Thursday, March 11, 2010
Aurora Colony: Authorized Only
The Portland Art Collective met this morning and had a great meeting, especially all of the Show 'n Tell that was passed around and discussed. After lunch, I hooked up with Tory and Steph for what seems to be our new tradition: junking and thrifting (with a bit of antique shopping thrown in). Our destination today was Aurora Colony, a mecca for antique hounds. Our first stop was Aurora Mills, an architectural salvage store. I hadn't been in quite some time, but was sorta hyperventilating at all of the wonderful goodness. And, a young woman who worked there took the three of us on a little tour into the bowels of the store (some of which was off limits to the general public); she also took us out back to the barn! We were all hyperventilating just a bit.
We next visited several antique stores, but only one caught our attention: Main Street Mercantile Antiques and Collectibles. Oh, Baby!
I'm already excited for our April meeting so we can go out junking together!