Tuesday, August 17, 2010

annie, fannie , and abigail in white...

I discovered this booth a few years back
at my most favorite place to shop
evah.
in Portland, Oregon.


It is run by twin sisters
Donna and Diana,
their business
name
is

Is that not the most adorable name?



I stand in absolute awe of their wonderful spaces.
They definitely  have the art of presentation
and 
 the coolest stuff.




How do they part with it?

My daughter says...
hmmm....
that may just be our problem here.



I'm not sure if the  inspiration is for my home
or for my business.
Maybe both?











Not too much white here
justa dolly head
whatcha think about those?
Me, not so sure.

I'm always sad to leave .
(Just ask my family-they have to drag me out)
I feel such a kinship
It could be all of those bloggy-friends that sell there.

like Debbie
(my shabby roses)

(Kindred Roses)


(Colby Cottage Happenings)

and don't forget Lisa (A thing for roses) and Isabell (Maison Douce).
then there is Bella Shabby, Calamity Jane, 
and so many more.
there is a lot of talent under that roof.

I didn't buy much
just came home
itchin'
to re-decorate.
and uncover all of that junk I've been stashing.
Happy White Wednesday to y'all.

32 comments:

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Gorgeous things! They would have to drag me out to.

Susan said...

I love the name "annie, fannie, and abigail!" ...only wish I could shop there! :) Not so crazy about dolly heads! :) I completely GET the kinship to certain places and feeling like you just need a few more minutes...What if I missed something... something wonderfully delightful?????????????????????????:)
Blessings!

Tammy/Yesterday's Cottage said...

I sure wish Ky. was closer to Oregon. I just drool over all the goodness under that one roof! As for the doll heads - I so don't get it - they totally creep me out. How did something decapitated get so trendy? LOL!

just a little bit shabby said...

Rene,
I agree with you Monticello is absolutely the greatest!! I have a friend who lives just east of Portland and I had her take me the last time I was there...it's fabulous. That booth is really wonderful. But I'm with the others, no doll heads for me!!!!! I have seen it a lot in different blogs but I like the whole doll!!
I could spend hours at Monticello, too.
Thanks for sharing!!
Sandy

Debra@Common Ground said...

They have so many wonderful things! I could grab it all and stay all day. Thanks for the peek!
And your daughters are just adorable!!
xo,
Debra

Adrienne said...

I love Monticello, too. You must not be far from me because I head there often! Wouldn't it be fun if we 'ran into' each other there? Maybe we'll have to look to find each other there next time!
~Adrienne~

My Shabby Roses said...

You are so right Rene', they have such an amazing booth. They've got such an eye for putting things together and buying. I stand in awe of them all the time!

Happy White Wednesday!

Hope you're having a restful evening.
Debbie

Faded Charm said...

Hope you had a great trip to Portland. This is definetly one of my favorite booths at Monticello's also. They have such an eye for display.

Take care and enjoy your week.

Kathleen

jAne said...

oh wow, i could get lost in that shop - and it would be just wonderful!

jAne

afistfullofweeds* said...

I would never let go of that awesome long console table!! I would hurt someone over that thing!!

AshTreeCottage said...

Terrific shop! The next time I am in Portland I will be stopping there.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Great stuff and displayed so nicely! Enjoy your day, Connie

sissie said...

What a wonderful place to drool over all that vintage!! You would be dragging me out too.

hugs
Sissie

sweetpea said...

wow rene' that must be a dangerous place with all that talent under one roof. i have been a long time fan of these two fab ladies. their booth rocks.

hugs,

shelley

Vintage French Hen said...

That says a lot about a shop when it inspires you to go home and change things up without buying up the store. You probably have a lot of the same style in your own home. looks like a fun place to look and look. Marcia

A Thing for Roses said...

Hey Rene! Thanks so much for the shout out. I agree with you about AF&A. They are the sweetest ladies too. And so much good stuff, it makes me hurt. ha ha Glad you had a nice visit to Monticello. Hope to see you sometime soon!

XO,

Lisa

Theresa said...

What a great place! I can see how you would leave feeling inspired... I would want to redo my whole house after leaving there! Thanks for sharing your inspiation, Theresa

A Cottage Muse said...

Heavenly!!

Beeutiful by Design said...

What a great space - no wonder it's hard for you to leave! Sigh.

Sue said...

Beautiful photos and display. Being the small world that it is, Donna use to be in my store a long, long time ago here in So. Cal! I just stumbled across their blog a few weeks ago. She always had amazing stuff way back when!

Take care, Sue

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Now THAT is an awesome place to shop!!!!Just look at all of that great stuff! Fun, Fun, Fun
~Debra XXX
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh me, Oh my, so much eye candy it took my breath away. It is chippy paint and rust heaven!!! Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

how cute...love the name too. I agree with everybody how wonderful things are. Wow!
Blessings,
Debbie

Virginia said...

Terrific shop! They have beautiful things.
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a wonderful shop... thanks for the tour!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh yeah, I fell in love with their booth while in Portland this Summer.
Just heavenly!

June said...

OH MY GOSH Rene'!!! What a wonderful place to just be...and to spend money I don't have!!! You are right about the presentation. It has it all...great stuff and more great stuff.
thanks for stopping by the g-daughter's tea party. I'm really wanting them all to come back for another one.
hugs

Simply Bungalow said...

SO many wonderful things. I could definitely get myself into trouble there. I love it all!

Diana Leitner and Donna Cedergreen said...

RENE-THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH FOR THE KIND WORDS AND BEAUTIFUL PICTURES ABOUT OUR SPACES AT MONTICELLO-IT TRULY IS A LABOR OF LOVE FOR THE TWO OF US! OUR BUSINESS WAS NAMED AFTER 3 CHICKENS THAT DONNA FOUND IN A GARDEN SHOP IN L.A.-SHE ASKED THEIR NAMES AND THOSE NAMES BECAME OUR BUSINESS NAME-ANNIE, FANNIE AND ABIGAIL. TAKE CARE AND COME TO PORTLAND OFTEN! WOULD LOVE TO MEEY YOU THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE IN TOWN! XO DIANA AND DONNA

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

HELLO I JUST DISCOVERED YOUR BLOG
HOW BEAUTIFUL !!
ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITES !!!!!
WARMLY
JANET

trash talk said...

Well call me Kermit 'cause I'm pea green with envy. Monticello is on my to-do list or should I call it my someday list. I think all the vendors are crazy talented. You listed a whole lotta names of folks I would love to meet beginning with the twins and ending with Sue of Bella.
Debbie

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

So gorgeous! Would love to visit that antique mart, I'm like you I wouldnt be able to leave!!
alicia