In the last few months, I’ve enjoyed filling our booths at The Rusty Porch in Springfield. The Rusty Porch is owned and operated by Denise Johnson of Rusty and Primitive Treasures. I had the pleasure of meeting Denise at a show that Brenda and I did and we liked her instantly. When I heard that she was going to open a business of her own after a time as a vendor in a Vintage Mall, I knew it was something I wanted to be part of.
Located in the Paramount shopping center, The Porch is a great addition to the existing shops in the area. This part of Springfield was feeling a little worn but recent efforts to revive and reclaim the area have had a huge impact. The Porch joins an eclectic group of Vintage and gift shops making it a great place to bring friends for a few hours of treasure hunting. One of a kind things move quickly and there is always something new and wonderful being brought in.
The minute you walk in the door of the Rusty Porch, you know that this place is quite a hidden gem…
The mix of vendors, consignors and styles makes for a very rich shopping experience. Denise has filled the left side of the shop with primitive and rusty treasures. Rustic hutches, shabby tables and a large assortment of tastefully arranged vintage finds makes you feel a little giddy at the thought of what lies around the next corner. Wind your way around to the back of the shop and you’ll find richly scented candles and soaps and brightly colored Pendleton wool pillows by Holly of Tin Pony Soapworks. A time-worn glass display case holds a nice little selection of chocolates and other treats.
Daphne of Rekindled Restorations and I have our booths on the other side of the shop. Affectionately nicknamed the Veranda, the look is a little more shabby, chippy and now that it’s Spring, a bit of a garden theme.
Look around that side and you’ll find a nice assortment of BK’s Tea (the coconut is my favorite) and some very unique jewelry by Spoon Candy as well as some beautiful pillows, custom furniture and other vintage finds brought in by a variety of consignors…
The Rusty Porch is located at 2134 Main Street in Springfield Oregon and open Tues. – Sat. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Be sure to check them out in person and to follow them on Facebook . Their next event is a Garden Party on June 9-10. See their event page for more details!