Monday, December 9, 2013

"Holiday Girl's Night Out" at Shabby Nest Antiques Thursday, Dec.12th!

And that's right around the corner!
My talented friend Gwendolyn Babbitt and 
myself have been busy creating 
wild and fun pieces to share with all you ladies out there!
We hope you can make it and we have gifts for everyone!
xoxo, Chris/Momma

Friday, November 15, 2013

"I'm Back!" List of Up-Coming EVENTS:

Okay so I'm finally getting caught up on my blog. 
I know, it's been a while and there is a lot coming up!
Next up is the
(Voted a Top-Flea Mkt. in several major publications!)
Friday, Nov. 22nd from 5pm-9pm
Saturday, Nov. 23rd from 10am -4pm
  at The Embassy Suites by PDX Airport
Mack & Momma will be sharing space 
with Crackerjack Vintage and we have been
 working extra hard creating many surprises to share with you all!
But wait, there's still more:
Holiday Open-House
Friday, Nov. 29th from 11am - 6pm
Saturday, Nov. 30th from 1am - 6pm
Sunday, Dec. 1st from 12pm - 6pm
2926 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97211
*Holiday Make n' Takes on Friday!
*FREE GIFT to the First 50 Guests!
*Tea & Festive Nibbles!
*Special Sale Prices Through-out the Shop!
I will be there helping out all weekend!
And now, for yourself or maybe a gift...
Mack & Momma 
will be teaming with 
Gwendolyn Babbitt Designs
to do a 
at Camas Antiques
Thursday, Dec. 5th from 5pm - 8pm
305 NE 4th Ave., Camas, WA 98607   
Join us for this festive event and be the first to see
what these wild women have designed!
 Sweet Treats * Sparkling Cider * FREE GIFT w/PURCHASE!
Don't miss the flea market bargains GALORE at
Sunday, Dec.8th from 11am - 3pm
2000 NE 42nd Ave., Portland, OR 97213 
(1 block north of Sandy Blvd.)
Tawny and I will have loads of good junk 
at super cheap prices!  
Can't make it to the Camas event? 
The two of us will be doing it again at the
Holiday Girl's Night Out!
Thursday, Dec. 12th from 5pm - 9pm
7805 SE 13th, Portland, OR 97202
(In the Historical Sellwood Neighborhood.)
Raylene will be serving up 
So bring your girlfriends and get ready to have some fun!
As you can see, there are plenty of fun
shopping experiences out there 
so I hope to see you at one or all of these events.
xoxo, Chris/Momma

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MAGIC & MAYHEM with Momma

You will be find all of my crazy creations at either 
Camas Antiques
Crackerjack Vintage 
and remember...
I also do custom orders for hats, masks, 
hair pieces, jewelry and more!
Contact me and we can discuss your needs.
xoxo, Chris/Momma

Monday, September 9, 2013



2837 SE 109th Ave.,Portland, OR 97266 (That's 1 1/2 blocks south of Division Street)



    This event has been re-scheduled from last weekend in hopes
    that more of you can make it.
    As most of you already know, I am simplifying my life and

    bringing my studio home.
    Getting rid of so many things and hopefully there will be
    something you'd like to take
    home with you. Small furnishings, assorted vintage pieces,
    paintings and other art, jewelry,
    linens, arts & crafts supplies (Tons!), clothing, Brighton belts,
    holiday d├ęcor and so
    much more! Come early for the best selection!
    This will probably be a three or four phase event
    as I have so much to sort through.
    28 years in the same house and several different studio
    locations means alot of inventory.
    I will be adding more things all the time!
    *NOTE: I do accept credit cards with the square! 
    Hope to see you there!
    xoxo, Chris/Momma

    Here is a sampling of some of what you
    will find at the sale:


Friday, August 9, 2013

"Momma's Back!" Well sorta!

It's been almost a month since my last blog post and soooh much has happened since then!
I'm all out of Cottage Vintage and Billie is closing up the shop to start a new venture
which we will all be hearing about soon. So now my plan is to create a working studio space in my home. This may sound like no big deal as I already have a studio space, but believe you me, I've got a real big job ahead. My home studio was just that..."MY" home studio! Meaning I sure wouldn't want anyone to join me there! It's one huge mess! I have much sorting, organizing and redecorating to do before I'll be able to have guests. But first I have several shows I'll be participating in as well as my own big sale here at home! So here is what's currently on Momma's
Calendar of Events:
Sunday, August 11th
9am ~ 4pm
519 3rd St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034
(Between B & C Avenues)
Vintage Flea Market
Saturday, August 17th
9am ~ 4pm
7805 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Crackerjack Vintage
Saturday, August 24th
9am ~ 6pm
2926 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR 97211
Mack & Momma / Art Circus
Private Liquidation Sale
TBA (Some time in September)
I will keep you all posted as to how my home studio is coming along,
in the mean time, I will be available for private classes in your
home, shop, studio or other location. Check the Art Circus blog for past classes at:
Hope to see all of you soon!
xoxo, Chris/Momma

Thursday, July 11, 2013


That's right, MACK & MOMMA is moving again!
I've decided to keep my studio at home where I can get more done
and spend more time with my family.
I will be closing my studio at COTTAGE Vintage Home the end of July
and will offer only private in-home classes/parties of 4 or more.
Occasionally offering classes at Camas Antiques, CrackerJack Vintage,
Shabby Nest and possibly other locations.
This is all an attempt to simplify life a bit,
you know - "Work smarter, not harder."
As much as I will miss Billie and COTTAGE,
My home and family need some serious attention right now and I can't 
do much when I'm never home so I will be creating from my home studio,
focusing on ETSY and even doing a few shows again,
once I get my home in order.
I will still have my spaces at
and I'm working on a line of jewelry & accessories for Raylene's
new shop in Sellwood, SHABBY NEST.
That being said, I need to get rid of a lot of larger pieces so let me know
 if you see anything you like. 
Here are a few of the items:

(30" tall x 17 1/2" deep x 48"long)
(closed measurements are10" deep x 18" wide x 30" long)
(Now available at Crackerjack Vintage)
As usual, most prices are negotiable.
I will also be clearing out a lot of pieces at home so

 I will be having a couple of yard sales in August but I'll keep you all posted.
Oh, and I will definitely be at the
COTTAGE FLEA MARKETS in August & September!
Stop by and visit Billie whenever you're in the neighborhood,
she always has the most awesome treasures!
I will certainly miss her but I'll be sure to visit often!
xoxo, Chris/Momma


Monday, May 20, 2013


Yesterday I took some time to re-arrange my
Still not quite what I planned but getting closer.
Lot's of new and exciting things will be happening
here at COTTAGE and ART CIRCUS Studio!
Here's a peek:

But check back for more suprises daily!
xoxo, Chris/Momma

Monday, February 18, 2013

New Digs at COTTAGE Vintage Home!

Well yesterday we started moving
Mack & Momma
and the
Art Circus Studio
to our new home at Billie's -
COTTAGE Vintage Home!
Still lot's to do but I am already feeling it!
Warm, welcoming, calming, loving.....Home!

Billie's hubby and son were so helpful in moving
in my big black cabinet
and setting up this awesome
rusty shelving unit to hold my supplies.
They also turned the white cubbies sideways
to display retail supplies.
My hubby helped we find this shop bench with drawer. Yay!
For hammering and soldering.
Temporary signage.
 My Circus Mascot!
 Fascinator Hat will be an up-coming class.
 Amore' Necklace.
Stay tuned for more details.
xoxo, Chris/Momma