Saturday, December 31, 2011


I have been such a slacker of late........I know that excuses suck, but I have been SOOOOOOOO busy with the shop and holiday client work......so there!

I am sure things will settle down next week and I will get back to it...but for now you will have to get by with a HAPPY NEW YEAR from me and Hello Kitty! Be safe out there tonight!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

2 days left!

I can't believe how fast this week has gone. T-minus 2 days of shopping left!!! Get in here and find something lovely! We even have hot cider to warm you up!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

At The Woodsman Tavern again!

I just can't get enough of this place. As if the restaurant is not cool enough, today they opened their little market next door with some cheeses that The French One was excited about. We had dinner with Phil and Sue and I tried the strangest drink. Pickle back. Shot of whiskey and a shot of pickle juice. Not my favorite, I must say. Everything else was AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The paper source

Hilarious gnomes in the window of the paper source on nw 23rd. They had coffee mugs to match. Had to have them.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


WHEW! Yesterday was a CRAZY day at the shop! I was totally blown away by all the 'local' shoppers who were not going anywhere near a big bog store! I cant thank everyone enough for making yesterday a truly remarkable day for our small shop! We had so much fun - champagne, hot cider and yummy treats for everyone - everyone was in such a good mood and the weather was SPECTACULAR! YIPPEE!!!!!!!

The true ROCK STARS of the day, however, was Betsy and the staff at Betsy and Iya at 24th & NW Thurman, who really put their all into organizing the "LITTLE BOXES" local shopping event, which was truly the hit of the day! We had so many shoppers come in with their receipts from other stores and their neighborhood shopping maps - it was a true success! So MANY MANY thanks to Betsy and Iya for organizing the whole thing - a truly remarkable feat! Perhaps they will take it on again next year????? Hint, hint!!!!!

And then, in the evening we had Tannenbaum Madness on Alberta Street - all the shops were open late and it was sooo festive! 30 stores had their trees lit and a good time was had by all! Thanks so much to Sara at Alberta Main Street for all the work on that project!

Allrighty the, it is on to Small Business Saturday! Thanks American Express!!!!!

Have a great weekend - and here's to the holidays! CHEERS!!!!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


GOBBLE GOBBLE!!!!!!....and then it is onward into the shopping season! COME SHOPPING AT DIGS!!! Everything is 20% off both Friday and Saturday...and did I mention that we have champagne and hot spiced cider??????

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A lovely night out.

So we started out at Zeppo in Lake Oswego with the Darcy's and the Trembley's for Happy Hour. Many thanks to Patrick for the yummy chocolate mousse. Then it was off to Bar Avignon for cocktails with Sue and Eric and then our last stop was dinner at The Woodsman Tavern at 45th and Division. It's new and AMAZING!!!!! Make a res and run screaming over there!!!!! What a great night for us foodies!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Monday, November 7, 2011

The Pieta...

My favorite museum in Florence is the Museo del Opera and one if my favorite pieces is the unfinished Pieta by Michaelangelo. It is hard to describe this piece. Amazing!

A day in Firenze...

Ok so I am not really in Italy anymore. I am sitting at JFK Airport waiting for a flight to the west coast. Anyhoo..... Here are a few images.....

So cool from Italy!!!

This is an amazing 360 view from the ramparts at the fortrezza in Montalcino, Italy. So cool!!!

In order to see this image in 360 view, click on the link below

360 View: http://360.io/TvY4mS

Captured by 360 Panorama

Sent from my iPhone,  so I apologize if there are spelling errors. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fwd: More new stuff at the shop today.

Sent from my iPhone,  so I apologize if there are spelling errors. 

Begin forwarded message:

From: "jj@digs inside & out" <jj@digs-pdx.com>
Date: October 27, 2011 8:48:59 PM PDT
To: Blogger Email <shop121.18293447@blogger.com>
Subject: More new stuff at the shop today.

We are full up. Please come in and buy something. For god's sake.

Sent from my iPhone,  so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Fwd: I'm finally off to Italy.

Sent from my iPhone,  so I apologize if there are spelling errors. 

Begin forwarded message:

From: "jj@digs inside & out" <jj@digs-pdx.com>
Date: October 27, 2011 8:50:44 PM PDT
To: Blogger Email <shop121.18293447@blogger.com>
Subject: I'm finally off to Italy.

I don't know what this bottle of Dude Vodka has to do with my trip to Italy, I just thought it was funny. Dude.

Arrivederci!  Milan tomorrow!!!!!!  Yippee!!!!!!

Sent from my iPhone,  so I apologize if there are spelling errors.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

before and after boudoir chairs - so cute!

Check out this pair of vintage boudoir chairs we just re-upholstered in this beautiful limey-green and black linen (with black welting - just like a bit of eyeliner!) and put in the shop! So dang cute!!!!! They before fabric was a little scary but they really turned out beautifully! $450 each, just in case you want one.......


So the French One and I are off on our every-other-year- fall trip to Italy - Siena to be exact! YIPPEE! A real vacation - it is fully my intent to not work at all for 12 days - I'll let you know how that works out!

OK....I will do a bit of shopping.......

We leave on Thursday......so you may not hear from me for a while.......

Have a good 12 days! Arrivederci!

Above are a few pictures of our last trip...so lovely!