Portland...here I come

The other day I discovered the most delightful shop through Instagram, and began drooling over every image they have ever posted. When I was a teenager I travelled with my mom to Portland, but at that point in my life home decor shopping wasn't high on my list of priorities. My husband & I would both love to hop on a plane for a weekend getaway! My first stop; Woonwinkel. "Owned by two color-obsessed women with a passion for independent designers and handcrafted objects. We carry modern, colorful, inviting pieces from all over the world, with a particular affection for makers of the North American west coast. Woonwinkel means “home shop” in Dutch."

 This is in the front window, how fun is this.

This is in the front window, how fun is this.

If you love modern design and colour you will love this shop. (Note: Canadian's spell colour with a U) You can shop online if you are not in Portland and happen to live in Canada like myself. When I paint I'm often inspired by interior design, bold pattern's are what I gravitate towards. The more the better!

 They have a blanket wall....how amazing is that!

They have a blanket wall....how amazing is that!

 Hand made pottery...yes please!

Hand made pottery...yes please!

 When my daughters were small my favourite toys were the wooden ones. You can easily see why.

When my daughters were small my favourite toys were the wooden ones. You can easily see why.

 Pillows & textiles,  you can never have too much.

Pillows & textiles,  you can never have too much.

 These soaps by Wary Meyers are made in Maine and each one is a piece of art.

These soaps by Wary Meyers are made in Maine and each one is a piece of art.

 The pineapples are lights, so even if you have long freezing cold winters you can pretend you are in the tropics!

The pineapples are lights, so even if you have long freezing cold winters you can pretend you are in the tropics!

 I'll take one of everything please.

I'll take one of everything please.

While I'm shopping I would also love to stop into Schoolhouse Electric & search the city for some murals by artist Lisa Congdon. A girl can dream right?