Grand Marketplace, here in Portland, recently celebrated it's second anniversary. I know because I was there the day before the big party. I am a little embarrassed to admit it had been just about two years since I'd last visited. Where does the time go?
I hadn't intended to write about my visit but the planters out front kind of begged to be photographed.
Then when I stepped inside there was more plant goodness (uhm, note...an Agave!)...
I'd never seen an Osage orange until I moved to Portland (and that was in a flower shop). Andrew tells me they grew on his family farm back in Nebraska. The wood is extremely dense and can withstand years in the ground without rotting - hence it's great for fence posts.
So I thought it particularly apt that I write about my visit to the Grand Marketplace today, on Back Friday. This is the kind of gift shopping that thrills me. Not at the mall, fighting for the latest accessory or electronic device. Instead a plant or one-of-a-kind vintage find...that's what makes my heart sing.
So many treasures!
This I want. As in I really want.
I need to go back and check the price and start scheming.
These I want to make!
Paper flowers, how beautiful.
And I see there is a financial incentive for making my own!
I'm still noticing ornamental cabbage and kale everywhere!
There was a time when I would have moved heaven and earth to have owned this. I still love it, but don't need it...
What a life-like statue! Ha, no, that's the real thing - and he's quite the character.
Good good stuff...
$175 and that fabulous aluminum chair can be yours...
I've written a lot about Digs on Alberta. Well there's another location here at the Grand Marketplace.
Little did I know she's carrying Bauer reproductions! I wonder if they're at the main shop too?
Love that Tillandsia! I hope you can find a soul feeding (rather than soul depleting) place to shop for the holidays...
A note for those expecting to see my "favorite plants" end of the month wrap-up today. I've decided to put the fav's on hiatus for the rest of the year, since the last Friday of November falls on Black Friday, and on Christmas next month. The fav's feature will be back in on January 29, 2016. Thank you!
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