There is nothing like summer leaving in the review mirror to put me into a shopping frenzy. Actually, it's more like a drinking / eating / visiting / shopping frenzy. The desolation caused by the absence of sun sends me into a spin. And usually that spin cycle ends with an ugly credit card bill. Or two.
By Nancy Ranchel
My friend Shannon wanted to shop. I've written about Shannon before: we have good shopping chemistry. We like the same (alternative) stuff, we're mellow, we know how important lunch is to the day. And coffee breaks. On this particular Tuesday, we met at 9:30 to get an early start. And we promptly discovered that most of the stores on our list don't open until 11AM.
We often don’t know what our homes lack until we’ve serendipitously stumbled on that one special item. With this in mind, we’ve spent days exploring a few of Oregon’s finest design stores, and we’ve discovered some truly remarkable salvaged, reclaimed and repurposed items that will give a much-needed dose of character to any room. Here, we show off a few of our favorites.