Events · Shows

Lewis Elementary Holiday Bazaar & Tree Sale ~ Saturday, December 7

Lewis Elementary 4401 SE Evergreen St., Portland

The annual Lewis Holiday Bazaar & Tree Sale has been going on for over 10 years and it’s the PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year!

Over 75 area artisan vendors sell only handmade or locally-made goods.  Lewis students also have booths to sell their crafty wares!

Christmas trees and handmade swags/wreaths will be available to purchase in the parking lot. Come inside and get warm with a hot bowl of soup and check out the bake sale!

All proceeds from booth fees and tree and wreath sales support Lewis School, allowing Lewis to continue bringing the programs and opportunities it has offered for many years. 

Show hours: 10 am to 3 pm

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Portland Waldorf School Holiday Market ~ Sunday, November 24

Portland Waldorf School 2300 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, OR
http://portlandwaldorf.org/

I think this is my 3rd time participating in this market and is one of my favorite shows! The gymnasium is converted into a magical space with wintry decorations and seasonal music. The Market is celebrating its 8th year with over 30 artisan and crafters creating handmade wares for your holiday gift giving.

The Old Town Milwaukie Farmers Market will be also be open for its special pre–Thanksgiving food fair from 9:30 am – 2 pm. Pick up all your fixings for your Thanksgiving meal. They’ll have a nice selection of your favorite vendors along with some new, seasonal vendors as well.

Hope to see you there!

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Milwaukie High School Holiday Bazaar ~ Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17

Milwaukie High School 2301 SE Willard St., Milwaukie, OR

This two-day show, November 16 & 17,  is a fundraiser for the Mustang Born Alumni Scholarship Foundation, which provides financial assistance to students graduating from Milwaukie High School and Milwaukie Academy of the Arts as they make the transition to post-secondary education. 

In addition to fantastic local vendors, the Milwaukie High School Holiday Bazaar will also feature a silent auction, a vendor item raffle, and a pancake breakfast buffet (both days) from 9 am to 11 am.

Hope to see you there!

Show hours: 9 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Artisans for Animals ~ This Sunday, November 10th

This should be a fun one! Animal Aid, a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization, will be hosting Artisans for Animals on Sunday, November 10th at the Multnomah Arts Center.

Turn your holiday shopping into a lifesaving effort! There will be unique and beautiful items for everyone on your list, with a percentage of all vendor sales going to support Animal Aid’s mission.

Show hours: 11 am to 4 pm

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Fall & Winter 2019 Shows!

It’s almost that time of year! Bazaar season is ahead and Chinchilla Whiskers is excited to be at several shows in the coming months. I hope you will be able to come out and see all the wonderful creations our crafty community has to offer.

Artisans for Animals ~ Sunday, November 10th

Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland

This should be a fun one! Animal Aid, a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization, will be hosting Artisans for Animals on Sunday, November 10th at the Multnomah Arts Center.

Turn your holiday shopping into a lifesaving effort! There will be unique and beautiful items for everyone on your list, with a percentage of all vendor sales going to support Animal Aid’s mission.

Show hours: 11 am to 4 pm

Milwaukie High School Holiday Bazaar ~ Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17

Milwaukie High School 2301 SE Willard St., Milwaukie, OR

This two-day show, November 16 & 17,  is a fundraiser for the Mustang Born Alumni Scholarship Foundation, which provides financial assistance to students graduating from Milwaukie High School and Milwaukie Academy of the Arts as they make the transition to post-secondary education. 

In addition to fantastic local vendors, the Milwaukie High School Holiday Bazaar will also feature a silent auction, a vendor item raffle, and a pancake breakfast buffet (both days) from 9 am to 11 am.

Show hours: 9 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Portland Waldorf School Holiday Market ~ Sunday, November 24

Portland Waldorf School 2300 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, OR

I love this show! The gymnasium is converted into a magical space with wintry decorations and music. The Market is celebrating its 8th year with over 30 artisan and crafters creating handmade wares for your holiday gift giving.

Show hours: 10 am – 3 pm

Lake Oswego High School Holiday Bazaar ~ Saturday, November 30

Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego

This will be my 2nd year at the Lake Oswego High School Holiday Bazaar! This annual fundraising event benefits LOHS’s Arts Department. Vendor booth fees and raffle ticket sales go directly to supporting the school’s student artists.

Show Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Lewis Elementary Holiday Bazaar & Tree Sale ~ Saturday, December 7

Lewis Elementary 4401 SE Evergreen St., Portland

This annual tradition has been going on for over 10 years and it is the Lewis PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year!

Area artisan vendors sell only handmade or locally-made goods.  Lewis students also have booths to sell their crafty wares! Christmas trees and handmade swags/wreaths will be available to purchase. 

All proceeds from booth fees and tree and wreath sales support Lewis School, allowing Lewis to continue bringing the programs and opportunities it has offered for many years. 

Show hours: 10 am to 3 pm

There are a few more shows that aren’t definites yet, but I’ll keep you posted!

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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!

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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!

Antiques · Musings · Shop

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:

AURORA

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.

 

 

BEAVERTON

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.

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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.

 

 

FLORENCE

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.

HILLSBORO

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!

 

 

HOOD RIVER

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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.

LAFAYETTE

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.

MCMINNVILLE

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!

MILWAUKIE

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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!