July 31, 2014

Little Red Tuffet

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Leather clad, filled with finely shredded paper. In excellent condition and RED.

Fire engine, candy apple, sports car red.

It’s slick.

About 22 inches in diameter, 9 1/2 inches tall. Decorated on top and in like new condition.

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July 31, 2014

Ice Mold For Salmon-known Porpoise

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Oh Ronco. How wonderful you are.

And how pointless.

Circa 1978 ornamental ice mold set, featuring your choice of the white and dark meats of the sea, porpoise or ‘fish’.

The cellophane wrapper is a little tired but, surprisingly the package has never been opened.

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July 30, 2014

Two Tier Table At Ed’s House Of Ugly

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It there such a thing as ugly chic? Elegant ugliness?

If so this is a good candidate.

This vintage two tier side table is metal, some sort of no longer glittering brass finish over iron. It is in good condition and measures 31 1/2 inches tall. The legs curve out at the base so the foot print is bigger than the shelf area, about 18 inches deep by 18 1/2 inches wide.

I like the asymmetry of the top and the ornate curved legs, they’re very Art Nouveau inspired with a touch of the Jules Verne 20,000 leagues/ Lovecraft kraken aesthetic.

It could be a bit much, but it’s really quite nice too.

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July 29, 2014

Vintage Change Maker

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The social enterprise world, where one uses the tools of business to achieve societal good is heavily on my mind these days. I’ve been learning a lot about it and like any specialty there’s a ton of jargon.

For example, “Changemaker.” A changemaker is one who, through their efforts creates substantive, scalable, positive change in the world. Easy enough, but like any jargon it is used in part to define who is  in and who is out in any particular conversation. In other words, for all the benefits of social enterprise there’s still a lot of provincialism to work through.

Moving on: This is an old-fashioned change-maker. It makes it easier to make change for carnies, cabbage hucksters, carpet bagging yankees and other on the go venture capitalists.

It works well, has hooks to attach it to your belt and it in good condition.

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July 29, 2014

Support The Warehouse The Easy Way, Become A Homemaker

homemakerFolks, there’s only ONE MONTH LEFT in our HomeMaker campaign! You can help us reach our goal of #100HomeMakers by signing up here:www.communitywarehouse.org/become-a-homemaker

It sure feels good knowing that your extra change is helping local families create safe and stable homes.

Take a quick peek at our HomeMaker video and pass it along to someone you know? http://youtu.be/BL8M43D0-SA

July 28, 2014

Why Yes That Is The Phaistos Disc

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On occasion the tree of mis-spent time bears unexpected fruit.

Like when I pulled this out of a box and said “Hey, that looks like the Phaistos Disc. “

Really? THAT’S the fruit* of a career in archaeology?  Not fame, riches, or even a nice hat.

Just a copy** of the Phaistos Disc.

The disc is, probably, an ancient artifact of enigmatic use and origin. There’s plenty of literature, speculation and such out there so I’m not going to repeat it.

This version is about 6 inches in diameter and was probably a souvenir of a Cretan vacation.


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*Ok, there is the bad back, a library of experiences, iron-clad friends from the trenches and a bad-ass meditation involving cleaning the walls of a deep 1 x 1 in alluvial soil (this is something you either understand or don’t).

**I propose this was once part of a set of four comprising the Phaistos Box Set.

July 28, 2014

People In Glass Ships

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Shouldn’t sail rocky seas?

Complete the phrase in your own way and submit it in the comment section below. We’ll select a winner and that person will get a prize. The prize might be a certificate redeemable for merchandise in the store, one or more zucchini, or a swift kick depending on the nature of the answer.

Answers due by Thursday at 10 am.

This stained glass sail boat is about 19 inches tall. It is in good condition.

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July 27, 2014

Ekornes Stressless Lounge Chairs and Ottomans


Wow! Two Ekornes Stressless chairs and two ottomans. This is a big find for us since they not only match but are in good condition and the adjustable glides work well too. There is a little wear on the distal ends of the arms (the worst one is pictured) but it’s not that bad.

Even though they are a matched pair we’re selling them separately.

$375 each.

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July 26, 2014

Waterfall Cedar Chest

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A nice vintage cedar chest that does not bear a makers mark. It’s in good condition and measures a conveniently petite 40 1/2 inches wide, 18 deep and 23 high.

As always this chest is not suitable for use as a toy chest without proper modification.

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July 25, 2014

Persimmon Bowl

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Cool unmarked porcelain bowl with  floral decorations including Persimmons. It is about 12 inches in diameter and it is in great condition. I’m not sure how old it is, I suspect at least vintage if not antique. The persimmon motif was especially popular in the 1920’s into the 1930’s and that’s a good guess for how old this is.

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