Monday, August 24, 2015

Treasures Found While Skulking Around Estate Sales

This perfectly Jade green and rusty table base thing-a-ma-jig. 

Tina Turner's Christmas stocking

70's era Cotton/Percale sheets, the kind my mom got us at Sears.  
Posies of violets, tied with pink ribbon and blue stripes, just because.  
Ridiculously adorable.

 Simplicity dress patterns.  I'm planning an art project
using just their heads.  I also want someone to make me that black and white polka dot organza number, but with a slightly larger waist.

And this, possibly the best thing I have ever found.  I know I say that a lot, 
but I really mean it this time.  It's like an Andy Warhol illustration that came to life.
I'm pretty sure it's a Christmas decoration, 
but it may have to live on my wall all year round.

Happy hunting, Plucky people!

Monday, July 27, 2015

We Love Happy Endings!

On the afternoon of the Junk Fest!, a customer came to the Welcome Table, carrying a white shelf.  She told us that she found it in the parking lot and figured someone accidentally left it behind.  I think her exact words were, "She must have been so excited about her treasures that she forgot it!".  I tucked the shelf away in my car.  The next day, I received an email from the owner of the shelf asking if, by some Plucky miracle, it had been turned in by a good Samaritan.  Her exact words were, "I was so excited about my treasures that I forgot it!".  The following morning, I met her at a coffee shop downtown to deliver her shelf.  She was so happy.  She said she couldn't imagine the experience happening anywhere other than in Portland, and that the customers and vendors at the Fest! were absolutely delightful.  I was so happy.  I think the shelf was happy, too.  

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Join us for the Pluckiest Event of the Summer!

Summer Junk Fest!

Friday, July 24th ~ Noon - 7:30 pm

Noon - 2:00 pm ~ $10
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm ~ $5

80 delightful vendor spaces!  Mountains of Vintage Wares!  
Nosh! Mimosas, Wine & Beer! 
Live music by The Student Loan at 5:00 pm!
General naughtiness...No extra charge!

Oaks Amusement Park ~ 7805 SE Oaks Park Way 
Portland, Oregon 97202

Special note: Despite ongoing construction, the Sellwood Bridge is OPEN!
Driving directions HERE.

Whooooooo's IN?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Remembering Paris

We took, umm...a lot of photos on our recent trip to the City of Light. 
Here are some favorite moments....

The Eiffel Tower, wearing her fancy dress!

The Marie de Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Garden.

Our Plucky shoppers after coffee and pastries 
at Cafe de Flore in St. Germain des Pres.

The Pont Alexandre III Bridge at the end of a glorious day.

Place des Abbesses in Montmartre.

Paris shop display.

French boys, aka "five minute boyfriends".

Oh my...vintage French canisters!

So much delicious junk.

The Marche aux Fleurs.

We wanted to hitch a ride with him to the 
Place de la Concorde.

Button delights!

More junk.

The incredibly gorgeous ceiling at the Opera Garnier.

A boat cruise on the Seine....we had so much fun, 
in spite of Spring showers.

Fishy junk.



We've just added 2 Plucky Maidens packages  to our 
Spring roster in 2016.

Would you like to join us for 6 days and 5 nights of junking, exploring, laughing, eating and flirting with French cops?

May 5th - 10th OR May 12th - 17th

Send inquires to Pam at pluckymaidens(at)gmail(dot)com


Sunday, June 14, 2015

It's summer and suddenly we're just weeks away from the 
Plucky Maidens Summer Junk Fest!
We're thrilled to announce that Casey of 
Rescued & Repurposed 
will be vending with us.  
Casey stocks an upcycled VINTAGE 
school bus with the most gorgeous things that have 
history, patina and panache.

Welcome to the Plucky Maidens, Casey.

Summer Junk Fest!

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015
Oaks AmusementPark
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202

75 fabulous vendors!  Food trucks!  Beer & wine! 
Live music by The Student Loan at 5:00 pm

Noon - 2:00 pm ~ Early Buying $10 admission
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm ~ $5 admission
Cash admissions only, please!

It's Good To Be Plucky!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Call to Vendors...Our Summer Junk Fest! is Almost Sold Out!

We are 75% SOLD OUT of vendor spaces for our Summer Junk Fest!

If you are a vendor of TRUE vintage, antique or upcycled goods, 
now is the time to apply....Link over to the online application HERE.

Summer Junk Fest!

Friday, July 24th ~ Noon - 7:30 pm
Oaks Amusement Park ~ 7805 SE Oaks Park Way 
Portland, Oregon 97202

Noon - 2:00 pm ~ Early admission $10
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm ~ General admission $5

It's Good to be Plucky!

Friday, April 24, 2015

FREE raffle prizes at our Spring Junk Fest! TOMORROW, April 25th in Eugene, Oregon.

The following fabulous vintage items will be offered at our free raffle at 
the Spring Junk Fest!  Just sign our email list to enter.

 Pink pottery birdie...Tweet!

 Schoolroom globe

3 keys discovered at the flea markets of Paris. The large key in the center is a bottle opener for a mineral water....the tagline reads, "Key to Good Health".

A tutti frutti biscuit tin

Plucky Maidens Junk Fest!
~~~A Smorgasbord of Vintage Wares~~~

Saturday, April 25th at the Irving Grange
1011 Irvington Drive
Eugene, OR 97404

noon - 6:00 pm ~ Live music by The Pipeliners at 4:00 p.m.
Sweet treats by Mad Batters bakery
$5 Admission