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Magpie Ethel- Vintage collections

In celebration of flying back into beautiful Portland Oregon, it’s only right that my feature today is a gal from my stompin grounds. I wonder if we’ve passed each other in Trader Joe’s? Or perhaps a thrift store or yard sale? I still think it would be great to gather all of us creative NW bloggers for a fun afternoon.

Vintage Collecting

Magpie Ethel is the queen of collectors. It looks like Laurie favors anything vintage, especially if it has anything to do with a holiday and she’s so good at showing us all her treasures. She will even tell us every now and again how much she paid. Because you know you like knowing that……….that’s part of the moment that we’re most proud of………you know………when we can say that we bought something for that rock bottom price.

She is all over the Estate Sales in the Portland area. I need to pay attention. That’s really one area that I haven’t been able to tackle. I’m usually teaching Friday mornings and that’s when the serious shoppers go. She even went to Farm Chicks! I couldn’t go……..but I wanted to. I’m so jealous.

Vintage Looks

Love love love her kitchen. So much charm. None of these new kitchens can beat a well loved kitchen like this. This is when I miss my old Mt. Tabor home……….even though my kitchen was hideous…….but you know the potential was there.Then of course what really grabbed me today was the yard. I’ve been working on my outside patio /outdoor room. It’s coming together. Would you look at those hydrangea’s! I’m ready for my invite to come enjoy an iced tea.What’s up with these spoiled people and these amazing crafty areas? This is her studio……..her craft hide away. WOW! Think of the fun we could have in there.

Every week she has found something new to show us. This past weekend she found these amazing plastic dishes! I love those. Especially the cake stand………or maybe the long oval one that you can check out on her blog.Laurie has a fun site full of inspiration for those of you that like to decorate with re purposed items………or maybe you have that collector bug. Thanks Laurie for all ideas!

Kim

Kim

Owner/Editor at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!
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