A Walk With Me…

Ahhh, Spring, my dear old friend, you have returned.  The cherry blossoms and daffodils are in full bloom and it is absolutely gorgeous in Portland!  This past Saturday, was sunny and still cold outside, but the light was amazing. I simply had to head outside for a walk! I decided it would be a perfect day to take a stroll along Mississippi and visit Flutter for some snapshots.  Take a look at a few of my favorite things, I saw along the way….
IMG_5355

street view of Flutter
Outside Flutter on Mississippi Avenue in Portland, Oregon
spring window
A view of the front window….and then we step inside the shop.
Fashion book and paper
A brand new fashion book and an orange chair to read it in!  Don’t mind if I do, thank you. I just need King to come and curl up in my lap, a coffee and I’ll be ready to settle in for the afternoon.  
IMG_5317

Voluspa Candles
New Voluspa Candles in different sizes, the small one is perfect for travel
doll

hooked bird pillow
Hooked bird pillow, the colors are so pretty!
Fashion book
Oh, what’s this? Another new fashion book!  Wow, this one is amazing! I can’t even tell you how much I love it.
vintage taxidermy

Masks, goat

hook owl pillow
Beautiful hooked owl pillow
lucky lights

parrot book
This illustrated parrot book is one of the most beautifully illustrated works I have ever seen.
magic book
Magic-A must to add to any collection of curiosities!  
The Marvelous Museum Project
Another amazing collector book! This one comes in a wooden case. 
Jaw Harp

vintage chalk wear figureine

Cast Iron Mermaid bottle openers
Cast iron mermaid bottle openers
Bubble Gum Machine
Wow, so much to see at Flutter, it’s looking so fabulous!  I can’t wait for my next visit!

Store Wide Sale at Flutter Until Sunday

red sofa
To make room for all of the new furniture, clothing and other Spring additions arriving in February at  Flutter, we are  having a store-wide sale! This week until the end of this coming Sunday, January 23rd, everything in the store is 20% off! This includes furniture, such as this lovely red velvet lounging sofa and hand painted side table. If you have had your eye on something, now is the time? There are still a few great pieces of furniture and pretty home decor left in the shop, as well as clothing and accessories, so come in and get them before they vanish into other happy homes. 
purple tutu

All of the clothing and jewelry are included in the sale as well. I have been coveting this purple dancing dress for a while now, I think it belongs in my costume collection…
yard animals
Frocks galore on sale!
red clothing rack
pink clothing rack
Gown
pretty sparkles
burgundy velvet chair
I would love to curl up in this velvety chair and read all of the amazing books at Flutter one of these rainy afternoons, with King in my lap. I wonder if that’s allowed?

post cards and photos

                             
tiny chair and velveteen rabbit
bear chair
big horn sheep
animal heads and hats
burlesque vanity
pillows

Hurry in before everything flutter’s out off the shelves!

{All photographs in this article by David Paglia Photography}

o summer, we hardly knew ye

Summer’s end is celebratory here at Flutter. We’ve all come back from our various junkets refreshed and inspired, eager to push up our sleeves and get something DONE. Like Aphrodite’s yearly dive into the Ionian Sea, summer vacation has renewed our enthusiasm and now we are unstoppable. Cindy and Kalaisha spent a hearty couple of days bringing in all of the glorious bits and pieces they have been hinting about on Facebook. Kalaisha is perfecly suited to her new position as co-chair of Flutter, Inc. Her sensibilities match and flatter Cindy’s, and the store this afternoon looks great in that special way that it always does right after a big re-arrange, before all the incredible velvet couches and lush mohair armchairs get snatched up. Their artistic intention is displayed to full effect, colors juxtaposing with just the right amount of cheek and class. It’s like dressing a set of a dramatic, romantic play, but with price tags. I asked Cindy if she felt a little sad, setting the stage so carefully and having it dismantled a little bit every day. She said: No silly that’s the point! And so, like a Navajo sand painting, Flutter exists preciously, naked to ravaging punters and savvy vintage junkies. Cindy and Kalaisha had more practice set dressing while working on the Builders and the Butchers video with Alicia Rose this summer. Look at this!!
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5604906&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

The Builders and the Butchers “Golden and Green” from What Rabbit on Vimeo.

People have been noticing Flutter’s good looks lately, and posting flattering pictures in their blogs, like VINTAGE INDIE, JUNKER JANE, SHOP VINTAGE PORTLAND and my personal favorite A SHIMMERING GO-BETWEEN.
-s