"We're lucky that we get to shop from a rotating cast of vendors all-year round...and we rarely have to leave the store." - Nathaniel Baldwin & Erin Kiley
1/ Antique Emerson Radio, from Lighting Guild, $85; 2/ Vintage Tyrolean Fedora, from Lighting Guild, $20
Dilly Dahley Antique Bottle Toppers, from Wishing Wardrobe $20-35
Mid-Century Royal Holland Coffee, Tea & Candlestick Set, from Clever Chickadee, $95; Mounted Deer Skull, from Alley Oop Vintage, $40
5 Handmade Birch Votive Holders, from Red Feather, $55
Vintage Gold-Rimmed Highball Glasses in Carrier, from Loves Paris Studios $35
1/ Drunk Bottle Stoppers, from Lighting Guild, $12; 2/ Vintage Belt Buckles, from Uptown Vinyl $10-25; 3/ Plaid Flannel Clock, from Twelve19 Designs, $40; 4/ Rumford Pennant, from Ferdinand, $6
1/ Vintage Staghorn Steak Knives, from Eclectia $35; 2/ Hand Planed Bread & Cheese Board, from Eclectia $36
The “flea”, as it’s now known, was that missing link in the Portland community. Now that it’s here, it’s a wonder how we ever lived without it. Not only is it a source of vintage at affordable prices, but it’s brought a community of artisans and small business owners together in one grand, three-storied space. It’s also a great place to check out to get everyone on your list something special in one fell swoop.
Erin and Nathaniel, hubby/wife team and owners, are probably the best gift givers in the world. This holiday season they’re gifting family and friends lots of handmade and vintage. Antique books, like a 1st ed. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child; a pictorial history of Herreshoff boats, vinyl and anything from Portland General Store are on their “gifts to give” list. Erin also likes to give vintage clothes, like a Pendleton Jacket or a 1920’s Cloche Hat. “I spend pretty much the entire year looking for signature pieces that friends and family will love for the holidays. Of course about 20% of the time I get attached and end up keeping them, but that’s neither here nor there,” she says.
Photos by Erin Little / A Love Supreme Photography
From Portland Trading Company and Black Parrot to the handmade and unusual at
Pinecone + Chickadee and Portland Flea-For-All, Fore Front Fashion rounds up some unique
gift ideas that can all be purchased locally. And there’s more to come this week!
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