August 31, 2015

Mangas Farol: A Celebration Of Style And Craftsmanship


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Made by GAN, a Spanish company whose goal is to pair top tier textile designers with classically trained artisans to create pieces of outstanding quality.

This area rug design is called Mangas Farol, meaning “lantern sleeve” which refers to a style of dress sleeve made fashionable  by the famous Anne Boleyn in the mid 15th century, and then popularized at the turn of the century in New York and London by designer Christian Dior.

The rug was designed by Patricia Urquiola, an esteemed furnishings designer from Oviedo, Spain.

The rug is hand loomed from 100% Spanish wool.  Each color stripe of the rug (as you can see in the slideshow below) is a different weave, making this a celebration of style as well as technique and craftsmanship.

Rug Size: 90 square inches, approximately 90 inches x 94 inches

Retail is $4000 and at the Estate Store in Portland it is only $2000.

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August 29, 2015

Natural Hospitality


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This squirrel sized table and chair let’s your fuzzy friends dine in style.  The backing has a hole to drive in a nail or screw into a tree or post.  And the table has a nail in the middle on which to mount a delicious cob of corn.

This would be a great project to decorate – maybe some paint, a tiny cushion, or a mini table cloth!

August 28, 2015

Could your family heirlooms be worth a fortune?


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Curious about the value of Grandma’s antiques or family heirlooms?
Come find out what your special treasures are worth from Gary Germer,
Portland’s most respected appraiser!

Appraisal begins at 12:00 PM – only $5 per item

Bring the family to view or participate in the appraisal fun, enjoy Ruby Jewel ice cream and popcorn, win awesome raffle prizes, and shop our Estate Store sale!

Please RSVP here.

August 26, 2015

“Keep Your Eye On The Doughnut”


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From the website CoolCulinaria.com:   “Mayflower Doughnut shops were established in New York in 1931 by Adolph Levitt, an immigrant from Russia, who shortened the name to donut and developed the first automatic doughnut making machine. Eventually there was a chain of 18 Mayflower Donuts shops across the country. Levitt printed the famous jingle on Mayflower donuts boxes, showing two men dressed as old-fashioned jesters, facing away from each other, one smiling at a fat doughnut with a small hole and the other frowning at a thin doughnut with a large hole:

As you ramble on thru Life, Brother,

Whatever be your Goal,

Keep your Eye upon the Doughnut

And not upon the Hole.”

Sally Levitt Steinberg, granddaughter of the founder, recalls: “My grandfather found this motto, the Optimist’s Creed, as it is called, inside a cheap picture frame he happened to buy in a dime store. He adopted it as his philosophy of life.” The phrase became so popular that Franklin D Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, campaigning in 1932 during The Depression, worked the phrase into their campaign speeches and also ate at Mayflower Donuts. For decades, Mayflower donuts were so popular there were constant lines outside the shops with people waiting eagerly for plump, brown and sugary doughnuts to emerge hot from the machines. Sadly, the chain closed in the 1970s.”

The mug we have is made of heavy duty restaurant china by Sterling of East Liverpool, Ohio.

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August 24, 2015

Immediate Needs!


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Hi Friends,

Our furniture floor is looking great, but after serving 100+ families over the past two weeks, our kitchen shelves are quite empty! Can you help us by taking a look in your cupboards or storage and sharing this list with a friend or neighbor? Thank you so much for your support.

Most Needed Items:

DINNER KNIVES
TOASTERS
POTS & PANS
COFFEE MAKERS
CLOCKS

You can drop donations off 7 days per week at either our Portland or Tualatin locations. Click here for more information.

August 23, 2015

Portland Manager’s Special ½ Price on all Coffee and Tea items!!


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Come class up your cuppa!

This week ½ off of all Coffee and Tea items at our Portland Store (3969 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland 97212).

Aug 23 – 29 only.

This includes cups, mugs, saucers, tea pots, sugar bowls, small pitchers for cream, etc!

Sorry, we can’t break up full china sets for this sale.

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August 21, 2015

Oak & Cherry Secretary/Bookcase


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This is the piece that will transform your office or writing room from functional to elegant. Made with oak and cherry woods, this combination secretary desk and book case has three drawers and four shelves, and plenty of little nooks for all your stationary.

It has come to us in excellent used condition, with only a few small nicks, obviously the donor took good care of it.

Measurements: 50.5″ tall, 42.5″ wide, 27″ deep.

Price: $350

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August 18, 2015

Happy Hour Sale, Everything 20% Off 4-7pm – this Thursday, August 20th


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Third Thursday Happy Hour Sale, 4-7pm everything is 20% off.

August 15, 2015

A bounty of Norwegian furniture


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A pair of Westnofa Canvas Siesta chairs, from Norway and designed by Igmar Relling have made their way to the Community Warehouse Estate Store in Portland.

Each come with a cushion.  They are light-weight and easy to carry.  Each measures 39″ tall, 25″ wide, and 32″ long.

The black chair is in great used condition, and is priced at $150-SOLD. The grey chair has scratches on the reverse side of the back canvas (probably from a feline friend), and is marked lower at $120.

 

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August 14, 2015

We’re painting our building!


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After!

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Mural artist Jose Solis Creative Art Services painted the finishing touches on our building lettering for our store and Warehouse redesign project and it looks beautiful!

Swing by the store this weekend, pause to appreciate the fresh exterior paint, and head on in to find great deals on all sorts of treasures. If you’d like to chip into our redesign project, we are still raising funds for our awnings. Check it out here! www.crowdrise.com/paintitrealgood

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