Vera treasures at Hawthorne Vintage July 31, 2007

We found our china hutch on our first visit to Hawthorne Vintage, and ever since then I’ve been a huge fan of the shop — there are dozens of vendors selling there, and each space has amazing furniture, collectibles and trinkets to look through. But my favorite is Galen Murphy’s incredible Vera Neumann collection. I have always loved her gorgeous prints and thanks to Galen, I’ve picked up some new treasures this month!

Kayte and I visited the shop during her visit, and then yesterday Cathy of California, Cathy (of Bossa Nova Baby/Crafty Wonderland/PDX Super Crafty, to keep things straight!) and Diane headed over with me for an encore.

Vera scarves at Hawthorne Vintage

Galen has a display case full of Vera scarves, and I found these three I couldn’t live without…

My creation

He also has tons of her sheets, tablecloths, and linens in his space.

Vera sheets and napkins

I love the red flower especially.

Vera napkins

And this set reminds me of Amy Karol‘s Modern Table Runner from Bend-The-Rules Sewing.

Vera table linens and placemats

I also found some pretty flowered pillowcases and matching flat sheets, and I’m going to make a comforter cover with one of them. Pictures to come soon, hopefully!

If you go:

Hawthorne Vintage (Galen’s space is straight back, in the second room)
1515 SE 48th Avenue
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 230-2620

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