maven collective

October 5, 2012

One of the best times I ever had was the afternoon I got to rummage through the basement of Kim Ludy. (You can see what I bought here.) The talent behind Ethanollie, Kim, as well as her mother, Sue Teso of Solstice Home, supplied the majority of fab finds in my cottage. (Click here for my tour of Sue’s home.) Oh, how I miss popping into Sue’s former Cape Cod shop, finding her or Kim there, hearing the stories behind their discoveries, and communing about design.

Fortunately for West Coasters, my loss is your gain, because Kim and Sue have joined forces with Rebekah Dortmund of Little Byrd Vintage (another Etsy favorite) and original shop owner Jacklyn Arvin, to form the Maven Collective.

Located in the Montevilla neighborhood of Portland, OR, the shop offers these vintage mavens’ rare blend of storied goods and sublime styling – all under one roof. The ladies also plan to open their shop up to other favorite artisans from across the country in the form of monthly pop up shops that coincide with the neighborhood’s First Friday Art Walk.

So enjoy, Pacific Northwest. And while you’re indulging in a little slice of vintage heaven, please think of me.

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