Porch Light

Vintage and antique homegoods and gifts.
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New Tatine!

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We just received a huge shipment of candles from Tatine! These are some of our favorite candles in the shop. They’re handmade in Chicago using a blend of soy and beeswax. The scents are wonderfully earthy in come in fragrances like Forest Floor, Tabac, Tomato Leaf, Woodsmoke & Creeping Moss. We’ve just added Bitter Orange/ Lavender and Wild Honeysuckle from their Garden & Forest Infusions collection as well as Crushed Mint, Bitter Fennel, Ginger & Corriander from their Ambient collection. We’ve also added two new scents from their Tisane collection:

Kensington Gardens: “notes; you’re here with me, surrounded by lily of the valley. To be known is everything. Fall asleep with me, with the sun on your face and jasmine in the air.”

Celebration Day: “notes; a little celebration, there’s something in the air. bitter sweet orange blossoms, neroli and pine bark. we’re gonna dance and sing in celebration.”

New Scents!

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We’ve been carrying the fantastic unisex Tonic fragrances from West Third Brand for awhile now and we adore their clean scents and classic packaging. They’re made in small batches in California and are just $32 a bottle. They come in scents like Vintage Leather, Smoky Fig, Tobacoo 1812 and Foret Noir. We just added two new fragrances from the Tonic line:

Gardenia Di Vita: “An intoxicating blend of fresh gardenias layered with freesia and hints of orange blossom & cucumber notes.”

Vanille De Santos: “The sensual vanilla flower orchid layered with jasmine, white lily with subtle hints of exotic patchouli and spice.”

We also just added a selection of scents from their new Société de Senteur line. They’re all so good we’re having a hard time picking favorites!

First Arrow: “Tamarind blossom & pepper with subtle hints of rose, cranberry plus wood notes blended with patchouli hints of vanilla, black violet and cacao flower.”

7 Heartbreaks: “Citrus notes muddled with soft floral notes of magnolia & peony. Under currents of sweet apple, pear, chocolate with notes hazelnuts & amber.”

Road Trip: “White musk, patchouli, and star anise hints of iris, osmanthus layered with sandalwood, vetiver & cedar.”

Ropes & Sails: “Refreshing citrus notes of grapefruit and calamanzi layered with muguet, jasmine, sage with juniper accented with rosewood, sandalwood and pettitgrain.”

Little Boxes

It’s almost Little Boxes time! Can you believe it?! We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow and then we hope to see you for Little Boxes! There are 170 participating local shops and there are some seriously amazing prizes! All of the shops will be open extended hours on Friday & Saturday, from 10-7. You can pick up a map at any of the shops… make a purchase and receive a stamp on your map. If you show your stamp from one shop to another you get a 10% discount. You can also fill out a raffle ticket at each shop (no purchase necessary) & you can earn bonus raffle tickets by collecting extra stamps on your map. Prizes this year include an ipad, a stay at Hotel Deluxe, an ice cream party from Ruby Jewel, and over 50 gift certificates (ranging from $25 to $250!). There will also be a $600, $400 & $200 shopping spree to your favorite Little Box up for grabs!!!

Here’s the list of participating Little Boxes if you want to start planning your route: http://littleboxespdx.com/shop/

Curiosities

Something new and exciting has arrived at Porch Light…hand-blown glass objects! They’re crafted in Rhode Island and are filled with natural treasures…. bits of driftwood, seashells, moss, feathers, pine cones or charred fragments of maps and love letters. They’d make a great conversation piece on your coffee table or would fit perfectly in your curio cabinet. Available in two sizes for just $42 and $46 each. (1st & 2nd photo: Porch Light. The rest via Pinterest).

The Arrival of Fine Jewelry

Good news, magpies! Our ever-expanding jewelry selection has a few very special new arrivals! We’re excited to offer select pieces from fine jewelers Robinda Unsworth, Mashka and Jane Diaz. We offer a great range of jewelry to fit a variety of styles and budgets and are so pleased to add these stunning new pieces into the mix. Between these designers you’ll find an array of semi-precious stones like apatie, chrysoprase, labradorite, ruby jade, citrine, aquamarine, moonstone and many shades of quartz.  From delicate to statement, we’ve got you covered!

Happy Halloween!

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a round up of some of our favorite vintage images! Hope you’re doing something fun! (All images via Pinterest).

As Seen In…

In my travels around town I love spotting Porch Light items lovingly incorporated into new environments. Some of my favorite sightings of Porch Light goods have recently been at local cafes. I couldn’t resist sharing these highlights…

We’ve long carried these fantastic retro school clocks… Here they are in their natural Porch Light habitat.

And here’s the green version at Oui Presse on Hawthorne. Don’t you love it mixed in with the vintage glass plates?! I can’t even begin to express how charming/ delicious this cafe is… it has quickly become one of my favorite new places. (Photos via Oui Presse).

And then there are these new lamps we’re carrying at Porch Light. We adore them paired with a classic Edison bulb.

Here they are in use at Coffeehouse NW on W Burnside… They have one on every table which helps to create one of the coziest atmospheres around.

(Photos via Yelp and Coffeehouse NW).

Local Love!

Lots of folks who visit us are curious which products (especially jewelry) are locally made. To that we say, Good question! Porch Light carries a variety of goods from a variety of sources, from large companies to small artisans. We proudly carry a handful of great local products and would love to share some with you here!

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Letterpress cards by Oblation Papers. We adore their clean, classic vintage-inspired aesthetic. Did you know that Oblation is also practically our neighbor in the Pearl? When our orders are ready they just walk ‘em on over.

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Stationary by Two Guitars! Their designs are so good we can hardly keep them in stock. Screen-printed stationary with images of typewriters, bicycles and air stream trailers… perfection in greeting card form.

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Jewelry by Jesseca Anne (who also happens to be one of our shop gals!). Jess makes custom pieces just for Porch Light that often incorporate reclaimed materials like vintage watches, lockets and antique beads. She LOVES talking about ALL of the jewelry at Porch Light and will gladly help you pick out the perfect piece for yourself or a loved one!

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Did you know that Keiran (the owner of Porch Light) is also a jewelry designer? Some of her beautiful designs are at the shop too! Keiran uses sterling silver and creates striking, modern pieces that sometimes incorporate cheerful pops of color (with resin!).

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These recycled silverware keychains are made locally, just for us. We think they’re quite charming.

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We recently started carrying Harlow jewelry. Her elegant designs are often made with natural gemstones like sky quartz, pyrite, rutilated quartz, labradorite, chrysoprase or carnelian. (We JUST put out a fresh batch of Harlow so come on over if you want first dibs!).

Little Boxes!

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Can you believe it’s almost that time of year again? We sure can’t! Last year a magical Black Friday event called Little Boxes was created by the lovely folks behind Betsy & Iya (Betsy & Will!). It was a huge success and we’re so pleased to be participating again this year. The day after Thanksgiving is typically a big chain store/ mall holiday that promotes sale induced frenzies… If mall madness is not your cup of tea then Little Boxes might be more your speed. Little Boxes celebrates the small/ unique/ lovely/ independent stores that Portland has to offer… and the best part? It’s not limited to one part of town… it’s your favorite little stores and it’s city-wide!!! Perhaps you even participated last year so you already know how it works? If not, it’s simple… there will be maps listing all the participating shops and if you show a receipt from one to another you will receive their special discount or deal. This event makes us feel all warm and fuzzy and gives us an extra dash of Portland pride. So mark your calenders and stay tuned for more details… a full list of participating shops is coming soon.

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