Monday, November 29

The “Inventory Reduction” sale went extremely well! For that reason, our last day at the Junction City location was Saturday November 27th.

Friday, November 26th, marked our 5 year anniversary...a bittersweet one, for sure.

Quite a bit of our inventory has been moved over to the new location. Officially, we are already open for business at Bradley & Englert Antiques; however, our space won’t be fully stocked there until Tuesday December 7th. I'm working on it pretty much every day! All the Christmas goodies have been delivered over, and there are some darling primitives for the Christmas season!

Goose Creek jar candles have also been delivered to B&E as I am calling it. Tin wax melters and wax melts will be available there soon as well. Over the next week or so, I will have wax melts, jar candles and votives at home too. If you need anything in the meantime, please call me (phone number below) or email me and I will make sure to get some wonderful "smellies" to you asap!

I hope you and your families had a Happy Thanksgiving!

~Christina Z, Shopkeeper

Buttermilk Junction
Inside Bradley & Englert Antiques
1461 Mohawk Blvd.
Springfield, OR


Wednesday, November 17

In-Store Inventory Reduction Sale Continues!

Hello one and all… how has your November gone so far? Mine has been interesting, to say the least. I can hardly believe we will soon be Giving Thanks for our many blessings and feasting on turkey and dressing. Gobble Gobble!

The “Inventory Reduction” goodies are still plentiful and there are some wonderful things to be found, such as select Goose Creek and Black Crow jar candles, 2011 calendars, homespun fat quarters, framed stitcheries, wall décor, furniture and TONS of primitive country décor. Two items you may not have known were on clearance – a huge selection of votive candles, and ALL the Legacy greeting cards. Now is the time to stock up on these items and there are plenty available.

The sale percentage increases to 40% off this week – here is a reminder of the sale schedule:

Week Nov 16th - 40% off
Week Nov 23rd - 50% off
Week Nov 30th - 50%-75% off
Fall goodies 50% off til gone
Final day current location - Saturday December 4th

Today we move most of the large furniture over to the new location. Officially, we will be open for business at Bradley & Englert Antiques as of Tuesday November 16th, however, our space won’t be fully stocked there until about the first week of December.

I mentioned in the last email that you would still be able to shop locally for all the wonderful candles we are known for. As I have told many of you, I will be stocking all the popular jar candles, votives and wax melts at my home here in Junction City (in addition to the full selection available at the new shop location). I am working on the website so that you can order these items online and select local pickup, local delivery, or deliver to the new shop location. While we are in transition, these items will mostly be available at the “old” store location but will be filtering out to both home and new shop very soon.

I am working on cards and brochures for the candles… I should have them done in the next few days. In the meantime, PLEASE email me or call me on the shop phone at 541-998-1563 if you need anything. I am keeping this phone number so please make a note of it or save this email.

The Christmas sale “Blackberry Junction” is in full swing at the Albany “Fairmount” Grange… all our Christmas goodies are there and I’ve heard it’s been a fabulous show! Blackberry Junction is open 10am-6pm daily through Saturday November 20th… don’t miss it! The Fairmount Grange is located at 835 N. Albany Rd. in Albany, OR. Visit their recently updated blog at:

As I’ve said before, special orders are ABSOLUTELY still welcome! Jar candles, curtains, braided rugs, lighting… anything and everything you need for home decorating or gift giving.

Thanks for all the well wishes, hugs and tears…. and thank you again for 5 wonderful years of Buttermilk fun. Here’s to many more!!!! You'll be hearing from me at least one more time before this location closes.

~Christina Z, Shopkeeper

Wednesday, November 10


Be sure to check out the wonderful Christmas show, Blackberry Junction! Located at the Fairmount Grange in Albany, this sale always has wonderful treasures!!

Ring in the Holiday Season with a visit to Blackberry Junction. The sale starts this Friday, November 12th and runs through Saturday, November 20th - 10am-6pm every day.

The Grange is located at 835 North Albany Rd... if travelling on I-5. exit at 233, take Hwy 20 West through Albany - follow the signs to "City Center/Corvallis." Cross the Willamette River and take the second right on North Albany Rd - the grange is located on the right, just past Ray's Grocery Store.

If you'd like to visit the "BBJ" blog, click here:
See you there!

Tuesday, November 2


I have a bit of news to share with you.... so may as well get right to the point and get it over with.

I am returning to the "working world" ... and truth be told, I have been presented with a job opportunity that I cannot pass up. The hard part is that I cannot be in two places at once - darn it anyway. This is one of those "grown up" things that you wish someone else would do for you.... well shoot, this one is all on me! Deep breath, here goes.....

Since I have to return to work, I will be downsizing the shop and moving. I found a wonderful location, a "co-op" called Bradley & Englert Antiques in Springfield. I knew the minute I walked in that it was the place I wanted the shop to be, and if you have not been there yet, you are seriously missing out! If you are scratching your head and going "huh??" please know I am taking this action because I adore Buttermilk Junction and want nothing more than its continued success, and want to continue to meet your country décor and gift-giving needs for many years to come.

I absolutely plan to continue to carry jar candles, wax melts, Irvin's melters, lots of country primitive décor and vintage pieces at the new location. Special orders will still be welcome. Although I will be stocking all the wonderful primitive treasures we so love, my space there will be a tad smaller than what I currently have. That means over the next five weeks, we are having a BIG inventory reduction sale!!!! I know this is a lot of information to digest.... but here are the details:

Everything that is NOT going to the new location will be progressively discounted. Naturally, this discount will apply only to in-stock merchandise and will not include furniture, which will be marked with a set price and will not be subject to further discounts. Again, items that are going to the new location will not be discounted.

Week Nov 2nd - 50% off Fall items 'til gone
Week Nov 9th - 30% off (Inventory reduction sale starts)
Week Nov 16th - 40% off
Week Nov 23rd - 50% off
Week Nov 30th - 50%-75% off
Final day current location - Saturday December 4th

While still at the current location, we will continue to be open Tuesday through Friday from 11-5; Saturday from 10-5; closed Sunday and Monday.

There will be display fixtures, backroom shelving, etc. that I will offer for sale... however some of these items cannot be picked up until the end of the month. If you purchase one of these items, I will give you the dates and times during which you may pick them up.

Happily, we have been invited to participate in the Blackberry Junction Christmas/seasonal show at the Fairmount Grange in Albany. Everything I have that is Christmas is going to this show, so if you are in a Christmas mood, you NEED to go to Blackberry! The show runs November 12 - November 20. Anything that does not sell at Blackberry Junction will either go to the new location or return to the current shop location and be included in the inventory reduction sale. The location of Blackberry Junction is the Fairmount Grange in Albany... the address is 835 North Albany Rd. You can "mapquest" it or just email me and I'll send you directions.

From this point forward, there will be no layaways or items held. Gift certificates will no longer be sold. All sales are FINAL - no returns or exchanges will be accepted. Outstanding gift certificates may be redeemed right up until December 4th... expired gift certificates will not be honored. After that date, outstanding gift certificates will be considered null and void. If you have a gift certificate and cannot come in before December 4th, please call or email me.

IMPORTANT!!! Wax melts and jar candles will still be available in Junction City - if you are currently buying these items from The Buttermilk, you will continue to be able to do so and right here in town. I would not leave you in the lurch on this!! Buttered Maple Syrup makes life worth living! Ha ha. But seriously, all the wonderful scents you have grown to love will be at your disposal. I will provide details on this soon.

For web and long distance customers - because inventory levels will be changing rapidly during this transition, it will not be possible for me to offer the same in store discount to you. However, after the first of the year when things settle down, I will get the web site updated and send you a coupon to use for a nice discount on your online or phone purchase.

I couldn't have succeeded these past 5 years without my wonderful customers... please know it has been a joy to help you. Thank you for your encouragement during this transition.

~Christina Z