Alpenrose Dairy in SW Portland.

The Mom Made Market’s main goal is to support moms in business.  MMM offers mom-made shops a platform to sell their goods and services, network with one another, create new friendships, and come to meet their followers/supporters in person.  In addition to hosting the markets, MMM is passionate about supporting mom-focused nonprofits.


I’ll have lots of these vinyl cardholder/wallets! They are perfect if you are going out and just want to bring your ID, some cash or a credit card. I use one to keep all my preferred and frequent shopper punch cards together in my purse. They would also be great for business cards!

devon_collageI’ve also been working on a lot of these double zip pouches! Since I took these pictures I have added detachable wristlet straps to the pattern, making these a convenient small purse.

Hope to see you there!