Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A little holiday preview...

Even after all these years of being in business, it's always odd to us when Christmas goodies start showing up in August... or July! It feels kind of wrong, but that's what you have to do in retail; order early, ship early... or else you won't get the things you want. Well. We got everything we wanted, and more. For weeks (months?!) now we've been working behind the scenes getting things ready and oohing and ahhing over all the beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts that are rolling in (in alarming proportions). And the weather is now just right for it; these crisp, cold autumn days really put us in the mood for the upcoming holiday season.

Here's just a little taste – a tiny preview – of some of the things we're getting ready for you.

Gorgeous stone-washed linen napkins in many colors. Head over heels for these!

Lots of new book arrivals... and many more coming.

Lots of pretty new vintage items from our recent buying trip.

Lots of new napkins, including happy Marimekko

Vintage Japanese lacquer box and thanksgiving pumpkin

Do you have your Christmas cards yet?

More boxed Christmas cards.

Delicious Aquiesse candle (so many candles this year!)

Many, many platters and serving bowls, like this gorgeous Babylon Bowl.

Vases, garlands... all things Christmas.

Stunning large "Morph" vase of recycled red glass.

Just one of many fun and interesting Christmas trees we'll have.

Huge order of Wendell August trays and serving dishes just arrived.

Wire flower bowl is great for fruit, pinecones, christmas ornaments.

Wood and linen reindeer, so Scandinavian.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Some new goodies for Fall... and beyond.

Okay. Someone's poor little brain is on overload right now. So, so so many new finds have been arriving lately, and we're bouncing around trying to manage it all. Our pop-up store in the Old Mill District is coming along beautifully (watch for our grand opening on November 15), and our original Pomegranate is filled to the brim with lovely things. Here are some random pictures of new goodies. We are a bit too tired to organize things that make sense together, but you get it...

Northwest teas; so delicious and the beautiful packaging doesn't hurt, either.

2015 calendars are here: get yours now before they go bye-bye.

Many new calendars to choose from.

Lovely pumpkins transition from fall to halloween to thanksgiving.

Gorgeous silk scarves.

More scarves.

Amazing candle; great gift (if you can stand to give it away).

This scent just sends me over the top.

Adorable new French baby dinnerware: plates, suction bowls & sippy cups. 

Lots and lots of fab new Baggallini bags. Wow.

Made in Oregon of vintage barn tin; USA and Oregon maps. Sweet!

Lots of new vintage goodies, too, like these boules.

And this magnificent industrial scale for a large, interesting space.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Autumn in the air... and Halloween around the corner

Ohhh, just found out it's going to be 28º tonight... time for bundling up in a nice throw, lighting a candle and lounging by the fireplace. We're ready for you! We have lots of fabulous new candles in, plus scarves and throws and fall décor and Halloween goodies. Here are just a few pictures:

Monday, September 29, 2014

A pop-up shop for the holidays!

We are very excited about our latest piece of {insane} news: we are going to open a pop-up holiday shop in the Old Mill District! It will be called the Pomegranate Holiday Shop, and it's going to be gorgeous and full and so much fun.

Grand opening is set for November 15; we'll be open through January 3. Both stores will be open for the season, of course, and we'll some really great things in both. In the Old Mill location (next to Vanilla and Nashelle) you'll see lots and lots of holiday décor (including trees, ornaments, garlands, trays, party napkins...) and lovely gifts (some brand new lines, too). In our original farmhouse location, we'll bring out our usual holiday magic, with gifts and décor, warmth and cheer. Both locations will have plenty of lovely candles, hostess gifts, serving pieces, stocking stuffers and goodies for the whole family.

We're already hard at work (where are those elves when you need them??) in both places, dressing everything up for autumn at Pomegranate Home & Garden, and just getting through boxes and boxes of goodies at the other space (not open yet, of course, and it's kind of a madhouse). Sooo many good things are in stock right now; you'll just have to stop by.

The last flea...

Our last flea market of the season is always a bit bittersweet. On the one hand, we spend crazy amounts of energy (and dollars) on promoting, planning, organizing, promoting promoting promoting... and then they just zip by so fast. By the end of hosting five flea markets, we are ready to take a breather. They are so much fun, however, and I'm always whining and sad that we have to wait another year for the next round.

This last Vintage Flea Market (September 13) was a really nice one: we were so happy with the vendors and all the good stuff they brought! The weather was absolutely perfect, and things went so well. We were very busy inside the store, too, which is a huge relief for us. It kind of kickstarts the fall in the right direction. By the time we got the last of the signs down and all the accoutrements packed up, we were pretty whipped, but satisfied and happy at the outcome. All you can do at that point is go get some sushi and sit in a near-catatonic state and enjoy dinner...

Here are some pictures of the September market to peruse. Stay tuned to our website ( for next year's Vintage Flea Market summer dates (usually announced in February or March).

Be sure to scroll all the way down to the last picture, for the cutest flea market attendee of all.

p.s. A huge thank you to all our wonderful vendors who got up in the wee hours of the morning to hunt and fix and create and schlepp (and again, up at the wee hours to participate in our flea markets). Thank you for bringing your great finds to our markets and for setting up such tasty booths! It is an unbelievable amount of work (we know, we've been there), and we thank you for it. Hope to see you all again next year!