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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!

7 comments:

steph b said...

You taunt with that, ahem, green cross! lol.. All good, the quest and good friends are the real prize.
I hope it IS a monthly tradition, I'll get a list of real junk stores, I'm all about the 2.50 pieces :)

Anonymous said...

You are a weird and wonderful woman! I love all that you do for others, for yourself, and your creative mind! See you soon beautiful mom!

Anonymous said...

I am almost sick to my stomach... what an INCREDIBLE day you must have had!!! wow. that's all I can say- just ....wow.

lynda Howells said...

l want to live near you..l love all that stuff! I want ALL of it!!!very very jealous. one fun thing was to see the old telephone exchage board...l used to work on of those when l was about 21!!xx

lynda Howells said...

l want to live near you..l love all that stuff! I want ALL of it!!!very very jealous. one fun thing was to see the old telephone exchage board...l used to work on of those when l was about 21!!xx

Paula McNamee said...

What fun treasure hunting! Good to see you again and I like your new blog pages.

vicki said...

omg! never been... need to go!!! now i know what i've been missing:)...