18 February 2010

Local favorite ~ Bella Flora

I first stumbled upon this store while on a visit to Melanie's All My Favorite Things on Fremont Street... As soon as entered, I immediately felt enchanted and captivated... The owner of Bella Flora, Elaine, has created a magical, almost fairy-like little world, which kept me captive for nearly an hour...!! I was absolutely fascinated and vowed to come back with my camera!

Her windows are very organic and nature-inspired, birds seems to be a common theme around the store.. Elaine makes and teaches classes on how to make these adorable felted birds!!

She is also a basket weaver and makes the most incredible willow baskets!

Her miniature chairs and tables made of shells, twigs, leaves and moss are truly out of this world...!! 

But one of my favorite things in the store is the amazing collection of vintage dresses scattered around... These two were my absolute favorites, I am so in love with them, can you see why...??!!!!

Elaine not only collects gorgeous dresses, she actually sews darling fairy costumes and sweet dresses for little girls, like this one, made of silk and lace...! 

... On of Elaine's favorite finds is this darling vintage ballet costume with the most incredible faded colors and velvet fowers...

Elaine's creative area is an inspiration in its own...

In addition to being a basket weaver, Elaine is also a floral artist and makes rose garlands and rose head pieces with a renaissance inspiration...

... Even an old beehive looks stunning displayed from the ceiling...!!!

If you are ever in Portland, you do not want to miss a visit to Bella Flora...!!! You will be transported into a magical world you will never want to leave...!!!!

Bella Flora Studio
4439 NE Fremont Street
Portland, Oregon


  1. I have drolled over her windows for a very long time. It seems like she is never open when I stop by; so I have not been inside. I will try again. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Oh, yes, this is a special shop. I have 2 of her beautiful birds. There is so much to see and her talent is evident at every turn.

  3. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos of this great shop! I will definitely have to visit when I am in Oregon visiting family...

  4. Good Morning Isabel, I love her shop. Found it years ago. I think her husband makes the bird baths. The last few times I've been on Fremont though she hasn't been open. Does she have regular hours now? See you in two weeks.

  5. Thanks for posting this son and I went to visit her today! OMG!! I did not want to leave.....she is the kindest lady,too! I am gonna take a class from her..

    Heart Hugs,


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