Greetings dearest gypsy dolls! I really must apologize for the hiatus between posts...life is a whirlwind. My hope is this post will make up for the time I've been away. Please journey with me to one of my ALL time FAVORITE escapes MONTICELLO MARKETPLACE!!! Mr. Gypsy and I traveled to Portland, OR during the Halloween weekend for a little R&R and some junk therapy, and we were lucky enough to return for the Monticello Christmas Show this past weekend. What a wonderland...designers dream doesn't even do justice to the way I feel as I'm perusing the aisles of this oasis. Grab a hot tea, mug of cocoa, or a glass of good wine, and wander with me.
Not only quality vintage, and antiques but so much handmade goodness!
Loved, loved , loved these handmade linen stockings! They were so understated yet had such charm! I adored them!
So many natural elements are used in staging the booths and vignettes within them...it creates the magic of bringing the outside in. I truly love this kind of arrangement more than any other!
Meet "THE" Joyce Janes aka Queen Bee of Monticello! Joyce is the manager and oversees all of the day to day operations of the dealers, blog, customers, ins, outs, ups, downs and just general shopkeeping that running a business such as Monticello requires. Joyce also has a grand booth right at the entrance of the store named Calamity Janes...a MUST see! She was such a dear to me and made me feel so welcome and accommodated on both of my latest visits...THANK YOU JOYCE! We share a deep love and admiration for Magnolia Pearl and she actually gave up her brand new copy of WHERE WOMEN CREATE featuring Robin Brown because I had not found it yet as I was traveling. Now that is what I call instant friendship!
Hope you enjoyed the tour of one of my very favorite places to visit! If you have not been you simply must put it on your "list"! Portland, OR is a great place in general to explore and best of all they truly have THE greatest junk that's not so junky. Season's greetings to you and yours!
Biggest Gypsy Hugs