Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas window in Portland

The magic of a plain green tree adorned with antlers, pheasant feathers, brass horns, mercury glass ornaments!  A vintage galvenized watering trough with a hand made wooden top that transforms it into a bench or sofa table! Go visit to see our new display. Let the magic begin... Mary and Sara

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A woodland Christmas

Yesterday we did our first Christmas display at Monticello. It has a decidedly woodland theme to it with handblown insect ornaments and English hedgehog mugs. So go on over to our other blog to see more pictures. The Monticello Christmas show opens on Nov 22 and is a sensory overload of beautiful displays so try and get up to shop. You will not be disappointed. And on Dec 1 we have the honor of doing a display in the front window at Monticello. So have a warm, family oriented Thanksgiving as we are so blessed in this country. Remember to donate what you can to the people in the Phillipines as we all can make a hugh difference in their recovery.  Mary

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween at Monticello

So grab a friend and go spend the day in Portland.  The fall weather is invigorating, the scenery with all the leaves changing is not to be missed and the shopping at Monticello is so much fun. Their cafe has good soups and sandwiches but Portland is full of good food. You can view all the new items we took up yesterday at or just go to Monticello for sensory overload. Take exit #20 off Hwy 205 and go left on Stark Street to 8600 SE Stark. Get out and enjoy life... Mary

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New display at Repent

So the Fall Show at Monticello opens on Friday at 8:00 am and Repent Antiques (us) has two displays. So go to to see what this load of antiques looks like out of my Sprinter!  Then get yourself to Monticello to see the other incredible displays. The dealers all hord great stuff for months! The show runs through September 29 with daily restocking of merchandise. Mary

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Come visit us!

So many customers have told us how much they miss shopping with us now that I have retired from Farmhand. You can still shop with us - you just have to grab a friend or two and come to Monticello Antique Marketplace  at 8600 SE Stark Street in Porland. It is a fun store and we are right up front. We just did a new camping display and took down the Red, White and Blue display this week. So come up and shop and love Sara's displays. Retail is something I will always do and enjoy doing. So take a day off (you know you deserve it) or come up on the weekends - Monticello is open 7 days a week.  Take I-205 to exit 19 (Stark and Washington) and go left on Stark a few blocks.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Well all the signs are down and the building is painted, inside and out.I sold the building the end of March and the new family is so busy making it their own style.  The end of an era as Farmhand Feed & Home Co is put to rest.We welcome the new feedstore-  Coast Fork Feed that will open in two weeks.  I miss (but still see) some customers but am enjoying my "retirement.  We have moved our antique business into our new space at Monticello in Portland and sales have been brisk because of the Garden Show going on now.  You can visit our blog at to keep up with what we are doing.  Soon we will list this wonderful 108 year old Victorian house to sell it and move up outside Portland. We have found some beautiful areas of peace and quiet. So the next chapter opens for me....exciting!  Sara has made some Repent cards to hand out and I will make sure some of them get to the new feed store so you can stay in touch with us. She also just got Honors for the OSU business winter term. Good job Sara!  Stay in touch... Mary

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Our Last Sale Day

It is time - our Last Sale Day is this Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 to 4:00 with 70% Off everything. The very last of the merchandise has been put out so there are new things to see and save on.  Then we offically close the doors for the last time.  It was an amazing 13 years. I still remembered that October day we opened - I was so nervous that no one would come. But oh you came and came. It was not a cake walk opening in such a small town and their were lots of stressful times. But the good times outlived the bad and we made lots of friends. My two children learned so much from the days they worked along with me. Sara is still here amazing me with her talent and energy. So from my heart - thank you for the support and kind words and food and flowers and cards over these years. But to whomever left those two full grown roosters on our doorstop - grow up and deal with it!  Amazing is what you made Farmhand Feed & Home Co.  You will remain a big part of my life. Come visit us at Monticello Antique Marketplace in Portland (take exit 20 off of I-205 onto Stark and go down a few blocks. Monticello is on your right on the corner of 86th) - we would love to see you.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March 2nd Sale!

What are you waiting for - it is all 60% off!!!  You will only pay 40% of the sticker price.  There are still lots of wonderful items still on the shelves but we have sold the building and must vacate.  So only 3 sale dates left -  Saturday March 2 from 10:00 to 4:00 is the next one. So come on down to 106 S. 6th Street in  Cottage Grove and save... See you at the Sale.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Sales dates Feb 9 and 23

Wanted to let you know that our 60% OFF sales are still going strong - we are the ones tired. Phew - I thought retirement was supposed to be quiet. Each week we march up and down those crazy upstairs storage stairs about 200 times to bring down more merchandise to sell to you for 60% OFF. So our next sale will be Saturday February 9th from 10:00 to 4:00. Then we will march up and down those stairs again and have more sales on February 23rd from 10:00 to 4:00. We still have alot of Spring and Fourth of July to put out. So mark your calenders and come on down for sales. We will also have a talented friend - Janet Monson Daniels - selling her collectible and hand made items for sale with us on those dates. So come visit and bring a friend... Mary

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New Sale items are in store!

Are you coming for our second Saturday 60% off sale?  Well you better cause we have been bringing lots of new merchandise down from storage.  Lots of Valentines and more scarves also.  There are some great cow cookie jars and chicken items too. New fixtures are red tag priced too - from jewelry display pieces to card racks.  So come on in from 10:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, January 12.  Great bargains for everyone. We still have pet supplies and garden supplies also at 60% off..... See you Saturday.  Remember we will NOT be opened on Saturday, January 19 but will be open on January 26.  New merchandise on each day... Come save a bundle!