By now you may have heard the news that Emerald Petals, purveyor of flower and plant delights extraordinaire, has moved in to share a roof with Flutter. They’re cozied up under the skylight in the back and we’ve magically jigsawed all of Flutter into the front 2/3 of the shop! We are so excited about this new development, which has been in the works for quite some time. It looks-and smells!-wonderful in here. If you are far away or haven’t been able to make it in yet, here’s a little tour of our place for your perusal.
Our spring window display draws inspiration from an imagined artist’s studio … an ultra-bohemian, enchanting place with big sunlit windows, splashes of paint where they don’t belong, crayons and pencils mingling on a table with still life models, books and piles and piles of paper with drawings, paintings and collage on every inch.
In the adjoining window, the creative energy (and artwork) spills over to a little sitting area with a table full of books (for inspiration) and a chair with tea waiting to provide a break (as well as a fat gray kitty resting just under the table.)
None of this would have been possible without the talent and vision of shopgirls Sara and Marta, who created all of these illustrations and paintings and designed the window display!
Stop by the shop soon to see our newest effort in person!
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….
|Outside Flutter on Mississippi Avenue in Portland, Oregon|
|A view of the front window….and then we step inside the shop.|
|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.|
|New Voluspa Candles in different sizes, the small one is perfect for travel|
|Hooked bird pillow, the colors are so pretty!|
|Oh, what’s this? Another new fashion book! Wow, this one is amazing! I can’t even tell you how much I love it.|
|Beautiful hooked owl pillow|
|This illustrated parrot book is one of the most beautifully illustrated works I have ever seen.|
|Magic-A must to add to any collection of curiosities!|
|Another amazing collector book! This one comes in a wooden case.|
|Cast iron mermaid bottle openers|
Wow, so much to see at Flutter, it’s looking so fabulous! I can’t wait for my next visit!