Five Photo Writing Prompts, #2

We’ve got more photographic inspiration for you. Sifting through the big birdbath of photos is one of my favorite things. Enjoy!
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This one said “St. Johns, ORE” on the back

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Come see for yourself; there are hundreds, and they’re just a dollar each.
XO Sara

Five Photo Writing Prompts, #1

photo 1Hey there! For the longest time I’ve been wanting to scan some of our old photos and post them as writing prompts.

photo 5Since I don’t have a scanner, but I do have a decent camera on my phone, I decided to seize the day and post away.photo 4Here’s the inaugural post, with five snaps that once were lost and now are found.photo 3 Lucky you! It’s a peek into an oft-overlooked stack of treasures that begs to be mined for ideas for a poem, script or story. photo 2 I’ll try to do this regularly, since we have so many good ones come through here. XO Sara

Getting Ready for Spring at Flutter.

Let me take you on a photo tour through Flutter, all colorful and ready for warmer weather…












…as shot once again with one of my beat-up, but trusty film cameras. And now come see the shop for yourself. Pet King. Treat your children to sugary confections. Sway to the music. And give your shopgirl a smile- she’ll appreciate it, I swear.

More Through the Camera Lens.

Hello and good evening. I hope all our readers had a very lovely Thanksgiving with plenty of food, friends, and family!

This is sort of a mini-post with few words, but plenty of pictures. I recently brought my clanky old film camera back into Flutter and clicked away. Here are fifteen of my favorites because I think they show all the beautiful colors inside the shop…

Here’s to a fantastic and glorious week- see you in a few days!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

…at Flutter! When I walked into work on Sunday morning, I was truly astounded by just how great the store looked all ready for the holidays. Everything is all sparkly, with bowls of ornaments, mossy coverings, shimmery garlands, and sweet smells all around. I must say, it put me in an instant good mood. I wanted to pour a cup of nog and sing along to Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’.

Of course, I snapped photos a’plenty. This weekend, I plan to bring in one of my old cameras and some black & white film and go picture crazy. But for now, some phone photographs of tree trimmings and ornaments in the shop that make my heart melt and holiday spirit rise…

Happy Holidays, darlings!

A Few Fluttery Things.

Happy Sunday! I hope you all are feeling well-rested with an extra hour of sleep thanks to Daylight Savings Time. Today I have a few things to share. First, I must mention that our sister store Eden (located in the Pearl District) now has an online shop, as well as a stunning new lookbook! The photographs, by Annie Montgomery, were shot in a Washington Forest and feature beautiful jewelry and vintage clothing, models, and even furniture (yes, put in the middle of the trees.) I think it all turned out so beautifully, and am quite happy Eden goods can now be purchased from all over the USA!

Second, we have some new lovely items at Flutter that I’d like to share. All can be purchased in our shop, and most online…


1. ‘My Mom, Style Icon’ from Chronicle Books ($18.95), 2. Rock candy! ($2), 3. Super cute animal nodders are back ($10), 4. Antiqued corkscrews in various styles ($34), 5 and 6. New scents in lovely containers from Voluspa ($26 and $20), 7. Set of six spinning wooden tops ($12.50), and 8. ‘Instrument,’ also from Chronicle Books ($29.95)

And lastly, just some shots from my recent workdays. Every day I’m there, I can’t help snapping photographs. It’s just too dang pretty inside!


paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling.


pretty vintage garments all hung in a row.


a tray of old photographs. Loving that pretty lady on top.


King, mid-meow. He’s the best.

From Past to Flutter.

Good evening, Flutter fans! I hope that you all enjoyed the crisp sunny weather today- I know I did. Portland looks beautiful right now- Autumn just suits this city so well. If tomorrow is as nice as today was, I think I might need to take a walk down to Laurelhurst Park with some tea, a blanket, and a good book.

Anyway, besides talking about the seasons and the weather, I thought tonight it would be nice to share some photographs and art from the past, all inspired from items in the shop. We sell such a wide variety of vintage and vintage-inspired items, I knew that I could easily find scenes, advertisements, paintings, and old photographs that pair well with some of our products. Plus, sometimes it’s just nice to take a peek into the past.


left: old portrait, right: Flutter


left: vintage advertisement, right: Flutter


left: Flutter, right: antique painting


left: photograph of 40’s circus performers, right: Flutter


left: Flutter, right: old film still


left: vintage Vodka advertisement (with Woody Allen), right: Flutter


left: Flutter, right: vintage catalog page

I’ll be back for a second post on Friday- enjoy the rest of your week!

Halloween.

Have I mentioned how much I love this time of year? October is the best. You can feel the excitement in the air from children and childlike adults (like myself) getting ready for Halloween. It’s the only time you can dress up as anything you desire and eat an obscene amount of candy without question. There are masquerades and costume parties, haunted houses and pumpkin patch strolls. The best.

Here at Flutter we’re getting into the Halloween spirit. There are beautiful decorations, novelties, vintage costumes, etcetera. And masks, oh the masks…

These Peruvian ones and our lovely crow ones are also spectacular for the holiday. Now who else thinks our beloved shop cat King needs one of these?

See you next week for some hand-drawn Flutter favorites!

Flutter on Film.

Through the lens of an old Canon film camera…









It sure does look pretty, doesn’t it? I usually snap most pictures of the shop on my iPhone, but last week I brought one of my film cameras in (I’m a bit of an obsessive collector) and snapped these. Just like certain albums sound best heard on a scratchy old record player, I think Flutter looks best on film. Like any good classic.

On another note, come stop by the shop this week- a bunch of items are now on sale in the back, along with furniture on the sidewalk. We’re clearing way for a whole lot of new products coming in for the fall. Or just come by to pet King, marvel at our new arrow sign (seen above), and “smoke” some candy cigarettes!

Hooray for The Spring Sale!

vintage dress
Oh boy ladies and gents, it time for the Spring Sale at Flutter! Starting this coming today, April 13th, until the end of the month, all of the beautiful vintage clothing is 20% off! (except those already marked down)
Polaroid cards
Pretty Polaroid Cards!
doll light

earrings
Lots of sparkly jewelry
Brehan Todd hat and neckace
Hat and Necklace by Brehan Todd
vintage dresses
So many pretty dresses in all colors!
vintage stamps
Vintage Stamp Collection
pillows
Pillows Galore!
vintage dresses

vintage dress

seahorse  bottle opener
Seahorse Bottle Openers
red dresses
Red Dresses
green dresses
Green Dresses!
key necklace
Pretty Jewels!
Black Dress
The Perfect “Little Black Dress” awaits you….
Red Dress
All in the details…
Asain Coin Purses
Asain Style Coin Purses and black and white photo cards
vintage dresses
More pretty dresses
blue dress locket
green dress
The perfect picnic dress
red dress
Love the print of this rare gem