Hello! Hello! C'est moi, Rodellee, owner and founder of Adored Vintage back again with another Shop Scenes post! This month has been a busy little month for us here at Adored Vintage so I'm glad I was able to squeeze in some photo taking at the shop this week. I've changed up the layout just a bit again because, truthfully, I get a bit bored with scenes and settings and I think changing up the shop often is a good way to ensure new energy flows in the space. Not to be too woo-woo or anything, but when things stay stagnant for too long, it doesn't bode well for a retail shop. I know for me, if I go into a retail store every once in awhile, it is always a pleasant surprise when I notice new changes to the layout. Makes me look forward to revisiting. Do you feel the same?
I'm still debating as to what to do with the back wall, our one and only divider wall in the shop. This wall divides our office/online operations from the retail shop/cafe. The other "wall" is a semi sheer curtain. Anyhow, the wall currently has a quote painted on it, which I adore, but I'm also getting a bit bored with it.
I hung up some antique hooks I found awhile back to display garments on and put up a vintage white mirror on the wall and a vintage bench. I'll do more to this wall soon as I just found some really wonderful original paintings from some of the local antique shops here in Portland.
By the way, did you know that ALMOST THE FIXTURES at Adored Vintage are vintage/antique/secondhand? The only things that are new are the hanging racks and the rolling rack. Everything else I bought used from various antique shops here in Portland. I always find vintage and antique objects have more soul to them. This Victorian wash basin is one of my antique shop finds! Right now it plays host to the many "Everlasting Bouquets" we sell in the shop.
Our cash register originally was part of a gay bar in Portland called Embers. When I first found it, it was painted in sparkly silver and green. There was a lot of dust and glitter. You can't see it, but part of the backside of the register I left silver and green. A homage to the life it once lived.
This is Hannah at the register. She's one of the newest team members here at Adored Vintage! She just moved to Portland a few months ago from warm and balmy Minnesota!
We brought in some new brands to the shop and are always on the lookout for new products and makers that adhere to the Adored Vintage brand and lifestyle. Bohemian Reves is a woman owned and operated beauty and wellness line based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. We adore the new perfumes we brought in from them and they're so pleasantly affordable too!
You can shop these online in our Beauty & Wellness department!
Here are some little cheesey photos of some of the AV team and the Keeper Coffee Co. Team, well one of them, lol. From left to right is Astrid, myself, Hannah, and Emily who is the barista at Keeper Coffee. Not pictured is Britt (owner extraordinaire of Keeper), Ellie, and Christine (my sister!)
I will do another post soon with mini introductions to the AV team so y'all can get to know each of us better and our roles for Adored Vintage.
We hope to see you soon friends!
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